Is this your restaurant?Claim this listing.

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.13mi
  2. Distance: 0.42mi
  3. Distance: 0.43mi
  4. Distance: 0.49mi
Get Notified
We'll send you an email if this restaurant joins OpenTable.
Notify Me

Restaurants you may also like

Cafeteria 15LCafeteria 15L
(2092)
$$$$
Comfort Food | Sacramento, Sacramento
Booked 81 times today
Zocalo MidtownZocalo Midtown
(415)
$$$$
Mexican | Sacramento, Sacramento
Booked 50 times today
Hook and Ladder Manufacturing CompanyHook and Ladder Manufacturing Company
(205)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Sacramento, Sacramento
Booked 12 times today
Ella Dining Room and BarElla Dining Room and Bar
(3462)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Sacramento, Sacramento
Booked 31 times today
Mulvaney's B&LMulvaney's B&L
(1506)
$$$$
American | Sacramento, Sacramento
Booked 8 times today
LocalisLocalis
(413)
$$$$
Californian | Sacramento, Sacramento
Booked 18 times today
Empress TavernEmpress Tavern
(641)
$$$$
American | Sacramento, Sacramento
Booked 20 times today
The Porch Restaurant & Bar - SacramentoThe Porch Restaurant & Bar - Sacramento
(1564)
$$$$
Southern | Sacramento, Sacramento
Booked 33 times today
Lucca Restaurant & BarLucca Restaurant & Bar
(1056)
$$$$
Californian | Sacramento, Sacramento
Booked 27 times today
Il Fornaio - SacramentoIl Fornaio - Sacramento
(2178)
$$$$
Italian | Sacramento, Sacramento
Booked 30 times today
Aioli Bodega EspanolaAioli Bodega Espanola
(846)
$$$$
Spanish | Sacramento, Sacramento
Booked 18 times today
Paragary'sParagary's
(641)
$$$$
Farm-to-table | Sacramento, Sacramento
Booked 43 times today
Frank Fat'sFrank Fat's
(1065)
$$$$
Chinese | Sacramento, Sacramento
Booked 21 times today
Morton's The Steakhouse - SacramentoMorton's The Steakhouse - Sacramento
(1632)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Sacramento, Sacramento
Booked 12 times today
Esquire GrillEsquire Grill
(415)
$$$$
American | Sacramento, Sacramento
Booked 14 times today

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.13mi
  2. Distance: 0.42mi
  3. Distance: 0.43mi
  4. Distance: 0.49mi

About Shabu Japanese Fondue

Traditional Japanese cuisine and the first of its kind to open its door in Midtown Sacramento. Shabu-shabu is a Japanese dish that is cooked and eaten at the table. The dish is prepared by submerging a piece of delicately sliced meat or fresh vegetables in a pot of your favorite savory broth. Swishing it back and forth several times to cook, the familiar swishing sound is where the dish gets its name because shabu-shabu directly translates to 'swish-swish'. Healthy and flavorful, shabu-shabu is a common dish that allows family and friends to cook, eat and spend time together in this ever changing fast-pace lifestyle.

1730 16th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Shabu-shabu, Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
R Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(916) 444-6688

Website:
http://www.shabujapanesefondue.com/

Parking Details:
Metered street parking during the day and free street parking after 6pm. Parking garage available on R street between 15th and 16th street.

Additional:
Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Shabu Japanese Fondue Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.1

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
See All
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Groups (6)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Sort by
S
11 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on April 3, 2014

This is a great little restaurant in the heart of Sacramento. The food is simple, but delicious. The ambiance is quiet, demure without feeling stuffy. And everything was reasonably priced. I absolutely plan to return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 2, 2014

It was our first Shabu experience - It was great. Simple foods tasted great and you can't cook anything wrong. Staff was great and we really enjoyed ourselves. Plus cooking your own food and eating with chop sticks changes the pace of the meal making it slower and more enjoyable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 22, 2014

I've eaten here many times. It's both good and economical (vegetable fondue is filling and healthy at $10).

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on February 17, 2014

I love this place! I drive about an hour every week to eat Shabu. There ponzu sauce is great and authentic!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 28, 2014

We got all you can eat and it was good. Wish t included with seafood.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 10, 2014

My partner and I love Shabu Shabu it is a great, healthy, and filling meal, so Shabu Japanese Fondue was a perfect date night spot.. The food was great and the service was friendly enough.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 12, 2013

Wonderful flavors and fun playing with food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2013

what a relief when a young man was assigned to be our main server instead of that lady at the desk.Goma and Citrus Ponzu - were good.Broths weren't flavorful.Kobe and Lamb didn't look fresh at all.the meat stuck to the plate and we ended up shoving everything to the pot all at once.true enough,it did not taste fresh at all.vanilla ice cream came with the meal.Their website is not updated so do not expect any of their starters, curry or sushi ala carte. service is kinda' slow - seems like the server is also the one doing all the kitchen work. if you want a parking closer to the restaurant, street parking is available.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service2

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 2, 2013

We were thid time with friends at Shabu for Dinner. Both liked it very well. We love coming back to get a yummy fondue.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 30, 2013

The service was horrible. We asked for hot tea and it came to us lukewarm. We had to ask them to microwave it. Once our meal came, the rice was hard and burnt. It was actually light brown, obviously left over from the day before. The food itself, except the rice, was okay, but not enough to return. We were really disappointed. Won't be going back!

Tags: Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service1

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 11, 2013

We love the idea of cooking the fresh food at our table. It is fun, and the food is fresh and very good!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.