Shabu Shabu Joint to Open at Diamond Jamboree in Irvine
It's good to have tipster on the inside. Such is one Suzie Won, who works for Diamond Jamboree. She knows I keep tabs on what's new in this dynamic plaza where a few years ago, there would be a restaurant debuting every other week.
It's slowed down a bit since those gold rush days as the vacancies are filled. But just yesterday Suzie's given me a heads up on yet another new restaurant that's just signed a lease. This time it's a shabu shabu restaurant called SWSH. Get it? As in "swish", the onomatopoeiac verb for the act of waving around thin slices of meat in boiling liquid.
SWSH, Suzie tells me, will not only be a shabu shabu joint, but also a sake bar. Apps, sukiyaki, Japanese beer and dessert fondue with chocolate and fruits will round out the offerings.
They expect to open late summer or early fall, upstairs, next to The Balcony.
In case you haven't been keeping up, here are the rest of the expected new restaurants to debut sometime soon at Diamond Jamboree.
- Itriya Cafe - Spaghetti and Korean ssam
- Chef Hung Noodles - Taiwanese beef noodle soup
- Curry House CoCo Ichibanya - Japanese curry
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