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kagaya japanese restaurant

418 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-4209 (Central L.A)
213-617-1016
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Ranked #1,046 of 8,552 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

1)MASA San has opened this joint since 1996. 2)Victor is is sous chef since 1996. 3)The Team focused on authentic Japanese Kaiseki. 4)Three appetizers, shabu and one dessert. 5)Simple yet elegant. One of the must go in Downtown LA

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Bangkok, Thailand
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94 reviews 94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This is the best Shabu Shabu in town! It's closed on Monday. They also have freshest seafood shabu and fresh crab, although it's a little harder to manage, but it's worth the trouble. They also have dishes off the menu you should ask for. I love their beef sashimi too.

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Irvine, California
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140 reviews 140 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I have not been back for few years and is always been one of my favorite shabu shabu place. Is still good as ever as I remebered it. The quality is been consistent. Is not the cheapest shabu shabu but is so worth it. The apps & dessert always changes...The place is so small that you always need reservation.

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Walnut, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

For those that is serious about having the best beef & fresh seafood, this place is very hard to beat. Their menu consist of Beef (usda prime rib) at $47.00,, Seafood (alaskan king crab, oyster & clam) at $63.00 and Mix Shabu Shabu A at $56.00 (usda prime rib & seafood), Mix Shabu Shabu B (wagyu beef & seafood) $97.00.,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

I am a huge shabu shabu lover, and have tried it all over L.A. My husband has a good friend from Japan who lives here now, so I asked him the best place and he directed me here. He was so right! The quality of the beef was impressive and it was the best peanut sauce I had ever had.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012 via mobile

The food is not as good as a few years ago, and the price went up too, but... It's still excellent and I would recommend it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011 via mobile

Great service and food. My friend and I were seated at the bar and it's a whole new experience when you can get a bar seat. It's the best tasting shabu-shabu I have had so far. We did not go for the wagyu but the regular beef was just as good. I recommend the banana cream and the apple crisp... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2008

Shabu Shabu like no other. I never even had anything like Kagaya in Tokyo. Every course finishes off with a zosui (rice porridge) made from the left-over broth of the shabu-shabu. It is simply amazing. And reasonably priced too! Highly recommended. Make sure to make reservations pretty far in advance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2008

I'm normally not a huge fan of shabu shabu but this place is great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2008

it's good

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