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Shabu Shabu Bar

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1945 E 17th St Ste 108, Santa Ana, CA 92705-6862
+1 714-954-0332
17:30 - 21:30
23:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 23:30 - 14:00
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Great experience all around, the fish was fresh and the staff was nice to us. The manager was checking out if everything was fine so we felt welcomed. First time in a Shabu Shabu in Cali so I was quite excited.

Thank Raquel C
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100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

This is the greatest little hidden treasure in Santa Ana. Our first time here after many recommendations, and we were not disappointed. The employees were very friendly, very helpful, and full of good advice for us first timers. Our dining experience was fun, hands on, delicious and very social. We had chicken and prime rib eye and both were good.... More 

Thank TJ S
Tustin, California
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

This is the first time we have ever been to a Shabu place. It was recommended by friends and it definitely didn't disappoint. I have been to Melting Pot a couple of times and I would roughly equate it to that, only this is much more casual and a lot less expensive. I liked it better as well. The Waiter/Server... More 

Thank xtianh
Orange, California
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548 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

When our regular shabu shabu restaurant closed down, we were lost. We stumbled across this place and haven't missed the old place once. The portions are good, prices are in line with what you get, and the soup at the end is always a hi light. Make sure you go right when they open or be prepared to wait. This... More 

Thank Samndjsdad
Los Angeles
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

I have given this place high marks in the past, but recently have been reading some negative reviews about my fav shabu place. Had to check it out again last night and still must maintain my initial review of the quality food, taste, presentation and service. Definitely an energy charged atmosphere and a plus to the servers who help make... More 

Thank KathiKobe
Orange, California
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

I love the food here. It's fresh and you can cook the meat as little or as long as you want. The service is good and I like the atmosphere. My neice and I make it a habit to meet and eat here a couple of times a year. Making my stomach grumble just thinking about it!

Thank Allyoop77
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

Unique dining!! My Daughter first took me to Shabu Shabu a year ago for Mother's Day ... Loved it!! When she asked where I'd like to go for my Birthday Dinner .... Shabu Shabu of course. The atmosphere is comfortable, friendly; the food is exceptional, fresh, healthy Ingredients prepared right in front of you. Great dining experience.

Thank sunnyflowers12
Anaheim, CA
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573 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

I liked this place, but not sure if I'd be back because of the hidden location. Menu is priced fairly, and the food portion is decent. Its not a bad place, but not the first shabu place I'd think of.

Thank callmemochelle
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

From the time we arrived until we finished the service and food was Great! The waiter and host was very attentive to our needs and making sure everything was okay! the food was very fresh and tasty. We didn't know they would make a soup from the broth that was remaining from cooking our meal. It was delicious but was... More 

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Yorba Linda, CA Land of Gracious Living
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2011

A great Find.Very Cordial and Friendly Staff...(Kudos!). Plenty of free parking. Make reservations and arrive early. Locted only about 1/2 mile west of Tustin and the 55 FWY. The place is modern and has two Shabu Shabu Bars to dine at which are located to your left and right upon entering. There is a large screen television to your right... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
23:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
23:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
23:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
23:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
23:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1945 E 17th St Ste 108, Santa Ana, CA 92705-6862
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +1 714-954-0332

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?