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Mo-Mo-Paradise - Rowland Heights, Rowland Heights, CA

Mo-Mo-Paradise - Rowland Heights

4.5
4.5
275 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 85 times today

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 Mon–Fri, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (626) 986-5410
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 275 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    Japanese

275 Reviews
  1. Janis

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We love Mo-mo Paradise. We usually go to Arcadia location but decided to visit the one in Rowland Heights since they had available reservations. We arrived at 8:15 pm, the farmers market was missing a lot of items such as ramen noodles, bokchoy, napa cabbage. It felt like they were ready to close.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great as always!! Very attentive and great quality meats and veggies!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place with so many different veges and drinks ! Need to go back soon💕!!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mo-Mo is the best shabu shabu I’ve had in Southern California! I will be back sooner than later!

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  5. Hyungle

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality of meat is great. Customer service is even better Although the choice of veggies and other ingredients to put into the shabu is limited, I think the curry in itself more that’s compensate for lack of more shabu ingredients Definitely loved the customer service as they were friendly and attentive

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  6. ScarlettO

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent old and service. Staff is super attentive and the drinks station and farmer’s market (fresh food buffet area) is so fresh and well stocked.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    My expectations on this place was 10 because of they are always full. Reality 2 stars. Service was so bad you have a reservation and they still make you wait for 20 mins. They include service charge on you bill which they don’t do anything. You ask for something they give you attitude. I ask for hot green tea i ask 3 times it took them 15 mins. Food is ok for $34 not worth it no choices 6 meat thats it. No seafood. I would never comeback to this place.

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  8. PennyP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I like the reservation system, so you don't have to waste time waiting in line. It seems that the price has increased again, but there is a discount for seniors, which is still a good benefit.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good. Only complain is they were out of black berry ice cream

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  10. LALW

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Momo’s never disappoints. Their meat selection is excellent and lunch time service was fast. Only recommendation I have would be to either switch up or offer more varieties of veggies.

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  11. Imhungry

    Tokyo

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. Sat us down right away. Food and condiments were great. Service was great. Drinks are extra but that’s fine since we usually don’t get drinks.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    i always have a great time when i come and visit :)

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Arrived 10 minutes before the reservation time and we didn’t get seated until 30 minutes after the reservation time. Meals were good as we have been there a few times. We ordered the ice cream at the end and waiting for the waiter who forgot what we ordered and had to reconfirm. Then the front desk came gave us the warning that we are about to be asked to leave as we are almost exceeding the 90 minutes limit. This was totally uncool. We will think about it before coming back here again.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We made a reservation but we still had to wait 30 mins to get seated to our table. Service was very bad - server wouldn’t check up on us when we needed more meats or broth the whole time. 18% gratuity is already added but for horrible service. We came for a birthday party but we did not enjoy our experience. The Momo location in Arcadia has better service and is a lot cleaner - never coming to the Rowland location again.

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  15. CelinaS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great. Good service great food fun atmosphere. Lot of variety

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  16. FlorenceH

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    they added 18% gratuitiy charge for each table regardless of the party #. On the check, the 18% gratuity was added before the tax, therefore, we were being taxed on the compulsory gratuity they added.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It's my go to AYCE shabu because of the good quality ingredients in a quite restaurant. Dinning by reservation only, don't try to walk in because they may not take you. Food selection is slightly limited so you're looking for 20 types of meat, this is not the place. They have about 8 types of meat but all great quality. The types of veggie, noodles, salad, fish balls are also of limited selection but also very good quality. $4-5 all uou can drink tea/soda with Boba is a great add on. They have four types of broth, not extensive but enough for me. I visit this place almost every month.

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  18. JoanT

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Reservations at 12. Checked in at 12:06. Since traffic was super bad. Didn’t want to seat us until 12:35 because they said we were late. Every restaurant hospitality business know there’s a courtesy 10-15 minute window for reservations. Then afterwards rushed us and didn’t give us the full 90 minute time but still slammed us the forced 18% gratuity. SO RIDICULOUS!!!!

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  19. WillieC

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I wish they can eliminate the 18% service charge. It should be an option for customer to decide how much they want to tip depending on the service provided!

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  20. Jennifer

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and good selections of meat and vegetables. It’s even better to give 20% off senior over 65

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  21. Quincy

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They have our table ready when we get there. The servers are attentive and bring everything to our table right way. The meats and vegetables are fresh and good quality.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time I visit Momo, I always have great service and good food quality!

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  23. LynnH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been here many times, this time just not as good as before on their services.

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  24. MychelleM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great. Lots of different options to go through and good quality. The service however was not up to par. We asked for silverware and our first round of meat. Those came quick but after that we hardly ever saw our server so we had to keep asking a different server for help. Both servers did not fulfill our request but they were quick to bring the check. We still waited after for the ice cream we were told they would be bringing out shortly. It never came so we left. I would recommend this place because it was clean and good food. Maybe they were just super busy but we were disappointed since we were celebrating the new year.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have a group of 8 and it was an awesome experience. They offer a discount for kids and seniors. All around excellent food.

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  26. Elena

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Meat quality is very good! Need reservations or you will have to wait forever

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  27. Vivi

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great meat choice and AYCE experience. Restaurant was a bit busy and the waitress was overwhelmed with serving many tables. At times we needed to wait 10 mins for her to return to order more meat. Otherwise good value and will return more often.

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  28. KarenJ

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    This isn’t my first time at mo mo paradise however there have been several changes since my last visit. The meat quality is still good however the farmers market is missing a lot more items. Drinks are no longer included and overall I just wouldn’t pay the ayce price to come back again. I know their emphasis is on Japanese shabu shabu so flavors are expected to be light. However I found the sauces lacking in flavor as well with the curry being thinned out and watery. Most importantly service was extremely subpar. For the automatic added 18% service charge to every order (which I found to be puzzling for an ayce lunch weekday buffet) and they ask for additional tips at the bottom of your check ranging from 6%-10%. So that means 24-38%?? You would expect the service to be exceptional. It’s not even close. I get way better service at Starbucks. I had to consistently make an effort to flag down people to order new meats. Our server seemed kind but also annoyed with her job. The other servers seemed nonchalant about their job and would make an effort to dodge customers request as they sped past. Do not recommend mo mo especially for the insane service charge.

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  29. Gray

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great, the meats & broth were brought to the table quickly. Buffet station was clean and quality was great

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  30. DoyleL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is definitely a pricier option, but you get what you pay for; you’re definitely getting high quality food along with good service.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent value for what get. but you do only get 90 minutes to eat

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  32. LillyC

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Server bumped into our table twice really hard because there's not enough clearance between the table next to ours. Other than that it was great experience.

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  33. NeeT

    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
    Food is great! No question. The vegetables are fresh, and the vegan tonkatsu soup base is fantastic! My only wish is if there can be a price differential if the whole table is vegetarian and don’t order the meat. Service is good.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were 3 minutes late but had to wait another 15 minutes for our table. The server still limited us to 90 minutes from our reservation. Every thing else is great

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  35. Takycardia

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I frequent this restaurant and I enjoy bringing my parents with me every time. One of the more solid hotpot places nearby. From quality to customer service to the ambiance of the restaurant. It's kept pretty well overall and the crew are nice. Whenever I see the manager, he is always seem so welcoming and helpful. Definitely one of my go to!

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  36. HiroT

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Meat quality is good. Service is so-so. Good for the price.

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  37. Purcaro

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I don't like the fact that they pre charged the service charge. It takes long time for the hot tea to come and it's not hot.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Do not dine here. They are dishonest. We were charge for tax after the automatic 18% gratuity.

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  39. Anagjara

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service and quality food. Hot pot is an experience and the staff are accommodating and explain everything to first timers. Highly recommend

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  40. JoyceS

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Dark Cherry ice cream was too sweet. I don't see any eggs on the bar. Do we need to ask for getting eggs?

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  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Mo-Mo-Paradise - Rowland Heights is rated 4.5 stars by 275 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 85 times today
Google Map for Mo-Mo-Paradise - Rowland Heights

17596 Colima Rd, Rowland Heights, CA 91748-1752

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Fullerton
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Non-Smoking
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