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9 Hotpot & Shabu-Shabu Restaurants In Metro Manila: Enjoy Fresh Meat, Veggies, & Hot Savory Broths

Hotpot & Shabu-Shabu Restaurants

Now that it’s monsoon season, most of us crave dishes that could warm our stomachs during the cold weather. Luckily, plenty of hotpot and shabu-shabu restaurants offer fresh meat and veggies in flavorful broths throughout the metro.

Just in case you’re wondering, the difference between the two is how you cook the ingredients. With hotpot, you dump everything together in the steaming broth while you only cook spoonfuls for shabu-shabu. Regardless of how you’d want to enjoy delicious noodles and soup, here are restos around the metro you could visit:

How does a shabu-shabu restaurant work?

When you walk inside a shabu-shabu restaurant, you’ll see that the tables are each installed with a huge pot of simmering broth in the middle. Depending on the restaurant, you get to choose your ingredients from the meat to the variety of vegetables. Usually, these ingredients are all laid out buffet style, so you can choose what you like.

After making your selections, you’re now free to add in your ingredients to make the perfect soup dish. And ICYDK, “shabu-shabu” means “swish-swish”, which refers to the sound being made when the ingredients are stirred back and forth in the pot – a playful term for a playful way to cook.

In addition to your ingredients, different types of condiments and sauces will be provided to add extra flavor to your bites. This can be ponzu (citrus soy sauce), chili paste, and/or sesame sauce. You’re welcome to add in carbs, too, such as rice and noodles.

It’s a communal and interactive way to eat as you’re the one in control. You can customize everything according to your preferences. It’s like having a tasty adventure right in front of you.

How much are shabu-shabu restaurants in Manila?

Rates for shabu-shabu restaurants in Manila may vary depending on where you go and what’s included in the meal package. On average, you can expect to pay around P500 (~USD8.85) to P1,500 (~USD26.56) per person for a satisfying shabu-shabu experience.

Some places may offer more premium options, such as Wagyu beef or fresh seafood, which could bump the price a bit higher. In general, shabu-shabu restaurants in Manila cater to a range of budgets, making it a fantastic choice for a delicious and interactive dining experience with friends or family.

1. Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo – serves chicken collagen broth

Beauty hotpot from Bijin Nabe
Image credit: Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo Philippines via Facebook

Who would’ve thought that there’s a hot pot broth that can apparently make you more beautiful? If you’re curious, drop by Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo for their famous chicken collagen broth. According to some beauty experts, consuming collagen also replenishes what’s in our bodies and can make you youthful.

Try out their fresh meat, veggies, and seafood selection in this “beauty hotpot.” The collagen is from the highly-prized Jidori chicken, the wagyu of poultry meat.

Address: Missouri Building, Greenhills Mall, 2nd, Missouri Street, Metro Manila
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am-9pm | Sun 10am-9pm


Address: Level 2, S Maison, Conrad Manila, Pasay, Metro Manila
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily

Bijin Nabe Facebook | Instagram

2. Ganso-Shabuway – Japanese-style hotpot

Half and half broth set
Image credit: Ganso-Shabuway Philippines via Facebook

The hotpot you’ll get at Ganso-Shabuway has distinct Japanese flavors. They have spicy miso and traditional seaweed broths, coupled with thinly sliced beef, pork, chicken, and tofu as well as a wide variety of vegetables you could add to achieve fuller flavors.

Aside from the slightly different cooking methods, another big difference between Japanese and Chinese shabu-shabu is their dipping sauces. Ganso-Shabuway has a light and tangy one to complement savory meat and another that is thicker and primarily made of shoyu (Japanese soy sauce) and garlic to add more umami to your food.

Greenbelt 5
Address: 5 Greenbelt Drive, Legazpi Village, Makati, Metro Manila

Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Drive, Makati

EDSA Shangri-La
Address: 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong

Opening hours: 11am-9pm, Daily
Contact: 0917 541 8181 | Ganso Shabuway’s website

Ganso-Shabuway Philippines Facebook | Instagram

3. Nabe Japanese Izakaya + Hotpot – drink and dine with family & friends

Hotpot at Nabe Izakaya

Image credit: Nabe Unlimited Japanese Hotpot via Facebook

Usually, people drink someplace else before dropping by shabu-shabu restaurants for some warm soup. But, at Nabe Japanese Izakaya + Hotpot, you can drink and dine at the same spot. They offer unlimited meat and soup bases, so you’ll have plenty to try.

For the alcohol, you may choose from local beers and Japanese brands such as Asahi Super Dry, Sapporo, and Suntory. They also have sake and whisky for hard liquor enthusiasts. You may also add solo orders for sushi and sashimi, which are also top-tier pulutan (bar chow).

Address: 780 Banawe St., Brgy. Sienna, Quezon City
Opening hours: 11am-2am, Daily
Contact: 0969 197 4507

Ayala Vertis North
Address: Level 4, Japan Town, Ayala Malls Vertis North
Opening hours: 11am-9pm, Daily
Contact: 0927 997 4169

Sky Ranch Tagaytay
Address: Unit 6A Sky Ranch Tagaytay-Nasugbu Hwy, Cavite
Opening hours: 10am-9pm, Daily
Contact: 0915 073 3440

Nabe website| Facebook | Instagram

4. Healthy Shabu-Shabu – vegetarian hotpot

Vegetable set and a plate of pork

Image credit: Healthy Shabu Shabu via Facebook

Other hotpot and shabu-shabu restaurants sometimes treat veggies as an afterthought, but at Healthy Shabu-Shabu, they highlight fresh leafy greens. Those with dietary restrictions will best enjoy their vegetable set.

This restaurant also serves a healthy version of halo-halo made with fresh watermelon, kiwi, and mangoes. Natural sugars in fruits are better than artificially sweetened ingredients, so you can enjoy a dessert that’s actually better for you.

Address: Alabang Town Center, ​​Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa
Opening hours: 11am-10pm, Daily
Contact: (02) 8850 6976

Address: Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Drive, Makati
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 0917 867 4644

​​Address: 18 ADB Ave, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: (02) 7914 1028

SM Aura
Address: 26th Street, Corner McKinley Pkwy, Taguig
Opening hours: 11am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 0917 598 0854

Healthy Shabu-Shabu Facebook | Instagram  

5. Miyazaki Gyu – serves authentic wagyu beef

Wagyu selections at Miyazaki Gyu

Image credit: Miyazaki Gyu PH via Facebook

Miyazaki Gyu proudly serves prized wagyu from Miyazaki Prefecture in Japan. You can enjoy its melts-in-your-mouth taste in steak form or dip it in flavorful broths.

They also serve premium dishes, such as high-grade sushi, other steak cuts, and fresh sides for shabu-shabu. If you want a luxurious hotpot meal, this is the right place.

Address: One McKinley Place, Podium Level, 26th St between 3rd & 4th Ave, Taguig
Opening hours: 11am-11pm, Daily
Contact: (02) 8831 1006

Miyazakii Gyu PH Facebook

6. Jiang Nan Hotpot – open until 2AM in Makati

Shabu-shabu set at Jiang Nan Hotpot

Image credit: Jiang Nan Hotpot via Facebook

Sudden craving for a steaming hot soup is something that people who had too many to drink would understand. At Jiang Nan Hotpot, you’d have a solid two-hour window to slurp on some Chinese hotpot after midnight.

This spot in the middle of Makati serves all the savory flavors of Chinese cuisine that are genuinely delectable, sober or not.

Address: 223 Nicanor Garcia, Bel-Air, Makati City
Opening hours: 10am-2am, Daily
Contact: (02) 8983 7134 | Jiang Nan Hotpot’s  website

Jiang Nan Hotpot Facebook | Instagram

7. Tong Yang – unlimited hotpot in convenient locations

Meat choices at the unlimited hotpot buffet

Image credit: Tong Yang, SM Mall of Asia via Facebook

Tong Yang has more than a dozen branches located in well-known malls. If you’ve never tried hotpot before, this restaurant is a good starting point since the whole place is far from intimidating.

This chain restaurant is an eat-all-you-can buffet, which means you can try out plenty of meat, veggies, and broth combos for a fixed price. Their rates vary slightly per branch and range from P499-P738 (~USD9.46- ~USD14.00) for adults. Meanwhile, the buffet rate for kids depends on their height and costs around P168-P418 (~USD3.19- ~USD7.93).

SM Mall of Asia
Address: Level 1, North Wing Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay
Opening hours: 11am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 0917 654 3888

Tong Yang SM Mall of Asia Facebook

8. Rolling Panda Unlimited Hotpot & Grill – unlimited Chinese hotpot and grill

Image credit: Rolling Panda Unlimited Hotpot & Grill via Facebook

From the name itself, the Rolling Panda Unlimited Hotpot & Grill is an all-you-can-eat restaurant that offers a range of meats, seafood, and vegetables. And you’re free to choose up to three different broths to go with your selections.

You can also up your hotpot experience with a side of grilled dishes such as Beef Kebab and Chicken Wings.

According to reviews, the restaurant is deemed “kid-friendly” as they offer high chairs, snacks, and dessert options that’ll be popular among the young ones.

Rates start at P599 (~USD10.61) per person. Kids below the height of 4ft 6″ and seniors aged 75 years and up get discounted prices.

Address: 1235 E Rodriguez Sr. Ave, Cor Alabama, Quezon City
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 11am-10pm | Fri-Sun 11am-11pm
Contact: (02) 8733 7711

Rolling Panda Unlimited Hotpot & Grill Facebook | Instagram

9. Hottae Unlimited Shabushabu – open for 24 hours daily

Image credit: Hothae Unlishabushabu via Facebook

Hottae Unlimited Shabushabu is another restaurant you can check out if you get a sudden craving for something hot and savory. This shabu-shabu restaurant serves a range of frozen meats and fresh vegetables for your hotpot.

Additionally, they offer a variety of Korean dishes such as kimbap (rolls) and tteokbokki (rice cakes) that you can try together with the hotpot. And if you live near Malate or Makati, you can get some of their dishes delivered to your doorstep through GrabFood.

The restaurant is open 24/7, so feel free to drop by their Malate branch any time you feel like it.

Address: 614 Julio Nakpil St., Malate, Manila
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily
Contact: (02) 8641 1640 | 0995 015 0742

Hottae Unlimited Shabushabu Facebook

Hotpot & Shabu-Shabu in Metro Manila

Sipping warm broth on rainy days brings a cozy feeling, like sitting by the fire in freezing weather. We think that’s why hotpot and shabu-shabu restaurants have been around for ages and why we’re all so fond of them. It’s a great thing we have a lot of choices around the metro whenever we crave shabu-shabu.

For more food guides, check out Cebu City restaurantsMexican restaurants in Metro Manila, and restaurants in Baguio.

Cover image adapted from: Ganso-Shabuway Philippines, Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo Philippines via Facebook

Article originally published by Ella Enriquez on June 2022. Last updated by Jaya Fanoga on April 2024. 


Ella Enriquez

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