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28715 Los Alisos Blvd Ste L1, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 588-3225
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Serendipity

I usually write these reviews 6 months after I visit but not this time. Looking for something sort of healthy I could walk to from my hotel and there I was. Never heard of Shabu Shabu before but hot mama and the gang explained everything. The sauces are from scratch and tasty with fresh veggies and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2014
GSDiva
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I usually write these reviews 6 months after I visit but not this time. Looking for something sort of healthy I could walk to from my hotel and there I was. Never heard of Shabu Shabu before but hot mama and the gang explained everything. The sauces are from scratch and tasty with fresh veggies and seafood. You swish the... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Make a reservation because the place always fills up. I wish I could keep this place a secret but that would not be fair to Hot Mama and her crew. They work very hard to make your experience the best. Shabu Shabu means swish swish which is what you do with the beef and veggies she serves cooking them in... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

So, we started off our night in Mission Viejo very hungry. We didn't want to stray far from the hotel and this place was suggested to us. We drove up and there was no one in the place but the help...so we drove off. After further discussion, we decided to come back and give it a whirl. We were all... More 

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New hampshire
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

An extremely fun dinning experience. Food was excellent and the owner right on premises, She loves to chat and be a part of your experience

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Goleta, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

The menu was good, the food tasty and inexpensive. All in all a great value. It's very close to the Ayres, walking distance in fact.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Service was great, as was the food. Prices were typical for a sushi restaurant. We were glad to find that it was still open for lunch, as it was 2PM. Very nice view.

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Mission Viejo, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Excellent food, the owner is great and entertaining The service is slow and the ambiance is not what you expect of a Japanese place but is totally worth it just to experience the food and to meet the owner To their credit we were told in advance they were shirt in staff

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Connecticut
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681 reviews 681 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

I was in town for business and had checked out Tripdavisor for a place to eat. I am so glad I found the Shabu in the strip mall on Los Alisos. I took a chance and just walked into the place and was lucky to find an empty stool at the counter. The restaurant is wrapped around an island with... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

quaint little place where "hot momma" serves up some of the best Shabu in California

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Palm Desert, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

Every time we are in Orange County, we make sure to visit Kumi's Shabu Japanese Restaurant on Los Alisos in Mission Viejo. Kumi makes the whole Shabu Shabu experience an enjoyable one! The food is delicious and service impeccable! They serve beer, wine and sake! This restaurant is getting very popular, make a reservation!!!!

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  • Address: 28715 Los Alisos Blvd Ste L1, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Mission Viejo
  • Phone Number: (949) 588-3225

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  • Cuisine: Japanese

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