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Shabusen Restaurant

1726 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3209
+1 415-440-0466
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average25%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“shabu shabu” (18 reviews)
“beef” (5 reviews)
“shrimp” (2 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
1726 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3209
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Never ate Shabu before but we decided to try as we were in Japantown and really hungry and a lot of places looked dodgy or were full. I would expect some sort of instruction in what to do especially as we are three dopey europeans...More

Thank BanzaiClepton
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Our food was fine, but not at all interesting at Shabusen. The service started friendly and attentive, but fell off considerably during the meal. The limited menu was focused on a typical shabu-shabu with a choice of broth and a selection of beef, chicken, shrimp,...More

Thank cb4444
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This is a great spot for Japanese shabu-shabu and sukiyaki hot pot dishes. We had both and enjoyed them very much. Fun cooking your own food in bubbling hot pots. Delicious. Our server was very helpful with explanations and suggestions. A little pricey, but worth...More

Thank AldebaranFlorida
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

If you're stretched thin for Japanese shabu shabu in San Francisco, Shabusen may provide some relief. Walk in knowing that this restaurant is nowhere close to the quality of the most simple shabu shabu in Tokyo, and your expectations will be correctly in order. We...More

Thank Zachary H
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Authentic Japanese shabu-shabu and sukiyaki. Decent prices, good flavors, nice friendly staff, clean pleasant decor. A great find in the middle of Japantown.

Thank R_T867
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The restaurant is close to the heart of Japantown and offers all-you-can-eat shabu shabu with a tasty selection of veggies. Not really upscale but an ordinary place for the hungry ones. The food quality is good.

Thank JapanTravelExplorer
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

A very wet and cold winters day, which was perfect for such a cosey , clean and beautiful place, so reminiscent of anywhere in Japan. Loved the place even before we ate. The cold Sapporo and hot sake excellent. All the veggies and pork and...More

Thank David U
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I'm a massive fan of Chinese hotpot and shabu shabu so this was on my list of restaurants to go to. I really liked that you could pick all you can eat and the meat available is top quality. They bring an initial selection for...More

Thank YzzyBella
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We were trying to find a do place to eat hot pot in Japantown. We didn't have reservations, so we had to wait for about 30 minutes at Shabusen. We ordered the all you can eat. $35 per adult and just an FYI..everyone in your...More

Thank Angie I
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Great food and experience. Staff were very attentive, friendly and welcoming. Food was fresh and very tasty!

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29 July 2017|
Response from R_T867 | Reviewed this property |
When we went, we just showed up. Don't know if they take reservations. This is the phone number I found... Call (415) 440-0466
Steve V
18 August 2016|
Response from Angie I | Reviewed this property |
No, I dont think so. Chicken takes much longer to cook.
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Open Hours
11:30 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 - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1726 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3209
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Japantown
  • Neighbourhood: Japantown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-440-0466
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