I’m not the biggest hot pot fan but when it’s Japanese style hot pot, I’m game. We finally went to try out Nabebugyo. They’re located close to Vij’s.
Hours are slightly obscured due to all the steam permeating to the glass windows.
We dropped in on a Friday evening (around 6:30pm). The place was busy so we put wrote our names on the waiting list (you can choose to sit at the counter or tables). Wait time wasn’t bad and they take your order before you get seated (just like in Japan). Service is good but a tad quiet. Like the whole jug of water that they provide at every station.
The menu is small with 10 hot pot options and three ramen nabe options. Cute that they explain how to cook your meal on the back page.
Both lunch and dinner options come with a bowl of rice and seaweed salad (it’s a bite sized portion). For dinner, you also get dessert (choose from four ice cream flavours).
I did like the shirataki and all the vegetables but found the beef slices were very average.
Broth was flavourful but leans toward the sweeter side.
Udon noodles are medicore; take them out right away or else they’ll overcook.
The sliced pork was waaaaaaay better than the beef; tender and more satisfying bite.
Really liked the ramen noodles.
They were much more satisfying than the udon noodles and really soaked up the broth.
Hit the spot. I’ll have to suggest Nabebugyo next time someone wants hot pot.
Nabebugyo Hot Pot Cuisine
3190 Cambie Street