It's cold outside. Eat Shabu SHabu!

Shabu-shabu (しゃぶしゃぶ) is a Japanese hotpot dish of thinly sliced meat and vegetables boiled in a pot of boiling water or dashi (broth) made with konbu (kelp). The term is onomatopoeic, derived from the sound emitted when the ingredients are stirred in the cooking pot and served with dipping sauces. The food is cooked piece by piece by the diner at the table. Shabu-shabu is considered to be more savory and less sweet than sukiyaki.


An izakaya (居酒屋) [ee-ZAH-ka-yah] is a type of informal Japanese pub. They are casual places for after-work drinking. They have been compared to Irish pubs, tapas bars and early American saloons and taverns. The wide variety of izakaya dishes are typically in small portion. Mito's Izakaya Night offers a lot more variety of Sake than regular dinner time and special Izakaya food menu.

Ramen Boom

In Japan, they call any big, nationwide trend a boom (ブーム). Yes, the ramen boom has arrived here in Metro Atlanta area last year too. But ramen has been always one of Japanese people's favorite food! Mito has been offering 4 types of ramen for 16 years. They are Tonkotsu, Shoyu, Miso and Shio Ramen.