I have heard and read about Shabu House in J-Town so much that I decided to finally check it out the other day. Honestly, I don't know what all the hubbub is all about... I waited for an hour and a half and when seated, I felt totally rushed to finish my meal. I've decided to dedicate myself to The Boiling Pot in Pasadena. The atmosphere is so much nicer, the sauces are exceptional, they give you way more vegetables, and the beef is exactly the same as Shabu House except they charge a little more for the meat, but I am willing to pay a few dollars more just so I dont have to wait one to two hours only to be rushed. They also have other things on their menu..I definitely recommend the desserts! Last but not least, you can feel that the staff truly appreciate your business and once you become a regular there, the chef would make you something special off the menu or have a few sakes with you!