Shabu-shabu Ichiban

Circuit Makati, Riverfront Drive, Carmona, Makati, Metro Manila

Shabu-shabu Ichiban
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Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 2:30p


  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 5:30p - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 5:30p - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 5:30p - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 5:30p - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 5:30p - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 5:30p - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 5:30p - 10:00p

Payment Options

American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking Lot
Kids Menu:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Good for Groups:

Most Recent Reviews

Gryselle C.
5.0 Stars

Last Saturday, my boyfriend surprised me with a dinner at Shabu Shabu Ichiban, the number one Japanese hotpot restaurant chain from Nagoya, Japan brought here by Avin Ong, Vice President and COO of Fredley Food & Beverages Inc. How authentic can that be? At first, my boyfie thought it was a simple shabu-shabu on a per order basis. It wasn’t until we were on the way when he found out that it was actually an all-you-can-eat hotpot!

There are three (3) steps to follow in ordering your meal at Shabu-Shabu Ichiban.

Step 1: Choose your soup base

There are six (6) different kinds of soup base that you can choose from; namely, Spicy Miso, Vegetable, Spicy Szechuan, Soy Milk, Red Hot Szechuan, Konbu (Seawood), Tonkotsu and Tonkotsu Soy. If you can’t choose which soup base you want, you can choose “mix” which means having two (2) different kinds of soup base. My boyfriend and I have a different taste when it comes to food. I don’t like sweet and I love spicy food. His taste, on the other hand, is completely the opposite of my taste. He likes it a little sweet and he hates spicy foods. So we decided to have it mix, as usual, and ordered Spicy Miso (Yehey!) and Tonkotsu as our soup bases. The Spicy Miso is the best for me. It tastes exactly the same as my fave hotpot restaurant in Taiwan! *happy and satisfied*

Step 2: Choose your package (one per table)

We had a hard time on this step because it took us a while to understand the list of packages listed in the menu. I had to ask a waiter to help us wth our order since I didn’t understand what the difference is between each package. So before you head over to Shabu Shabu Ichiban, let me give you an idea on the packages that they offer.

There is a total of four sets of packages. Set A is the basic package for first-timers and I would highly recommend this if it is your first time dining at Shabu Shabu Ichiban. You’ll get to have unlimited rounds of all the shabu-shabu basics: Beef Short Plate, Pork Loin, Chicken Leg Quarter, Chicken & Pork Dumplings, Chinese Cabbage Kimchi, Japanese Rice, Udon, Raw Egg and all kinds of vegetables. For your free side, get to choose between the succulent Japanese-Style Fried Chicken Wings made with different spices or one stick of Skewered Bean Paste Flavored Cutlet. Free unlimited drinks included too! The rest of the packages includes all the basics in Set A as well except you get to enjoy more unlimited dishes. For Set B, you get fresh Edamame and crunchy Shrimp Tempura. For Set C, you’ll also get unlimited servings of tender yet flavorsome Beef Chuck, fresh sushi and sashimi! Lastly, for Set D, enjoy all that Shabu-Shabu Ichiban has to offer in unlimited servings (King Crab legs included)!

Prices are as follows:
Set A : PHP 588 per head
Set B: PHP 688 per head
Set C: PHP 788 per head
Set D: PHP 1888 per head
(1 USD = PHP 48.3 as of October 9, 2016)

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Unisse C.
5.0 Stars

I first heard about Shabu-shabu Ichiban from an officemate, then from my sister. There was a deal online for this particular restaurant for lunch and dinner during weekdays that's why she mentioned it to me. But lunch was out of the question since it's all the way out in Circuit Makati. 128517 Too far for a lunch out.

One Tuesday night, since my officemate and I were both free for the night, we decided to give this place a try. My friend's never had shabu-shabu before so it was up to me to educate him. 128514

Shabu-shabu Ichiban is a Japanese steamboat/hotpot restaurant from Nagoya. It's a set type buffet hotpot. They have 4 sets for you to choose from, but everyone in the same table should order the same set.

SET A is their basic set with unlimited servings of meat and veggies. This is a good place to start for those first timers!

SET B is an upgrade, with all the items from Set A, add unlimited tempura and edamame. We got this set because we were quite enticed by the unlimited tempura. But if you're happy with just shabu shabu, it's a better deal to just go w/ Set A.

SET C is an upgrade from Set B with additional Beef Chuck sushi and sashimi, plus dessert – fried ice cream.

SET D is the king of all sets!! And by king I mean, KING CRAB LEGS!! Unlimited servings of it!! 128565

All sets include one free side order of either chicken wings or skewered bean paste cutlets. We went with the skewered cutlets and LOVED it!! 10084️ Way better than the usual fried chicken wings, which you can get elsewhere too. Hehehe! 128540

You also get unlimited refills of drinks – juices or softdrinks. 128077🏼

As for their soup stock, they have tons to choose from!! 128561 But we opted for the spicy miso and the tonkotsu one. GREAT SOUP STOCK!! 10084️ It was so flavorful, I didn't even need to use the ponzu and the peanut sauce. 128514 But my friend loved the peanut dipping sauce for the meat.

128176 PRICES (no service charge, tax inclusive)
SET A: weekdays 488/588, weekends 688
SET B: weekdays 588/688, weekends 788
SET C: weekdays 688/788, weekends 888
SET D: weekdays 1788/1888, weekends 1988

When we visited, they had an FB promo of 20% off when you post a photo of your visit, tag them and check in on FB. So it was a very well spent dinner!! 128077🏼 Happy tummies!! 128055

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