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18908 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708-7306
+1 714-963-8844
Today
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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!

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dvschic
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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.

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California
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Newport Beach
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Calexico, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Orange County
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2008

I have NEVER had better Shabu than here. It is amazing!!! The ponzu sauce is like none other I've ever had. I don't eat the peanut sauce but my friends do and they love it. I've recommended this restaurant to anyone who is willing to listen. LOVE IT! My absolute favorite place to eat.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2008

good food, good atmosphere, good service, great t-shirt! see profile pic...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Saturday
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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