Shabu Japanese Fondue opened its door in Winter 2009.
The first of its kind in Midtown Sacramento, Shabu provides traditional
Japanese-style hot pot, serving only the finest ingredients, quality meat,
fresh seafood, and vegetables. Broths and sauces are house-made and made daily.
Its Midtown location ensures close proximity to local markets, which provide
access to fresh ingredients.
The name, Shabu, is simple and to the point. The familiar swishing sound when
moving vegetables and delicately-sliced meat through the broth is where the dish
gets its name, therefore being named the sound produced from the cooking process.
Shabu-shabu is meant to be eaten slowly, allowing friends and family to get
together to cook together.
John Voong started working in the restaurant industry at an early age.
He worked for a number of years at Osaka Sushi in Elk Grove and Woodland,
starting out as a busboy and quickly promoted to server, chef, then general manager.
John possesses an enormous joy in sharing his love for food with others.
With an entrepreneurial mindset and love for Japanese cuisine, John is committed to bringing a
fresh, healthy, and interactive dining experience to Midtown Sacramento. He feels Midtown is a
great place to introduce this new food adventure because
"a place like this doesn't exist in Sacramento." John emphasized, "I feel like
Sacramentans are ready for something new."
John is accredited for developing most of the dishes on the menu. He is focused on
continuing to offer superior service and sublime dishes for the enjoyment of his patrons.