California Shabu Shabu Opens in Costa Mesa After Almost A Year of Delays

California Shabu Shabu Opens in Costa Mesa After Almost A Year of Delays
Courtesy of California Shabu Shabu

Those who dream of opening a restaurant need to read this blog written by a guy named Len. It chronicles the trials and tribulations (mostly tribulations) of opening a shabu shabu restaurant.


Among the other indignities suffered, they were mistaken for robbers by Costa Mesa police while doing some repair work on the roof of their restaurant. With guns drawn, they were handcuffed and made to sit on the sidewalk until the whole misunderstanding was resolved.

Since that time, they got saddled with other problems. But the posts eerily stopped in February. 

Then this month; a flurry of updates. Turns out their contractor, a character they dubbed "The Ogre", abandoned them around March, leaving the project stillborn.

Recently, a new one came to the rescue and voila, a year after they started, their shabu shabu restaurant, called California Shabu Shabu, is finally open!

This means their blog is effectively done.  I'll miss the excruciatingly funny entries, but I bet they won't.


California Shabu Shabu South Coast, 801 Baker Street Suite A., Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 714-540-1888


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