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Yojie Japanese Fondue and Sake Bar
Yojie Japanese Fondue and Sake Bar

Yojie Japanese Fondue and Sake Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.yojie.com
  • Email: info@yojie.com
  • Phone: (213) 988-8808
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Shabu-shabu, Japanese, Fondue
  • Executive Chef: Yojie B. Leelin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grand Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We validate parking lot across the street.
A word from Yojie Japanese Fondue and Sake Bar
Yojie Japanese Fondue and Sake Bar, downtown LA's premiere shabu shabu restaurant, takes the average dining experience to the next level with it's "cook it yourself" shabu shabu concept that gives diners the chance to be personally involved with their food.

Be your own chef as you dip kobe beef, certified angus beef, chicken, a variety of seafood, and a plethora of vegetables into boiling hot, kelp seasoned broth, and tasty Japanese sauces.

Wash it down with a refreshing beverage from our large drinks menu offering a spectrum of premium sakes, sake cocktails, and nonalcoholic beverages for the kids.

Then top it off with an order from our extensive dessert menu, featuring fruit and pastries fondue with chocolate sauces varying from red velvet to green tea.

Here at Yojie, it's "More than just healthy food...it's an experience."Continued

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Diner Reviews
  • "I really like the food here. Sukiyaki is delicious. My only con is the service is slow when the place wasn't even busy. Also the restroom ran out of paper towels when I went in there."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Mendrick and the whole team were very courteous. You can feel his passion for the food. It was very enjoyable. Nice and modern. A really different and new take on Shabu Shabu or "Japanese Fondue" The salmon was amazing. The meat and the sake cocktails were amazing."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The staff have amazing service, the food was absolutely delicious, there is a perfect atmosphere for a nice night out for friends or a date. The staff even gave each of us Valentine's Day gift bags with complementary dipping bread and coupons. Cannot wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went to LA for a concert at the Staples Center. A friend recommended this place knowing we are vegetarians and it would be a good option. This place was wonderful! We have never had shabu shabu before. Anthony was our waiter and explained everything to us and was so patient. We got the vegetarian medley. I don't like mushrooms so he said I could replace it with something else. I got extra broccoli. The dipping sauce is amazing. There is so much food, we didn't even finish it. I definitely recommend this place. $3.00 glasses of wine and sake during happy hour!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "All-in-all, pretty good. But I wouldn't suggest going for the "Kobe." The taste is nearly identical to the normal beef, with only a little texture variation. Oddly, the "Kobe" was more course. Not worth the big bump in price."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "For a downtown LA shabu shabu place Yojie is decent. Generous portions of meat and quality was okay. Vegetable plates however, was light and unfulfilling. Servers were pleasant but seemed overwhelmed when the restaurant got busy. The restaurant was spacious from the main floor to the seating to the bathroom. The noise level did rise significantly as the night went on. Overall an okay experience, probably won't visit again as there are much better (food quality/value) shabu shabu places a short drive away in Little Tokyo or even San Gabriel."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "I loved the place. My boyfriend and I got to try everything we wanted. I loved the Sukiyaki and the boyfriend loved his shabu shabu. We really enjoyed the green tea fondue with strawberries and bananas. The service was amazing. So attentive. I especially enjoyed the drinks. The food was perfect for me. I ordered the sashimi (salmon) and I've never had sashimi for hot pot before. This was my first and I loved it!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Eating shabu shabu is an experience in itself. The servers were very happy to explain the process. The ingredients were all fresh and delicious. The ambience was very modern, black and white. The music was a bit loud but tolerable. I would definitely. Recommend it to friends"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "As always, quality of the food is great and service was consistent. Loved the sakana combo (never tried salmon shabu shabu before), and absolutely adored the green tea fondue (sliced strawberries and bananas dipped in sweet fondue, heck yes). Awesome spot for a little romance or a chill catch-up with a friend. Not to mention, validated parking on the Hope and Olympic public parking lot is super convenient. Will be back for me. xo, J.Y."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "I had the vegetarian sukiyaki and my friend had salmon shabu shabu. We were both very satisfied with the healthy options of brown or white rice. The food was tasty and fresh. Service was also very good. It was a nice location on a corner with lots of window space. Very enjoyable."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I'll go back here because I'm in the neighborhood, and there's no line. It's decent food, but definitely not the best."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "The food was great and I got great customer service I expected."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "I ate here on a whim, and was very pleasantly surprised. The beef quality was excellent for shabu. At the combo meal which also included dessert, and the green tea white chocolate fondue... excellent!"
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "5 stars everything. Amazing food, service, and overall great experience"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Explanation of options and how to cook was unclear and we had to ask for it. Other than that, he was very friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "The quality here is average. The cuts of meat, veggie plate and kombu broth were particularly standard but unfortunately where they really lose out is the ponzu and sesame sauce. Really lacking in flavor, which brought the whole meal down to mediocre. Service was top notch and the environment is very comfortable but neither of us really felt satisfied. The lunch prices are quite reasonable, which I appreciated. I wouldn't visit again, even if I were in the neighborhood but I have nothing against Yojie. They just didn't do it for me."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Fun place to go before an event at the Staples Center, but thought the food was a little bland. We did the shabu shabu and thought that just cooking the meat in water wasn't that great. And we only liked one of the two sauces. Good happy hour prices on beer / wine."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Friday night when my friends and I showed up was a good night at the restaurant with a 49 person reservation. Unfortunately my friends and I were a bit Unsatisfied with the service, even though I have been there several times, and I know that the service is usually fast and they are on top of their game.. This night because of the large party already dining, Yojie was understaffed that night. Our server knew that they weren't on top of their game that night so he came by and brought is a large bottle of hot sake to make up for it and apologized for being slow.. That was a nice gesture on their part. But overall. The food was great and the customer service was EXCELENT."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Outstanding customer service and very lively atmosphere. The shabu shabu sumo dish is yummy and will fill your tummy! The server surprised the birthday girl with an amazing apple tasting saki. The red velvet fondue with strawberries and banana added the perfect touch to end a great experience."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "The food was good and prices were reasonable but service was REALLY slow! It was ridiculous how long it took for our waiter to take our order and then to get our food to us. We hardly saw him and were constantly having to flag him down. It took almost half an hour to bring us out our dessert! Which was screwed up because we ordered dark chocolate and were given milk chocolate. We didn't ask for it to be fixed because we were now running late. Again, I attribute this to them being short staffed. Our waiter kept asking my friend if she wanted more green tea. He asked even as we were getting ready to leave! I said I'd recommend Yojie but that's a BIG maybe. Get more service staff, then I'd tell my friends to check it out and I'd return too."
    Dined on 10/31/2013