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Shaburi's Unlimited Japanese Hotpot for P699 Only

Shaburi's Unlimited Japanese Hotpot for P699 Only

The era of samgyupsal has been drawing out crowds from traditional buffet places. More and more samgyup restaurants are popping here and there, and people are becoming more obsessed about meat. For sure, you know a handful of friends who eat in samgyupsal restaurantsalmost once a week, and perhaps more.

However, we can't hide the truth that too much of the grilling harms the body (bad cholesterol and carcinogens). Hence, people will soon begin to balance this out with alternatives. One of which is hotpot. It curbs down the health issue, but it still gives you your carnivorous satisfaction.

Shaburi Japanese Hotpot in Uptown Mall. BGC

Shaburi is one of the few hotpot restaurants serving unlimited meat. Since it's Japanese, you can expect things to be healthier, which is why you'll find a handful of fresh vegetable selections to even out the meat.

Interior of Shaburi Japanese Hotpot in BGC

This particularly branch we visited is located in the 4th floor of Uptown Mall, BGC. The ambiance is simplistic yet has this air of elegance. This makes the restaurant ideal for family celebrations, barkada get-together and possibly casual dates.

Sushi rolls in Shaburi Japanese Restaurant, Uptown Mall

You'll find a spread at the center of the restaurant containing all the inclusions of the buffet. All of these are unlimited as well.

For appetizers, they have marbled potatoes, nori fries, chicken karaage (a must-try!) and sushi rolls.

Vegetable Selection in Shaburi Unilimited Hotpot, BGC

There are more than 10 vegetables to choose from to flavor up your broths. You can experiment different combinations because you can have your broth refilled (though for the succeeding refills they use regular broth only).

Vegetables in Shaburi Unlimited Japanese Restaurant

They also have this long-stemmed mushroom (which I don't know how it's called) as well as enoki mushrooms which you are probably more familiar with. This goes well with the creamy white sauce.

Mushrooms in Shaburi Unlimited Shabu-Shabu in BGC

For those who can't survive without carbs, they have a couple of noodles to choose from -- flat ones, thin ones, and thick ones.

Noodle selection in Shaburi Japanese Restaurant
Noodle selection in Shaburi Japanese Hotpot Restaurant

Shaburi offers flavored broth for your first soup base.

Shaburi Japanese Restaurant Menu

You can choose among the following: original konbu, sukiyaki, beef pepper, chicken collagen and hot miso. However, succeeding refills are just regular broth.

Unlimited Hotpot or Shabu-Shabu in Shaburi Japanese Restaurant
Original Konbu Soup Base

Spicy Miso Broth Base for Shaburi Unlimited Hotpot
Hot Miso Soup Base

However, you can still make your soup interesting by mixing spices and experimenting on various combinations. Your creativity is the limit.

Spices and sauces in Shaburi, Uptown Mall

To further make things more enjoyable, Shaburi also supplements our hotpot experience with a considerably wide selection of drinks. They are unlimited too!

In this section, you'll also find a soft-serve ice cream machine. You can have as much ice cream as you want.

Beverage selection in Shaburi Unlimited Meat Hotpot

The meat selection is not found on the spread. You'll have to personally ask for refills from the servers. Choices of meat depend upon the type of unli-meat hotpot you availed (scroll below for the list, including the rates).

Quality of the meat was sustained throughout our stay, which is very commendable for Shaburi.

Quality meat in Shaburi Japanese Hotpot in BGC

Here's a photo of us all delighted with our Shaburi experience.

Myles Sia, Keshia Ong, Gigi Malit, Emil Ong, Gerric Gener and Renz Cheng in Shaburi

All You Can Meat Buffet Rates
Planning to dine in? Check out the rates below. The one we availed and featured in this blog post is the regular shabu, which already does the trick. However, if you want to splurge on higher quality of meat and more varieties, feel free to level up your buffet experience.


Weekday Lunch Dinner, Weekends Holiday
Regular Shabu
P599
P699
Special Shabu
P799
P899
Shaburi Wagyu
P1,249
P1,349
Special Wagyu
P1,549
P1,699

Note that there is time limit of 2 hours for your hotpot (so there goes the limit for the supposedly unlimited hotpot). However, based on our experience, the two hours are sufficient enough for you to enjoy and be all filled up.

Shaburi - Overall Ratings and Summary

Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings reflect my personal experiences on the times I dine here.
Ambiance: ★★★★
Taste: ★★★★
Service: ★★★★
Price/Value: ★★★★
Budget: refer to the buffet rates above 
No. of visits for this particular restaurant/branch - 1 || Date of latest visit - October 21, 2019

Shaburi impresses with its high-quality meat together with its sufficient variety of vegetables, spices and sauces. Frankly, I feel that the buffet experience can still be topped over by having special dishes that is uniquely Shaburi. Still, we were able to savor the authenticity of the food, and we can see ourselves going back once again in the next 3 months.

Samgyupsal still is undeniably more indulgent. However, once people realize that it can do more harm than pleasure, they'll look for some healthier alternatives. Having said this, I have a feeling that hotpot buffet will be the next big thing for 2020.

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Shaburi
Location: 4/F Uptown Mall, Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila
Service Charge: 10% before VAT


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