Yojie Japanese Fondue & Sake Bar
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Member Reviews (7)
- Yojie Japanese Fondue & Sake BarMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Oct 30, 2013
My lovely lil sis suggested this place for my birthday dinner.
our conversation sorta went like this
sis: There's a cool shabu shabu place you might like. Maybe we can go there for your birthday?
me: sure, lets go
sis: I had their red velvet fondue for dessert
me: WHAT :D ?!
sis: Yea, I had red velvet fondue because they ran out of green tea fondue.
me: !!!!!!!!!!!! LETS GO!
Because they don't take reservations, I went with a small group (my siblings, JR C. and my brothers gf) and met up with my friends at a bar (sassafras) afterwards. We showed up after 8pm and waited a bit to be seated.
My sibs and I got:
- sukiyaki: sweet broth for cooking meat and veggies and a side of egg to dip them in. My brother got the samurai size and the rest ordered the geisha. The broth was great and I def recommend sukiyaki over shabu shabu.
- shabu shabu: not sure what kind of broth he got but I think it's just water... and two dipping sauces. He preferred the sukiyaki so he ended up dipping some of his meat and veggie into my broth lol
If you love it spicy:
You need to ask for this. It comes in a glass bottle with a dropper. It has a really good spicy kick, I recommend it if you love spicy food :) They give you few drops in your sauce depending on how spicy you want it.
GREEN TEA FONDUE:
Was verrrry sweet. It tasted like a combination of white chocolate and matcha. We got a platter with fruit, cakes, marshmallows, rice crispies and brownies. As much as I loved it, I'm really glad we shared a small one.
There's a parking lot across the street (look for the taco truck). THEY VALIDATE! Make sure to let the guys at the lot know you're going to Yojie so they won't charge you.
- if you are planning on getting green tea fondue, let them know in advance so they can save you some.
- if you get the spicy sauce, wash your hands after you eat! You don't want to rub your eyes and realize that you had spicy sauce on your finger.
- get sukiyaki not shabu shabu
-for the ladies: geisha is a good size
- if you're starving: get sumo size
- if you checkin on yelp, you get a complimentary bottle of sake
i think they have bottomless sake sangrias on sunday
- Yojie Japanese Fondue & Sake BarCommunity Manager
- Yojie Japanese Fondue & Sake BarMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Nov 17, 2012
$1 beer and sake. EVERY day. From 5:30-7:30. That's really all you need to know.
For those that care about the other less important stuff, the restaurant also offers both shabu shabu (clear broth) and sukiyaki (soy sauce, sugar and mirin broth). The prices are slightly higher than Shabu Shabu House, but the meat is thinner and more tender. If you choose the sukiyaki, remember to add broth because after a while, it can get a little too salty.
We tried the green tea chocolate fondue with strawberries and bananas for dessert. HEAVEN! Or at least how I'd imagine heaven would taste. Wish I had a tub full of that stuff. Looking over the menu right now, I'm noticing they also have red velvet chocolate fondue. Not sure how I missed that the first time around, but it's definitely on the checklist for my next visit!
- Yojie Japanese Fondue & Sake BarMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Sep 24, 2012
==-Sunday Bottomless Sake Sangria 11:30a - 5pm, $5 with entree. Combinable with lunch that ends at 2:30pm.
Yojie has a prime spot that is near Staples Center and is kitty corner from Danny's Tacos. It's worth a visit, if only for their bottomless sake sangria. They were sweet, but were strong enough to do the trick after a couple glasses. Definitely a worthy substitute of traditional sangrias.
-=-Shabu Shabu-=- It comes in different sizes. The lunch portions are the same exact as dinner portions, but just cheaper. I got the largest portion which is 12 ounces of meat. Ended up being way more than I wanted to eat, since when you add the rice, noodles and veggies, you have a ton of food. What really makes Shabu Shabu is the sauce. I'm usually not a fan of the ponzu sauce and really didn't use it. The goma on the other hand, I use heavily to warrant multiple refills. I wasn't too crazy about the goma here really. It wasn't flavorful enough, but did the trick at least. I put it in my top 10, but not my top 5. Rice is unlimited too by the way, so you can get your fill from that.
The restaurant on a Sunday lunch was covered by 2 waiters: Chris and Anton. Chris did well as our primary waiter, often giving us refills when we needed it. Anton would also cover when Chris wasn't around. As time went, the restaurant started filling up with way more tables than 2 can handle. At the same time as waiting the tables, these guys would also be the one's to mix the drinks. Seems a bit much, but at least we got our general needs met throughout the afternoon that my group of 5 spent there.
- Yojie Japanese Fondue & Sake BarSep 12, 2012
Came here to grab a bite before heading to the LA Auto Show. Their prices are a little high for Shabu Shabu, but their great happy hour makes up for it. They have $1 beers and sake EVERYDAY from 5:30-730! After enjoying our meal and drinks, we had the pleasure to try their green chocolate fondue. The restaurant itself looked nice, they have a huge bar in the middle of the restaurant, and a good number of booths to get cozy. Their service was also great. I will definitely be back.