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Shaab Japanese Restaurant

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77 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
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(626) 683-1150
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Shaab Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena, CA
Shaab Japanese Restaurant - Pasadena, CA

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Best

We have been a long time customer and seen this place from the start. They have improved the service by adding more staffs and it reflects in the speed. They offer many choices ...

Worst

$85 for one order of seafood shabu shabu and a lot of teeny tiny sushi for 2 ppl that we waited close to 40 minutes for. We weren't even full at the end of the meal. The sushi w...

Great value, Improved service 10/21/2007

We have been a long time customer and seen this place from the start. They have improved the service by adding more staffs and it reflects in the speed. They offer many choices for shabu shabu which is an added value. more

Can't understand why it was so busy there 8/11/2007

$85 for one order of seafood shabu shabu and a lot of teeny tiny sushi for 2 ppl that we waited close to 40 minutes for. We weren't even full at the end of the meal. The sushi was mediocre at best. more

Good place to go for shabu shabu. 7/16/2007

I have been to this restaurant on a few occasions for the shabu-shabu, and have enjoyed it every time. When you go there, be sure to call in advance and request to be seated at the counter so that you have your own cooking ware to prepare your food in. My friends requested the spicy miso, but I requested the regular dashi. Our meal included a plate of finely sliced meat, tofu, shiitake, napa cabbage, and rice noodles. We also received a bowl of rice and two different dipping sauces. One sauce was shoyu (soy sauce) based while the second sauce was a type of peanut sauce. Both sauces were good, but I liked the shoyu one slightly better. more

Shaabby Shaabby 1/3/2007

I hardly use the phrase, ""I am never coming to this place again"", but I believe Shaab Restaurant deserves this honor in spades. The service was awful! Seating was slow, service was slower, and they gave us the check before they even finished giving us the food. My Shabu Shabu came out in several courses (Shabu Shabu is NOT supposed to come out in courses!), and the wait was not worth it. Truly an awful Experience.\r \r Next time I'll just poke my eye with a chopstick and get it over with. Pros: price (kinda) Cons: HORRIBLE SERVICE! more

Great Food but Slow Service 5/5/2006

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 more

Great sushi - an Old Town favorite 11/2/2005

My wife and I have eaten at Shaab about three dozen times in the past couple of years. I'm not sure about the other reviewers, but we've never had a bad experience with not-fresh sushi. The specials are great, the food is moderately priced and the sushi is excellent. The downside is slow service. I recommend getting seat at the sushi bar where there is no wait for the food. Plus, the sushi chefs are very personable - make sure to offer them some of your beer! more

inexpensive authentic food 6/21/2005

the specials are always amzing and the food is inexpensive. although their service has gotten faster over the years, it still isn't speedy if you're going in for a quick lunch break. more

Best Shaab In Town 2/1/2005

The service can be slow, but the food makes up for it. A great place to have lunch before shopping in O Old Town, or taking a best friend for dinner and saki. I've tried most of the Shabu Shabu places in Los Angeles, and this is by far my favorite. more

Lunch is Great Here! 3/2/2003

The lunch menu offers a great selection of authentic Japanese cuisine. The food is delicious and of very high quality, the portions are plentiful, and it's all reasonably priced with most dishes coming in around $6.95. Of all the Japanese restaurants in Old Town, Pasadena, you can't beat Shaab's value and quality. Pros: Inexpensive, High Quality, Big Portions Cons: Limited Seating, Slow Service more

Not a fresh Place 1/16/2003

Had a meal of unfresh fish and bad service. Over priced and a little scary to get bad sushi. Do not think I will be back. more

DO NOT EAT HERE! 1/6/2003

We sent back some VERY unfresh sushi -and the waitress gave us a hard time about taking it off our bill-one of the other waitresses even came to our table and told us we were wrong. The rest of the food is mediocre- if you want good shabu shabu try japan town-- its 10 minutes away. Pros: old town location Cons: worst service ever, bad food more
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