Sunday, March 6, 2011

Shabu Slim

A few weeks ago, my Filipino colleagues and I went to Central Park for a dinner. We decided to give a try this Shabu Slim restaurant that offers buffet with the price of Rp. 112.000 (plus service charge + tax) per person.

After we were escorted to our table, the waiter told us that the time to eat here is only 1 hour and 30 minutes. It shows on the paper and there's a big digital clock hanging on the wall. So, as soon as we decided what kind of broth we wanted for the shabu/hot pot (3 kind of broths: tom yum, chicken or soy bean broth), they started our time. One of my colleagues couldn't stop of looking to the digital clock, seriously it's not nice to know that our time was limited. We couldn't really enjoy our time for eating and talking because we had to cook and eat in a rush.

The conveyor belt that provide the fresh vegetable and raw meat.

Rice, the chili sauce and sweet sour sauce.

Sushi is served

The hot pot

Shabu Slim
Central Park Lower Ground floor,
Blok L Unite 213
Jl. Letjen S parman Kav. 28
Jakarta Barat,
Telephone: 56985319

Disclaimer:The review and opinion expressed here are purely according to my personal taste. There's a possibility that the taste of the food might change later on, which could affect the review and opinion here. I also affirm that no monetary or non-monetary compensation has been received from this restaurant for writing this review.


  1. You go to the most incredible places Selba. I love following you around in this 'net food' world!

  2. I experienced something similar in one Japanese restaurant in Sydney which offers All You Can Eat. We were only allowed to stay there for 1 hour!! It's delicious, but the timing system was not great, but I guess if they didn't do so, there would be too many people who would pig out and stay there for ages...hehehe;)!

  3. Uhhh, that clock thing is really a bad idea. I'd get super paranoid! That's definitely a way to ruin a dining experience, which is too bad because Shabu-shabu is so fun! And tasty!

  4. chef e: thanks for "following" me, I hope I can featured more places :)

    CG: Whoaaa.. only 1 hour? That's even less than this place. Hope the taste of food was worth with the limited time ;)

    mica: My colleague got really paranoid because of the clock, she kept looking at the clock and mentioning to us on how many more minutes we got left! hehehe...

  5. You threw me off with Central Park. I thought you were in New York and didn't tell me:)

    As for that clock thing, hmmm...what do they say, I don't think that would be enjoyable...the food looks good though...

    Thanks for sharing, Selba:)

  6. louise: Woopssss.. sorry, I should mentioned that it's Central Park mall in Jakarta, Indonesia! hahahaha... Well, they put a small paper on our table that stated when the time would be up.

  7. Hmm, that time limit is a tad disturbing. I had hot 'n' spicy hotpot in Taipei last month and similarly they had a two-hour limit.

    Luckily our Taiwanese friends took care of watching the time and we just enjoyed eating, chatting and laughing! ;)

  8. I love all the places you go to! Thanks for sharing.

  9. LFB: 2 hours? That's better than only 1 hour 30 minutes ;)

    jan: Glad to share, Jan :)

  10. Yeah, plus the Taipei hotpot place had freeflow Haagen Dazs and Movenpick ice-cream! :D

  11. LFB: What? Free flow of those ice-cream??? Wow!!! It would never ever happen here in Indonesia, believe me!!! LOL


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