The best unlimited Hot Pot and Shabu Shabu restaurants in Metro Manila
'Tis the season for warm bellies, tra-la-la-la-laaaa-laa-laaaa!
The weather’s getting cooler (and the wind blows a little bit colder) and if you’re debating whether to bring a jacket to work or not, we argue you should just bring it. It’s not a drastic change in temperature but it is enough to make us crave hot champoradoand a hefty bowl of ginataan.
In our search for all things warm and toasty as the year comes to a close, here we have 5 hot pot and shabu shabu restaurants in Metro Manila that are worth every cent:
1. Hot Pot Session
This small hot pot restaurant in Marikina is probably the best bang for your buck when it comes to solo bowls. Their cheapest bowl is only PHP 208 that includes a fixed set of shabu shabu balls, vegetables, and noodles. For a girl with a big appetite for anything warm and cozy, this solo shabu shabu bowl is certainly filling and undoubtedly inexpensive.
For unlimited shabu shabu, Hot Pot Session’s unli bowls start at PHP 488. You get to choose from over 15 different ingredients including US Beef Shortplate, Mozzarella Cheese Balls, and Fresh Tofu.
Try these: Unli A (PHP 488), Solo Pot A (PHP 208) with Mogu Tree Laksa and Ramen Noodles, Mozzarella Balls (PHP 1/gram)
Visit Hot Pot Session at 10 Lilac Building, Lilac St, Concepcion Dos, Marikina City.
Shaburi is a more traditional take to shabu shabu. With a handful of ingredients and top quality meat slices, this hot pot restaurant in BGC boasts a premium experience for anyone dining here.
The Special Shabu (PHP 799) set might just be enough for anyone craving for hot pot since it does come four special meat items, your choice of soup, and 350 grams of Shaburi’s selected fresh vegetables. But if you’re looking for something interesting to try, they also have the Shaburi Wagyu (PHP 1,249) that sets you up with an unlimited supply of Shaburi Wagyu, Special Beef, and many more.
Try these: Special Shabu (PHP 799), Shaburi Wagyu (PHP 1,249)
Visit Shaburi at 4/F Uptown Mall BGC, 36th St, Bonfiacio Global City, Taguig City.
3. Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot
Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot takes on the hot pot experience like no other. It’s the perfect place to bring all your friends and family for any kind of celebration. Besides, it satisfies everyone – hot pot lovers, sushi fans, even your younger cousin with a sweet tooth.
You have five different soup bases to choose from (including a vegetable one for your vegetarian and plant-based friends) and it doesn’t stop there. Four Seasons has four options of soup mixes (Sate, Szechuan, Tomato, and Chinese Herbs) for a more enjoyable, flavorful hotpot experience.
Try these: Sinigang Soup Base, Roasted Duck, Binusog na Lechon
Visit Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot at SM Mall of Asia, Araneta Center Cubao, and SM Southmall.
4. Tong Yang Plus
Tong Yang is a no-brainer when it comes to shabu shabu and barbecue. Because of its quality ingredients and wide range of food items, they’ve rightfully decided to open Tong Yang Plus, a premium hot pot and barbecue experience under the same group as Four Seasons, except this time, you get to mix both your love for hot soup and that year-long craving for a good barbecue experience.
For all your late night soup cravings, Shabushabuko is an unlimited barbecue and hot pot restaurant with a multitude of food options. Meat-lovers will rejoice without end at Shabushabuko’s 8 choices of beef and pork as well as unlimited side dishes that’s sure to fill you up while you’re there.