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28715 Los Alisos Blvd Ste L1, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 588-3225
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Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun, good food, good service, authentic

We found Shabu through a neighbor. As long as we have lived here, we didn't know they were here, much less so close to us. We arrived on a Saturday when they opened at 5pm. We were seated right away and asked if we'd been here before. We've been to hot pots, but not here, so we were given Shabu... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve_N_018
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Irvine, California
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Irvine, California
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found Shabu through a neighbor. As long as we have lived here, we didn't know they were here, much less so close to us. We arrived on a Saturday when they opened at 5pm. We were seated right away and asked if we'd been here before. We've been to hot pots, but not here, so we were given Shabu... More 

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Thank Steve_N_018
Los Angeles, California
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119 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

What a find, traditional Japanese family restaurant. The wife serves and entertains the customers with humor, stories and great food. It has a very fun and active food feeling

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Thank William C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

I love this place. Been to many Shabu restaurants and they do not even compare. Mama is one of the sweetest ladies I havr met so that only adds to the experience. I am from MN and I am here often for buskneess. I literally plan my trip so I can hit this place a few times per week. DO... More 

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Thank Ritalka G
Alpharetta, Georgia
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

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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1 Thank GSDiva
Mission Viejo, California
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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1 Thank Traveler32722
Indianapolis, Indiana
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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1 Thank DinIndy
New hampshire
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 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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2 Thank NHTraveler1234
Goleta, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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2 Thank Got_root
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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2 Thank GAPeach813
Mission Viejo, California
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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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  • 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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