Those of you familiar with the Fenway neighborhood may know that four years ago several neighborhood restaurants tragically burned down on Peterborough Street. Since then, the Fenway locals have waited patiently for their return. Walking by to read construction signs…checking websites for updates… it felt like the day would never come.
And then it did. In the past few months, some of the former restaurants like the beloved El Pelon finally returned to their old locations while new establishments have also opened their doors. Among the openings included Swish Shabu.
Shabu refers to a Japanese cooking method. Using a table-side hot pot, individuals cook very thinly sliced meat, seafood and vegetables in a boiling Asian-style broth. Think fondue but far healthier.
While I’m no Shabu connoisseur, I am a lover of good food. And this is good food.
The menu is packed with options for everyone–from meat lovers to vegetarians, you’re sure to find something, actually many things, to enjoy. My favorites to date have been the white fish, sirloin beef, assorted mushrooms and watercress. The Tom Yum broth is my soup base of choice, as it’s the perfect combo of bold flavors–both sweet and spicy.
With reasonable prices and a delightful wait staff, this new spot in Fenway is sure to be a star in the revived strip of restaurants. Come to the Fenway ‘hood and check out Swish Shabu. You won’t regret it!
84-86 Peterborough St
Boston, MA 02215