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I need a Cheap sha bu shabu place/hotpot restaurant...

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woodside11377 Dec 21, 2009 03:59 PM

Why those places cost so much I don't get it... Anyone know where i can get some for under 15$ besides east buffet?

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    jaingmaster Dec 21, 2009 05:36 PM

    I haven't personally been, but Suki Thai Shabu Shabu at 61st and Woodside got some positive buzz here and on Yelp. Might be worth checking out, especially given your username.

    1. ammel_99 Dec 22, 2009 12:00 PM

      Mynnis Shabu Shabu in Flushing. Individual Shabu pots and runs around 10-15/person without tip. It is not a buffet. You pick the kind of meat you want and meal comes with a plate of vegetables and fish cakes.

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        DannM May 10, 2010 08:14 AM

        Mynnis is now closed for renovations and won't reopen until September. Went by ther this weekend and they had signs posted stating they would close for renovations starting May 10. I justed started going here and was really liking this place.

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        nooyawka Dec 23, 2009 02:03 PM

        I was in the mood a couple of weeks back and struggling with same question. Only places I could think of, neither of which wowed me, were Quickly (Chinatown) and Little Fat Lamb (Main St., Flushing)

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          wadawada Jan 3, 2010 06:51 PM

          I go to Fire Ice Land on 40th Road for personal size shabu shabu. Their beef set is $10.95 and the meat is fresh and marbled with the right amount of fat. They have all kinds of meat and seafood sets, along with a variety of stocks you can choose from. Each set comes with assorted vegetables, fishballs, etc. Their sauce bar is pretty good. I think it's much better than Mynni's and the space is more comfortable. This is my favorite for personal shabu shabu in the city. Little Fat Lamb s good if you go in a group of 4+ and it can get more expensive but it's also very tasty. BTW, Fire Ice Land has the best Taiwanese shaved ice so save some room for that for dessert.

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          Ice Fire Land
          135-11 40th Rd, Queens, NY 11354

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            bigjeff May 14, 2010 10:33 AM

            best shave ice? really? I had it, it was okay. I mean, nothing comes close to good taiwanese shave ice in flushing, which is really sad, except for Koryodang's patbingsu. And, I ramble on and on nostalgically about Fortune Gourmet which was the best when it was open. any other good tips on contenders? it's just about the right season!

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            Koryodang
            156-40 Northern Blvd, Queens, NY 11354

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              wadawada Jun 22, 2010 09:00 PM

              Agree with you on Fortune Gourmet; I miss their ice and the stinky tofu (but I found a replacement for that at Red Chopstick).
              Another shaved ice contender is Yi Jia on Kissena Blvd. It's a big bowl for about ~$5. A bit of a trek from downtown Flushing.
              The worst I've had is the one in Flushing mall -- the ice was coarse and the toppings were not good.

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              Red Chopstick
              136-17 41st Ave, Queens, NY 11355

              1. re: wadawada
                bigjeff Jul 19, 2010 05:09 PM

                Yi Jia has a great texture on their ice, but I thought their topics were so-so. they said they just do a "ba-bao" but it was just all of their toppings, a scoop each, and not particularly well thought out; no cui-yuan either! but great ice, and overall, good.

                anyone try the paris baguette patbingsu btw? it looks good, not sure how it compares to koryodang's.

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            Mr Porkchop May 10, 2010 11:07 AM

            Went to a place in the basement of the Golden Shopping Mall with some Chinese folks that I enjoyed. All you can eat for $15. And it was BYOB.

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              bigjeff May 14, 2010 10:32 AM

              this place is at the far end of the mall? didn't know it was AYCE, good tip.

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                BMartin May 14, 2010 05:48 PM

                There is a cheap Chinese owned shabu shabu in Brooklyn's Chinatown on 61st street between eight and seventh avenues--around the corner from the huge Chinese restaurant on eight avenue that seems to change ownership and its name every week.

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                  Puppimus May 17, 2010 11:37 AM

                  Have you been? How is it?

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                    BMartin May 17, 2010 03:15 PM

                    Yes I like it. Its not great but it is fun. Here are some reviews: http://www.yelp.com/biz/mini-shabu-sh...

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