JBBQ & Shabu Shabu introduces American diners to two other healthy & popular ways in which the Japanese enjoy their fine meats, vegetables, & noodles.

Japanese chefs are often praised, & rightly so, for their many refined cooking techniques which elevate ingredients to world-class appeal. Most famous among Japanese cooking techniques is the art of “sushi” preparation. Eaters worldwide agree that enjoying fish & shellfish sushi-style is divine. But what happens to all the other fine foods grown & prepared in Japan that are not lucky enough to be served as part of a sushi meal?

The first cooking technique is the ancient one: grilling food right at the dinner table. Different than “hibachi” where a chef cooks on a big, rectangular griddle, this is where meats (mostly marinated) & vegetables are cooked by diners themselves on a grill surface over charcoal-aided flame. Once cooked to your favorite level of doneness, the grilled food is usually dipped in a variety of sauces. Draft beers, sake, & soju pair exceptionally well in this “yakiniku” style of cooking, as it is called in Japanese. This set-up may also remind diners of the Korean-style in-table barbecue grills (widely known as KBBQ). It would be fair to say that this is the Japanese equivalent & hence our name, JBBQ!

The other way to showcase quality ingredients is to simply add the fresh, uncooked ingredients for a brief time in a hot pot of a flavored broth of your choosing. “Shabu Shabu” literally means “swish swish” in Japanese & it cleverly describes the action of a diner using a small netted ladle or chopsticks to quickly cook foods (usually under 30 seconds) & then dip into sauces. You’ll be surprised how well this showcases the flavors of the thin-sliced meats, vegetables, & noodles you choose.

At JBBQ & Shabu Shabu, we give you the tools & the setup you need to try the freshest ingredients, minimally-processed, & all cooked without unnecessary cooking oils & fats. Our menu is offered all-you-can-eat (AYCE) all-day with few limitations. Choose just the JBBQ AYCE, or just the Shabu Shabu AYCE, or have both AYCE! We also have discount pricing for Children Under 5ft & Under 3ft.

At weekday Lunch time, we also offer set combo lunch meals designed for quicker service if requested.







Monday - Friday: 3pm - 11pm
(Last seating: 9:30pm)
Friday: 3pm - 11pm
(Last seating: 10:30pm)
Saturday: 12pm - 11pm
(Last seating: 10:30pm)
Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
(Last seating: 9pm)

41 Route 111
Smithtown, NY 11787

(631) 656-0630