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Best Shabu Shabu???

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MRS Dec 26, 2011 02:25 PM

Friends and I have been jonesing to have it! We are planning on going tomorrow night- but where is the best place to go? Thanks in advance!

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    panjuice RE: MRS Dec 26, 2011 06:57 PM

    I have found none in the city or neighboring boroughs.
    Perhaps it is not cost effective versus prices most people want to pay.

    If you are a purist and want great broth .. Try 小肥羊 on Main Street near Northern blvd in Flushing.
    No ambiance but the broth is worth the trek and you can order live Alaskan king crab .. but be wiling to spend if you order all seafood ..

    Most diners savor a bowl of broth before they start ordering .. They will replenish gratis!

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      Silverjay RE: panjuice Dec 27, 2011 03:55 PM

      Shabu Tatsu on E.10th St. specializes in it.

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      Shabu-Tatsu
      216 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003

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        panjuice RE: Silverjay Dec 28, 2011 07:14 AM

        Thx Silverjay,

        We actually tried this place a few times this year :)

        Our friends are carnivores lol and they enjoyed this place!
        We prefer elaborate seafood selections, so the menu choices were quite limited for us.
        Despite that, the prime rib-eye we had chosen was sliced perfectly for the quick swish in the bubbling broth.

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          Silverjay RE: panjuice Dec 28, 2011 09:32 PM

          It's worth noting that Japanese shabu shabu places rarely offer seafood options.

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            panjuice RE: Silverjay Dec 28, 2011 10:34 PM

            Yes! Just in the USEC?

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              Simon RE: Silverjay Dec 29, 2011 04:40 PM

              buri shabu shabu sounds awesome...tabetai!

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            MRS RE: Silverjay Dec 28, 2011 05:14 PM

            thanks!!! great to know!!

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          Lau RE: MRS Dec 29, 2011 07:43 AM

          i recently reviewed shabu tatsu:
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/819859
          http://www.lauhound.com/2011/11/shabu...

          I'm also going to review momokawa soon, which also serves shabu shabu, but to answer your question i didn't find a big difference between the two for shabu shabu. however, the upside to momokawa is some of their other food is quite good

          those are the only places i know of that really serve it now that lan is gone (there is one on the UES, but i thought it was pretty crappy)

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