It's been a while since I've been to Shabu-Zen, but I found it expensive, and more trouble than it's worth. Maybe it's just me, but why would anyone want to pay to have to cook their own food? Plus, hotpot is not particularly vegetarian friendly. I mean, they have veggies, but the broth's usually meat-based, and if you're eating in a group, then most likely the other people will be dumping their miscellaneous meats into the same pot as you. It gets fairly crowded too.