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28715 Los Alisos Blvd Ste L1, Mission Viejo, CA 92692-4986
+1 949-588-3225
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

That was the first time we ate Asian food this way. It was super exciting experience. Very nice and filling too. Exactly what we needed before the wedding reception we were going to.

Thank spygluze
Orange county
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

You pick out everything you want them to boil. Very fresh good healthy food. We go there often, never dissapointed!

Thank Frostieone
Lake Forest, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 May 2016

This place is tucked away in the corner but the front desk told me about it. I had the shrimp( double shrimp). Its more like an event than just a meal. The flavors of her home made sauces were out of this world. Not cheap and worth every penny.

1 Thank Dane S
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

It's hard to go wrong with Shabu. The meats and veggies are very fresh. The owner, or the waitress is happy to instruct you on how to prepare and eat Shabu. Speaking of the owner, she's about a cute as it gets and so friendly! Really enjoy the whole experience.

Thank Jennifer F
Mission Viejo, California
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63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Shabu is fun! You cook your own thinly sliced meet by waving it around in boiling water. You are given a plate of veggies to eat with it also. It is a different experience. Price is medium. If you are a big eater, you may not feel filled up though. Enjoyable expierence overall.

Thank blackacre_11
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

I have tried to call at this place before but they could not fit me in as I had not made a reservation. Now I know why the place is so popular. The food is delicious. I have never had Japanese hotpot before. Where you cook the food in a pan before you. I had the white fish hotpot. And... More 

1 Thank Dsalleyman
Irvine, California
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

We found Shabu through a neighbor. As long as we have lived here, we didn't know they were here, much less so close to us. We arrived on a Saturday when they opened at 5pm. We were seated right away and asked if we'd been here before. We've been to hot pots, but not here, so we were given Shabu... More 

1 Thank Steve_N_018
Los Angeles, California
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205 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

What a find, traditional Japanese family restaurant. The wife serves and entertains the customers with humor, stories and great food. It has a very fun and active food feeling

Thank William C
1 review
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

I love this place. Been to many Shabu restaurants and they do not even compare. Mama is one of the sweetest ladies I havr met so that only adds to the experience. I am from MN and I am here often for buskneess. I literally plan my trip so I can hit this place a few times per week. DO... More 

Thank Ritalka G
Alpharetta, Georgia
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014 via mobile

I usually write these reviews 6 months after I visit but not this time. Looking for something sort of healthy I could walk to from my hotel and there I was. Never heard of Shabu Shabu before but hot mama and the gang explained everything. The sauces are from scratch and tasty with fresh veggies and seafood. You swish the... More 

1 Thank GSDiva

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28715 Los Alisos Blvd Ste L1, Mission Viejo, CA 92692-4986
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Mission Viejo
  • Phone Number: +1 949-588-3225

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