Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Shaburi: The Best Japanese Shabu-Shabu in Manila

When I learned that one of my favorite bloggers, Chuvaness, is opening an eat-all-you-can hotpot restaurant, I knew I had to go. Besides the fact that I trust her taste - literally and figuratively, its not easy to find a good and value for money shabu shabu here in Manila so a known and reputable brand from Japan might be the best thing we've been waiting for so long! I just did not expect us going back a week after our first lunch here then three more succeeding weekends after that. The Shaburi Wagyu dipped in their sweet sauce is so delicious and addictive!

As expected, interior is chic and functional with the buffet spread located in the middle of the restaurant. It may not look worthy of the price at first glance with its limited items as compared to the more popular Four Seasons Hotpot but if its the premium items that you're after, then you've come to the right place. Book thru Booky to get Php100 off with a minimum of Php1000 bill.

Fresh vegetables

More vegetables and fish balls



Fresh fruits

Dipping sauce


Fries, Carbonara, Chicken Karaage and Spicy Wings

Plain and Wagyu steak rice

Soda and juices

Soft serve ice cream

On the table

My staple shabu shabu ingredients: Taiwan pechay, loads of mushroom and a couple of lobster balls

Shaburi's Wagyu Steak Rice reminded me of Pepper Lunch's Beef Pepper Rice only to realize that its owned by the same power couple! Its yummy but I had to restrain myself from getting another cup.

When we feel like rewarding ourselves, we get the Shaburi Wagyu at Php1,349 per person (rate on dinner, weekends and holidays) inclusive of unlimited plates of shaburi wagyu, special beef, tasty beef and tender pork, all the ingredients and cooked dishes available, drinks and dessert. Just be mindful that guests are given 90 minutes only to order, cook and consume everything.

Shaburi Wagyu

Special Beef

Instead of the communal hotpot, Shaburi offers its guests their own hotpot where you can choose from any of the four premium soups. But since I'm drawn to anything with collagen in it, Paitan Chicken Collagen Soup has been my constant order in our past 4 visits.

Other soups you may want to try are:

  1. Original Konbu (Power of Calcium) - Good for children and pregnant women as it prevents fatigue, stress and improves stomach condition
  2. Sukiyaki (Sweet and Balance) - Served with an egg on the side to bring out the more flavors out of the beef; best for people who love sweet soup
  3. Hot Miso (Power of Health Control) - Studies show that miso lowers the risk of aging and fatigue and prevents stomach condition; recommended soup especially for first timers
  4. Paitan Chicken Collagen (Power of Beauty) - Rich in collagen for people who wants to have smooth and firm skin; My favorite soup in Shaburi!

Paitan Chicken Collagen

A refill of the same soup base would entail additional cost so we just ask for the complimentary seaweed soup, if necessary. A turn off for some people but we don't really mind as long as the quality of the meat is consistent. Besides, the soup provided is for cooking and not for drinking.

Shaburi's buffet may be pricey but the quality of the wagyu is worth saving up for. Most people would probably complain with the limited variety of  ingredients here but since everything we eat in any hotpot restaurant is offered in Shaburi, we don't miss the parade of greens and other balls that we usually take a pass on whenever we go to either Four Seasons or King One.

Except for the slow service during peak hours, I look forward to another visit soon!


4F Veranda, Uptown Place Mall
36th St. corner 9th Avenue
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel.: (632) 805-2932

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