Wednesday, May 4, 2011

We're a Treasure from the East!

Let's just hope we never get buried! OK enough with the horrible puns.

For those of you who haven't picked up an issue of Locale yet, they have been providing a peek into Orange County that even some Orange Countyers (Countyites? County Folk? I digress...) may not know of. Anyhoo, I'm a little bit behind on this post, but wanted you guys to check out an article written up by Anna Tran for Locale's last issue (poke the image above for the full article). They gave us a quick review that you can catch on page two (2) and also a great shout out for our friends over at 85c on page four (4).

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Friday, April 29, 2011

The Cal Shabu Santa Monica Blog Officially Launced!

It may have taken a bit of time *ahem, ASH*, but the California Shabu Shabu Santa Monica site blog has launched!

For those of you who don't already know or have wondered where Ash has been lately, his blog will let you see what's been swirling around and taking up much of his life at the moment.

When you guys get a moment, pop on over to the blog and wish him luck on his new endeavor!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Did She Swallow?

After a dinner together, Shabu made some new friends (and hopefully fans) in Jason and Dee. She posted up some words about us on her blog, hit the following link to take a peek:


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I Love Our Customers...

but these kind of conversations are driving me insane:

*Phone rings at Cal Shabs*

Me : California Shabu Shabu, can I help you?

Earthling : Ummmmm, will you guys be busy today around 7:30?

Me : *Shaking Magic 8 Ball in order to tell the future* I'm not too sure, but the usual forecast says that we get busy between 7:00 to 8:30.

Earthling : Ummmmmmmmmmmm, ok. Do you take reservations?

Me : I'm sorry, we don't. Every seat is first come, first served.

Earthling : Well, what if I have a party of six?

Me : yeah, it's still first come, first served. Again, i'm sorry.

Earthling : Ummmmmmm, can you write my name on the list?

Me : No, sorry, but one of you could come early and scribble down a name.

Earthling : Hmmmmmm, could you save me 6 seats at 7:30, would that work?

Me : It would work, but unfortunately, that would be making a reservation, and we don't take reservations. Your best bet would probably be to come in a bit earlier just in case, but we do have lounge seating where you can grab some beer or sake. I also just brought in a Galaga/Ms. pac-man machine that would rock your socks off.

Earthling : What? Ummmmm, ok. Thanks.

Me : You're welcome, hope to see you tonight!

Sometimes i feel like smashing my phone against our grey tiled kitchen floor.