That same friend that always tells you to buy investment pieces instead of an armful of Forever 21 will love Kagaya, the best shabu-shabu in town. You can only order by the set here: The basic beef will set you back $48 and wagyu ($138) and seafood ($65 regular, $128 live) upgrades are also available, but you will be rewarded with eight to ten slices of exquisite quality, to be lightly cooked in the bubbling broth and dipped into a smooth but complex sesame sauce. The luxe, DIY meal commences with a small, lovely serving of the day’s two fish specials and one soup special, followed by beef-enriched broth turned udon or rice porridge—a couture dining experience, topped off with your choice of dessert like ethereal crème brulée.
418 E 2nd St
|Opening hours:||6-10:30pm Tue-Sat; 6-10pm Sun|