Umamiya Shabu Shabu

4.2
202 reviews
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Shabu-shabu
Umamiya Shabu Shabu serves quality food that is comprised of 70% authentic Japanese style, 10% local influence, and 20% Korean flavors.

Umamiya derives from the word umami which means the fifth taste that combines sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. And 'ya' is the Japanese word for store or shop. The umami rich vegetable platter consists of an assortment of veggies where the umami can exude from cooking with the tasteful broths.

Six private rooms for groups. Inquire about Happy Hour.
Open for dinner nightly, ample parking is shared with Liliha Bakery.​
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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never been to a hot pot restaurant before. They were very helpful!

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DF
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice looking restaurant. Very clean and very courteous employees.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very delicious and economical. I told my coworkers about the restaurant and they may try your establishment.

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ST
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice dining experience. The happy hour provides good value. Food is fresh and portions are big. Service is excellent and the place is clean and well furnished.

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ME
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is not an AYCE place. But they have a $20 special that has a good size serving for the price. We added on a side of pork belly to share and were full. Their spicy miso broth was really good and their paitan was good too. Very tasty and much better than broth at some of the other places we've visited. Had a giftcard which they wont allow you to use on the special. But we'd go again

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m
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was wonderful and the food quality is always very very good. It’s a little nicer than everyday eating but casual enough to go to celebrate friendship or the upcoming weekend. We will definitely be back.

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Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The employees there are very welcoming and courteous. The make you feel comfortable with their recommendations. They make the dining experience worth your while.

The food was very tasty and plentiful. The price was excellent.

I will continue to recommend people to this establishment.

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Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant except the background music should be more appropriate to restaurant cuisine. Currently it’s too modern and loud.

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GI
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I love this restaurant! We always come here for special occasions!

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L
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite shabu shabu restaurant! Price is right, quantity and quality great! The hostess is very personable and service oriented!

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j
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Very good!

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OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Ordering is simple as they’re mainly set meals. The hot pot dishes have a choice of broths. The parking is limited as they also share with Liliha Bakery.

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C
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant for nabe or shabu shabu. The ingredients were fresh and plentiful. The soup broths were rich and flavorful. We really enjoyed our evening out.

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great value and very tasty broth. Service was outstanding!

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c
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We were celebrating a birthday and it was mentioned in the reservation, but the staff did not notice and did not even wish us a happy day. Small details like this make a difference when I think about rebooking.

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Hawaii
27 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great value. Good quality meats. Friendly staff. Accommodating

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JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for hotpot and family!

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L
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were pleasantly surprised. We got there at 5 pm, so no one was there, but by the time we left, it was full. There is a happy hour from 5-6:30 pm. Had the seafood & the Kim chee pancakes. Tasted good. The poke was a little too salty, too much shoyu. We had the special shabu shabu for $19.95. The broth was tasty & had ample vegetables & choice of a meat.

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R
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall good different relaxing meal like fondue very filling 100 for two

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HN
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very friendly staff, anticipated our reservation. Checked on our water, tea refills promptly. Not used to eating the shabu shabu style of eating. Just watched others and learned not to put everything in at one
time, otherwise it spills out to your friend who is using the other side of pot. Family style eating which I like any way. Special price keeps everything affordable and would come back again.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ordered the rib eye shabu shabu. The portions are very generous and they were very accommodating when asked to substitute vegetables due to some dietary restrictions. At $19.95 each, it’s a great value!

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ED
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmospheric conditions with excellent and friendly service. Loved the experience.

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TQ
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food is always on point and excellent. Never disappointed. Will be dining here again and again.

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OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

We are repeat customers. Good food, filling, healthy, good quality meet. Tasty pancakes. The menu is not intuitive and the server was polite but not helpful. I really wanted the sticky fried rice done at the end with the great broth concentrate. I expressed my desire and got noodles instead. When I asked for rice he said something that sounded like “we are out” only to find out from the manager that they had a work around.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Birthday celebration

NOTE: We were not able to use gift cards we purchased from Costco for the $19.95 special menu.

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r
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal fun nice atmosphere. The only problem was we purchased gift cards from Costco and we were not allowed to use them for the special dinner. Luckily we had money. We didn’t see any signs about not being able to use the cards. So now we have to go back and use the cards. The food was yummy and fun so we are ok with it.

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Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Upon walking in I was impressed with the ambience and we were welcomed by a most pleasant manager. That is about all the positive I have to say unfortunately.
First I was slightly disappointed as this week was our restaurant week in Honolulu which MOST restaurants provide specials and that showcase their items.
Upon asking our waiter simply said..No this is our everyday menu, so fine I get it.
But this waiter was absolutely terrible and I understand that English wasn’t his first language..I am rather patient being a 2nd generation myself. However knowing English is his second language he shouldn’t be so upset when people are unable to comprehend what he is saying as I politely asked him to repeat himself, the remarks and his attitude was uncalled for that I was at that moment ready to leave
He also on numerous occasions did not understand my questions and in doing so completely messed up our order.
Needless to say I was in such a hurry to leave from this absolute awful experience.

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NA
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Service was a bit slow, but broths and sauces were tasty. Good value. Also, if you get a daily special but you want more meat, go for the shabu shabu (~6-7 pcs) vs chanko (3 pcs).

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

They didn’t acknowledge the restaurant week menu or our anniversary.

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NM
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Just disappointing that the gift cards we purchased from costco is not valid if your meal is on special. Not happy hour offerings but even for that matter, gift cards should be a accepted for all items other than alcohol and tip.

That being said, we had to "buy up" our meals for an additional $4 -$5 a person to use the gift cards. So in the long run, the money we saved by purchasing it at costco was negated by paying the extra.

Not worth the hassle. Truly miss Shabu Shabu house

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

New rule that they have but not disclaimed at the beginning of dinner- their $19.95 sets are NOT available when you use gift cards. So, three sets comes out to $75, instead of $60. Big difference. Very disappointed. We’ve used out gift cards before without any problem. Apparently, they’ve changed their pricing/rules. We won’t be making to drive out there anymore- not worth it- with gift cards or not.

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TQ
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and awesome service as always! Will be coming back again and again!

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JN
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was good. Service was really slow. Never got a second drink.

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Just co incident that I was checking my credit card transaction online and came to find out they had charged me for two transactions with two different amounts. The amounts are still pending, so hopefully the wrong transaction would go away.

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SA
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant with excellent food and service... we’ll be back...

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h
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

good for dinner with familly and kids.
frice is good.

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TQ
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time I’ve been here. Staff was awesome! Food was delicious! Will definitely be back here again and again!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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SU
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good. Presentation was nice. Very good service and nice atmosphere. Prices were reasonable. Overall, it was very nice!

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KL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Clean and contemporary. Good food, friendly staff, but slow service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Definitely has the best ambiance out of all the hot pot places I’ve been to. Broth was amazing! A lot of vegetables and not so much meat. Would definitely try this spot out again.

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