Ganso-Shabuway

5/F East Wing, Shangri-La Plaza, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Ganso-Shabuway
3.9
4.0 Stars

33 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 12
  • 4 stars 9
  • 3 stars 10
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 1
  • 37 Reviews
  • 31 Recommend
  • 33 Reviewers
Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6326557812

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

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Most Recent Reviews

Jay T.
5.0 Stars

"Ting tong tang ting"
- pokemon theme song in chinese

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Butch G.
5.0 Stars
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Japanese Shabu-shabu is not overly seasoned and food is always fresh. We were treated to angus beef plates for their 5th anniversary.

We got the spicy miso and regular miso broth. Rice is unlimited.

Happy fifth year anniversary Ganso shabuway! The staff who attended to us were very accomodating and courteous (Johann, Ana and Dino)

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Gino G.
5.0 Stars

Wow grabe firstime ko kumaen sa ganzo shabuway para akong iwan diko alm gagawin ko sa pagkaen nakahapag sa akin hehe lulutuin pala sya hehe it was fun ang sarap and healty ng food sa pag balik ko dun magsasama ako kasi hindi ko kayang ubusin pala kala ko kaya ko buti nlng pwede ko sya e take out 128522128522128522128522

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Jb A.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Caroline R.
4.0 Stars

My sister and I are loyal customers of Ganso-Shabuway. The resto serves good Thinly sliced US angus beef that pairs well together with fresh Vegetables! Which I must say are extremely good dipped in their special peanut-like sauce. You can also request for complimentary cold tea to flush those toxins away! Overall, t'was a healthy and fulfilling meal. Recommendable!

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Julie J.
4.0 Stars

My family loves hot pot / shabu shabu so much so I bought some Super sulit 50% off vouchers from a group buying site! Woohoo 128525

We got the USDA Choice Angus Beef set for P1,685, the beef plate came with choice of broth, veggie and mushroom plate, dipping sauces ( peanut sauce 128525) and unlimited rice...the beef was really fresh and yummy but thinly sliced and kinda bitin that we had to order another small plate 128514 we got their spicy broth on one side and the regular one on the other, both were tasty and the veggies were fresh.

Service was slow, I think they were under staffed that day 128533 they messed up the table numbers and handed us the wrong bill 128529 Oh well... Good thing the food was delicious!

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Marc David M.
3.0 Stars

Bitin si Chloe and so were we.

Probably because were used to unli hotpot and hotpot sets just don't cut it. Want more meat? Order extra.. It gets really expensive. I'd rather pay P700 per head and go all out on the fat beef and shrimps. Skip the veggies altogether 128514.

Their appetizers were so-so. The Karaage tasted like bicho-bicho. The Tempura were all breading. 128532

I'm lovin' their Sesame Sauce though. Total life saver. I could eat even just the breading when dipped in this. 128077

***Didn't get to claim the looloo special due to the use of MetroDeal voucher*** Sayang I was wearing the looloo shirt pa naman 128513

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Cindz C.
5.0 Stars

A non believer in me made me a believer. I was hesitant at first but when i tried their wagyu set all i can say is wow. 850 pesos good for 2 and boy it was a treat that made me smile. This is the best shabu shabu that i ever tasted i will not hesitate to try it again every time i will be in rockwell.

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Abbey A.
4.0 Stars

I remember eating here for my parents' anniversary two years ago and I hated it! I felt so bad cause I was the one who suggested the place and most of the food we ate when we dined that time was bland... And I vowed never to return again.

But I had no choice but to go back cause my lolo wanted to eat here for dinner 3 weeks ago and holy moley!!! Things have changed. And everything is so flavorful! We had some sliced beef (I think it was wagyu but I'm not sure hehe) and an assortment of seafood for our hot pot. The beef was so good! Plus chicken karaage and tofu for appetizers.

Would probably go back hehe but I wanna try other restaurants I haven't tried in Shang yet first! 128077

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Micah R.
3.0 Stars

Not really worth it if you want hot pot. Shabu shabu is way better

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Madeleine A.
4.0 Stars

I can't believe it. After having told myself that I wouldn't miss another looloo special the way I missed Ganso-Shabuway's previous special on the Buy 1 Take 1 Wagyu Beef Set, I managed to let it slip under my nose again. As I write my second review for the same restaurant at the same branch for the first time (yes, this had to be said. I promised myself I'd only review a restaurant branch once, but this called for a special second review, on the same day we visited.), I am sitting here, slack jawed with nothing to say... I have once again managed to miss the looloo special, this time on the free Gyoza for a minimum spending of Php 800. Jeez Louise.

Ever the indecisive ones, Ramon L and I were contemplating on whether to eat at Woo Galbi or Watami because we were craving Korean/Japanese. Having gone on only a waffle from the cafeteria for breakfast, and having to stay longer in school to attend meetings during lunch hour, we were already starving by 2pm. My hyperacidity had started to act up again, and while on our way to Woo Galbi, we chanced upon Ganso-Shabuway and decided to eat there instead. How typical of me and Ramon to choose something that was not among the options.

Anyway, spur of the moment decisions always have their benefits, especially when we found out that Ganso has introduced new menu items, as well as two new broths to savor. We picked out Set C UDSA Choice Angus Beef (Set for 2, Php 895) which includes the beef plate, our choice of broth, the all-new vegetable and noodle plate, unlimited rice and their homemade dipping sauces. I also ordered the Agedashi Tofu (Php 168) thinking that it would be served quickly. My hyperacidity was already beginning to cripple me with pain, and I needed to down something fast.

It was only after the beef platter came that I remembered that the food they were serving was raw and that we'd cook it by ourselves on the table. That is, after all, the reason why you go to a hotpot restaurant in the first place. Needless to say, the tofu came last, and I was already too full from eating to even eat half of a piece.

We sampled their newest broths -- the wakame seaweed and the ginger chicken broth. The wakame was similar to the traditional seaweed broth, except the flavor was stronger. The ginger chicken broth was reminiscent of tinola as Ramon described it. The flavors are actually very mild, and you don't really taste it unless you drink the soup (I would say this is partly because I am addicted to their ponzu and peanut sauce, and would dunk absolutely anything and everything in them). I do like them more than the original ones, though. It was the first time that we nearly finished the broth that the waiter figured that we needed a refill. He refilled it without our asking.

To be more specific, the vegetable and noodle platter included Napa cabbage, watercress, onion leeks, pumpkin and carrots. It also had udon and ramen noodles, shiitake mushroom balls, crab egg dumplings, fish cakes, narutomaki, and the strange-looking konnyaku.

All of that for Php 895? That's a steal! And did the menu say that it was good for two? I think they meant three. Even Ramon couldn't finish everything we ordered. We couldn't even if we badly wanted to. In fact, we needed some downtime because of all that we ate.

Oh, about the tofu. They serve two big chunks of tofu, but I didn't like it because 1) it was the last to be served, so I assumed that the tofu would still be hot from the frying, and 2) that the sweet soy dipping sauce that it came with would be chilled. I like it better that way. Anyway, for future reference, forget about the tofu and enjoy your shabu-shabu!

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Eva O.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Catherine L.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Raymond L.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Madeleine A.
4.0 Stars

I've come to realize that there are a few things I regret in life, and perhaps one of them is missing out on the looloo special of the Buy 1 Take 1 on the 150g Wagyu Beef Set when I ate here. I love to review on looloo, but I am never able to make it a point to check for specials before I dine at any restaurant. It's too bad because the deal sounds pretty good to me! Sigh.

Anyway, Ramon L and I ordered our usual, the Shabu Shabu Set A (Php 985), which includes 250g of USDA Meyer Natural Angus Beef, 2 Vegetable Plate A, 2 Cups of Rice, 2 Dipping Sauces (sesame and ponzu), and our Choice of Broth (Traditional Seaweed or Spicy Miso). We asked for half and half.

The tables are quite big, but you'll need the space for all the bowls, plates and condiments that the staff hands you. Of course, there's also the hot pot cooking in the middle.

To be honest, I'm not quite fond of their broth. I find the traditional seaweed broth too plain, and even bland at times. There's even only one small strip of seaweed in the broth, and while I don't expect the broth to be full of seaweed, I think it would be a good indication of flavor to have more. The spicy miso is just okay. I'm not fond of miso-based soup either, and the chili isn't that strong unless you crush them some more. Mon's not that big of a fan of spicy food as I am though, so I kept it as is.

The vegetable plate was served first, and it consists of Napa cabbage, carrots, spinach, enoki mushrooms and tofu. The plate is too big for me to finish on my own, but I do appreciate how they give two servings of it in the set, because Mon lets me have more of his mushrooms since he knows how much I love them. The vegetables were fresh, too!

The meat was served in paper thin slices, but each slice was pretty big. I wish they cut it into smaller pieces so we could enjoy more of it, because the tendency was to eat everything especially after it's already been cooked. In high temperature, the meat can cook in about a minute. Any more than that and the meat gets tough.

My favorite part of every visit in Ganso-Shabuway is their dipping sauces. I love the sesame and ponzu sauces so much that I not only dip the meat on them, but the vegetables too! The waiters also serve an assortment of condiments to improve the flavor of each sauce, and you can ask them to mix it for you in case you don't know how to do it. Personally though, I like it just the way it is. The tartness of the ponzu complements the sweetness of the sesame sauce perfectly, and I just can't have enough of it!

The looloo special expires in 36 days. I think I'll need to make the trip to sample the Wagyu Beef within that time...

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Louise Y.
2.0 Stars

I disliked it.

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Joy Vee A.
3.0 Stars

My "first" Ramen after the last incident at Ramen Bar (massive migraine, & palpitations - June 6). Yes this is a shabu-shabu house and I ordered Ramen. Already tried Ikkuryo and dameng nakapila sa Watami. So, not sorry I ordered Ramen at Ganso. It was a LARGE serving of Kurobota Miso Ramen (a little spicy broth, a lot of mushrooms, veggies but I was digging to get the noodles. I was just expecting just a big bowl of Ramen for the P328+SC but happy with the outcome. Im not the best person to review on Ramen cuz I've never been to Japan, yet.

127836 if you have other orders this is good for 2-3.

No Wifi. Accepts Credit Card. Knowledgeable Staffs. Fast Service.

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Pachie S.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Kristle M.
4.0 Stars

Their Mango Mochi Tempura is so good! You can get 4 pieces of it for only Php80. 128077128523

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Kristle M.
4.0 Stars

Large servings. Good stuff.
Ganso Shabuway is a nice place to fill in those empty stomachs. Pricing is okay and the food tastes really good. I was really satisfied with their Beef Tepanyaki Rice Bowl and Beef Shoyu Ramen (which will be cooked and simmered in front of you). We also tried their yummy Mango Mochi Tempura. 128077

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