Shaab is a local favorite with my family since it is one of the few authentic Japanese restaurants this side of town. Prices for lunch are extremely reasonable and a personal favorite is the shabu shabu (only served for lunch on Saturdays, throughout the week for dinner)
However, my last visit was very disappointing - it took 30 minutes to get our food, our rice was served cold, and we had to repeatedly ask for water (which came in dirty glasses). In addition, the waitress lacked serving skills, reaching across us to set the table and serving our trays upside down.
If you manage to get to the resturant early or when there are few patrons, Shaab is well worth the visit. Otherwise, be prepared to stand out in the street for your table, as there is no waiting area inside.
Pros: inexpensive, parking
Cons: slow staff, no waiting area