The Best Shabu Shabu in Singapore
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Slurp’s up! The Best Shabu Shabu in Singapore

Did you know that the name “shabu shabu” actually comes from the sound of the ingredients being swished around in the boiling broth?

Unlike steamboat places, shabu shabu is Japanese in origin. The resulting hot pot dish highlights thinly sliced, high-quality meats and fresh vegetables cooked in a flavourful broth. 

To tickle your tastebuds and senses, this guide shows some of the best shabu shabu places in Singapore you should check out.


Address: Floor 4 Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Rd, #04-62, Plaza, Singapore 238839 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6568359406

Hours: Daily, 11.30 AM–10 PM

Recommended dish: Butaniki broth (pork-based soup base)

Price: $$


Shabu shabu for lunch becomes an affordable treat at Suki-Ya with its weekday all-you-can-eat buffet. And while its meat selection is simple, its diverse soup bases make up for it.

We especially love the classic kombu (edible kelp) and creamy butaniku, with the latter tasting extra-flavourful even on its own. With fresh, clean-tasting meat and a wide variety of soup flavours, there’s something to satisfy every palate.

Pro-tip: There are kid-sized plates and cutlery for young diners.

Xiabu Xiabu

Address: Bras Basah Rd, #01-03/04 Lazada One, Singapore 189554 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6560220116

Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11 AM–9.30 PM; Friday to Saturday, 11 AM–10.30 PM

Recommended dish: Nanyang curry soup base

Price: $$


Xiabu Xiabu offers individual hotpots with two soups. Choose from six soup bases with the mushroom soup base as a compulsory mini-side dish.

We tried the stew pork tripe and chicken soup base for a soul-warming, peppery broth enriched with barley. We also opted for the Nanyang curry soup base for local flavour, a tasty homage to Singapore.

There are free-flowing noodles so watch that you don’t get full quickly!

Pro-tip: There’s a S$2 top-up fee for each soup base.

Fufu Pot

Address: Floor 6 Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Rd, #06-07, Singapore 238839 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6562502193

Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11.30 AM–10 PM; Friday to Saturday, 11 AM–11 PM

Recommended dish: Stinky tofu

Price: $$


At Fufu Pot, you can choose from eight individual broth sets including stinky tofu, collagen, tonkatsu miso, and more for less than S$10. It also offers a vegetarian option by way of the mushroom pot.

We’d like to assure future diners that the stinky tofu broth doesn’t smell at all, though it does carry earthy undertones. It resembles a Sichuan-style mala, offering sharp spiciness without numbness just to make you sweat a little.

Pro-tip: Extra-hungry? Go for the Prosperity Platter loaded with seafood like prawn, sea cucumber, fish maw, and abalone.


Address: 100G Pasir Panjang Rd #01-01Interlocal Centre, Singapore 118523 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6596894092

Hours: Monday to Saturday, 12.30–10 PM

Recommended dish: Shirobuta pork

Price: $$


With a focus on quality food, Yuzutei is a fuss-free dining experience. It offers a unique twist on shabu shabu with its signature yuzu (Asian citrus) shabu set. The broth, made by simmering chicken bones with yuzu, is light yet flavourful.

You can choose from Shirobuta (tender and marbled) pork or seafood like scallops, mussels, and prawns. The homemade dipping sauces complement the meal perfectly. 

Pro-tip: The place is slightly understaffed, so expect a bit of wait on certain days.

Shabu Jin

Address: Floor 1 Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Rd, #01 – 15, Singapore 228208 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6591371657

Hours: Daily, noon–2 PM and 6.30–10 PM

Recommended dish: A5 Wagyu

Price: $$


Shabu Jin stands out as one of Singapore’s few upscale shabu shabu speciality restaurants, offering both lunch and dinner experiences. You can choose from an assortment of cuts and appetisers for the table.

Do note that each meat order includes a set meal, with the quantity adjusted according to the number of diners.

Pro-tip: Its Niku Festival menu showcases handpicked varieties of Wagyu from different Japanese prefectures!

Tampopo Grand

Address: Floor 4 Ngee Ann City, 391A Orchard Rd, # 04 – 28, Singapore 238872 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6567352959

Hours: Daily, 11 AM–9.15 PM

Recommended dish: Kurobuta (black pig)

Price: $$


Tampopo offers a delicious kurobuta (tender, rich pork) shabu shabu set alongside its sashimi, soba, and katsu. Simmered with mushrooms and tofu, the broth is quite delicious. 

You can even take home the sliced kurobuta for a quick meal preparation!

For tuna lovers, opt for chutoro (medium fatty tuna) if otoro (fattiest tuna) is unavailable. We loved that the service staff’s recommendation was spot on with the five fresh, chunky slices we ate!

Pro-tip: You can request lo hei (tossed raw fish salad) during the lunar new year.

Shabu Shabu Gyu Jin

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Address: 100 Tras St, #03 – 10, Singapore 079027 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6565381820

Hours: Daily, 11 AM–3 PM and 6–10 PM

Recommended dish: Yuzu soup base

Price: $$


At Shabu Shabu Gyu Jin, you pay a premium for the menu, but it’s worth it for the quality of the meat. You can choose from different courses, including a light menu on weekdays and a standard weekly menu. 

Both beef and pork cuts are excellent, with the pork lacking any gaminess. The yuzu and tomato soups are fantastic, especially the piquant yuzu flavour.

Pro-tip: For a premium experience, try the Wagyu options. 

Tsukada Nojo

Address: 68 Orchard Rd, #03-81 Plaza, Singapore 238839 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6563365003

Hours: Daily, 11.30 AM–3 PM and 5–9 PM

Recommended dish: Collagen pot

Price: $$


Since 2012, Tsukada Nojo has been serving chicken collagen soup hot pots. It operates its own farm in Kyushu, ensuring organic methods and strict quality control for the chickens. 

Fresh organic vegetables are also sourced from Malaysia.

We recommend the original collagen flavour, but soup options range from sukiyaki to white miso and even a spicy variation. Choose your protein, carbs, and veggies, and witness the collagen jelly melt into a nourishing broth.

Pro-tip: The chicken nanban (marinated chicken) is a great side dish.

Shabu Sai

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Address: 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, #B1-28/29, Changi City Point, Singapore 486038 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6564449569

Hours: Daily, 11.30 AM – 10 PM

Recommended dish: Shiitake soup

Price: $$


Shabu Sai offers a Japanese-style buffet with a wide selection of vegetables, meats, and sauces. It introduces a new soup base every month, featuring unique options like mala sour vegetable.

The beef is fresh and thinly sliced, ensuring comfortable digestion after eating. The yuzu soup base is light. Additionally, you can choose a ‘yin yang’ style pot with two different flavours!

Pro-tip: Seats are limited, so it’s best to make a reservation.

Black Cow

Address: 26 Beach Rd, #B1-20 South Beach Avenue, Singapore 189768 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6563866720

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, noon–2.30 PM and 6–10 PM; Sunday, noon–2.30 PM

Recommended dish: Sukiyaki A5 Wagyu set

Price: $$$


Black Cow is a modern Japanese restaurant specialising in high-quality beef shabu shabu. The course menu includes seasonal starters, handpicked ingredients, desserts, and premium protein options.

Don’t pass up the chance to try the A5 Wagyu beef set. The beef tastes tender and clean, while the vegetables are fresh and mostly sourced from Japan.

Pro-tip: You can order garlic fried rice if you want a more filling meal.

Dashi Master Marusaya

Address: 86 Robertson Quay, #01-01 Robertson Blue, Singapore 238245 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6567320383

Hours: Monday to Friday, 12–2.30 PM and 5–11.30 PM; Saturday to Sunday, 11.30 AM–11 PM

Recommended dish: Handmade udon

Price: $$$


Dashi Master Marusaya, the flagship restaurant of the Marusaya Group, specialises in shabu shabu courses. These include appetisers, chawanmushi (savoury egg custard), assorted sashimi, seasonal dishes, dashi shabu, udon or porridge, and dessert. 

It serves thick, chewy handmade udon in the shabu shabu set and features superior dashi stock packed with umami flavour. The chef lets the natural, full-bodied flavour of the dashi shine without extra additives.

Pro-tip: The outdoor space offers a spacious layout with a beautiful river view.


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Address: 23 Serangoon Central, #B1 – 80A, Singapore 556083 (Google Maps)

Contact: +6566340029

Hours: Daily, 11 AM–10 PM

Recommended dish: Sukiyaki soup base

Price: $$


Shabu-GO is a Japanese-style hotpot restaurant offering shabu shabu sets ideal for individuals or pairs. Options include the chicken, pork, and beef sets that include half a soup base, a veggie platter, and Japanese vermicelli.  

Additionally, the pork and beef set offers pork collar, beef short plate, and mini GO-Special cuttlefish paste with corn, apart from the vermicelli and vegetables. It’s burp-worthy so bring your appetite!

Pro-tip: Additional premium soup bases require a top-up of  S$2 to S$4.