Enjoy the ultimate in shabu-shabu in a quiet corner of Roppongi

SHAVU SHAVU

SHAVU SHAVU
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In an elegant space
hidden on one of Roppongi's side streets

Experience the ultimate in shabu-shabu,
served with ponzu from a recipe kept secret for 25 years.

On a small road just off Roppongi Dori is a restaurant that stands out from its surroundings - Shavu Shavu.

Customers that make their way here often hesitate a moment when they see it, wondering if this classy-looking place is really a shabu-shabu restaurant.

Owner and chef Yusuke Kashiwagi says that this was his goal, to create something that "didn't look like a shabu shabu restaurant" in order to offer his visitors a pleasant little surprise when they arrived.

Once inside, you see something else truly original - shabu shabu pots laid out for each individual guest. Kashiwagi explains why.

"This area has a lot of visitors from other countries and people entertaining clients, so I thought they would be happy if they could order individual servings. You don't often see single-serving pots, which is a big part of what makes us special."

Parititions can be moved to create private rooms that can accomodate parties anywhere from two to ten customers, just adding to the appeal.

Customers dine in this elegant atmosphere on shabu-shabu, served with ponzu made from a secret recipe Kashiwagi inherited from his father.

It enjoys great popularity in Osaka, where his father has been serving it to customers for more than 20 years. Kashiwagi wanted to spread the word even further, so he quit his job at a brokerage to open the restaurant here in Roppongi.

After careful consideration of the differing tastes of people in Tokyo and Osaka, he finally arrived at the perfect recipe.

All of the sauces are made in house, and to ensure diners thoroughly enjoy the carefully-created flavours of those sauces, they dip their meat only in a simple konbu dashi broth.

The secret ponzu recipe is what makes Shavu Shavu what it is. Dipping a slice of rich, juicy kuroge beef into that tart ponzu nectar brings out the subtle essense of the meat in a truly striking way.

They also offer a rich array of other sauces too, from an aromatic sesame and a gentle soy milk sauce, to a sweet and tart tomato sauce, giving a new face to traditional Japanese meat-based cuisine.

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Owner Profile

Yusuke KashiwagiYusuke Kashiwagi

Born in Osaka, 1984.
With a father who was a restaurant manager, Kashiwagi has been immersed in the restaurant world for as long as he can remember. Graduated from Kansei Gakuin University, and worked for a brokerage firm for five years. Became a restauranteur after deciding that more people should try his father's recipes. Opened Shavu Shavu, his first restaurant, in Roppongi in 2013.

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Interview

What is important in running a business?
At first, you just need courage. You just have to decide if you're going to do it or not. My philosophy is to reflect on what I do, but never regret it. When you make a life decision, you have to decide if you accept what will happen.

In the future I'd like to get into a different business, maybe even overseas, but for now I'm committed to getting this restaurant off the ground.
What are you aiming for?
Basically I want to offer delicious food and create a relaxed atmosphere.

I'm always thinking about how to make sure that my customers enjoy the time they spend here.
What do you do on your days off?
My work is kind of like my hobby, so I don't do anything that special, but I got married last year so I try to spend as much time as I can with my wife.

When I was in university I played American football, so I want to keep myself moving.

Restaurant Info

Restaurant NameSHAVU SHAVU
SHAVU SHAVU
AreaNishiazabu / Roppongi / Azabujuban
Cuisineすき焼き・しゃぶしゃぶ
Opening day31st July, 2013
Hours of Operation Lunch:From 11:30- (Last order 16:30)
Dinner:From 17:30- ( Last order 23:00)
Closed Irregular Holidays
Budget
Dinner:¥6,500~
Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, JCB, Amex, Diners Club)
Service charge-
Cover Charge¥350
AtmosphereQuiet
Children Permitted
Websitehttp://shavu-shavu.com/
Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/pages/SHAVU-SHAVU/456336157789550?fref=nf
Seating/Facilities
Capacity 12 seats
Seat area

Sofa seating available

Couple's seating available

Private Rooms Available

*Semi-private tables available for parties from 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10.

Private party Available

*Parties: 16 seats

Smoking Separate smoking area
Parking Available

*Coin parking available nearby.

Services
ReceptionistReceptions/Business Dinners
Characteristics

Others

Can vehicles be arranged?Yes
Vegetarian Possible
Foreign Language Menu Available

*English

Foreign Language Speaking Staff Available

*English

Religious Food Restrictions Possible

*Please inquire

AddressWesta Roppongi 1st Floor, 7-21-7 , Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0032
Access■5 minutes walk from Roppongi St. on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya and Toei Oedo lines.
LunchPork shabu-shabu lunch¥980(税込)
Beef shabu-shabu lunch¥1,250(税込)
Available wines

Approx. 8 types

Available sakes

Approx. 3 types

Available Cocktails

Approx. 5 types

Available whiskies

Approx. 4 types

Available beers

Approx. 1 types

Available shochus

Approx. 9 types

White Wine NEWTON Chardonnay 2013 ¥4,700
Red Wine Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Restaurant Interior