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365 1/2 E. Second St. (Central Ave.) Send to Phone
Little Tokyo hotspot for shabu-shabu

Dinner nightly
  • Dress code: Casual

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: If you’ve never tried the traditional Japanese soup that diners cook at their table, this sleek shabu-shabu bar in Little Tokyo is a good place to begin. The young waitresses are happy to walk you through the shabu-shabu routine, demonstrating how to use the various condiments. The most popular item is the beef shabu-shabu, paper-thin slices of lean raw beef you dip through simmering seaweed broth until cooked. The beef sukiyaki is decidedly richer, strips of beef sizzled with onions and optional garlic (say yes) and plenty of slightly sweet sauce. Dip the beef in the small bowl of raw beaten egg for the full effect. Japanese pop and acid jazz play on the sound system, which makes for a cool vibe.
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