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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

ROPPONGI: Shabuzen Shabu Shabu Sukiyaki... lots of semi-frozen meat ho hum...

Company diner on my birthday! Headed to Roppongi Shabuzen for half shabu shabu and half suki yaki... plus 120min all you can drink.

This cool looking lobster monster was at the counter... pretty creative!

120 minutes of all you can drink... but this being a business dinner and all you can eat I only managed to have 2 beers.

Friendly waitress taking a group photo to commemorate the dinner.

2 dipping sauces for the shabu shabu (ponzu and sesame) and a raw egg for the sukiyaki.

Half and half!

Dipping sauce for the shabu shabu.

Here is the meat... 1st serving was sliced very thin and in normal portions.

But as we ordered more the pieces started to get huge and thicker... plus many of the pieces were semi-frozen.  Kinda like eating a mini steak instead of thin tender slices.  Hmmm....  

Final dish.  They add noodle and mochi to the shabu shabu broth.
Then can add salt, spice or pepper to taste.

Dessert menu in both English and Japanese.

Oh yeah, pudding (custard) with ice cream yum!
Overall the Japanese foodies have given Shabuzen a lowly 3.2 points on tabelog and I fully agree.  There were many foreigners here and groups of men who seemed to be here for business dinners.  The quality of meat was normal, service hit and miss with the staff (younger waitress didn't seem she wanted to be there)...  Honestly I would never dine her if I had to pay and would much rather go to Nabe-zo.

Restaurant: Shabu Zen Roppongi Branch
Shabuzen website:
Address J:  東京都港区六本木3-16-33 青葉六本木ビル B1F
Address E: Tokyo, Minato-ku, Roppongi 3-16-33

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