The Marina is full of spots to eat before a night of bar hopping, and Nabe is one of the best. It’s a Japanese hot pot place located near the end of Lombard that’s great to drop in with friends to split small plates and giant cauldrons of boiling soup. The more people you come in with the more hot pots you can try, but if you’re only going to get one, make it the seafood yosenabe that’s on the lighter side, or the shabu shabu with spicy miso broth. No matter what you order, though, get the karaage fried chicken to start and at least one bottle of sake.
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