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A Few Words

Van Shabu & Bar is modern, innovative Asian Fusion hotpot, ramen, poké & sushi sports bar in the heart of Savin Hill. Boston’s hotspots are gradually spreading into Dorchester, as the formerly notorious neighborhood continues to change. The owner, Karen, opened Van Shabu & Bar with the goal of bringing different experiences to customers and adding diversity to the Dorchester restaurant scenes. Van Shabu & Bar offers a fresh change of pace to Dorchester restaurant and bar scene.

The establishment offers an exciting menu, ranging from traditional family-style hot pot and ramen with choices of savory broths to fresh high quality made-to-order poké, sushi and sashimi, all alongside a fully stocked bar maintaining the restaurant’s contemporary approach with fusion cocktails like tropical mai tais & lychee martinis.

Van's new menu is incredible! Poke bowl is delicious! Ramen bowl is amazing ! I come eat here every day if I could!

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Reviewed on Google

This place is absolutely AMAZING. I was introduced to Shabu this winter by a friend and we came here.  I didn't realize I was finding such a gem. The food is fantastic! With a great array of items to choose from you won't leave hungry. The food is fresh, the staff is super attentive and the place has a comfortable ambiance.  

Karla J.

Reviewed on Yelp

Love this place. Fresh sushi, great shabu.

Renee B.

Reviewed on Zagat