Shabu-shabu is a very popular choice among families and friends across Bangkok, especially on a cold and rainy day. This Japanese hot pot dish usually has thinly-sliced cuts of beef or pork stewing in a delicious broth with a mixture of vegetables; this combination packs a rich and flavourful punch with each bite. Not only does it warm up your belly, but it’s mouthwatering and nutritious as well.
If you are craving some shabu-shabu, you’ve come to the right article! Below, we have compiled 5 shabu restaurants where you can enjoy a delicious meal by yourself, with your friends, family, or even with your colleagues.
5 Best Shabu-Shabu Restaurants in Bangkok
Here are some of the best shabu-shabu joints in Bangkok that are sure to please even the pickiest eaters.
1. Katana Shabu, Yakiniku & Japanese Dining
Katana Shabu, Yakiniku & Japanese Dining is a new style of shabu-shabu and Japanese restaurant under one roof. Offering a gastronomic journey of Japanese culture, history, and hospitality, it is not an ordinary shabu restaurant. From the decor to the details of service and how each dish is prepared, you will enjoy an unparalleled Japanese fine dining experience here.
Katana Shabu, Yakiniku & Japanese Dining’s food selection runs in rotation and changes monthly. The chef will craft the menu delicately. They only use top-class ingredients from Japan, with a mix of Western ingredients, making dining here interesting. You can choose from a total of 5-course meals, but one of our favourite dishes is their A5 Kurogu Wagyu beef.
Opening hours: 11:30 AM – 2:30 AM and 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM.
Address: 21/38 Sukhumvit 23, Klong Toey, Wattana, Bangkok 10110.
2. Ok Shabu Shabu
OK Shabu-Shabu is famous for its soup and chilli-garlic dipping sauce. This 2-decade-old Taiwanese-style shabu-shabu is also well-known for its individual pots, which allow everyone to season the pot to their tastes. Besides meat, they also offer vegan options. Vegans and vegetarians can choose the mushroom-based broth, as well as dumplings and different mock meats.
Opening hours: 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM.
Address: 9/3 Sukhumvit 49/4 Alley (at Klang Alley corner), Bangkok 10110.
Kagonoya is the perfect shabu-shabu restaurant for prawn lovers. They offer a wide range of fresh prawns, ready to delight your taste buds. For meat lovers, you have to try the special cut meat called the Kagonoya beef. This special type of beef comes from cows that are raised in top conditions in their natural environment. Thus, the meat is sweet, rich, and tender. You can enjoy the prawns, meats, and more with their choice of 6 soups, as well as their special sauce. Don’t forget to top it off with some Haagen-Dazs!
Opening hours: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM.
Address: 93,95, 26 Soi Ari, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110.
Akiyoshi offers both styles of shabu-shabu and sukiyaki, so you can choose whichever you want from under one roof. This restaurant is one of the first places in Thailand to serve authentic-style shabu-shabu and sukiyaki. They are very famous for their 2 types of sauces, 3 types of delicious broths, and 4 types of meat. No matter which menu you choose, you will surely have a delightful experience. Don’t forget to try their Moji desserts as well.
Opening hours: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Address: Siam Square One, Rama 1 Road. 5 th floor, Pathumwan, Pathumwan, Bangkok.
5. Mo Mo Paradise
Mo Mo Paradise is the go-to shabu-shabu place for many people. True to its name, this all-you-can-eat restaurant is indeed a paradise for any shabu lovers. The menu is very simple, but you can enjoy authentic and high-quality shabu-shabu, as well as sukiyaki. You can choose 2 out of their 4 delicious broth types with some of their rich meat. They truly do have some of the best cuts of pork, beef, and chicken.
Opening hours: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM.
Address: Terminal 21, 4th Floor, Sukhumvit Soi 19, Sukhumvit Road, Klong Toey Nua, Wattana Bangkok 10110.
So, which shabu-shabu restaurant will you choose? All of these restaurants are guaranteed to give you the best shabu-shabu experience! Please keep in mind that all locations are now adhering to the Covid-19 restrictions, and thus opening hours may differ.
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