When long time local Kevin Valaika convinced his brother, Head Chef Robert, to come to Park City three years ago, they had one thing on their mind: ... More
When long time local Kevin Valaika convinced his brother, Head Chef Robert, to come to Park City three years ago, they had one thing on their mind: skiing Utah's famous powder, and combining their many years of experience with Asian cuisine to create a unique dining experience for Park City locals and visitors. Their dream comes to you at Shabu, where they offer a freestyle blend of their favorite Asian cuisine; exciting and nourishing weary skiers from all over the world.
This is a truly great restaurant, the best we experienced in Park City, and one of the best anywhere. The service was excellent and the food was superb, imaginative and beautiful to the eye as well as the palate. We ate there last night and will return again on two more days, a rare instance where we repeat restaurants on only a one-week trip. This is not a cheap place to eat but the price was very reasonable considering the value, unlike many other overpriced restaurants in Park City. The owner greeted us after the meal and we congratulated him and encouraged him to keep up the superb standards that this restaurant has set.
Dining on Main Street, Park can be disappointing. Tourist fare can be pretentious: overworked, pseudo gourment and terribly overpriced. Shabu is a refreshing break from the mediocrity that abounds on Main St. The ingredients are fresh, entrees are innovative and the food is honest. Be sure to try one of the fun sake martinis: the 1080 is my favorite. The location is in a dated weird little mall, but the owners have done all the right things to maximize the decor.
Shabu was an amazing dining experience! The abiance is that of somthing out of the big city, right here in a small town. And the food is out of this world. Seabass that melts in your mouth, and the seafood danobe was exqusite. I highly recamend this restuarnt to any and every one.