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145 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401 · Central San Mateo
(650) 548-2483 · $$ · Japanese
Rating: 3.5 out of 5"677 Yelp reviews ·


  • Mon - Fri11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sat12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sun12:00 PM - 9:00 PM


we have been trying to enhance our menu and provided special promotion for shabu shabu lovers .We have added the spicy miso broth on feb,2009.we also upgraded our ponju sauce that has been getting good reviews.we will never stop aiming for the best

Good for

Lunch · Dinner

Popular menu items

Lamb · Enoki Mushroom · Premium Kobe Beef · Half and Half · Udon Noodles

General info




Latest reviews

  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 11, 2014 · by c h. from YelpIt's so close to the airport, it's hard not to stop here whenever I fly into/out of SFO.The meat is cut thinly, veggies are fresh. Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jul 10, 2014 · by Rachel S. from YelpGood spot to eat at. The ponzu and the brown sauce r yummy. I wish they served more spinach though. I believe some employees are new. The team actually smiles now and are more up to beat. Full review
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"Jul 09, 2014 · by Nathalie A. from YelpThis is a fun place to come and get your shabu fix. It's a small place and the wait can stack up, especially on the weekends, but for good reasons. Don't mess around with the kombu and go straight for the spicy miso broth -- it's the bomb. The beef is really nice and the dipping sauces are great. They have … Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 05, 2014 · by George L. from Yelpstill love the place only thing is why they don't give free ice cream like the one in San Francisco Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Jun 20, 2014 · by Dave N. from YelpShabuway deserves more than the 3.5 stars it is averaging here.Very consistent quality, and in the food-trendy downtown San Mateo area, it's nice not to have a waiting list like there was before Zabu Zabu opened up.I give this place the nod over Zabu Zabu and it's a nice alternative to Little Sheep. Full review