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good shabu shabu near hollywood??

tastycakes Nov 8, 2007 06:46 AM

we've tried the place in hollywood and highland and thought it was pretty good, but we were first timers. we'd like to go with some curious out of town guests next weekend. any recs?

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  1. soniabegonia RE: tastycakes Nov 8, 2007 03:09 PM

    Well, if ~8 miles is "near" enough, the best shabu in town is at Kagaya, in j-town. It's pricey (~$40pp for the lowest menu option) but well worth it. There's quite a bit written about it on this board so I won't go into the details here again. Reservations are essential.

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      Cucinamore RE: tastycakes Nov 8, 2007 07:16 PM

      Shabu Shabu Ya on La Brea, two blocks south of Wilshire on the west side of the street.

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        TailbackU RE: Cucinamore Nov 9, 2007 10:11 AM

        is that place good? i've been meaning to try it but every time i drive by it, it's totally empty.

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          jnakaoki RE: TailbackU Nov 10, 2007 09:56 PM

          I would give it a try. I usually make shabu shabu at home, but in a pinch this is where my husband and I go. I think the restaurant got off to a slow start, but it looks like business is picking up now.

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            bite bite RE: TailbackU Jan 21, 2008 09:07 AM

            I liked it when I went. Meat and seafood sushi-quality fresh. Clean, open, zen-but not overly so atmosphere.

        2. OCAnn RE: tastycakes Nov 9, 2007 02:09 PM

          For an Americanized chain, Koji's Shabu Shabu @ Hollywood & Highland is pretty darned good.

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            RaeRenee RE: OCAnn Jan 23, 2008 04:48 PM


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            djquinnc RE: tastycakes Nov 11, 2007 12:49 PM

            For a cool twist, try Khan on Western in K-Town. Korean shabu shabu - very good, great service, WITH panchan, and the best fro-yo served in a Styrofoam cup for desert. Have yet to try their "Gengis Khan" which culminates in a porridge at the end of the meal. I def can recommend.

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              hpcat RE: djquinnc Jan 21, 2008 08:36 AM

              Thanks for this rec. My sister will be coming to town and several years ago we had shabu-shabu at a Korean place on Olympic near Hoover. She wants to repeat the experience and I don't know if the other place is still around. It's a two-story restaurant. They prepared the "porridge" for us at the end of the meal and it was probably the tastiest item we had that meal.

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                hpcat RE: djquinnc Jan 21, 2008 09:35 AM

                I can't find this on-line. Can you give me an address? There's a Khan on Wilshire that's mongolian barbeque, but I don't think that's what you meant. Thanks.

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                  wilafur RE: hpcat Jan 21, 2008 09:37 AM

                  Khan Shabu Shabu
                  210 N Western Ave # 103
                  Los Angeles, CA 90004
                  (323) 465-6688

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                    hpcat RE: wilafur Jan 21, 2008 09:45 AM


              2. Ashibi RE: tastycakes Jan 20, 2008 10:10 PM

                I went to SHABU SHABU YA last night, and they are the worst SHABU SHABU restaurant I've ever been to. First of all, they do not serve any alcohol. No wine, beer or anything. And they do not allow customer to BYOB, either. The food was mediocre, and so did the service. It explains why it was totally on Saturday night.

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                  eggimedusa RE: tastycakes Jan 20, 2008 10:38 PM

                  shabu shabu house in little tokyo plaza.. black angus beef, chrysanthemum leaves... i dream about it. no reservations and can be a long wait. a quick meal sitting at the counter bar, not languishing on a lovely wooden platform, but super-yummy. mochi for desert at the sweet shop across the plaza. mmm.

                  127 Japanese Village Plz Mall
                  Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
                  (213) 680-3890

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                    Ashibi RE: eggimedusa Jan 20, 2008 10:40 PM

                    thanks eggimedusa. do you happen to know any place in W. Hollywood area?

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                      eggimedusa RE: Ashibi Jan 20, 2008 10:49 PM

                      i'm sorry, i don't...

                  2. wilafur RE: tastycakes Jan 21, 2008 09:09 AM

                    if you want to knock your guests' socks off, take them to kagaya in jtown.

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