Gyu Jin, Tsim Sha Tsui
For some people, comfort food means french fries, mac and cheese, fried chicken and cakes. What comforts me the most though is hot pot (or shabu shabu as we call it). There’s nothing like that warm soup of delicious broth and spices running down from my throat to my stomach giving me a warm hug from within. lol.
Gyu Jin Shabu Shabu and Sukiyaki was simply the perfect conclusion to a tiring day walking around the streets of Hong Kong. It was delicious, satisfying and UNLIMITED. Woo hoo!
We found Gyu Jin inside the 7th floor of iSquare, Nathan Road. We got there around 6pm I think while there were not many people around yet. I believe they were just about to open for their dinner menu.
This is their menu. This is a buffet so you can order as much as you want.
One catch though – all of you seated in the table has to get the same set menu. This makes sense because each table only has one big pot for sharing.
Jeff got us the third set which is the Kagoshima Kurobuta and Supreme Wagyu Course Dish (HKD349 + 10% Service Charge). I was super excited because Shabu Shabu + Wagyu sounded like heaven to me.
Also, you get to choose what kind of broth you want from their various selection at first. I remember choosing the beef one. After that, broth refills will be vegetable broth which is pretty good too. If you want a refill of your original broth, you can request it for an additional HKD5 per person.
There were lots of choices between greens, mushrooms, meat balls and other vegetables.
I personally prefer putting lots and lots and lots of spices on my soup. I looooove garlic and sate. Jeff doesn’t put anything at all in his 😐 Where is the fun in that.
I NEVER eat rice in a buffet. It makes me too full to eat any of the other dishes. LOL.
Here is the star of the show! They gave us two trays pf Wagyu Strips per order. Don’t worry because they do not skimp on the amount of meat regardless of how many times you order. We went through six trays! (That was probably a bad idea because we could hardly breathe after). Each bite was a delicious burst of meaty flavor!
It takes less than a minute to cook a strip of meat because its so thinly sliced. Take care not to overcook them.
For dessert, they have four choices of Haagen-Dazs Ice cream! I wonder why I can’t find Haagen-Dazs in the Philippines anymore.
I wasn’t able to take pictures of the drinks but they do offer some local canned soft drinks and teas.
They don’t have a washroom inside so you have to go out to the mall’s washroom which is pretty near the restaurant anyway.
The place was already cramped at around 7pm (on a weekday)! Make sure you go there early to avoid waiting in line. The service was pretty good when we went there but I could see how they were quite under manned and struggling as soon as the customers started to swarm in.
Would I want to go back there? Definitely yes!
Gyu Jin is located at
7th Fl. iSquare Mall,
Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Lunch 12:00NN – 5:00PM
Dinner 6:00PM – 11:00PM