Shabu
Shabu

Shabu

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.shabupc.com/
  • Phone: (435) 645-7253
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open Daily at 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Dim Sum, Shabu-shabu
  • Executive Chef: Robert Valaika
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th St.
  • Public Transit: We are just a block uphill from the Old Towne transit center
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Park in the China Bridge parking structure for free located ust behind Shabu
A word from Shabu
When long time local Kevin Valaika convinced his brother, Head Chef Robert, to come to Park City three years ago, they had one thing on their mind: skiing Utah's famous powder, and combining their many years of experience with Asian cuisine to create a unique dining experience for Park City locals and visitors. Their dream comes to you at Shabu, where they offer a freestyle blend of their favorite Asian cuisine; exciting and nourishing weary skiers from all over the world.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Shabu reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (24)neighborhood gem (12)hot spot (10)good for groups (9)special occasion (7)romantic (6)great for outdoor dining (5)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (2)notable wine list (1)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Shabu, PC Gem
    Sloveman
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Outstanding food and service. Perfect for a couple, group of 6-8, or the family. Delicious food, wonderful drinks list for a UT restaurant. Our server was professional and fun. On a busy Saturday night, he didn't miss a beat. Food comes out at the proper temperature and each dish is picture perfect. Hot, cold small lates and entrees, sushi, dessert are all worthy of your choosing. We will frequent Shabu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A rare disappointment
    ParkCityJim
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We have eaten at Shabu many times and it is one of our favorites. This visit was a rare disappointment. Shabu is small and combines a bar area and eating area. It is often loud but we have never found it uncomfortable even during the high season when it is very busy. When we entered we were sat next to a VERY loud table. I mean screaming and banging stuff. Noise that would be excessive in a rowdy bar. They quieted down after a while but then a party came in with 6 kids. I am fine with kids but this was at 8pm on a Friday and this is a pretty high end bar/restaurant and it didn't seem appropriate. The kids were constantly walking around, standing on chairs and the parents were not even slightly in control. It was just very, very loud and not relaxing or comfortable. It might be awhile before we go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Creative Food
    Janrez
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We have been wanting to try Shabu for a long time and are thrilled we finally made it. We ordered both sushi and an entrée and both were really delicious. And the blistered beans were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a winner
    TwoUtahNeals
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We travel an hour to dine here every few months...or more. I crave their Firecracker shrimp. New this time was their ramen which I would order again, delicious! First time we had room for desserts and they were very good as well. Just an all around great dining experience, every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grandnan
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We were given a nice,quiet booth. We were seated immediately and served promptly and courteously. The food never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like Nobu in Park City
    jimberg
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The blister greens are one of my favorite dishes and the cod is a must have. Freshest sushi in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss the miso glazed cod
    Paris2016
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We were lucky to visit Park City during Dine About and dined at Shabu on Friday night. 3 for $30 was superb. 1st course Samurai Scallop, 2nd course Miso Glazed Cod, 3rd course Bread Pudding with coffee ice cream. The cod was the highlight, perfectly cooked and seasoned. For the accompanying foo young, I'd prefer less stringy vegetables. Service was attentive and friendly. The walls were adorned with awe inspiring metal sculptures, adding to the hip ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great!
    Pcnickel
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Never a bad meal! Kevin and crew have it figured out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shabu always a great experience!
    TXdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Enjoyed dinner for the second time at Shabu. Shared the seared tuna, mozzarella and tomato salad….recommended by waiter. Miso cod excellent. And sizzling hot plate a great choice. The peach and ginger pie was a perfect ending for our meal. Interesting art and decor. On our next trip to Park City we will definitely be back at Shabu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Went there based on good reviews but was very disappointed!! Restaurant is in a basement and is very small with tables really close together. Waited forever for our food and we only ordered a salad and 2 sushi rolls, then the waiter got it wrong so had to wait even longer after that to get it right. The only good thing I can say about this place is the firecracker shrimp was good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shabu always delivers
    Ladiesnightout
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We live in Park City. Shabu is great for a family dinner, or for entertaining out of town guests. Everyone can find something delicious. Their dim sum are fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great good and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The wife and I went for our anniversary dinner. Food was amazing. We loved the firecracker shrimp and wagu beef.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dim Sum & Hot Pot Rating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We chose the Chef's daily Dim Sum and daily Hot Pot presentations. Both were the very best we have ever had. The Chef's at this restaurant should be applauded constantly, they are awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The sushi was okay -- not outstanding but good enough that I would probably recommend the restaurant, except that the service was weak -- very slow and rather surly. Maybe our waiter was just having a bad night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unusual find
    SlipperyslopeVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Excellent Asian fusion food unexpected in Park City. Food delivered quickly. Nice selection of bottled beers but no draft beer. Interesting cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite with great menu
    Ladiesnightout
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Shabu always delivers. Everything from sushi to hot stone kobi beef, Shabu always is great. We went,on one of their busiest nights of the summer (art festival) and everyone loved their food. We sat on the back deck so it was quiet. The restaurant gets loud inside. Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Restaurant was empty when we arrived at 7pm. Served right away. The wait staff was very good and truly enjoyed their job! Food was delicious with good sized portions. Bean appetizer was great. So was the firecracker shrimp. Reminded me of Nobu's Rock Shrimp on board Crystal ships Nobu restaurant. Found out that the chef studied under Nobu which explained a lot about the food. Next day the local newspaper had a $25 off a $75 purchase so we will go there again. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flavor-gasm
    LDnMokie
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great service, with fresh flavorful food (awesome sushi, green beans were off the hook!) and fun drinks. Fun atmosphere...try walking in through the back door and saying hi to the kitchen. Reminds me of walking into the Cotton Bottom, although this restaurant is much classier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 259 reviews are from the Shabu reviews archive.
  • Our favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We always order the gyoza (chef's creation) and my husband loves the Shabu Shabu. You just can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beyond Extraordinary
    Claremontdiner
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Shabu was excellent. The firecracker shrimp was outstanding as was the sushi & dim sum. The hotrock beef was a show not to miss and was equally tasty. We can't wait to return!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great As Always!
    HeberMcG
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Brought some friends from out of town to SHABU for dinner and it was fantastic as always. It's my families favorite restaurant (kids 9 and 11) and we try to hit it a couple times a year. We're never dissapointed and love their new additions to the menu. We try different small plates and apps every time but the main entree' of the Black Cod is the best fish you'll ever have! I love sushi but am not a huge "cooked fish" guy and I can't get enough of this stuff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just go!!
    gchamilton
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Been several times. Will go any chance I get. Food is amazing! Firecracker Shrimp should probably be regulated substance to prevent addiction. I recommend to my foodie friends from all over the world who are headed to Park City and receive universal thanks for turning them on to this gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and Great Food
    FoodieLuvVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Shabu is a special place. There are a variety of special sushi rolls that are all substantial in taste and size. The appetizers from the Yellowtail with jalapeño to the Asian Caprese and the Rock shrimp all rival any NY restaurant. The hot entrees are all flavorful as well. Their number one server, Riley enhances the dining experience. A must stop for foodies visiting Park City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • East Coast Foodie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I recently moved to UT from the Central NJ/NYC area and really miss the fresh fish and amazing sushi. Shabu cures all my sushi and eclectic food cravings. My husband and I get there whenever we can. Servers are super nice. Food is just amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud and unpleasant atmosphere
    JAparkcityVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I have not been to Shabu since it was located across the street, my memory was overpriced but nice atmosphere. We decided to try it again for a special occasion. Bad choice. Worst atmosphere of any restaurant I have ever been to. Low ceilings did not help muffle the screeching screaming drunken patron's cacophony. Waiter said this noise level was the usual, not just an unlucky exception. We couldn't even hear each other above the noise. My dish came without the described teriyaki sauce or rice, was basically a piece of grilled chicken and grilled vegetables ridiculously overpriced- healthy but no flavor. Appetizer was good. Atmosphere made us want to pay the check quickly and leave. chance of ever going back is zero.
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  • Consistently one of our favorites!
    troycabin
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Our whole family loves Shabu, even the 7 year old! No chicken tenders for her, she wants Firecracker Shrimp instead! Our server, Chewie, took great care to make sure we had everything we needed. It is the one restaurant we must go to when in PC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average Experience
    kjh14
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Of the 4 things we tried to order, 2 had been taken off the menu, which meant last minute scrambling to find something else. We sat outside, and while the staff was very friendly, they weren't very attentive. We had to ask someone clearing tables to please find our waiter so we could order. The food was tasty, but the whole experience felt very overpriced by the end. We felt they were charging for service and ambience that they didn't provide.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not a question
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    When my family gets together - the 4 of us will readily choose Shabu. I like to bring out of town guests there and when it's just my husband and I - this is the place. It always delivers a great meal out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic as always
    Lovesashimi
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Special attention from the owner, bartender, and server. Aimee was knowledgable about the food and successfully steered us towards the delicious ahi tuna special. Never a problem to bring my teen daughter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Great seafood and unusual treats here. Cozy and unique atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining Experience
    Knoopsters
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    When we first entered Shabu we were a bit surprised at how crowded the tables were in terms of having a "quiet" dinner. For the most part the tables are in long rows and very close. We found that once we were seated our server was very pleasant and responsive to anything we requested.The food was great and the continuing service made dinner very enjoyable. The food came quickly and everyone raved about their dinner and shared bites! We will go back to this restaurant again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent except the Sashimi
    DwpLjpVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Fun menu and unique cocktails. Great service and fascinating interior design. Surprised that expensive salmon sashimi was tough and gristly, but all the other dishes were excellent.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shabu Park City
    ShabuParkCityVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Been going to Shabu every year for the past 5 years....my favorite spot in Park City
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    If you like traditional sushi, the sashimi is the way to go. The Hamachi is outstanding. The Volcano Roll is delicious. And from the large hot plates the Miso Cod is really good - it's great for sharing too. We're already planning what to get the next time we go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just awesome. We eat here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Just awesome. We eat here each year when we come skiing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    troycabin
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    We love Shabu, it is a must for every visit to Park City!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is better than Nobu (all
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    This is better than Nobu (all three in New York and one in Hong Kong). We walked out after dining at Shabuas as happy as we always feel after dining frequently at Per Se, Bernardin and The French Laundry. My only regret is not knowing about Shabu earlier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything but sushi
    Kamal
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Main menu items and drinks were spot on but sushi rolls were not tight and had too much rice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, maybe best in
    PlumberVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Great food, maybe best in town... service is great, but very small space. High energy, loud and seating is very tight. Would not recommend it for a romantic dinner or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad food, service and ventilation
    LeslieVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    This restaurant is down a narrow flight of stairs from the street. People are cooking food at their tables and the place is consequently filled with greasy smoke. As far as we could tell, there is absolutely no ventilation. Our server, while very nice, was completely checked out. Some items of our order never arrived and our appetizers came well after our main courses. The California roll tasted like cat food- some unidentifiable minced "crab". The other food was pretty mediocre as well. It was expensive and dinner took almost two hours. I would never go here again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate