Tradition takes a colorful twist
Here, “Asian fusion” takes a freestyle spin. Shabu launched in 2004 when two brothers with culinary chops fell in love with Park City life and decided to put down roots and dish up creative cuisine in an artful atmosphere.
Chef Bob Valaika was trained in the kitchen of Japanese master Nobu Matsuhisa, gaining the precise skills to produce outstanding sushi, noodles, and other traditional dishes. Bob and his brother, Kevin Valaika/General Manager, who manages the restaurant, have a playful, over-the-top style uniquely their own. It comes across in the way they ski powder every day before opening the restaurant–and in the way they wow guests with unexpected twists to beloved Asian mainstays. They’ve crafted a lively food menu, impressive sake list, and imaginative setting that delights at every turn.
Acclaimed by critics and adored by locals who spend evening after evening basking in Bob and Kevin’s feasts for the senses, Shabu serves renowned cuisine with a serious dose of fun.
About Chef Robert Valaika
Bob Valaika is the Executive Chef and co-owner of Shabu, on Park City’s historic Main Street. Chef Robert attended Kendall College in Chicago where he earned his four-year culinary arts degree. Soon after, he heeded the mountains’ call and moved to Aspen, Colorado, where he trained under his mentor, Nobu Matsuhisa. Matsuhisa is known by many as the pioneer of sushi. Chef Bob refers to his menu at Shabu as “freestyle Asian cuisine,” keeping a light, healthy, and flavorful style throughout. His masterful knowledge of spices and Asian sauces lends something particularly special to his standout dishes.
Set in the Heart of Historic Park City
Chef Bob and Kevin selected a central location along Park City’s historic Main Street for Shabu. The pulse of Main Street’s energy infuses the space, where the building’s original brick walls and whimsical sculptural art set the perfect scene for unexpected flavors.
442 Main Street
Park City, Utah
Host Your Next Event at Shabu
Shabu offers an intimate, artful space for small gatherings that never disappoints. Shabu can comfortably accommodate up to 85 people for any special event ranging from corporate parties to wedding rehearsal dinners. Our staff can work with you to plan the perfect cocktail party, multi-course meal, or customized themed celebration to please any kind of palate. Just reach out and we will handle the rest. Call us at 435.640.6512 or email us for inquiries.