Can you say you've had blisters in your mouth? Not venereal blisters, obviously, but blisters caused from shoving boiling hot meat and veggies in your mouth so fast that they melt the skin on the roof of your mouth? Well, I can.
Shabu Ya (or Shabu, as I like to affectionately call it) is amazing. The sushi's great, the interior is rockin', and DIY food is SO fun, you won't mind your mouth burns. I got the beef sirloin plate with the kimchee broth, and I'm still digging it four hours later. I'm not hungry at all!
Finally checked it out last week and both the service and shabu were great! I had the seafood shabu with the kimchi soup base. Yummy!"
A funky little spot in Harvard Square thrusting shabu-shabu dining into the superfuture.
You may have a deep desire to yell JANE! when at Shabu-Ya, but who'd blame you? Dining here's like entering an episode of "The Jetsons," and it's almost entirely worth eating shabu-shabu for the futuristic setting alone. Not only are the colorful wine, sushi and shabu bars funkily fantastic, the food is too. Try the kimchi, tom yum or Thai broth with your options for meat, vegetables and rice or noodles. And if it's inexpensive sushi you love (decent, but you know, budget), check out the sushi happy hour on weekdays.