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Authentic Japanese shabu shabu and sukiyaki. - Mo-Mo-Paradise - Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA

Mo-Mo-Paradise - Mira Mesa

4.5
4.5
196 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
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 51 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (858) 397-2224
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    We are available for some private events during off hours. Please contact the restaurant directly for more details.
  • Neighborhood
    Mira Mesa
  • Cross street
    Reagan Road
  • Parking details
    Plenty of available parking space within the shopping center.
  • Public transit
    Busses 110 and 921 have stops in front of the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • Weekday Lunch Set Special only at Mira Mesa

    Multiple dates available
    MoMo Paradise at Mira Mesa is serving a weekday lunch special! It will be a great option for those of you who don't have time to enjoy 90 minutes of AYCE shabu shabu and sukiyaki. Select broth, two plates of meat, and choose your carb! One plate of vegetables will be served per person as well. The weekday lunch special is $21.95 from 11am - 3pm (last call 2:30pm). Enjoy the full experience of a Japanese hotpot for your quick lunch!

What 196 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Japanese

196 Reviews
  1. Allan

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    best hotpot in SD. love the options and AYCD boba. Their soup base has so much flavor

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cece is the best! Gave us great advice and so attentive. The whole Mo-Mo team are great! Enjoyed our dinner! Definitely coming back!

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  3. MiaC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for our wedding anniversary and they were so wonderful. We went around 5pm so that we would miss the dinner rush! Their food was amazing and the staff were so nice. 10/10 recommend!!!

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  4. Yikes

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went here for my birthday dinner and let’s just say that the staff came through. They were energetic and helped us have a good time, even though it was every single person who came first time there. They explained everything really well. And overall we just had a really good time.

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  5. Allan

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good Food, great selection and drinks. Wish they had better cooking utensils

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  6. TerrieN

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, it was good. Execellent service and meal was delicious.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Place is great to eat. It’s my boyfriend and I’d favorite place to eat

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  8. DanielL

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Slow The server has a horrible attitude so is the manager I have been coming here ever since they open and I come a lot I will not come back again!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is quite good but it need to clean more plate because it’s so greasy. Food quality is good

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  10. YauTing

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are always happy with MoMo. The food is good and the service is always wonderful and friendly.

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  11. VICV

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Chris was Amazing!l We told him we’re new to hot pots and he gave us the full run down and great recommendations.

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  12. DianeC

    San Diego

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s a good hot pot place. Service is included however service is poor, so I hope they would earn it but they don’t. It is an ayce, ask for eggs, they bring the raw beef on trays

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  13. uctriton00

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    You will need to get out of your seat often to go to see the different vegetable and drink offerings. Our table was butted up against the corner, so it was very uncomfortable, and we had to constantly bump into the table next to us

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  14. Isabella

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Genuinely the worst shabu experience I’ve ever had. Make no mistake, this isn’t on the staff or the service — they were great and attentive. I feel bad that they have to work at a place like this. The selection was horrible, limited, and so so not worth the price at all. There are like a dozen better shabu places in Mira Mesa alone. It’s just bad and overpriced; for what you’re paying, you get basically nothing. Soup tasted super bland; both of the ones we ordered were basically like drinking boiled water with a dash of salt. The vegetables offered were so strange — how does chive ENDS count as a vegetable? Also none of the traditional veggies you’d find in a shabu spot. No other meat options available other than the 6 ones on the menu, which is really really strange and so not worth it.

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  15. Fang

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress was super friendly. Food was of good quality. Drinks not so great.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Services was good by Eric. Meat quality was good.

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  17. LizR

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it!! The food is simply delicious!! We highly recommend making reservations, and going during lunch time because is less busy. Josh our server was very attentive and helpful. It was our first time going, and his recommendation worked out great. For the amount of food we ate the price was reasonable. The place has a lot of parking. Looking forward to go back again. :)

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall the meat quality was good, but vegetables seemed a little old, and there was hair in the rice.

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  19. Playaman

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The quality of food was fair to good. They charge a “surcharge” for the number of staff waiting on your table to make certain you have what you need to prepare your Shabu-shabu or sukiyaki, but the staff was slow and had to be called over several times. Overall, dinner for our party went well.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meat quality was amazing and the service was really good. The 2 servers handling the restaurant were both attentive and checked on us often even when the restaurant started to fill up a little more.

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  21. DWC1017

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Service and good food. Great Service and good food. Great Service and good food.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience at Mo-Mo-Paradise Mira Mesa. We were so full. Lots of sides variety and meats. Tonkatsu was flavorful. Love their ice cream desserts too.

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  23. Skosol

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This place was OK, thought to give it a try after seeing it on social media. They limit you to 90 mins, but only 1 hour to order meat and then an additional 30 mins to finish it. I’ve been to other all you can eat Shabu places and have never felt rushed as we did here. The meat selection was very limited and everything in the salad bar was out and slowly refilled. I wouldn’t go back.

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  24. LawrenceW

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing here! It was quiet and I couldn't even begin to describe how welcome the waitress made us feel. Just remember to get a reservation!

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  25. EmilyC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are very satisfied with everything, food is good, the service is great, no rushing to our party.

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  26. AndyL

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Selection is poor. Cost too high. Poor overall value.

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  27. Reyn

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great reasonable drinks! Great food! I want to go back this place soon!

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  28. michaelc

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was good, but they need more meat and sauce options.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall it was a nice experience, Wasn’t too busy either, the waiters were nice but one was a bit too casual if I’m being picky. But very informative

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  30. ChewedItOver

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place with chill music. Service was good. I will say though they could use “Mo-Mo” variety in food options. First off, seafood can take this establishment to the next level. Calamari, shrimp, fish, and mussels. Great location with great potential!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ A Culinary Delight at Mo-Mo Paradise in Mira Mesa! From the moment we stepped into Mo-Mo Paradise, we were transported to a culinary oasis. The ambience exuded an inviting warmth, setting the perfect stage for our unforgettable experience. The food quality? Exceptional! Every bite was a testament to the chef's commitment to perfection. The succulent meats and crisp, fresh vegetables were a symphony of flavors that danced on our palates. It was a true celebration of authentic Japanese cuisine, beautifully presented and flawlessly executed. What truly set Mo-Mo Paradise apart was the impeccable customer service. The host -Grey, and the entire team were a delight. They not only took our orders with utmost precision but also graciously walked us through the unique cooking process, ensuring our meal was nothing short of spectacular. This new Japanese hot pot style of cooking is a game-changer. Not only does it offer an affordable all-you-can-eat experience, but it also provides a genuine taste of Japan's culinary heritage. It's a must-try for any food enthusiast. Last, Mo-Mo Paradise in Mira Mesa offers an extraordinary dining experience that goes beyond the ordinary. It's a culinary journey that deserves every bit of its five-star rating. We can't wait to return for another round of exquisite flavors and exceptional service! Highly recommended! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing service 10/10 . First time trying Mo-Mo-Paradise and it was amazing would definitely come here again.

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  33. KeithN

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service during lunch food was delicious fresh and high quality definitely a go-to place for a healthy hearty lunch

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  34. SusanR

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch was fantastic. The manager Dan checked on us several times. The food was great, fresh, well presented and piping hot. I will return many times.

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  35. JoannaD

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good. Great atmosphere. Food is really good that you keep on craving for it.

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  36. LuluY

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    fresh ingredients, my 4-year-old enjoyed his meal here.

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  37. JulieC

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great location to celebrate a birthday.Great service

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  38. DontCareForTheName

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Workers were sweet. Chill, clean, tasty food. Can't ask for more. Also fair price for all the quality.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great outing at Mo Mo Paradise. Service and food excellent t as always.

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  40. Mickie

    Los Angeles

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first experience at Mo-Mo-Paradise. We had a superb dinner - shabu shabu and sukiyaki were both great. Everything was fresh - veggies, tofu, etc. Love their meat selection. Servers were all so nice and friendly and helpful. Thumbs up!!

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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
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Mo-Mo-Paradise - Mira Mesa is rated 4.5 stars by 196 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 51 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Mo-Mo-Paradise - Mira Mesa

8120 Mira Mesa Blvd 102, San Diego, CA 92126

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Reagan Road
  • Neighborhood
    Mira Mesa
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Plenty of available parking space within the shopping center.
  • Public transit
    Busses 110 and 921 have stops in front of the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (858) 397-2224
  • Private party facilities
    We are available for some private events during off hours. Please contact the restaurant directly for more details.
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