Spicy Crab, the Boiling Crab copy cat that also tried to offer an AYCE option for its shrimp, has closed at the Zion Market-anchored plaza in the Northwood neighborhood of Irvine. Now a new restaurant has taken its place: DaDa Shabu Shabu, which is an all-you-can-eat shabu shabu buffet.
From what I've seen, the toll is $25.99 for adults, which comes with unlimited trips to the buffet (which has Korean hot dishes), drinks, and as much meat as you wish to swish in your pot of boiling broth.
The meat options range from a USDA chuck top blade, Washima Wagyu beef belly, pork belly, chicken breast, and bass fish filet. If you want to splurge, you can optionally pay an additional $10 for unlimited ribeye.
4960 Irvine Boulevard, Irvine, CA 92620, (714) 544-9300; https://www.facebook.com/dadashabushabubuffet