Best Midpriced Midtown Shabu Shabu (2008)

Yodo of Japan

You may not leave feeling like the empress of Japan after shabu shabu at YODO OF JAPAN, but you'll certainly feel like her favorite lady-in-waiting, and you'll have a few yen left over. The blond-wood and shoji-screen decor may be modest, but the assortment of veggies served with a heaping platter of thinly sliced beef rivals that of pricier places any day.