Shabu & Mein | East Cambridge Kendall Square/MIT Boston, MA

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shabu & mein is a new restaurant under the same restaurant group such as:
FUJI 1546 | B CAFE | SHABU AT QUINCY | FUJI AT KENDALL | BISTRO CHI | KAMA LOUNGE | SHABU & MEIN | FUJI AT ASSEMBLY | YOCHA

ive been to a handful of these restaurants and none of them were memorable.

as their name suggests, shabu & mein serves both shabu shabu (hot pot) and ramen along with some same plates. since ive had shabu at quincy, i just assume this one cant be too different from the other one.
so one day we just stopped by for lunch to try some ramen.

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ORIGINAL TONKOTSU (PORK) RAMEN
(Soup noodles topped with char-shu pork, mushrooms, menma, scallions, nori, black sesame garlic oil, and a soft-boiled egg)

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broth was ok, pork was on the chewy side, noodles were wayyy over done. overall, it didnt taste bad, but at $14 a bowl, there left much more to be desired.
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SPICY TONKOTSU RAMEN
(Soup noodles topped with char-shu pork, mushrooms, menma, scallions, nori, black sesame garlic oil, and a soft-boiled egg)
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same as the non-spicy version, but with the spicy sauce. the spicy sauce actually tasted strange, they did not compliment the ramen well. i would def get it non-spicy.
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conclusion: overpriced food mediocre at the best. def targets white ppl in cambridge.

tip: they offer free valet parking during dinner.

Shabu & Mein
148 1st St
Cambridge, MA 02142
East Cambridge, Kendall Square/MIT
Transit information Green Lechmere Station and 1 more station
Phone number (617) 577-7888
Business website: shabumein.com

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