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kagaya japanese restaurant

418 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-4209
+1 213-617-1016
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
19 Nov 2016
“the most tasty meal”
15 Nov 2016
“Good meal ruined by infuriatingly awful service”
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Japanese, Asian
418 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-4209
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

came on a sunday so no wait time, sat at the bar and my friend and i shared a beef and seafood order. the three apps that came before where great, the tongue was a standout for me. the beef was very good but the...More

Thank kasumiga
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The food was delicious as anticipated, but the service we received was appalling. I have never felt so blatantly discriminated against in a restaurant. It was painfully obvious that the staff had judged us by our (cursed) child-like looks, and assumed we would not tip....More

2  Thank Isabella M
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

This isn't your typical Shabu Shabu. You do need reservations but the atmosphere is very chill with Jazz music and a friendly staff. They have a variety of meat choices. Wagyu. Seafood. Regular beef. All great choices. When you order Shabu Shabu they bring out...More

Thank juwanuno
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Shabu Shabu is an interesting way to spend an evening. The food at Kagaya is very fresh, plentiful and expensive. We had the basic beef dinner which included 3 very good appetizers, the equivalent of 6 drinks, i.e., two wines and four beers and the...More

Thank Dessertarian44
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Kagaya was deemed my favorite restaurant of 2013. I've always been a hot pot kind-of-gal, but my parents love traditional shabu-shabu, so I took them here for an early Christmas treat. Kagaya delivered the most amazing shabu-shabu experience I've ever had in my life. This...More

Thank thefinchster
Reviewed 21 May 2014

1)MASA San has opened this joint since 1996. 2)Victor is is sous chef since 1996. 3)The Team focused on authentic Japanese Kaiseki. 4)Three appetizers, shabu and one dessert. 5)Simple yet elegant. One of the must go in Downtown LA

Thank bestfoodintown365
Reviewed 15 February 2014

This is the best Shabu Shabu in town! It's closed on Monday. They also have freshest seafood shabu and fresh crab, although it's a little harder to manage, but it's worth the trouble. They also have dishes off the menu you should ask for. I...More

Thank ChiranujB
Reviewed 7 January 2014

I have not been back for few years and is always been one of my favorite shabu shabu place. Is still good as ever as I remebered it. The quality is been consistent. Is not the cheapest shabu shabu but is so worth it. The...More

Thank WineConn
Reviewed 20 September 2013

For those that is serious about having the best beef & fresh seafood, this place is very hard to beat. Their menu consist of Beef (usda prime rib) at $47.00,, Seafood (alaskan king crab, oyster & clam) at $63.00 and Mix Shabu Shabu A at...More

2  Thank Tony S
Reviewed 18 October 2012

I am a huge shabu shabu lover, and have tried it all over L.A. My husband has a good friend from Japan who lives here now, so I asked him the best place and he directed me here. He was so right! The quality of...More

1  Thank L2Connelly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:30 PM
6:00 AM - 10:30 PM
6:00 AM - 10:30 PM
6:00 AM - 10:30 PM
6:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 418 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-4209
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-617-1016
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