King Shabu Shabu

Alex See (left), owner of King Shabu Shabu, with two key employees.

Greeted by Alex See, owner, I immediately felt welcomed and was eager to learn more about King Shabu Shabu. Shabu Shabu is a type of Japanese cuisine comprised of cooking vegetables and meat in a steaming pot of water right at your table. Traditionally, the primary meat cooked is beef, but modern cuisine has evolved to include salmon, mussels, shrimp, pork, and three grades of beef: Angus ribeye choice, Angus ribeye prime, and Wagyu.

As I looked around the 29 stations, I notices so many people really enjoying the process of Shabu Shabu. The restaurant is extremely clean and provides a warm and relaxing atmosphere.

Celebrating five years in business in Torrance, Alex has also opened restaurants in Cerritos and Redondo Beach.

I sat at the counter with Alex and sipped on a refreshing hot cup of Jasmine green tea. As customers walked into the restaurant, several came over to the counter and shook hands with him. He, in turn, greeted them with a warm smile, called most by their first name, and welcomed them back to the restaurant.

King Shabu Shabu strives to provide the freshest ingredients. “Kids love this place. They like to help prepare what they are going to eat. Parents like this place because they know their children will eat the vegetables,” Alex chuckled.

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce congratulates King Shabu Shabu on its five-year anniversary and thanks Alex See and his staff for being such active members in the Torrance community.

by Donna Duperron

Donna is the President & CEO of the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce. Do you have questions about or concerns for business in Torrance? Donna would like to know. Feel free to contact her at any time.

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