J' Shabu - Closed

2680 S. Havana St.
Aurora, CO 80014


  • Daily 11:30am-2:30pm, Daily 5pm-9pm
  • $$
  • Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted
Glide a near-translucent slip of beef through a deep vessel of gurgling broth, and the sound you'll hear is shabu shabu, a swooshing hiss that's heard often at J'Shabu, a superb Japanese restaurant. Shabu shabu is a do-it-yourself proposition, a little like fondue. A server equips you with a burner, a pot of broth -- water with kale, miso, sweet soy or fish stock -- plus meats, seafood, noodles and a beautiful drift of vegetables. Drop the vegetables in first to flavor the broth, then quickly sweep the beef through the liquid, holding tight with your chopsticks all the while. Shabu shabu: It's the secret Japanese word for happiness.

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