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...the soup says they can be different kinds of spices, but there is no choice in the kind of soup. It is not real hot pot if there is no flavor. I told my wife and brother come on! This is a joke....

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...as a person who notices everything about a restaurant nothing escapes my eye. Shabu House has bad service. They don't know how to say thank you, they don't smile and they don't come when I need them to come. There is no excuse for that. I'm the customer, serve me...

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There is only one place in Houston to get shabu, and that's Shabu House at the Don Huang Center in Chinatown. Although it shares the same name as the famous one in LA, I promise you it's not anywhere near the same. Still, better to have a shabu restaurant than none at all, right? At least, that's what the owner is hoping we'll be thinking since they charge really high prices. It's something like an average of $15 a person here and it's just a horseshoe shaped counter shared by everyone with individual mini-hot pots, while you do all the work. Where's the upcharge going to?

Shabu House (formerly Shabu Shabu) is a good place to go alone. Haha. Yes, you read that right. Alone. That's because if you go with a group of friends, you won't be able to talk to them. The little hotpot is enough for a maximum of two people, preferably one person. So if you're single and need a place to brood, Shabu House is your place. lol. If you're popular and have an entourage, I suggest going to Mongolian Hot Pot.

Their system is perfect for a beginner. Each customer (or pair of customers) start with their choice of the following raw material combos:

- The Traditional Cuts/Lover Cuts (beef, lamb, chicken or pork...8 or 12 slices)
- The Seafood Lover (fish, crab meat, scallops, squid, shrimp and blue crabs)
- The Veggie Lover (mushrooms and veggies)
- The Heaven (A combination of Seafood Lover and Traditional Cuts)

No thinking, no hassle. You'll basically enjoy the rest of the meal unbothered. They refill your drinks promptly, but during busy hours (which is often), they'll be understaffed. It's a medium-sized area, but their ventilation system is very good and the heat from the pots don't get in the way.

Some miscellaneous notes before I go, I have tried two of their non-shabu items: the Fish Ball Soup and their Curry Udon. I had the Fish Ball Soup because I came with a friend and I had a late lunch so I wanted something light. I got the Curry Udon because the owner (who is very hands-on with the customers) insisted that I try it. They're very proud of it here, and I would recommend it too...except I can't imagine why anyone would come here and order anything but shabu, sitting in that horseshoe-shaped counter.

At the end of the day, I can't give them anything higher than an average grade of B-. Aside from being the only shabu location in Houston and being convenient to order, the quality of their meat and broth is pretty low. Sometimes it truly feels like cooking from home. I'm a bigger fan of Mongolian Hot Pot's broth and options. And the prices are still fairly steep enough for me to think they take advantage of it.



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