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

Mo-Mo-Paradise Mira Mesa

4.4
4.4
95 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

9:30 PM


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.

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Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Daily 11:00 am–2:00 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, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access

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).

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What 95 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Good for Groups

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  1. GB

    Gourmet12B

    San Diego

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time for my wife and me at Mo-Mo Paradise. We are not novices at hot pot restaurants, but shabu-shabu is a little different from the Chinese version. Service was prompt and polite - they took the time to explain how things worked and cleared dishes quickly. Saw no signs of the poor service complaints from other reviews - In fact, we tipped over the service charge because we were impressed by the wait staff. Good selection of meats (which are ordered from the wait staff) and vegetables (from the self service bar). Don't miss the delicious curry and rice. Drinks are extra but worth it for a wide selection of choices. Overall, a favorable experience - it's not something that we would go to every weekend, but certainly a good alternative to the many Chinese hot pot places.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Manager and all servers were courteous!
  3. KE

    KeithE

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For shabu shabu, while this place is a little pricey, the food is really good. It's fast to cook, they're fast to serve and the quailty is real nice. We've been back again and again.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was our first time at this restaurant and we really liked the place. The service was excellent!
  5. VW

    VWoods

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Emma our server was fantastic. Fun all you can eat hot pot/shabu shabu option.
  6. CN

    ChristineN

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good quality meats and service was great
  7. T

    Tanya

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    I have been here several times and always have a great experience. This last experience was ruined by our waitress constantly rushing us through our dinner. I understand this dinner is a 90 minute dinner, but I have never been told my last call was 45 minutes into my meal. An hour into my dinner she told me she needed to bring out my ice cream before my meal time was up. My waitress's name had the name tag Shay. I did not want to post a low review as I do love this restaurant, but hope that this waitress is better trained not to rush people through their meals.
  8. A

    Anah

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Rice is always so dry and/or undercooked. Service was non-existent by our server on July 6. He didn't ask how we were doing. Only asked if we wanted more meat. He was also a little aggressive when bringing the plates of meat to our table. It's like he was mad or annoyed that we kept ordering meat. I don't mind paying the 18% service charge, but the servers should at least try to make a good effort and/or pretend like they actually want to be at work. Chopsticks (re-useable ones) are starting to look a little old. Looks kind of gross because the paint is coming off. Understandable because of wear and tear, but I think they should be replaced.
  9. JP

    JoPa

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Delicious and the shabu shabu experience was great! Customer service needs improvement. Seems like the staff didn’t want to be there.
  10. VW

    VWCL

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a nice dinner to celebrate my wife’s birthday.
  11. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Not a lot of vegetable selection and not a lot of seafood selection. Also the sauce bar was tiny and only had a handful of sauces. Our server was very rude and everytime we asked for something (which was rare, and I’m very friendly) she always made it seem like it was so much trouble to do or get it for us. She had an attitude the whole time. I don’t think I’ll be coming back here.
  12. SH

    SH10

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was awesome but the waiter changed while we were eating and it was a little confusing since we were not informed.
  13. K

    Kalel

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great cuts of meat. Been going here since the opening week. Staff not as attentive as in the past.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The service was really bad. We go have hot pot all the time and have never been anywhere that the service was so slow even with a reservation. It took us awhile to get a table and the food was tasteless.
  15. YC

    YiqqqC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good place for a gathering for a birthday since it's a buffet. The meat is good and the taste is also good.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Came in for fathers day with reservations, great quality meat. Self serve bar for drinks and vegetables. The only mediocre part is the service, you do have to wave down your server to get more meat but besides that, food and ambiance are great.
  17. d

    dellita

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good service and delicious food. it's a good place to have a family dinner.
  18. H

    Hoooo

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Only 2 servers working at that day. Hard to look for a server for meet.
  19. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience all around. This is a 90 minute all you can eat fest! We came hungry and enjoyed a very good selection of fresh vegetables, a variety of perfectly cut beef selections, along with pork and chicken. And don't forget the ice cream for desert. Seating was very comfortable for our small party of three. They also were able to accommodate larger parties very efficiently and comfortably. As you can tell, we highly recommend Mo-Mo-Paradise.

    Mo-Mo-Paradise Mira MesaResponded on June 14, 2022Hi John! Thank you for telling us about your experience at our Mira Mesa location. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to your next visit!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a delightful experience. Never in my life have i tasted such a delectable slice of beef at a San Diego location, until I came across Mo-Mo Paradise™. I genuinely appreciated the service (very quick and efficient). I left full and will be coming again hungry. Lots of love, Lawrxd
  21. T

    Tanya

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is the best Shabu Shabu spot in town! We will definitely be back!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Staff started closing duties 45 minutes before closing. Took away the sauces by the soda machine at 9(30 minutes before closing) server only took my order the first time and was too busy trying to close to check up or take 2nd round of orders. So we paid for all you can eat but didn’t get all you can eat.
  23. NG

    NatalieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is fresh and they have three different kinds of ice cream!! I love the boba bar and drink garden as well. I also love how It’s all you can eat, along with different assorted meats to choose from. Overall, I rate this place 10/10. It’s just a tad pricey though with an 18% service fee and a price range of $26-$34 per person. But think of it as a nice buffet ;)
  24. JD

    JoannaD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is of High quality and its always an enjoyable experience every time we dine in and staff are friendly and place has good vibes.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It so good.
  26. P

    Pecky

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    The waitress named MaiMai(I’m not very sure what her name is) has a very bad attitude. I’ve been working in the restaurant as a waitress for almost ten years. Every time I went to the restaurants I always tried to understand all the servers that different people has different skills of working, I’ve never judge them. I was looking for coming to Mo Mo Paradise because this is my favorite restaurant, I love the food and especially the service that the servers are always very nice. Even you’re already charged 18% for the service, I don’t mind at all and I always tipped some extra because I know that 20% tips and more are better. I tried to understand that maybe she’s new, But if you let her stay by her own, she’s probably not new and you have to trust her that she’ll be good enough to run everything. At first I came in the restaurant, she came to me and didn’t say anything(just keep looking at me and waiting for me to say something first), so I told her that I had a reservation for 3 people at 1:15 pm (she’s still keep staring at me) and asked me “Name?” She did a finger sign and turned around. I wasn’t sure so I asked my friend that did she tell us to wait or to follow her(we thought maybe she’s wanted us to follow her) So we followed her to the table and she’s turned around and saw us and look very upset, So I asked her that I’m not sure if you tells us to wait or follow you and she’s said I told you to wait and she’s still look very upset, then I said sorry to her I didn’t hear what you said, so she doesn’t respond and just left. We’re not happy by the time we stayed there. Every time we called her, she came to our table and just stand still without saying anything at all, so we have to say it first. She’s never say thank you or you’re welcome like the servers naturally do. She doesn’t greet customers and never smile. (I’m sure her english is better than mine) But when the manager came in, she’s now looking so happy and very talkative.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Overall, it's overrated. We tried for weeks to get a dinner table and they are always booked. We ended up getting a table on a Monday evening after trying for weeks to get in on a weekend. In comparison to other hot pot restaurants, it's overrated and on the pricey side. The food was "ok". The service was "ok", not a bad experience, but our server disappeared for long periods and forgot the water and hot tea we asked for. Also, they put a 18% service charge on the bill, so just be aware of that so you aren't surprised.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Very disappointed with the food quality. Won’t be returning.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good. Self serve your veggies and condiments and drinks. Broth and meat was delicious. Our first time and kids really enjoyed. They also served ice cream and it was so delicious, it was home mad ice cream and not store bought ice cream.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    This place is awesome, the food is yummy. The service is kind of whack, but all you have to do is flag a worker down to get more of whatever you want. Don’t let these negative reviews detract you from trying this place.
  31. DA

    DarylA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Only a choice of 4 meats and 2 broths for a table of 4.
  32. A

    A8000family

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Our dinner w the family was fine. Our server, though, seemed distracted. Very little eye contact and not engaging when we asked questions We had to ask a couple times for the beer we ordered. We’ve been here a few times and had better customer service previous times.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience4
    I have been here 4 times and before today always had great friendly service. But today was different, we made a reservation and the people in front of us who were waiting to get checked in did not have a reservation but were seated before us while we had to wait for a table. When we were checking in I asked if we can sit at a different table and we were told no, even though we were the second party for dinner time. We felt rushed to eat and I understand there is a time limit but we still had to wait for our broth, and time to get everything hot. We were only given a 15 min warning abruptly and we didn’t realize time went by so fast. The server just said you have 15 mins what kind ice cream would you like… and when he served the ice cream he just gave us a check and didn’t say anything! This was basically a hint to us to hurry up and get out without saying anything . I specifically came here to celebrate my birthday with a friend. The food is always amazing but unfortunately the service has gone downhill. This was my go to spot before but I don’t think I’ll be returning. If you don’t want to feel like a number and they just want you $$ then please don’t come here!
  34. ER

    ErnieR

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service. We highly recommend Mo-Mo Paradise and gave them 5 stars.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    We arrived on tine, but the server took almost 10 min to get us seated when half of the tables are empty. They limit dinning time to 90mins, which is way to short for all you can eat. We went their to celebrate birthday, but due to the 90 min time, we didn’t have time to enjoy the celebration. Food was good, and liked sukiyaki a lot, but again, I wasn’t full when we have to leave.
  36. AC

    AmyC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Food is great. They offer a large selection of vegetables and meats are very good. However, our server was rushing us all the time and checked on us only once within the 90 minutes that we were there. 45 minutes after we were seated he told us that it was last call, which made us rushed and he was rushing to get us out within the hour. Overall food is great, but if you do not like to be rushed, pick a different place.
  37. JP

    JoPa

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grey was a good waiter.
  38. AC

    AliciaC

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I love it that it's self-serve style now. I can pick whatever I want rather than wait for the server. Meat cuts were excellent! We enjoyed our meal thoroughly.
  39. RL

    RogerL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience1
    Food was average for the price you pay. Server knocked over the entire sauce tray and got all over our clothes. Was only really given a half-hearted apology and some napkins to clean up. Much better options in SD that offer good value.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant EVER! Food is amazing. The meat is very good. I recommend the beef chuck-eye. Momo paradise is simply amazing.

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

You can order delivery directly from Mo-Mo-Paradise Mira Mesa using the Order Online button. Mo-Mo-Paradise Mira Mesa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 397-2224.

Mo-Mo-Paradise Mira Mesa is rated 4.4 stars by 95 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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

    Daily 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm

  • 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, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, 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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