Restaurant News & Reviews

Shabashabu

Holly Park Shopping Center, 3080 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh.

501-7755.

Cuisine: Thai, Japanese.

Rating: *** 1/2.

Prices: entrees $17 to $25.

Atmosphere: cosmopolitan Asian chic.

Service: friendly and efficient.

Recommended: tod mun pla, Samui seafood, Chiang Mai lamb, sushi.

Open: Lunch Monday-Friday, dinner nightly.

Reservations: recommended on weekends.

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express; full bar; kid-tolerant.

The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in four categories:

**** Among the Triangle's very best.

*** Rewarding experience.

** Generally acceptable.

* Hit-or-miss.

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e-picurean column and check out the searchable restaurant database at http://triangle.com/dining/.

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