Japanese Dinner for Two or $12 for $24 Worth of Hot Pot Cuisine and Kitchen Dinner Specials at Shabu-Ya Restaurant

Harvard Square

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Dining with friends makes it easier to figure out the mysteries of mealtime etiquette, such as which fork is for the salad, the soup, and clinking a glass to demand the waiter do a backflip. Ditch the excess cutlery with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

$12 for $24 worth of Japanese cuisine

$29 for a Japanese dinner for two (up to a $58.75 value)

  • One order of edamame
  • One order of gyoza
  • Two shabu-shabu entrees or kitchen special dinners
  • One ice cream dessert

The menu includes shabu-shabu, or Japanese hot pot, with meats such as chicken breast and boneless beef short rib, each served with veggies, rice or noodles, and a choice of broths such as traditional beef. Desserts include iced lychee fruit, ginger ice cream or green tea ice cream.

Shabu-Ya Restaurant

Continuing an age-old Japanese culinary tradition, Shabu-Ya specializes in shabu-shabu, or hot pot––a modern take on the steaming soups historically eaten by Genghis Khan and his armies. The café's sleekly modern interior is designed to evoke the colors and shapes of this signature dish, from vegetable-green couches to round hanging lights that recall bubbles in boiling broth. Meals can begin with seaweed-encircled sushi while diners decide which meats and veggies to simmer in a choice of shabu-shabu broths such as Korean kimchi and vegetarian mushroom. Kitchen specials also offer Black Angus rib eye or chili-marinated pork bulgoki to build hearty hot pots, and are flavorful ways to change up an all-mayonnaise diet.

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    Harvard Square

    57 JFK St.

    Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

    617-864-6868

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In a Nutshell

Morsels of prime rib, chicken, and pork boil in signature hot pots beneath bubble-like hanging lights

The Fine Print

Expires May 1st, 2013. Limit 5 per person. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Not valid for lunch. Not valid for Kobe beef or sushi. No substitutions for Japanese dinner option. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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