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145 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4012
+1 650-548-2483
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good38%
  • Average30%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
4 Mar 2018
“so yummy”
29 Oct 2017
“Healthy option”
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
145 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4012
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Easy and right on 3rd ave...I have taken all my new hires to this local gem. You will love it I am sure

Thank harstrick
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Japanese shabu shabu....a healthy mixture of Kobe beef and fres vegetables...attentive and courteous server...

Thank Leveric N
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This is the original shabuway, that has been brought to the Philippines with 4 branches already. The meat is good, cut thinly, perfect for shabu shabu. The vegetables are a bonus. The number one selling point though is the the dipping sauces for the meat,...More

Thank Giampaolo Z
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This place used to be good. The quality of the meat and the soup has gone downhill. We would not come here again. The service was ok, they needed us to flag them down a few times. Not great for parties over 4 adults.

Thank TGuan863
Reviewed 29 December 2015

I have eaten at Shabuway San Mateo several times. The American Kobe is nicely marbled with a rich taste. The Sauces are excellent as are the Vegetables that come with the meal. It is a very popular Restaurant and the lines can be long. The...More

Thank AtlantaTraveller1836
Reviewed 13 December 2015

We (a family) visited Shabuway one day in October. Only the fact that it was our first family gathering for lunch couldn't upset our experience no matter what, but we will try to be objective about this restaurant as much as we can. Even that...More

Thank Lalaki-Papaki
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Shabuway's version of shabu shabu is a step up from the classic Chinese hot pot. It's tastier, more satisfying. It has a distinctive Japanese element to the meal which my wife and I find virtually addictive causing us to satisfy our craving for this unique...More

Thank Minimi04
Reviewed 5 January 2015

This place is only for beef shabu only , not much selection. the sauce is a little plain. the soup base does not has much favor

Thank winsir
Reviewed 10 January 2014

My family and I have been to the restaurant about 30 times and we all really enjoy it. The shabu shabu is great. In addition to beef they have lamb and pork. They also offer a variety of vegetables. The prices are very reasonable and...More

Thank ConstantTraveller74
Reviewed 19 May 2013

We were in San Mateo and got a sudden craving for shabu. We decided on Shabuway and were pretty dissapointed. The "lean kobe meat" was actually pretty hard and the meat lacked taste, even after dipping the meat in all the sauces. I would look...More

Thank Renzo L
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Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4012
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-548-2483
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