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Mums - Home of Shabu Shabu
Mums - Home of Shabu Shabu

Mums - Home of Shabu Shabu

7.410 reviews
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Japanese, Breakfast & Brunch, Cafe
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Kimpton Buchanan Hotel, 1800 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 931-6986
http://mumssf.com
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For the past 28 years, Mums (formerly named Cafe Mums) has been serving customers from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world. Conveniently located in San Francisco's Japantown at ... Read more
the Hotel Tomo (formerly named Miyako Inn). Mums has been known for its Japanese-style and American Cuisines. In addition, we are one of the first restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area to serve Shabu-shabu, now making us the Home of Shabu-shabu since 1995.

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Sunnyvale
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The AYCE (all you can eat) shabu shabu is awesome! Just keep the plates coming guys! No, but really, this is a restaurant located inside Hotel Tomo. I was here with my friend's family on a Saturday afternoon and it was pretty empty. I swear we had the waitress/waiter coming to our table every 15 minutes haha. Don't forget to grab a pitcher of beer! Ahhhh...then go walk off your food baby at the Japan Town shopping plaza.

There is no soup base in the pots, as you may be used to from patronizing other shabu-shabu joints. Here, it's just water in the pot. You use one of your bowls to put the food that's cooked that you want to eat. The other bowl is for you to make your own dipping sauce. You can choose either sesame or ponzu -- both are on the table. I gravitate towards the sesame + daikon bits and scallion. There's also garlic, jalapeno slices, and a spicy red sauce (kind of like gochuchang). Delicious!

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Austin

Great all you can eat/drink place with a lively atmosphere. The shabu shabu was good, with large portions that you can refill as much as you like.

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San Diego

Located inside of Hotel Tomo in Japantown. We were staying at the hotel, so we opted for Mum's out of convenience. They offer all you can eat shabu shabu for $25 + tax + auto-gratuity. The broth is water based instead of soup based. It was really bland, so the flavors in the meat and veggies were kind of lacking. We just ended up adding a lot of scallions, ponzu, and peanut sauce to everything. I thought it would be comparable to Chinese hot pot "huo guo," which is very flavorful. Such a bummer!

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San Jose

Every time we come to San Francisco, Japan Town we pretty much always come here to eat. Their service is amazing and their food is always delicious, definitely recommend it here.

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San Jose

DELICIOUS DELICIOUS AYCE SHABU-SHABU - what more can you ask for??? My family usually comes for lunch on the weekends, and it's generally not too busy. This means bring.all.the.meat.in.your.kitchen.to.us.thx. The meat here is delicious and the service is decent - highly recommended.

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Los Angeles

How can it get any better than good quality all you can eat shabu shabu? there's an all you can drink beer and sake option. SPEC-TA-CU-LAR.

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Corona
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Tried this place out with a few friends while in SF. It's ok, all you can eat, very loud very divey place. We did not go for the all you can drink menu but we did have a beer. Meat is ok, selection limited. If you want to get get drunk, then the food might taste better. I would go somewhere else. I can see why college kids would be attracted to this joint!

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Hong Kong

Decent food. Good vibe. Space could be better.

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Aliases: Mums Restaurant and Bar

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