Rie Khoo •
10 Jan 2012 • 5 reviews • 0 follower
I am a lover of shabu shabu and was googling for a good authentic japanese shabu shabu restaurant. It came out a few choices and we decided to go for this one after reading the review here.
We ordered Australian Wagyu (beware, the japanese Wagyu costs double the price) and Kurobota pork shabu shabu
To our dismay, the portion is really really stingy.
For those who eat a lot, mind you, there are only about 6 thin slices of Wagyu beef. The portion for Kurobota pork is more reasonable.
Although I must admit, both types of meat is soft and tender.
Lack of variety (cabbages, shredded carrot, shredded leek, shimeiji mushrooms, glass noodles and mind you - 4 pcs of tofu)
As the portion is very very stingy, and did not include any staple, do order rice or ramen to fill up the rest of your stomach.
Ponzu and the sesame peanut paste dip - honestly speaking, my verdict: I can easily get better quality and tastier ones at Mediya supermarket.
Be careful if you are not a strong alcoholic drinker - the plum wine contains 25% of alcohol! It was masked by the sweetness of plum that I couldn't tell that it was THAT strong, until I felt the heat on my face.
I ordered Natto - as it is an acquired taste - my hubby did not enjoy. The grilled Ika was miserable - Waraku / Nanbantei serve better ones.
$$$$ - costly meal
$52 for Wagyu set and $58 for Kurobota set
Including drinks and side dishes + service charges and taxes, the bill came up to be about $176 for 2 person.
Not consistent. Some waitresses have more initiatives and are more pro-active than others. Overall, I think this is a very cost saving restaurant.