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House of Shabu Shabu

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5394 Walnut Ave, Ste A, Irvine, CA 92604-2505
+1 949-654-9400
11:30 - 22:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Service was poor Place has changed from years ago! Meat was old and when you picked it up It disintegrated!! They need the owner Harry back in the restaurant Under staffed Worst shabu experience !

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Orange County, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

Standard Shabu Shabu.. The greens seem to be cut up the night before and the price is a bit high for what you get. The owner is nice and it has been awhile because I just lost interest because of the price. I went for lunch many times. They do have all you can eat in the evening for like... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012 via mobile

Lots of food for the price. Service is excellent. Eat here if you're a big eater.definitely worth it. Quality is very good.

Thank veronicaindonesia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2011

I'm midly biased on this review merely due to the fact that I am absolutely in love with this place! Wait, thats not biased, that's what they've earned! Sometimes the service is spotty because they are so busy but they are NEVER rude. Anyone who has complained of management being rude was most likely wasting food. Which the owner HATES.... More 

Thank Fzoeac
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2010

The owner was extremely rude, I was about to walk out the restaurant due to the rudeness of the owner. Would not recommend this place to anyone.

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Orange County, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2008

From the outside- this place is unassuming. In the corner of a shopping center, I didn't expect much. This left plenty of room to be impressed. On the recommendation of a friend we tried it out. The owner came over and explained how we were to cook the food personally- gave us recommendations on beer and sake as well. Waitress'... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2008

Korean owned, pretty normal but the Kimchi fried rice at the end is awesome.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2007

Not a fan of Shabu Shabu.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2007

This was a decent place to eat. The people were very friendly, but this place is more of a novelty...really now…if I wanted to cook my own meal I’d do it at home. :P

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2005

Fast Service, Nice Waitress, GOOD & Plenty of FOOD. Sweet Deal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5394 Walnut Ave, Ste A, Irvine, CA 92604-2505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-654-9400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?