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Mar 11, 2006 01:48 PM

shabu shabu

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


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  1. 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
    (ItÂ’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

      I recommend this place as well..

    2. 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

        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."

      2. 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.

        1. 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

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