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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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Mon - Fri 21:30 - 11:30
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63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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98 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Best Shabu Shabu place I have ever been and I have been to a few in the U.S. as well as a descent one in Singapore. Nothing compares, trust me. The meat is absolutely tender and delicious. The vegetable fresh and clean. Expect a wait cause this place is very popular. Make sure you go on a day you have... More 

Thank AdventureSavvy
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

I have been visiting this restaurant for 20 years and it is OUTSTANDING. Best shabu shabu if you are looking for food quality and authenticity but decor is very basic and the wait is consistently long. Location in Japanese village has easy parking by downtown LA standards.

Thank James B
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

There's something baout the sauce and high quality meats that makes this place magic. But it's tiny and about super popular so be prepared to wait for over an hour. I usually get there first thing at 11 am or wait till near closing. Peak times are brutal but OMG its so good.

Thank Scot M

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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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