The ‘Hottest’ Way To DineA La Carte Columns
March 22, 2016
Story By: Caitlin Basilio | Photos by: M. Romero
There may be an increase of hot-pot eateries around Oahu, but Hawaii Pot Shabu Shabu House remains at the top of the list. Upon entering the eatery, you’ll notice its long and winding conveyor belt showcasing colorful plates filled with every shabu-shabu side dish imaginable.
With two locations (the original one is in Kapolei), Hawaii Pot perfects the Chinese shabu-shabu experience with a sauce bar, built-in flat burners for every customer and a variety of soup bases, seafood, meats and sides.
You can choose to have either a Personal Pot with one soup base or a Together Pot with two soup bases. A popular combination of the Together Pot is Hawaii Original and Hot and Spicy ($11) broths. The Hawaii Original is full of flavor, both mild and rich, and has a porkand chicken-bone base. The Hot and Spicy, on the other hand, certainly has a kick with just the right amount of spice.
DON’T SKIP THE PUPUS
With everything Hawaii Pot Shabu Shabu has to offer — from different broths and roughly 25 sauces and garnishes, to its wide variety of sides offered on the conveyor belt ranging from $2.99 to $5.99 — make sure to check out its appetizers. Chef’s Rock Shrimp Salad ($9), for instance, boasts a sweet-and-sour dressing and deep-fried, crispy shrimp.
Hawaii Pot Shabu Shabu House
808 Sheridan St., Unit 101, Honolulu
Daily, 11-2 a.m.