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MoMo Paradise - Rowland Heights

4.8
4.8
17 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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Booked 48 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Daily 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (626) 986-5410

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • 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

Menu

Select Soups & Sauces

  • 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)

    • Sukiyaki

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

      • Tonkotsu

        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

        • 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

          • Hot Water

            Select Meats

            • Beef Chuck Eye

              Known as the "bread and butter" cut, the chuck eye roll is meaty with collagen that melts when cooked. Usually used for braises, this cut is perfect when sliced thin for sukiyaki and shabu shabu

              • Beef Short Plate

                Taken from the front belly of the cow, the short plate is perfectly marbled. Also known as the bacon cut, the fat content is high but that leads to incredible flavor that cooks up beautifully

                • Kurobuta Pork Shoulder

                  Intensely marbled and full of pork flavor. 100% purebred berkshire pork raised on small family farms without added hormones. No other pork comes close in comparison to the flavor profile of the kurobuta shoulder

                  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 Straight Tea

                                      • Jasmine Milk Tea

                                        • Yogurt Drink

                                          Hot Drinks

                                          • Green Tea

                                            Complimentary

                                            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

                                            Draft Beer

                                            • Sapporo Pitcher

                                              • 64oz$14.50
                                            • Sapporo Mug

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

                                              • 16oz$4.50

                                            Sake

                                            • Kikusui Junmai Ginjo

                                              Light, Rich Sweet, Dry. A light premium sake with hints of fresh cantaloupe, banana, and citrus overtones followed by a medium body

                                              • 10oz$15.00
                                              • 24oz$35.00
                                            • Dassai 45 Junmai Daiginjo

                                              Light, Rich Sweet, Dry. A soft premium sake offering high complexity, elegance in taste, and a subtle sweetness combined for a balanced aroma

                                              • 24oz$50.00
                                            • Sho Chiku Bai Premium Junmai

                                              Light, Rich Sweet, Dry. A well balanced junmai sake that offers harmonious accents of fruity flavors and wheat with an exceptionally smooth finish

                                              • 10oz$7.00
                                              • 24oz$13.00
                                            • Ozeki Dry Fancy Junmai

                                              Light, Rich Sweet, Dry. A dry, yet refreshing fruity flavor with a crisp finish

                                              • 6oz$6.00
                                            • Ozeki Nigori

                                              Light, Rich Sweet, Dry. A cloudy unfiltered sake retaining the finest rice sediments to create an amazing, velvety smooth, and rich flavor

                                              • 12.7oz$12.00
                                            • House Warm Nigori Sake

                                              Light, Rich Sweet, Dry. A hot sake with a fruity, silky, and sweet finish

                                              • 4.5oz$5.00
                                            • House Warm Sake

                                              Light, Rich Sweet, Dry. A hot sake with a smooth, clean finish

                                              • 5oz$3.00

                                            Shochu

                                            • Iichiko Seirin Shochu

                                              Light, Rich Sweet, Dry. A subtly sweet barley shochu filtered through bamboo charcoal, giving a clear and distinguished flavor

                                              • 6.8oz$18.00
                                              • 25.4oz$35.00
                                            • Iichiko Bar Yuzu

                                              Light, Rich Sweet, Dry. A soothing sweet liqueor made with a blend of barley, yuzu, and honey

                                              • 12.7oz$21.00

                                            Beer

                                            • Asahi

                                              An effervescent taste with sweetness balanced by light toasty maltiness and a mild grassy hop bitterness

                                              • 21.4oz$6.00
                                            • Orion

                                              An exhilarating crispness and a mild flavor developed in the semitropical Okinawan climate

                                              • 21.4oz$7.00
                                            • Kawaba Snow Weizen

                                              A light craft beer with a soft subtle entry and a round full-bodied finish with plenty of caramel and slightly sweet citrus notes

                                              • 12oz$7.00

                                            Last updated: October 20, 2021

                                            What 17 people are saying

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                                            • 4.9Food
                                            • 4.7Service
                                            • 4.7Ambience
                                            • 4.6Value

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                                            1. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Los Angeles

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on November 28, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Very low key and pleasant environment, especially with little kids. Food was excellent and service was great! Will be coming back for sure.

                                            2. DC

                                              DarrenC

                                              San Diego

                                              2 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on November 27, 2021

                                              overall4food5service3ambience4

                                              Food was delicious,but service was lacking..18% service gratuity automatically added on..so they don’t really have incentive to be great at their job. Would I go,again?….sure, definitely with expectation of service like a cafeteria

                                              MoMo Paradise - Rowland HeightsResponded today

                                              Hi Darren, We always strive to provide the best service which stays true to our Japanese values. We include our 18% service charge as a means to provide our staff a livable wage. Hopefully this clears up any confusion, Momo Paradise USA

                                            3. D

                                              Debbie

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on November 22, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Love Momo Paradise! Great AYCE place. Great service, great food. Although there are only 3 meat option but it's more than enough because the quality of the meat are awesome! Will definitely come back! Advised to make reservations ahead of time to avoid the wait.

                                              MoMo Paradise - Rowland HeightsResponded today

                                              Hi Debbie, We're so glad you had a great meal. We definitely value our high quality cuts of meat and are so glad you noticed that. We are currently offering a new, limited edition cut of beef (Eye of Round) at this location so hopefully you can try that out when we see you again! Thank you, Momo Paradise USA

                                            4. A

                                              Ally

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on November 21, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              This is a great place for Shabu. The 18% gratuity for even two people is a bit high. I expect that with large parties but not for party of two. Especially when most of the dining is self serve. But overall great place. I definitely will go again. Oh and the passion fruit tea with coffee jelly is the best.

                                            5. D

                                              Disappointing

                                              Los Angeles

                                              14 reviews

                                              2.0

                                              14 reviews

                                              Dined on November 21, 2021

                                              overall2food3service4ambience3

                                              I took my daughter for a date night, hoping to provide a new experience for her. I decided to introduce Shabu Shabu to her. I have eaten at a number of Shabu Shabu establishments over the years and serve it at home on occasion. This was a huge letdown. Food quality was OK. Service was OK. The ambiance was industrial and the price was ridiculously high. Not a good memory and now will need to prepare this for the family at home so they can have a decent experience. Sad.

                                            6. RL

                                              RichardL

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on November 18, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Rowland Heights Store shall open for lunch service too.

                                            7. NC

                                              NickC

                                              Las Vegas

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on November 14, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Very recommend to make a reservation especially in weekend.

                                            8. JD

                                              JasonD

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on November 13, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              First time using open table to book no complaints everything was on point

                                            9. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Los Angeles

                                              49 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              49 reviews

                                              Dined on November 10, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience3

                                              AYCE shabu. Love this place

                                            10. DL

                                              DavidL

                                              1 review

                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on November 6, 2021

                                              overall2food2service2ambience3

                                              No seafood, very little vegetables, only 3 kinds of meat. Waiter pay very little attention to table guests.

                                            11. J

                                              Jill

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on November 6, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Overall the environment good + but because no separate board to each table it became noisy

                                            12. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on November 5, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Food was great and we were seated at the time of reservation.

                                            13. M

                                              Mouse

                                              Los Angeles

                                              3 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on November 2, 2021

                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                              First time here. Clean. Good variety yummy broth good service ( yiu are charged automatic 18 percent service charge. Good variety of vegetables abd dipping sauces. Also good curry and rice coming back

                                            14. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Los Angeles

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on November 2, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We had a wonderful meal last night. Our waitress was so nice, so attentive, and very friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal last night. Thank you!

                                            15. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Los Angeles

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on October 26, 2021

                                              overall5food5service1ambience5

                                              very understaffed

                                            16. K

                                              Key27

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 23, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Good food, very good value for shabu shabu. I try to come every two or so weeks.

                                            17. IC

                                              IvaC

                                              Los Angeles

                                              3 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on October 13, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              This is my all-time favorite Shabu Shabu restaurant. We've been coming here weekly for years since they opened and are so happy they have finally re-opened so I can get my Shabu Shabu fix. We've tried many other places during the pandemic while Momo was closed but nothing really compares to their quality of meat, the freshness of vegetables, variety, and value. Also, they have the best ponzu and gomae sauces and all the other condiments. Can't wait until they get back to opening for lunch as well!

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                                            MoMo Paradise - Rowland Heights is rated 4.8 stars by 17 OpenTable diners

                                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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                                            Booked 48 times today
                                            Google Map for MoMo Paradise - Rowland Heights

                                            17596 Colima Rd Rowland Heights, CA 91748-1752

                                            • Neighborhood

                                              Fullerton

                                            • Hours of operation

                                              Lunch
                                              Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
                                              Dinner
                                              Daily 4:30 pm–9:30 pm

                                            • Cuisines

                                              Japanese, Asian

                                            • Dining style

                                              Casual Dining

                                            • Dress code

                                              Business Casual

                                            • Additional

                                              Non-Smoking

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