Rating: Two sideways thumbs
Time in: 1:30 PM
What we ordered: Seafood combo (salmon, scallops, shrimp) + egg, meat combo (beef and pork), 2 teas.
Number in our party: 2
Final check amount: $15.09 + 11.85
- I couldn’t write detailed notes while eating because (1) there was no table space for writing at a shabu shabu place, and (2) the staff was constantly hovering over us. There were like 6 of them waiting on just us, and they’d ask us the same questions over and over. Kind of annoying.
- Also, there was one server who looked incredibly out of place. She was the only non-Asian, and she had an accent (Russian? European of some kind?). Her outfit was straight out of a high-fashion magazine, and her makeup made her look like a creepy marionette doll. We both wondered why they hired her…
- The salmon was pretty fishy; the scallop was tasteless; and the shrimp tasted a bit like dirt. Plus…they added the egg into the udon soup when it wasn’t hot enough. So instead of the nice egg-drop I’d have liked, it became raw egg broth. Ew.
- The sign looks like it says Swab World. Haha!
We would give this place a thumbs down, but we felt it might be unfair to a restaurant that just opened. We would probably never go back though.
Address: 3904 Convoy St, Ste 117
Phone number: 858.715.1188
Accepts credit cards? Yes
Parking: Crowded lot, especially when The Original Pancake House is open
Ideal group size: 1-3
Available vegetarian options: Vegetable combo
Noise level: 2