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Shabu Summer Special – Happy Hour with $5 Sushi on their Main Street Deck

1 September 2011 By: Kevin No Comment | Restaurant Reviews

There is nothing quite like a great summer day in Park City. What’s not to love? Perfect weather, smaller crowds, a growing outdoor dining scene on Main Street and great seasonal specials make summer the perfect time to try new restaurants or visit your old favorites again and again.

Casey and I both have our personal top 5 lists of our favorite restaurants in Park City, and one restaurant that is on both of our lists is Shabu. We were recently invited by owner Kevin Valaika to come try out Shabu’s new lunch menu and happy hour specials. Shabu was never open for lunch at their old location, but since moving to a more prominent space in the center of Main Street, they have added a street-side dining deck and a full lunch menu.

To kick off their new lunch offerings, Shabu is featuring a happy hour from 2:30 – 6 daily. During happy hour, all Maki Rolls and Nigiri sushi are only $5! You will be hard pressed to find a better deal on Main Street. The regular lunch menu prices are reasonable, with sandwiches ranging from $11-$16, and Bento boxes from $9-$12.

Since the weather last Sunday was perfect, Casey and I decided to grab a table on the deck in front of the restaurant. To start things off right, we ordered Shabu’s award winning “2011 Signature Summer Cocktail” called No Thyme Like the Present ($8). I’m not sure about the name, but these things are very tasty. It combines Hendricks gin, lime juice, cucumber simple syrup, muddled thyme and white grape juice. I love summer gin drinks, and this one is perfect for a lazy Sunday.

Shabu’s summer lunch menu features an array of fresh salads and appetizers, along with an eclectic mix of sandwiches. They also feature lunch Bento boxes and a full sushi menu. Since we were mainly sticking with an all sushi lunch, Shabu’s signature House Salad ($10) seemed like a great way to kick off the meal. This locally sourced salad features mixed greens, Mandarin oranges, honey toasted almonds, a blend of local tomatoes and a light orange-sesame vinaigrette.

For our sushi entree, we ordered a couple of traditional Maki rolls: the Spicy Tuna ($5) and the Spicy Hamachi ($5). We also went with Escolar Nigiri ($5) and Kampachi Nigiri ($5). Kevin also recommended their signature Lollipop Roll ($16). Unlike traditional sushi rolls, the Lollipop comes on individual skewers and is wrapped in cucumber. Talk about a perfect pairing with our Hendricks cocktails! Inside the Lollipop is Hamachi, avocado, shiso and jalapeno with a citrus ponzu sauce – yum.

Shabu’s summer happy hour will last as long as the weather permits. My best guess is through the end of September, so check it out before this deal is gone! If you want to check out Shabu’s full dinner menu, they are also offering a coupon for $25 off any $75 purchase, which is good after 5pm until December 1st. Check out their Promotions page for a printable coupon.

Shabu is open daily for lunch from 11am. Dinner starts at 5pm and the Late Night menu is offered from 10pm – 1am. During the summer and fall months, Shabu is closed Wednesdays. For more information, check out shabuparkcity.com.



442 Main Street

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