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Japanese Restaurant$$$
Today 6:00 – 10:30 PM
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418 E 2nd St Los Angeles, CA 90012
418 East 2nd StreetUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90012
(213) 617-1016
$$$Japanese RestaurantToday 6:00 – 10:30 PM
Tuesday 6:00 – 10:30 PMWednesday 6:00 – 10:30 PMThursday 6:00 – 10:30 PMFriday 6:00 – 10:30 PMSaturday 6:00 – 10:30 PMSunday 6:00 – 10:00 PMMonday Closed
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Japanese shabu-shabu specialist serves fixed menus featuring premium meats or seafood, plus sake.- Google
"I ordered the cheapest meat ($50 prime rib) for the shabu shabu."
"Your dinner also comes with Really Great side dishes."
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Darryl Yong
a month ago
Not your usual shabu shabu restaurant. The night that we went they had fresh crab and clams that were amazing. The broth is also not your standard dashi. Don't eat too much during the main shabu shabu part because they will come back at the end and make a rice soup or udon (your choice) with the leftover broth. Excellent service.
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Curtis Vidal
5 months ago
Reservation at 7:30. Got seated at 8:15. WTF is the point of a reservation?! Desk lady was nice, but made ridiculous apologies that "everyone who made reservations are waiting." Again, WTF the point of making a reservation then?! Got eventually seated. Was expecting some sort of freebies for the ridiculous wait, but nothing. Chefs were a nice bunch. The food is very clean and pretty good on the whole. We got the seafood and one Combo B (seafood and Wagyu). Appetizers were a little salty [though the grilled fish was delish] and desserts were solid. But, not worth the money. For the kind of money you have to shell out here, i.e., $250-ish for two, I'd rather treat myself to a nice sushi place. If you spent $250-ish on the ingredients and made this at home, you'd have a feast, not a few pieces of crab and just five very thin slices of beef.
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Annie Lin
11 months ago
This place is seriously so. good. Delicious to the max. My friend always gave me raving reviews about this place but I always thought.. "hot pot? what difference can it make..." I was always hesitant in coming here because I knew it was a bit pricey. However, I decided to give it a shot my last day in LA. Little did I know that I would be pleasantly surprised. The interior of the restaurant is small and clean. The chef started us off with three appetizers (duck sashimi, unagi soup, and sea bass) - ALL DELICIOUS. I ordered the cheapest meat ($50 prime rib) for the shabu shabu. So good. After we were finished, I opted for the porridge against the udon soup. Delicious as well. But my favorite was the DESSERT. Omg. I got the creme brulee and it was to die for. This place is a must for every LA foodie.
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Shaotong He
a year ago
meat is so great there but also expensive the soup base of the shabu shabu is very delicate better to have a reservation since it is small and busy all the time
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Grant Schneider
a week ago
Great but expensive shabu shabu. A step above the average spot.
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Charles Williams
8 months ago
I would give this a 3-4 stars depending on what you order for the shabu shabu the dishes that comes with the order is seasonal and YUM but I found the trout soup to be not so fresh-yes, a bit fishy the beef was ok but the WAGYU was tender however for only 5 slices with the seafood, the Price was steep the seafood was fresh but not much we choose the udon which was great but the soup lacked flavor It was a good dinner but I am not sure the price matches
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Marcus Lo
a year ago
I've been returning and Kagaya still gets a 5. *Tip: I usually just stick with the normal beef dinner. I've tried the other higher grades of beef and while it is better meat, i don't really think it is worth the extra money when you are cooking the beef this way. I've also tried the seafood. It's good and all but you def. get the best value from their basic beef option. Another thing to consider though are the extra dishes you get. At Kagaya, it's not just about the Shabu Shabu. Your dinner also comes with Really Great side dishes.
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Cory Nelson
4 years ago
Their shabu shabu is really good but the tables are cramped making it hard to eat comfortably if there are more than 2 people. Go to Shabu Shabu House instead!