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Mo-Mo-Paradise - Arcadia, Arcadia, CA

Mo-Mo-Paradise - Arcadia

4.6
4.6
287 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
About Mo-Mo-Paradise:

Since its first restaurant opening in 1993, Mo-Mo-Paradise has expanded its presence to over 20 cities throughout Asia with plans to expand further throughout the rest of the world. Currently, Mo-Mo-Paradise can be found in Japan, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, USA, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

Our Mo-Mo-Paradise brand focuses on traditional Japanese “hot pot” with a modern twist. We offer a wide variety of quality international and local meats and vegetables that is cooked shabu-shabu or sukiyaki style at your table. Throughout Asia, Mo-Mo-Paradise has established a strong fan base due to our focus on fresh and varietal selections that are unmatched compared to other establishments. Our goal is to bring you the same quality and selections currently not offered at western shabu-shabu restaurants.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Sat, Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (626) 898-4500
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 287 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Gabriel Valley

    Best Overall

  • San Gabriel Valley

    Best Food

  • San Gabriel Valley

    Best Service

  • San Gabriel Valley

    Best Value

  • San Gabriel Valley

    Great for brunch

  • San Gabriel Valley

    Kid-friendly

  • San Gabriel Valley

    Healthy

  • San Gabriel Valley

    Hot spot

  • San Gabriel Valley

    Most Booked

288 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Short on meat !!!!!!!! First feel thirsty after eating

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  2. Ckoun

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for shabu shabu, service is great but slow on some days. Disappointed they don’t offer the coconut pineapple ice cream , was the best !

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is good but the table is too small .we have 6 people

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  4. TommyC

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious. The staff is great. The veggie bar is kept nicely stocked and clean.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for amazing time with my family. The kids enjoyed it!!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food if you love hot pot, the soup base are flavorful. Service is friendly. Noise level is moderate. The only complaint I have is that the restaurant charges an automatic 18% for tip, even for someone who dines alone. There is something wrong with that, what if I had a bad experience or was on a budget or I just don’t think the service that day was good. MY choice is taken away and I feel that’s really unfair. Excuse is some BS law or code, I haven’t seen this practice anywhere else around here.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food quality and service. Server constantly checking our table to clean up the empty trays and brings us more meat as we go.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    not much food selection, for hot pot, sauce is very important, and they don’t have much choices. meat is good. but pork seems not fresh, got smell. Beef selection is good. 18% service charge for buffet seems high, I guess it is another way to increase menu price of $35. strongly suggest other hot pot place instead of this place.

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  9. Expertdine

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Reservations on open table at 5 pm Went earlier hoping to get seat earlier but instead ask to wait to exact at 5pm to get seated no exception !

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my 3rd time here and I have never been disappointed. The service is great and the meat always comes very quick! Self serve veggies and drinks is a plus! Best value for AYCE and will definitely be coming back.

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  11. CarmiP

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious! Suggest making a reservation. Looking forward to returning.

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  12. HappyCamper127

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pricey for a holiday (Presidents' Day) lunch for 2 seniors 50+. Sub total $62.91 SURCHARGE $ 11.32 Tax. $ 7.61 ---------------------------- Total $81.84 +tips (optional) The surcharge surprised us a little. But exemplary service and fresh meat and veggies.

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  13. KristineL

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was a little slower than usual tonight. It took a while to receive refills on our meats each time. It also took a bit to receive our ice cream as well. I hope it gets better the next time we dine at momo. This is our fave Shabu spot and would really be disappointed if we have to stop dining here.

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  14. IsaacH

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good and had a great time with my girlfriend. It was noisy during the time we went, but other than that, we enjoyed our dinner.

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  15. Pearl

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is great! All the meat we chose was delicious and there was a good selection of vegetables. The sauce enhanced the pot. The servers came around at the right moments and we were able to order lots of food. However, you could probably do without the drinks. It was kind of mid. When we came there were a lot of children and parents.

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  16. Jasmine

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    servers weren’t very attentive, but the food was good. maybe it was because we were a larger party but i do wish they were more attentive.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was great! He was very friendly and fast!!!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The area we take ingredients for shabu shabu is very small and very busy. There was no plate so had to wait for a long time. Drink bar was okay but there are a lot of empty item. The meat quality was good.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    by far my favorite place to get hot pot! i’ve come here for multiple occasions with my boyfriend’s family and we love it every time. the service, food, and drinks are always amazing. this was our first time making a reservation and they were very understanding and punctual about it. we were late due to some traffic but they understood and said they have a policy that holds our reservation for an x amount of time. which i greatly appreciate and is an amazing policy. our favorite soup base is sukiyaki, literally it’s so sweet and savory but, over time it does get salty depending on what types of meat and add ons you put throughout your stay. but, regardless we love it! they do have the option of crystal boba and coffee jelly toppings to add into your teas. which always hits, as well as, their melon soda. LOVE IT! but, do be wary when getting seated in the corner. it’s hard to get the attention of a server whenever you want more ayce meat. besides that, we love eating here. it’s become our favorite spot.

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  20. GeorgeO

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    MoMo Paradise stands as a beacon for shabu-shabu enthusiasts seeking an unparalleled dining experience. As a regular patron, I can confidently say that MoMo Paradise has established itself as the premium, consistent choice for shabu-shabu in the area. From the moment you step inside, the sophisticated yet inviting ambiance sets the stage for an exceptional dining journey. The attention to detail in the decor, coupled with the warm greetings from the staff, creates an atmosphere that instantly puts you at ease. What truly sets MoMo Paradise apart is its unwavering commitment to consistency. Whether you visit on a busy weekend or opt for a mid-week escape, the quality of their ingredients and service never falters. The restaurant takes pride in sourcing only the finest meats, freshest vegetables, and delectable broths, ensuring each visit is a culinary delight. The star of the show, of course, is their shabu-shabu. The thinly sliced, premium meats practically melt in your mouth, and the extensive selection of dipping sauces allows you to customize your flavor profile to perfection. The broth choices are a testament to MoMo Paradise's dedication to authenticity – from rich miso to savory dashi, each option is a flavorful journey in itself. The interactive dining experience is another highlight. With individual hot pots at each table, you have control over your cooking time, allowing for a personalized and leisurely meal. The staff is always on hand to offer guidance, ensuring even first-timers feel confident navigating the shabu-shabu adventure. Moreover, the efficiency of the waitstaff is commendable. Empty plates are swiftly replaced, and your needs are anticipated before you even realize them. The seamless service contributes to the overall enjoyment of the dining experience.

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  21. MayH

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Meat quality was great; service was also wonderful.

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  22. EswinG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoy this place, can’t wait to come back again.

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  23. EuniceE

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most of the food is delicious! The shabu shabu broth needed a little more seasoning however. All of the drinks were phenomenal! Overall wonderful experience!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Fun experience, was kind of a lot of work to get all the veggies and put them in the bowl. It was also hard not to make a mess lol lots of splashing. The meat was great, the Shabu Shabu broth was a little plain, but we liked the tonkotsu. Not a fan of the required 18% tip, especially when we do all the cooking and grab all the food ourselves lol. With a beer and sake, was about $50/person so not cheap, but not too bad.

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  25. Eddie

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. AYCE Shabu-Shabu. Great cuts of meat. Service is great — they are attentive.

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  26. Annie

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family’s favorite shabu place, attentive service, quality meat options and tons of veggies.

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  27. yukom

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had good food sukiyaski and Great time! Thank you!

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  28. Connerc

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great broth and meat. I would say great value and the menu is clear

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  29. SamarM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious place and great time for a first timer like myself!

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  30. Anonymous

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Unfortunately the service was very poor. The meat quality was also not as great as I remembered. Our waitress was hard to flag down when we needed service and as we were getting close to our 90 minute limit, the waitress checked on us every couple minutes to remind us how our table needs to be cleared soon for other patrons (although our 90 minutes were not up yet) I had anxiety as I wrapped up my meal and spoke to the manager but he didn’t seem to care. Won’t be coming back.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was full!………………………………………………………………………….::::::::::::::::::

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  32. Marts

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always hits the spot when I am craving Shabu-shabu. Decided to go to this branch since they offered the shabu kits to go. The service this time was excellent. Our server Anderson was very attentive and was always around when you need something. Awesome service Anderson!! Total opposite of that one male server who I have encountered the last 4 times that I went there who is 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻. Forgot his name but he is rude and is very sarcastic with his responses. This being the reason for my visiting the Rowland heights branch.

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  33. DienP

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It's our go-to place for hot pot since its close to our home, and the selection is simple wtihout excessive items on the menus. I find it that when there are excessive items, the quality tends to be lower.

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  34. KarenY

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Why ask if this reservation was for a “special occasion” when the restaurant doesn’t pay attention to it ???

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  35. Linna

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I lives in San Jose, but I had wonderful experience at Momo Paradise (Arcadia, CA) whenever I visited my relatives in LA and we had enjoyed a lot (good foods, great service and reasonable price) in this store. I always referred my friends to this store too !

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice and clean. Food great and fresh. Could be more sauce choices. Line for sides was in odd place , backing up to drink station. Staff very friendly and prompt service. Will return.

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  37. YVONNEZ

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Horrible experience! 3 senior couples get together for holiday celebration; We Bought in our own wine, was told there is a corkage fee, We accepted it-then was told no wine glasses; We were offered beer glasses or coffee mug; we have to pick beer glass, then we were told the restaurant does not have a wine opener, we ended up using a chopstick to push the cork into wine bottle so to pour wine , at this moment , we still tried our best not to ruin our holiday happiness; then next thing happened -we found there are only 2 hot pot to share among us 3 couples ; we asked to be given the table next to us or on the back of us, so each couple can share one pot, instead of cooking food in friend’s pot! The host/cashier/manager(same person) upon knowing the request ,he quickly gave out these two available seats to people who just walked in without reservation! We had to leave! We don’t think this restaurant need business-If there is rating of O or negative, I will give a minus star!

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  38. travelzoofan

    Los Angeles

    48 reviews

    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Seating with appointments could be speeded up to avoid customers from waiting for 10-15 minutes.

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  39. Martha

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was very rude and he never came to our table to ask if we need to order anything else. We had to grab other servers to order the meat. We asked if it’s possible to change the broth because we didn’t like the broth at the first time. He came to our table and told us he would change the broths for us but the “90 minutes rule still apply” and he asked if we are ok with that. Anyway, 5 minutes before the 90 minutes and he came to tell us it’s the last call. My husband and I told him thank you and we are ready to pay. He gave us the checks and started to collect the dirty dishes and clean the table. We haven’t even finished our ice cream yet and he already started to take away plates…anyway, I wish his attitude and demeanor get better.

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  40. AngieC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I visited for the first time through a friend's recommendation and the restaurant was very clean. It was great to be able to eat as much healthy food as I wanted, and I highly recommend it.

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FAQs

Mo-Mo-Paradise - Arcadia is rated 4.6 stars by 287 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today
Google Map for Mo-Mo-Paradise - Arcadia

56 E Duarte Rd UNIT 101, Arcadia, CA 91006-3511

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Arcadia
  • Hours of operation
    Sat, Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access
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