We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shabu & Mein

148 1st St, Cambridge, MA 02142-1224
+1 617-577-7888
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“mein” (12 reviews)
“hotpot” (8 reviews)
“noodles” (10 reviews)
Closed Now
Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
148 1st St, Cambridge, MA 02142-1224
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (63)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is not huge, but with so many choices in the area, it seems relatively easy to get a table even at busy lunchtimes. The food variety is good and the choice I made was tasty if the portions were a little large. It...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank globetrottheworld
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We loved the hot pot meals!! The house broth was our favorite. My husband who likes spicy foods, really liked one of the spicy broths, too. We had fun cooking the veggies, meat, and seafood in the broths and experiencing hot pot. The wait staff...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

$19 for a beef combo for Hotpot, $21 for shirloin combo, pho soup is nice. I enjoy the meal. Nice restaurant. Price is reasonable.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 819maxl
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I've been meaning to try this restaurant since I moved to Boston about 2 years ago, so tonight when I was craving Ramen I decided to go. I ordered the Vegetarian Ramen, but asked for the miso broth (which I was told is also vegetarian)...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Danielle N
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Went there in non-peak time for a quick visit. Service was not super friendly, but the food was good and the restaurant layout was nice. I would love to return to try the hot pot that seemed really cool! Seating is comfortable location is good,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 239nadinel
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We were seated right away, the waiters were very helpful and explained the concept of the dining experience along with the menu options. Our family was very pleased with our choices and the speed of the service. We enjoyed our meals and had a great...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank ToastNToast
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Nice, clean, intimate place. Was empty on a Saturday at lunch time when we visited. I had the Hell's Ramen with some soft shell shrimp as a side. The ramen was amazing. Full of flavor, not salty, and just hot enough for me. We sat...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Qbeing
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Average ramen and excessively priced. Would not recommend or visit again. Expected more of the food servedMore

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank deborahfB3480CG
Taylor B, Public Relations Manager at Shabu & Mein, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Hi Deborah, Thank you for visiting and taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your dining experience. We hope that you would be open to visiting again and trying some...More

Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Had dinner by myself and really enjoyed their Ramen. Very tasty broth and great Pork. The place is nicely decorated and has a very pretty bar area in the rear of the restaurant. It gets busy during main hours so be prepared for a little...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Sguelpen
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We went on a Friday night, and there was only a 15 minute wait for a table. This was our first time having hot pot, where you order broth and raw ingredients then cook everything yourself in the broth at your table. Our waitress explained...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Meredith S
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 hotels in Cambridge
Royal Sonesta Boston
1,216 reviews
.27 km away
Kimpton Marlowe Hotel
2,252 reviews
.30 km away
Hampton Inn Boston / Cambridge
1,232 reviews
.65 km away
Boston Marriott Cambridge
1,108 reviews
.74 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Helmand
424 reviews
.02 km away
Bambara Cambridge
243 reviews
.30 km away
The Cheesecake Factory
453 reviews
.18 km away
The Similans
123 reviews
.00 km away
Nearby Attractions
163 reviews
.23 km away
Beacon Hill
2,225 reviews
.90 km away
Charles River Esplanade
671 reviews
.80 km away
Kendall Square
58 reviews
.82 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Shabu & Mein staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 1st St, Cambridge, MA 02142-1224
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-577-7888
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing