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shabu shabu

Cowee Mar 11, 2006 01:48 PM

recommendations? in the WLA to San Gabriel valley area...


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    calabasas_trafalgar Oct 14, 2006 04:24 AM

    Shaab in Old Town Pasadena blows em all away...

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      Jonah Sep 8, 2006 12:02 AM

      Mizu 212 on Sawtelle and La Grange is decent. The seafood serving was huge, I ordered it because I didn't feel like beef one night and had a tough time putting it all away. It's more trendy than traditional and can get crowded.

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      1. re: Jonah
        grapenehi Oct 14, 2006 02:51 AM

        We ate at Sushi Tenn tonight and walked by Mizu 212 and made a mental note to try it out. I've only had genghis khan (the korean version) at Seoul Garden on Olympic near Vermont--very good and you get plenty of veggies with your beef and even noodles (like udon) at the end in the broth! Yummy.

      2. chica Sep 7, 2006 05:10 AM

        The only shabu shabu house I've been to in SGV is Dai Kei Shabu Shabu. It's fairly good; you have to sit at the bar.
        708 E Las Tunas Dr
        San Gabriel CA

        I believe there is also a shabu shabu house in Little Tokyo.

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          digitalretouch Sep 7, 2006 04:39 AM

          Koji's Hollywood and Highland is pretty good and not as expensive as the place in Santa Monica...

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          1. re: digitalretouch
            Emme Sep 7, 2006 05:27 AM

            While decent, I'd hesitate to recommend Koji's as a destination... Definitely not authentic in its offerings, but does qualify as "shabu shabu" or "hot pot cooking."

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            lil mikey Mar 11, 2006 07:08 PM

            It's too bad you're limiting us to the tiny area between WLA and the San Gabriel Valley. I'm sure you'll miss a lot by such a severe limitation. But seriously, you must be jonesing something special for shabu shabu if you're opening up the area that wide.

            Anyway, for a shabu shabu jones like that, you deserve Kagaya in the Honda Plaza in J-Town.

            It's not cheap, but you get appetizers and dessert as part of the meal. The ingredients are top notch, and the service is very good.

            Give it a try. I think you'll like it.

            Honda Plaza
            418 East 2nd Street (at Alameda)
            Downtown LA
            (213) 617-1016
            (It’s in a mini-mall and depending how you approach, it may not be immediately visible from the street)

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            1. re: lil mikey
              tissue Sep 8, 2006 12:26 AM

              I recommend this place as well..

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