Shabu-Shabu is one of my favourite kinds of Japanese cuisine but it is hard to find an authentic spot in New York. I have been to another hidden spot, also in the east village, which is better than this place (I will blog about it later) but this one is all set up and ready to go, with the shabu set built into the tables... oh and it is a block from my house. The food is not cheap, it will run you about $20-25 a person. It basically comes as a sharing thing, so they make you order a minimum of 2 plates of meat, one per person. The vegetables and sauces that it comes with are all pretty standard (1 ponzo + 1 goma) so all in all it makes for a steamy good time! I love it because there are no carbs involved so I usually leave feeling great and not too full.
216 E 10th St (btwn 1st + 2nd Ave)
New York, NY