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
- $17 for $35 worth of Japanese fare
- $25 for $50 worth of Japanese fare for four or more
The menu includes shabu-shabu, or Japanese hot pot, with meats such as chicken breast ($12.95) and boneless beef short rib ($16.95), each served with veggies, rice or noodles, and a choice of broths such as traditional beef (no charge) and Korean kimchee ($3). Shabu-Ya also serves à la carte items such as an edamame appetizer ($5.95) and a tempura maki sushi roll with shrimp and unagi sauce ($8.95).
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.
57 JFK St.
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138