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Zabu Zabu

1919 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704-1141
+1 510-848-9228
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good23%
  • Average30%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible15%
4 Mar 2017
“Small, cozy, interesting Japanese food”
31 Oct 2016
“Shabu shabu perfect”
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
1919 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704-1141
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

I don't know much about Japanese food and I'm not always crazy about Asian cuisines, but this was fun. The specialty is like fondue--dipping vegetables, meats, other options in boiling pot above an in-table flame. Very healthful foods, simple and easy to cook. Menu also...More

Thank Transatlantic2012
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I love this place is cheap and fun. I love the taste of the meat on shabu shabu. Rolls are not perfect but is a good place for an everyday eating .

Thank fabioborsoi
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing! Our waitress worked her butt off and made sure any questions we had we answered. The sushi was great! And you get a good portion of food for a decent price! I would highly recommend this place to anyone!

Thank liv211
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Trendy Restaurant! A great experience! Delicious food! We had a large party, from retiree, to toddler, and the food and the atmosphere was enjoyed by all! Tame or Super Hot and Spicy, you absolutely cannot go wrong here! Want Noodles? They got all the noodles,...More

Thank PickyPickyEater
Reviewed 10 October 2015

“Swish, swish” is what shabu, shabu means translated to English from Japanese. This is a very healthy and delicious way to share a meal with friends cooking tabletop. A pot of broth boils in front of diners and platters of meat, vegetables, and noodles arrive....More

Thank StarLady99
Reviewed 3 February 2015

We chose food from the small plates menu and ordered ala carte not AYCE. Some of the dishes were excellent including the soft shell crab, the seaweed salad, the fried onions. The rest was mediocre at best -- shumai, fried oysters, unagi sushi roll and...More

Thank SFGAL8
Reviewed 20 December 2013

We would not recommend this place at all. We've tried to visit a few times, always thinking perhaps they hire poor waiters for cheap -- which sometimes happens around here in California. However, this is not the case, it's the greed of the owners who...More

Thank MarianaFerreira2013
Reviewed 6 February 2013

Ha dthe chance of having a business lunch here during a recent visit to Berkley, CA. Overall it was average but good Japanese food.

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 24 December 2012

We went for the Shabu Shabu but were disappointed with it-the slices of meat were way too thin and thus they had almost no flavor. Veggies were good but overall the dish was disappointing. We also ordered several rolls and they were excellent. Had the...More

Thank Tamara T
Reviewed 6 March 2012

Don't think about ordering what's on the menu out front. Sashimi? I think not. Sushi? Only rolls. Response to why the menu is different? Uh...the manager is in China. 'Nuff said.

Thank rlrAlbany
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1919 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704-1141
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-848-9228
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