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Shabu Shabu House Restaurant

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127 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3908
+1 213-680-3890
21:30 - 11:30
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant since I studied MBA in 1990 and this place is still my favorite shabu shabu place. Very small and simple place where everyone sitting at the counter with personal hot pot. Only beef is served here, medium or large with rice and vegetable plate. They have two kinds of sauces, sesame and ponzu.... More 

Thank Anuvat C
Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This restaurant really only deserves 3.5 Stars. Tip: If you want to make it for the first seating, you should definitely come earlier than their opening time because they open up their wait list before they open. If you don't make it for the first seating, the wait for the second seating is around 30-45 min. When you put your... More 

Thank Kaysonwel
Naples, Florida
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

No frills counter but very tasty Shabu Shabu with all the timimngs. Their Ice Coffee is to die for. Come early and sign up. The wait could be a long one

Thank lazoffb
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Their beef is the best I've ever had at any Shabu Shabu. Other stuff are pretty standard and the wait is long. They validate for two hours of parking. Cash only.

Thank EnlightenedExplorer
Los Angeles
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115 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Who's been there before – but this time it was packed. Surprising for a Thursday night. But we waited, and had an enjoyable time. We all ordered the choice beef – large size. They offer you a drop of spicy sauce – it was way too spicy for me, so I had to request replacement dipping sauces. We drank sake,... More 

Thank lillywillis
Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

1)Shabu Shabu house was once my favorite hotpot joints. not anymore. 2)They setup a lot of rules. No texting, no pictures, CASH only. Each dish is now 23.89 plus tax plus tip. 3)a few years ago this joint is super decent and clean. Now it's..... needs renovation boss. 4)once you started putting ingredients into the hotpots and you want to... More 

Thank bestfoodintown365
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

I love this place. Been here for more than ten years. They have great beef, and great sauce. The photos shown here seem wrong. This place only have counter seat surrounding servers and a man who slices beef (he has worked here since my first visit). I came early this time to avoid one-hour long queue. It's worth waiting though.

Thank Anuvat C
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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110 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

At this restaurant you sit at the counter and have your own little cooking pot. They only take cash but this place was really fun! There was a line to get in.

Thank santafecarol
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

I had no idea what this place was. Coming for one month to LA was searching interesting places with my bike. I got inside, the waitress was very helpful and the food was delicious. I liked it!

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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

i walked in here for dinner on a friday night at 630pm. it was quiet - i had fast service. first time i've had shabu shabu before, so my waiter walked me through the hot pot process. i'd love to eat here again.

Thank msingMaryland

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
21:30 - 11:30
21:30 - 11:30
21:30 - 11:30
21:30 - 11:30
21:30 - 11:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3908
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-680-3890

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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