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“Best shabu shabu ever!”

Wakana, Chuo Station West Entrance
Ranked #43 of 2,996 Restaurants in Kagoshima
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best shabu shabu ever!”
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Wakana=the best shabu shabu in Japan! I am in Tokyo now and mail order their shabu shabu cook at home set on a regular basis!

  • Visited January 2013
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Perth, Australia
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111 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 23 February 2012

This is actually one street closer to the station than the map shows It is mentioned in Lonely Planet. The menu looked pretty standard. I ordered oden, a standard winter dish. When it came it was pretty ordinary and wasn't cheap. The beer, though was nice and cold and served in a stainless steel vacuum tankard. Tasted good. On the basis of the cost and standard, I moved on. There are much classier establishments nearby with better value and surroundings

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1 Thank bariloche48
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Surrey UK
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82 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Real locals in a real local”
Reviewed 29 November 2011

A great find not far from the main station.We found our neighbours highly amusing. Claiming they could not speak English we nevertheless had two hours of conversation with two 'salarymans'. They had as many beers as we had skewers of chicken and black pork. The waiter was most helpful and even gave us an idiot's guide in English as to how to eat shabu shabu. Food was delicious and the price fantastic value. The wine we were treated to by the salarymans was ridiculously over-priced but much appreciated. As the only westerners in the restaurant we were much admired and watched: all part of the Japanese experience in an unpretentious and not over priced izakaya.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank runsinthefamily
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