Orange >Koji's Shabu-Shabu
20 City Blvd W #602 (The Block at Orange), Orange, CA | Directions 9286833.782984 -117.893462
AVOID THIS PLACE.
This Sunday, prepared to have some yummy Shabu-Shabu, I went with a group of friends to eat at Koji’s Shabu-Shabu. What a mistake! Put it on your list of places to avoid, I did!
We went there at around 2:00pm, so the lunch crowd already passed and the restaurant was almost empty, maybe 20 customers were eating. Lots of empty tables. That didn’t stop them from making us wait for about 30min. to get seated, since they had to “setup” a table. 30min. to setup a table??? In an almost empty restaurant? It is Shabu Shabu – a bowl with hot water, a napkin, and chopsticks is all that’s required.
The tables were greasy, the little containers holding the condiments were out of this world: Take the green chopped onions, which came in a plastic cup. I couldn’t see the onions fro the outside (even though the cup was clear acrylic?) since the inside of the cup was covered by some white film, which flaked off when touched. Asking the waitress about this white substance, she just laughed and said it is from the “sterilizing process” of the dish washer. Yeah, sterilized – I hope she never has to go to a hospital that sterilizes their scalpels the same way …
Service : What service? Read the other reviews and you get a pretty accurate picutre!
Food: The meat was mediocre, the vegetables and tofu were okay, but, only 2 half, small mushrooms??? 2 mushrooms that were cut in half? Seriously? Thanks it? Wow, besides the meat, the mushrooms are the best in Shabu Shabu … No variety, no need to say more …
HORRIBLE SERVICE! HORRBILE WAIT! SO-SO FOOD, TOTAL WASTE OF TIME!
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Good price. ok service but great time. First of all.....I think most people write reviews when they have a bad time so you have to keep that in mind. I have been to kojis at the block about 20 times, usually during the lunch hour. I have to admit that under a former manager (about 9 months ago or so), the staff was less than professional and it almost seemed as if I was in an 18 and under club or something. I know the servers are not the best but I think the food is yummy and cheap. Where can you get a full serving of chicken and all your vegi's for 8 bucks these days. I also really like that you can taylor your order. Overall....hey....you get what you pay for and it's a great date place.
THIS RESTAURANT SHOULD BE CALLED HELLS KITCHEN!!!!!!!!!. I wish I read the other reviews before going to this disgusting restaurant. The food was gross and the we were served by a waitor with the demeanor of a boy from the hood. I left a zero tip and stormed out. I was very upset and disappointed about my experience KOJI'S restaurant. THEY SHOULD CALL IT HELLS KITCHEN RATHER THAN KOJI'S!
I HATE THIS RESTAURANT & THE UGLY MIDDLE-AGED FEMALE MANAGER. I made the the mistake of accidently stumbling into KOJI'S Restaurant and had the worst service possible. The waiters were composed of incompentent rejects with the mannerisms of someone who worked at a fast food restaurant. I waited 1 hour to be seated and when I was finally served the food was awful. I complained to the manager who was a blond head middle aged female named Michelle who looked like she use to work at a strip club but got kicked out due to old age. Okay whatever! The bottom line is that this restaurant sucked!!!!
STAY AWAY... WASTE OF TIME. Worst service ever. Had reservation and still had to wait when there are plenty of tables available. Seems like they do not have enough workers on a Saturday evening at around dinner time. Idiots! The workers look immature and hobo, nothing close to the classy Cheesy Cake Factory workers. Decided to leave and eat somewhere else. Never tasted the food so I can not rate the food.
WORST RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE I EVER HAD!!!!. HORRIBLE FOOD! HORRIBLE SERVICE! HORRBILE WAIT! HORRIBLE TIME! I had the most miserable time at KOJI's. Do I need to say more?
Don't waste your time. I went to the one at Kodak theater yesterday and the food is definetly below quality. The shabu shabu in Monterey Park is worth the drive to have better meat and not so watered down sauces. The staff was only there to take orders and send you the check after. The long wait, high prices and mediocre quality I recomend to just not go there!!
DON'T GO TO THIS RESTAURANT!!!!!.
We are a middle income family & so we only get to eat out once a month. I was really saddened to take my family to such a poorly quality restaurant as Koji's at the City Block. The food tasted awful & the staff was rude & often non-existent. The bill was very expensive for such poor quality food. The family eating next to us were also very upset about the service. I believe in karma & so things have a way of working out for themselves.
I REALLY THINK THE GOOD REVIEWS RECEIVED FOR THIS RESTAURANT MUST HAVE BEEN PLACED BY THE OWNERS.
AWFUL FOOD & HIGH PRICES!. THIS IS THE WORST RESTAURANT I'VE EVER BEEN. The food and service was the worst I've ever experienced. I complained to the manager and she responded by being rude and arrogant which made the situation worst. I'd rather go to McDonalds compared to Koji's.
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