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California Shabu Shabu

3081 Nutley St, Fairfax, VA 22031-1931
+1 571-210-2252
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“shabu shabu” (7 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
Closes in 4 min
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
LOCATION
3081 Nutley St, Fairfax, VA 22031-1931
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: California Shabu Shabu
1. WOW
"The food, service, and ambience is excellent!"
GVSBethesda_Maryland
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2. LOVED IT!!
"We loved it!! Want something new? You gotta try this place!"
Clark G
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3. Excellent Japanese Shabu
"Incredible meal and very nice welcoming."
Perse P
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1 - 10 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Introduced several friends to Cali Shabu tonight, they all had a great time and enjoyed their experience with Japanese Hot Pot. The staff were very friendly and the service was very good. Definitely worth experiencing....

Thank Maniac42
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

The Japanese shabu shabu is a variation of the Chinese hot pot dish, also known commonly as Mongolian hot pot, in which customers cook their meal for themselves by boiling vegetables and meat in a broth. The process results in a soup that is then...More

Thank Mike U
Vicky H, Public Relations Manager at California Shabu Shabu, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

We're so glad you visited us and enjoyed the experience. We do the best we can at creating an authentic Japanese Shabu Shabu experience in the Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. area. It's great to hear a review from someone who knows what authentic Shabu...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here primarily because we had a specialicious deal...without it, we probably would not have come. This is not a AYCE shabu shabu place. You pick from a pre-set menu that provides a small portion of protein and vegetables to you at your own...More

Thank Zotmeister
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Great food, great house Sake, nice crew, fun dinner will go again and again. If you have no idea what Shabu Shabu is, you are in for a treat. The staff will teach you how to use chopsticks, or supply you with a fork. It...More

Thank pthomp7815
Vicky H, Public Relations Manager at California Shabu Shabu, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Thank you so much for coming in and dining with us! We are glad you enjoyed the Shabu Shabu experience. Our goal is always to give our guests a great time, no matter how experienced or not experience they may be with the style of...More

Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We decided to have lunch here after a post Christmas shopping trip. This restaurant is a must visit when you want something totally different. The food was great and the staff helpful with explaining the steps of this experience. If you want something new and...More

Thank Jelle T
Vicky H, Public Relations Manager at California Shabu Shabu, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

We really appreciate the review! We hope you stop by the next time you're in the area!

Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Seated at counter in neon-inspired restaurant where helpful staff guide you through the nuances of cooking your own meat/ fish and veggies. Had the flight of sake, too. A total delight!

Thank criticalinva
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

My son and his wife have been here several times and drug me along this evening. I was apprehensive about the concept, but I was pleasantly surprised. You do cook everything at the long bar, but the staff is very accommodating and patient with a...More

Thank MarcW38
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We loved it!! Want something new? You gotta try this place! Wife and I wanted to try something new and we were in the area. She was unsure because Japanese food is not her favorite. We have never had Shabu Shabu and we LOVED IT!!...More

1  Thank Clark G
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Shabu shabu is one Asian (Japanese) meal that needs to be taken more seriously. It is good, healthy, and fun. Cal Shabu Shabu lets you choose your "size" of course, and even lets you mix and match your shabu shabu. It comes with a plate...More

1  Thank MAV627
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We are big fans of Shabu Shabu. The big wins in this restaurant are that you can calibrate your price value and portion for meats and seafood. I wish we could calibrate our vegetable plate as well. The appetizers of Jellyfish and Gyoza were excellent!...More

Thank GVSBethesda_Maryland
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3081 Nutley St, Fairfax, VA 22031-1931
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 571-210-2252
  • E-mail
Description
Authentic Japanese Cuisine - Shabu Shabu California Shabu Shabu takes pride in offering authentic Japanese Shabu Shabu & cuisine in its truest form. The food is presented in a way that accentuates its natural flavors and complexity. From the high-end cuts of meat to the freshly prepared vegetables and seafood, it's the quality you can taste. Try out California Shabu Shabu and partake in the celebration of the best flavors nature has to offer. Healthy | Fresh | Fun Shabu Shabu
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