Halves Boiling Pot + Grill

45 Auto Center Dr.
Foothill Ranch, CA 92610


  • Open daily, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5-9 p.m.
  • Beer/Wine
Halves Boiling Pot + Grill is a Japanese restaurant in Foothill Ranch. Without knowing that the restaurant offers both yakiniku and shabu shabu, Halves looks like every other shabu shabu joint in Orange County. Each table comes with containers of all the usual shabu shabu accouterments of scallions, garlic, and grated daikon. And when you order the hot pot here, it comes with a bowl of thick goma sauce and ponzu, a bowl of rice, and raw vegetables with an excess of udon noodles you’ll never end up eating. There’s even the option of hot drops that the waitresses offer from tiny vials that should be labeled with a skull-and-crossbones. But the restaurant—which was conceived by the owners of Plush Karaoke Lounge in Irvine—may be the first in Orange County to offer this unique two-for-one DIY meat-cooking experience.

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