Tabu Shabu specializes in Japanese Hot Pot cooking and healthy Izakaya (Japanese Pub) tapas.
Premium thin meats like Kobe short rib and pork shoulder along and fresh local produce offered in three savory broth choices, topped with homemade sauces make this a fun and interactive experience for guests looking to engage with their food.
Jeff has also incorporated a signature Korean dish to reflect his heritage, a “Bibimbab” rice pot (rice with mixed veggies, chili paste and fried egg).
Located on 17th Street (in the Pancakes R Us shopping center), the 33-seat space that the restaurant houses was designed by French architect, Luc Peltier, and focuses on eco-friendly modern finishes and smooth curvature built into the ceiling and the polished concrete bar.
Local surf-street artist, Dean Bradley, will do his first chalk installation in the space reflecting the influence of contemporary art and hip surf culture rooted in the area.
Together with fellow partners Christian Fernandez and Sol An, Jeff and the team hope to deliver a fun-filled, guided dining experience unlike anything else in Costa Mesa.
When asked about his newest venture, Chon remarked “Tabu Shabu represents a new trend in healthy dining with a truly unique interactive experience. We just want people to have fun with their food, hence our tagline.”
Check out this video for a peek into Tabu Shabu.
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