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Shabusen Restaurant

1726 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3209
+1 415-440-0466
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“shabu shabu” (18 reviews)
“spicy miso” (2 reviews)
“beef” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1726 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94115-3209
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1 - 10 of 25 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 11 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 7 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 10 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!

1  Thank SaffaTraveller2
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

The title says it all; Thoroughly enjoyable. The head chef came out often to ensure that we had what we wanted. Good value all you can eat.

1  Thank okielondon
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terelatapi
29 July 2017|
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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
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Steve V
18 August 2016|
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Response from Angie I | Reviewed this property |
No, I dont think so. Chicken takes much longer to cook.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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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