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80 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2101
+1 617-782-8888
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hot pot” (16 reviews)
“red bean soup” (3 reviews)
“shabu shabu” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
80 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2101
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 8 November 2017

The staff was very friendly and the food was healthy and delicious! Funny to go with friends while you are "cooking", highly recommended

Thank lorelife22
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This was my first time at a hot pot type restaurant and I really enjoyed it. I got the seafood sampler and a seaweed salad, we also got an order of pork dumplings, black fungus, and beef tongue to add to our broth. Our broths...More

Thank Carl D
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My husband went this evening after class to have a nice dinner here. 2 hours later after his meal he started having pains in his stomach. We were walking around the store and out of no where he sharted (I know it was funny) only...More

Thank Ofelia A
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This clean, bright, large restaurant in the Allston/ Brighton area of Boston serves a delicious variety of hot pot broths, making your "cook your own dinner" even more tasty. Prices are very fair, selection of veggies which come with meat or fish selections are pretty...More

Thank Eur0pe2013
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I haven't had real Shabu-Shabu for years -- the last time was when I was in Japan in the nineties! This was suggested by a friend, as we were going to see a singer at the Brighton Music Hall, and this seemed like a good...More

Thank Walter C
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

After the dinner, they alway had red bean soup for dessert. They stop it for a while, because it lower their profits. With the price they are charging for the meals. I don't think so...as of today..the red bean soup return...but..it will cost you $2.50...More

Thank Taz O
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Even though I attended school in Boston, I only went down to Chinatown to drink underage Scorpion Bowls. If Shabu Zen was open there, I would have frequented it far more often. Our teacher explained everything perfectly, and the meal was superb. I would go...More

Thank Mattingly_34
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This was so good, especially on a cold day. I chose the house brother which is plain but which assumes the flavor of all the protein and vegetables that you put in it. The meat was a little fatty. The vegetables were sooo yummy. I...More

Thank TousPourUn
Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is the kind of place that is made for a social dinner. You are basically fondue-ing the protein and veggies and talking all the time. We had fun, but I didn't really enjoy the tastes. The meat is so thin sliced that it lacks...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The prices have gone up and the quantity has gone down. Regular combo is not enough for a light diner.

Thank Veryfussycritic
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2101
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Allston / Brighton
  • Neighbourhood: Allston / Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-782-8888
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