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Steamy windows are a reality, not just a Tina Turner song, at this Ulferts Center eatery. The specialty of the house is shabu-shabu, a form of do-it-yourself dining in which you submerge raw ingredients into a tabletop cauldron of boiling water. Servers deliver plates of thinly sliced rib eye beef or seafood such as scallops, shrimp, and fish, along with vegetables, tofu, and udon noodles. After you’ve swished your food in the water—“shabu-shabu” means swish swish in Japanese—you dip it in tangy ponzu sauce or creamy sesame sauce. The dining room here is understandably spare, but service is efficient, and the fare is fresh. For high rollers, American Wagyu and Japanese Kobe beef are available; 15-slice servings cost $69 and $288, respectively. Lunch and dinner Tues.–Sun.
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