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California Shabu-Shabu

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18908 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708-7306
+1 714-963-8844
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I'm always craving for shabu and have tried different shabu places and hot pot places owned by different ethnicities (Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, etc). But when we tried other shabu places and spent lots of $, we always compared them w this place and always regret it for trying out new place. For shabu, the most important things are... More 

Thank Dessy T
Huntington Beach, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I come here about once a month for a healthy meal. I ask for all vegetables and they have no problem getting me a new plate - less the noodles. You cook up your own food so I can't review that, but the service is always very friendly and someone is always nearby if you need something.

Thank kamnhb
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78 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

If you enjoy ordering your food then preparing your meat or sea food adding your veggies and your species then you will enjoy the dining experience as I did and it was delicious!!

Thank gaston58
Saint Louis, Missouri
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293 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

My fave shabu spot with good quality meat and great friendly service! Make sure to get the "drops" in your sauces. It's potent but the gear is delicious with the meat. At the end, make sure to get the soup for scooping the rest of your goodies from the broth and scooping out a few ladles of broth for a... More 

Thank DnllJns
Los Angeles, California
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573 reviews
464 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2014

Everything was great and delicious! I got one of the beef options and it was perfect. My friend and I walked out of there real full and satisfied. When you first start, it doesn't seem like it's going to be enough but it's really more than enough! I would definitely be back!

Thank nlee1220
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2013

we love this place, frequent it as often as possible. the service is 90% of the time amazing. have had two bad experiences in 3 yrs so not bad.

Thank dvschic
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2012

We frequented California Shabu Shabu since it opened more than 10 yrs ago. It always have delicious food, fast service, and great value. Downside is there is always a super long wait time and no reservations. California Shabu has the best sesame and ponzu sauces. We love their udon in soup bases. They opened a branch in Santa Monica but... More 

Thank jshea1223
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2011

We went here for the first time with some friends who are from the area. We are from Ohio and do not have anything like this in our area. It was neat to be able to create your own meal vs ordering off of a menu. We told the lady behind the counter that it was our first time and... More 

Thank dizystarrs
Newport Beach
1 review
Reviewed 20 February 2010

This is place is an absolute wonderful place to take a first date to and if he/she doesn't like it then you two probably won't work out. I have been going there for 10 years and always had a great time and always suggest to many people to go there. I would challenge them to go and if they didn't... More 

Thank shabuit
Calexico, California
1 review
Reviewed 4 August 2008

Shabu Shabu is a awesome. The food is spectacular, one of a kind ponzu sauce, and filling. The price range is good and does not pass$20. There are sufficent seats if you show up early. Be willing to wait an hour in line for a delicious meal on certain days. Waitress and waiters are kind, except for on spoiled apple.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18908 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708-7306
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Fountain Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 714-963-8844

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