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Shabu-Zen

) #611 of 2,437 Restaurants in Boston €€ - €€€ Asian, Chinese
80 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2101
+1 617-782-8888
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“hot pot” (16 reviews)
“beef” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Asian, Chinese
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
80 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2101
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1 - 10 of 51 reviews

Reviewed 3 June 2017

This clean, bright, large restaurant in the Allston/ Brighton area of Boston serves a delicious variety of hot pot broths, making your "cook your own dinner" even more tasty. Prices are very fair, selection of veggies which come with meat or fish selections are pretty...More

Thank Eur0pe2013
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I haven't had real Shabu-Shabu for years -- the last time was when I was in Japan in the nineties! This was suggested by a friend, as we were going to see a singer at the Brighton Music Hall, and this seemed like a good...More

Thank Walter C
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

After the dinner, they alway had red bean soup for dessert. They stop it for a while, because it lower their profits. With the price they are charging for the meals. I don't think so...as of today..the red bean soup return...but..it will cost you $2.50...More

Thank Taz O
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Even though I attended school in Boston, I only went down to Chinatown to drink underage Scorpion Bowls. If Shabu Zen was open there, I would have frequented it far more often. Our teacher explained everything perfectly, and the meal was superb. I would go...More

Thank Mattingly_34
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This was so good, especially on a cold day. I chose the house brother which is plain but which assumes the flavor of all the protein and vegetables that you put in it. The meat was a little fatty. The vegetables were sooo yummy. I...More

Thank TousPourUn
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is the kind of place that is made for a social dinner. You are basically fondue-ing the protein and veggies and talking all the time. We had fun, but I didn't really enjoy the tastes. The meat is so thin sliced that it lacks...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The prices have gone up and the quantity has gone down. Regular combo is not enough for a light diner.

Thank Veryfussycritic
Reviewed 10 December 2016

I've tried many shabu restaurants, but the design of this particular chain is not great. I came here with my boyfriend for a dinner date, and he had never been so the waiter kindly sat down with us and explained the menu to the best...More

Thank KurryKitty
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I keep going to hot pot places expecting something different each time. Well it is consistently bland food. I should stop trying it anymore.I would take hibachi over hot pot. I prefer Vietnamese Pho if I want simple food. This place was average (no complaints)

Thank pittman
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I love this place for their fresh and tasty food but I think the service could be better. Our waiter was not very attentive as I had to ask three times for more water to drink, and then for more in our hot pot. I...More

Thank jbtolz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2101
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Allston / Brighton
  • Neighbourhood: Allston / Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-782-8888
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