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Mo-Mo-Paradise Arcadia, Arcadia, CA

Mo-Mo-Paradise Arcadia

4.6
4.6
93 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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Booked 61 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Daily 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (626) 898-4500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

Experiences

  • Traditional Sukiyaki and Shabu Shabu

    Multiple dates available
    Our Sukiyaki is made from Japan and is bold in flavor, sweet and savory. The primary sauce for Sukiyaki is an egg sauce, which is simply a pasteurized egg beaten until creamy. Our Shabu Shabu is light and has a hint of dashi in it, which pairs well with goma and ponzu, as it is traditionally consumed in Japan. Weekday Lunch (Monday - Friday): All you can eat for $25.95 per person. Includes chuck eye, short plate, eye of round, and pork kurobuta. Weekday Dinner and All Day Weekends: All you can eat for $34.95 person. Includes chuck eye, short plate, eye of round, pork kurobuta, pork belly and chicken thigh (nabe cut).

Menu

Main

  • Shabu-Shabu

    Mo-Mo-Paradise original Shabu-Shabu is made with a base using katsuo and kombu. Enjoy with our unique Ponzu (citrus soy-based sauce) and Gomadare* (sesame sauce)

    • Kimchi

      A mildly spicy broth made with authentic kimchi, miso, and various vegetable extracts. Added to the broth is our special home-made kimchi which is slowly pan-roasted to perfection. Enjoy with spicy miso sauce, hot pepper, and garlic

      • Sukiyaki

        Our Sukiyaki is a sweet and savory soy-based broth. Enjoy by dipping in our pasteurized free-range eggs**

        • Tonkotsu

          A rich broth made with pork bone, aromatic vegetables, and savory roasted garlic. Added to the broth is our-in-house fried onion and garlic chili oil. Enjoy with Mo-Mo-Paradise's original Ponzu and Gomadare*

          Cocktail

          • The Mo-Mo-Paradise

            A sweet and floral sparkling peach cocktail made with sake and shochu, topped with peach jelly

            • 12oz$7.50
          • Yuzu Sour

            A refreshing citrus shochu cocktail garnished with mandarin orange slices

            • 12oz$6.50
          • Lychee Nigori Shochu

            A sweet and smooth lychee cocktail made with nigori sake and shochu

            • 12oz$6.50

          A La Carte - Beverages (Self Serve)

          All You Can Drink Special $2.55

            Batch Craft Soda

            CA Produced, Gluten Free, Pure Cane Sugar

            • Mo-Mo Peach

              • Tokyo Melon

                • Cola

                  • Diet Cola

                    • Lemon Lime

                      • Ginger Beer

                        • Shirley Temple

                          • Pink Lemonade

                            Ice Teas

                            • Oolong Passion Fruit Peach Tea

                              • Jasmine Straght Tea

                                • Jasmine Milk Tea

                                  • Yogurt Drink

                                    Hot Drinks

                                    • Green Tea

                                      Complimentary

                                      Draft Beer

                                      Sapporo Premium Draft Beer is a refreshing beer with a crisp, refined flavor and a smooth finish

                                      • Sapporo Pitcher

                                        • 64oz$14.50
                                      • Sapporo Mug

                                        • 16oz$4.50

                                      Last updated: May 12, 2022

                                      What 93 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
                                      • 4.7Food
                                      • 4.5Service
                                      • 4.5Ambience
                                      • 4.5Value

                                      NoiseModerate

                                      Loved For

                                      • Pasadena / San Gabriel

                                        Best Food

                                      • Pasadena / San Gabriel

                                        Best Value

                                      • Pasadena / San Gabriel

                                        Kid Friendly

                                      • Pasadena / San Gabriel

                                        Good for Groups

                                      • Pasadena / San Gabriel

                                        Healthy

                                      • Pasadena / San Gabriel

                                        Great for Lunch

                                      • Pasadena / San Gabriel

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                                      1. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined today

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Attentive and friendly staff. Food was delicious and drinks from the beverage fountain were tasty. Server did let us know about the price increase when we were seated. Will definitely be coming back in the future.

                                      2. CG

                                        CarinaG

                                        Los Angeles

                                        14 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        14 reviews

                                        Dined 1 day ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        First time dinning at this restaurant we went for lunch. Lots and f options and very fresh food. We will definitely be back.

                                      3. KL

                                        KenL

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 16, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Momo Paradise is a great place to have hot pot in Arcadia. The all-you-can-eat meat is fresh, the server will bring fresh meat on many rounds. Fresh vegetables are self-service. Good selection of vegetables. Of the four choices of tea, passion fruit tea is good. Jasmin Tea can be sweetened or non-sweet. Free parking on the back.

                                      4. i

                                        i624

                                        Los Angeles

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                                        overall4food5service4ambience5

                                        Momo increased their prices from $30 to $35 dollars which is a big jump. That doesn't even include the drink garden (lame). We still like the food, but will probably come less often now.

                                      5. k

                                        kentc

                                        Las Vegas

                                        1 review

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 14, 2022

                                        overall3food5service2ambience2

                                        reservation at 8:30,. but wait for another 25 minutes, waiter attitude is not friendly

                                      6. ML

                                        MengranL

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 12, 2022

                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                        We ordered tomato and Sukiyaki soups, I would like to highly recommend Sukiyaki which is really good better than the sauce I used to buy in Tokyo central, a Japanese supermarket located in West Covina, but the tomato soup tasted more bland with meat, I won’t order it anymore, probably only selecting Sukiyaki sauce should be the best choice for my next time. I was a little bit disappointed by the drinks, It's more of an American style sweet drink than a Japanese beverage, I would rather only have water next time. Overall, Varied Meats and vegetables are so valuable based on all you can eat price.

                                      7. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        San Diego

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 11, 2022

                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                        The kids loved it!

                                      8. AY

                                        AndyY

                                        Los Angeles

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 11, 2022

                                        overall4food5service4ambience5

                                        The server kept checking in with us. Even though we might receive an extra dish of meat, upon we brought that up to the server immediate action was taken. Food quality is excellent and and ambience is good.

                                      9. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        2.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 10, 2022

                                        overall2food2service1ambience3

                                        Hostess is a idiot and service sucks, 18% tips included that makes some worker take advantage for it, doesn’t matter good or bad service they still getting that 18% tips. food is ok !

                                      10. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                                        We made reservations for our family to celebrate Mother’s Day @Momo Paradise in Arcadia. Our reservation was for 1:45pm. We were told that last call (for meat orders) would be @2:30. We did not know the restaurant closed @3pm for lunch hours. We felt a little rushed, and we wished that the restaurant had not accepted our 1:45 reservation knowing that they closed at 3pm. Other than feeling rushed to eat, the food was really good. Fresh vegetables to serve ourselves was great. We loved the yummy teas that were also self serve in the beverage station. We will make reservations for an earlier time for future dining.

                                      11. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Los Angeles

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We enjoyed the variety of vegetables and meat balls provided in the buffet. The meat was fresh. We liked the drinks and ice cream also.

                                      12. M

                                        Madeleine

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 3, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The food was amazing and the staff were absolutely lovely!!! Will definitely be going back!

                                      13. W

                                        Wilson

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 24, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Food was fresh and service was great. Prices are reasonable for what you get. Highly recommend.

                                      14. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Central Coast

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Meat quality is fantastic, great options for veggies and the ice cream at the end was a nice touch at the end. great service!

                                      15. PV

                                        PhongV

                                        Houston

                                        5 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        No comments

                                      16. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 13, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent, highly recommended.

                                      17. JH

                                        JoannH

                                        Los Angeles

                                        5 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on April 12, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        One of our family's favorite local hot pot/Shabu restaurants. The food, service and value makes us come back frequently. My daughter is a picky eater but likes coming here. Definitely worth trying if you are in the mood to eat a lot. For $2.50 more, you get to sample their drink station, so worth it.

                                      18. FZ

                                        FelixZ

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        One of the best shabu-shabu locations out there for the money!

                                      19. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Los Angeles

                                        4 reviews

                                        2.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on April 1, 2022

                                        overall2food2service3ambience2

                                        Ayce, not the worst, nor good. Don’t think I would recommend or return again. Definitely better options for the same price points.

                                      20. JH

                                        JackyH

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 31, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Just little udon. There was not much of udon. I asked for more udon from the salad bar. They forgot

                                      21. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Los Angeles

                                        2 reviews

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on March 29, 2022

                                        overall3food3service1ambience4

                                        Bad service because of short of worker

                                      22. k

                                        kioski

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 22, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        there's free parking at the back. Place is clean and nice. Food has good options. It's nice to have a different variety of drinks in just one payment.

                                      23. PY

                                        PriscillaY

                                        Los Angeles

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on March 20, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        I took my boyfriend there, it's his first time, he loved it. Food is good as usual, drink garden is always a bomb. Everything is great, thanks.

                                      24. A

                                        Anon

                                        Los Angeles

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 17, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        The food was good, Lunch all you can eat vs normal lunch is only $4 difference so well worth the price for how much more plates of meat you can get.

                                      25. s

                                        skybluegrl2008

                                        San Diego

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on March 16, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The service here was really great. I also liked the idea of reserving a table online in advance as the place does get packed fast, especially around rush hour. I like all their soup bases and proteins.

                                      26. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Los Angeles

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 13, 2022

                                        overall4food4service3ambience3

                                        Good food but less selection, service was alittle slow, clean environment. I did not like that the 18% service charge is calculated after taxes.

                                      27. EZ

                                        EduardoZ

                                        Los Angeles

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 13, 2022

                                        overall4food5service3ambience4

                                        Very good food. Service not as good as it used to be

                                      28. A

                                        Alda1foryou

                                        Orange County

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 12, 2022

                                        overall4food4service3ambience3

                                        Server’s needs to be more attentive to customers. The only time the server ask as if we need anything was when we first got seated. We had to look and stop server for us to get help or any kind of service. The Rowland heights location has a better service compared to this one.

                                      29. ET

                                        EllenT

                                        Los Angeles

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 12, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great food great service as always. Will definitely come back!

                                      30. C

                                        Christy

                                        Los Angeles

                                        1 review

                                        2.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 12, 2022

                                        overall2food1service5ambience5

                                        Only 5 broth selections and none them are good. Meat is ok but still only 4 selections.Sesame sauce is too salty and not sweet at all. The service is excellent but the food just tasted salty but not much flavor.

                                      31. i

                                        iannhungry

                                        Los Angeles

                                        5 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on March 12, 2022

                                        overall3food4service1ambience4

                                        We had a horrible experience tonight (4.29.22). Our reservation was at 4:45pm and let the restaurant know ahead of time that we'll be there at 4:50-5:00. We got there at 4:55pm which's still within the 15 mins grace period. No one was at the front desk checking in customers. We've dined at this restaurant many times before, we always arrive prior to our reservation, but we and many other customers end up waiting for at least 30-40 mins just to be seated. There are always issue with logistics due to short on staffing and no on site manager to make sure the restaurant is operating in an attentive manner and reasonable speed.

                                      32. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Los Angeles

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 9, 2022

                                        overall3food4service2ambience3

                                        The servers were not attentive.

                                      33. P

                                        Pinkdiamond78

                                        Las Vegas

                                        2 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on March 7, 2022

                                        overall3food3service1ambience3

                                        - Broth was a bit salty - Limited meat selection - Good variety of vegetables - Service was mediocre - Did not appreciate the mandatory 18% imposed on the bill

                                      34. T

                                        Tony

                                        New England

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 7, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent service and tasty food. Best to have a reservation.

                                      35. J

                                        Jeffrey

                                        Los Angeles

                                        1 review

                                        1.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 3, 2022

                                        overall1food4service2ambience3

                                        Hello, First of all I just wanted to say how amazing Jeff the server was. He understood our issue, apologized, and tried to fix the issue. The biggest issue during our dining experience was that we found a strand of hair in our soup. We notified some lady named Vanessa, who took it to another section of the store, and we saw her try to pluck out the hair and bring the soup back to us. We asked her if it was a new soup and she blatantly lied to us and said it was (when in fact we knew she didn’t). She should be relieved of her duty.

                                      36. J

                                        Jimc

                                        Los Angeles

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on March 1, 2022

                                        overall3food3service4ambience4

                                        Came with a friend. Overall, the food was okay. There are only 4 kinds of meat options. pretty limited IMO. What I don't like was that they added an 18% service charge to the bill without any advance notice. When we ask them about the service charge, they said it's for the kitchen staff so they get better pay. On top of that, they ask for tips to be added! First of all, I'm all in supporting kitchen staff but this is not the way to go. Basically, the owner doesn't want to pay their staff better so they pass on the cost to the customers by forcing us to pay an additional 18% and then ask us for the tip on top of that. That's just absurd!

                                      37. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Las Vegas

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 26, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Brandon was great!

                                      38. k

                                        klcheng

                                        New York Area

                                        6 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on February 21, 2022

                                        overall5food4service4ambience3

                                        Went there for lunch, had a reservation but still had to wait 5 minutes to be seated. Food was good, but selection was limited. Good value though for lunch price.

                                      39. AY

                                        AndyY

                                        Los Angeles

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on February 16, 2022

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        Our third time in Mo Mo, and we are always impressed by their quality of services. Jeff did a great job but just by checking in often times, and he was observant noticing when our broth are running low. The bill already included 18% service charge, but with that good services, why not giving more?

                                      40. C

                                        Chowie

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on February 12, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Food was good. Meat was very good quality. Server was nice and fast on bringing out the meats. Highly recommended!

                                      Safety precautions

                                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                        • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                        • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                      • Physical distancing

                                        • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                      • Protective equipment

                                        • Waitstaff wear masks
                                        • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                      • Screening

                                        • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                        • Staff is vaccinated
                                        • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

                                      FAQs

                                      Mo-Mo-Paradise Arcadia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 898-4500.

                                      Mo-Mo-Paradise Arcadia is rated 4.6 stars by 93 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                      Booked 61 times today
                                      Experiences are available.
                                      Google Map for Mo-Mo-Paradise Arcadia

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

                                      Additional information

                                      • Neighborhood

                                        Arcadia

                                      • Hours of operation

                                        Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Daily 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

                                      • 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, Takeout

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