Van Shabu

Dorchester’s dining scene just keeps on getting better. We’ve long loved places like Ashmont Grill, dbar, and The Ledge, and Savin Bar + Kitchen has been a more-than-welcome addition to our neighborhood. Not too long ago, through friends, we discovered another new favorite, Van Shabu, a hot pot and sushi bar located on Dorchester Avenue. After a lovely day of boating with Michelle and her fiancé on Saturday, we worked up quite the appetite and decided to head to Van Shabu for dinner.

We decided to share a few starters, including a healthy favorite, seaweed salad.

seaweed salad

I was feeling dehydrated and opted for iced green tea instead of alcohol, but I stole a sip of my husband’s Sapporo.



We also grazed on edamame and the Thai spiced wings. The dipping sauce was seriously addictive.

spicy Thai wings
And then the sushi arrived. Van Shabu has the usual sushi offerings, but they also have a pretty extensive menu of creative options.

Van Shabu sushi

We chowed down on a bunch of different rolls. I discovered at Haru that I love fruit and fish sushi, and I love that Van Shabu has a variety of fruity options.

Van Shabu sushi

Our sushi choices included the New California (fresh crab meat, avocado, cucumber, tempura flake & tobiko), Volcano (new california roll topped w/ spicy baked scallop), the Celtics (spicy white tuna, cucumber & avocado topped w/ wasabi tobiko), and one of the specials of the day, pictured below. I really loved the spicy baked scallop atop the Volcano roll. I could have dined on that alone!

Van Shabu sushi

Sushi is one of my perfect summer foods. It’s filling enough to get rid of those hunger pangs, but it also feels so light and fresh. Van Shabu also happens to be one of the few places that deliver to our house, so we are very happy. I will look forward to trying their hot pot options when it gets a little bit cooler out.

Are you a sushi fan?

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Tags: Dorchester, Food, Restaurants, sushi

  1. Michelle’s avatar

    That sushi dinner definitely hit the spot! I loved the addition of pineapple to the sushi!


  2. Erica @ In and Around Town’s avatar

    That sushi looks delicious – great photos!


  3. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic’s avatar

    I love sushi too! In fact yesterday some of my co workers and I were treated to a sushi party, and I am still thinking of all the maki and seafood salad we ate :)


  4. Lindsey @ BeantownEats’s avatar

    I like sushi, and don’t eat it often enough. Love discovering new favorites in the neighborhood!


  5. Daisy’s avatar

    this sushi looks SO good. i like fruit in sushi too!


  6. Michelle Collins’s avatar

    Their sushi looks absolutely gorgeous!


  7. Elizabeth’s avatar

    I love love seaweed salad. The sushi looks great


  8. Melissa’s avatar

    Looks like a great place to have nearby!


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