100 Very Best Restaurants: – Shibuya Eatery/Shabu Plus

Shabu Plus specializes in Japanese hotpot. Photograph by Princeps Studio.

About Shibuya/Shabu Plus

2321 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

We could spend an entire evening at Darren Norris’s three-story Japanese complex in Adams Morgan. Shibuya dishes up izakaya snacks (get the Japanese fried chicken), creative ramen bowls (we love the shaved-Wagyu “Philly” version), grilled skewers, and sushi, from the roomy patio to the top-floor cocktail lounge. A serene middle dining room, Shabu Plus, is our favorite experience for elegant Japanese hot pot, where long-­simmered broths, dipping sauces, and noodles are made in-house. Expensive.