Shabu-shabu, is a Japanese dish featuring thinly sliced beef and vegetables boiled in water. Sukiyaki, a variation, consists of meat (the same thinly sliced beef) slowly cooked or simmered at the table, alongside vegetables and other ingredients, in a shallow iron pot in a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, and mirin. Before being eaten, the ingredients are usually dipped in a small bowl of raw, beaten eggs. This is one of my all time favorite dish in Japan. Generally sukiyaki is a winter dish.
Shabu-shabu is considered to be more savory and less sweet than sukiyaki.
This is A good Shabushabu and Sukiyaki restaurant in the middle of Gion, pretty near from the Gion Shijo station. We often go for the “Tabehodai” (All you can eat) course for Yen 4,600 (Domestic beef), Yen 6,700 (Domestic Selected Beef), and Yen 18,500 for world famous Kobe-Beef! Very good value (if you’re feeling very hungry).
Normal Shabushabu and Sukiyaki courses come with 150g of beef and costs Yen 3,600 for domestic beef, so for a Yen 1,000 difference, it’s worth taking the “Tabehodai” option, All-you-can-eat.
We recommend you to make a reservation and ask for a private room — simply more pleasant. You can use their web page for this: http://kyoto.shabuzen.jp/
Address and info
Shabu Zen Higashiyama-ku, Gionmachi, minamigawa 574, Fuji bld. B1