Monday, February 2, 2009
I was a bit scared of going here to having Shabu Shabu because it was a non-Asian area. Fortunately, the food was decently priced and didn't taste bad, but I felt like there should've been more of the non-beef stuff, but alas, that only occurs in Chinese hot pot. Service was as bad as I had read about on Yelp http://www.yelp.com/biz/shabu-shabu-ya-los-angeles. It took forever for the food to come out and the waitress didn't bring over water for the late arrivers. She also never brought out the edamame we ordered, but left it on the bill. The male Asian server was very nice though and even brought out an extra hot pot for a friend who was sharing with my sis. I did appreciate the indie soundtrack to our dining. So, if you're in that area and craving shabu shabu, no wait (which is a bit dismaying for a restaurant), and some good music, Shabu Shabu Ya would be the place to go to.