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  • chipotle_addict January 13, 2013 - 1:24 pm #63113 Reply

    Do Shabu-Shabu restaurants exist at all in Arlington or nearby?  I ate at an awesome place in Boston a few years back but haven’t seen anything similar in the DC area.  Closest thing I found was a Blue Ocean Japanese restaurant that would try to cater to you if wanted shabu-shabu, but since it wasn’t the specialty of the place it was more of an afterthought and wasn’t even close to the real thing.

    novasteve January 14, 2013 - 8:11 am #63114 Reply

    Never seen any shabu shabu in the US before. You can buy the sauces at asian markets though.

    novasteve January 14, 2013 - 8:11 am #63115 Reply
    aewaiw January 15, 2013 - 11:57 am #63201 Reply

    I was having a good time reading this post, and then ….. Novasteve.

    chipotle_addict January 15, 2013 - 6:46 pm #63371 Reply

    >These are the closest places.

     

    I’ve done those sort of searches, but they aren’t terribly helpful.  The Melting Pot is one of the results, for example.  Not exactly what I was hoping to find.  As far as I can tell the actual Asian restaurants that come up don’t specialize in it, but have some form of it on the menu- not really what I want though.

    This is the place I ate at in Boston which was awesome-

    http://www.kazeshabushabu.com/index.html

     

    They actually specialized in shabu shabu and didn’t really have anything else on the menu, which is what I am really looking for.  Seems like they don’t exist in the DC area.

    Aaron January 16, 2013 - 11:36 am #63432 Reply

    If you have access to a time machine, The Japan Inn in Georgetown used to specialize in shabu-shabu before it closed in 2005.  I can’t think of any place that’s picked up the slack full-time (although I’m sure I’ve seen it at some of the Korean places around Annandale).

    aewaiw January 17, 2013 - 9:49 am #63536 Reply

    If you want something similar, but not Japanese, you could try Mala Tang (http://www.mala-tang.com/) in VA Sq.  They do a good Chinese Szechuan hot pot.  They have the thin sliced beef that you cook in boiling broth. You can check out their menu at – http://www.mala-tang.com/#!__menu

    mjw703 January 17, 2013 - 12:06 pm #63572 Reply

    Tachibana in McLean has shabu shabu. I haven’t had it, and it’s not their specialty, but they are a very good Japanese restaurant, so I would give them a shot.

    bshiker January 17, 2013 - 2:09 pm #63614 Reply

    If you want something similar, but not Japanese, you could try Mala Tang in VA Sq.  They do a good Chinese Seshuan (sp?) hot pot.  They have the thin sliced beef that you cook in boiling broth, etc.

    aewaiw January 17, 2013 - 2:39 pm #63620 Reply

    Bshinker, based on what I posted earlier I’d have to say I agree with you.

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