I love Shabu Haru in Roland Heights!
Located in a medium sized strip mall in Roland Heights (there's a Daiso in the parking lot), Shabu Haru is a sleeper in the world of Shabu Shabu. They have a plethora of different Shabu broths to choose from and they are all good! The meat is fresh and tender and they veggies are refillable!
Just an FYI this was the previous location of Mokkoji Shabu Shabu. Its the same owners but they just renamed it. Same delicious eats!
If you've never heard of Shabu Shabu, it translates to Swish Swish. Traditionally there is a large pot of water or broth in front of you. You are served various raw meats and veggies. You then pick up the meat with your chopsticks and swish it back in forth in the broth for a few seconds until its just cooked. Then you can eat as is or dip it into sauces provided and enjoy!
These are the veggies provided with your meal. They are refillable and may change depending on the season. It also includes ramen and udon noodles (at the bottom of the bowl) to cook along with your meal.
They also have a large selection of appetizers. Swipe to the left to see the fried softshell crab, calamari, chicken karaage and the masago fish balls. They were all super delicious, but the softshell crab and the karaage were definitely my favs!
Also, there are a variety of meats to choose from. The plate presentation alone is amazing. I'm a beef eater so I loved the beef toro and both of the Wagyu choices. I'm pretty sure everything there is amazing though.
This is probably my favorite Shabu Shabu place other than an all you can eat bar like Dada Shabu Shabu in Irvine.
SHABU HARU ROLAND HEIGHTS
19705 Colima Road, Ste 6, Roland Heights, CA 91748
The food at this restaurant was provided complimentary or at a discounted price, however all opinions are 100% mine. A free meal does not buy a good review.