Best Japanese hot pot: Spring Shabu Shabu
The herculean effort needed to drop your wafer-thin slice of meat into a steaming pot of spicy pork bone broth pays off handsomely at Spring Shabu Shabu. Supplement your chosen protein by loading up on veg and noodles at the buffet, and cook them to taste at your table. There’s nothing — nothing at all — wrong with cook-it-yourself Korean BBQ, but this is a lovely, lighter alternative. It’s a cheap thrill too, at around $7 for a tray of fresh shellfish and fillets (aka the seafood combo).