Shabu Shabu House

Digest What We're Eating At

August 19, 2012

Story By: Nicole Monton | Photos by: Nicole Kato

David Toguchi and Iris Yafuso Toguchi enjoy lunch at Shabu Shabu House.

At Shabu Shabu House, customers take their meals seriously, and it’s no wonder why. From the curry to the shabu shabu, this establishment does everything right.

For David Toguchi and Iris Yafuso Toguchi, they normally snag a counter seat at Shabu Shabu House, conveniently located on Kapiolani Boulevard. Why, you may ask? “That way we don’t have to share a pot,” says Yafuso Toguchi with a smile. “And he won’t eat all my vegetables.”

Dining Out was lucky to catch these regulars for lunch one day, and Yafuso Toguchi says if it was up to her, she’d be here at least once a week … at least. “The atmosphere is nice, and everyone walks out full and satisfied,” she adds.

David Toguchi: “I rarely eat vegetables, but here I eat all of them. It’s because of the ponzu sauce. I usually get the Shabu Shabu House Special Set ($11.95 lunch; $15.95 dinner). You get two different things — pork and beef.”

Iris Yafuso Toguchi: “The Kobe Washugyu ($35.95) is good, too. And you can choose white or brown rice — I choose white rice. And I like the ginger sauce. Everything here is so healthy and delicious. My brother is a vegetarian and he gets the Vegetarian Shabu Shabu Set ($11.95 lunch). There’s something for everyone, and even kids love it. But, no matter what, you have to top it off with the Kona Coffee dessert!”

Shabu Shabu House

1221 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu
Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
(Lunch, last seating 1:30 p.m.) 5-10 p.m.
(Dinner, last seating 9:30 p.m.)
Sunday 5-10 p.m.
(Dinner, last seating 9:30 p.m.)
Note: Validated parking available.

Honolulu, HI 96814

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