Here is a typical meal at a Shabu Shabu restaurant. You get thinly sliced meat and veggies. You boil the meat and veggies in little pots of boiling water. The water boils on hot plates at your table.
Here is a typical meal at a Yakiniku restaurant. Usually your table will have a hole in the center of it. Inside the hole is a small, gas grill. Meat and veggies are brought to your table, and you have to cook your food.
I just don't get it!