A coworker recommended Sapporo Ramen & Shabu-Shabu, particularly the spicy kimchi flavored broth base. (You choose a base for your shabu-shabu.) I chose that with the seafood selection: mussels, scallops, salmon, shrimp, and more. I loved the flavor and the experience. I went for lunch on a workday, and the timing was great. It's not super cheap, but this is not some pseudo-chinese fast food. Also you might re-think shabu-shabu for a date with someone you don't know well. It's a lot of fun having the broth and ingredients cook right at your table: dramatic, fresh, dynamic. If you like to participate in the final prep of your meal, shabu-shabu is a great choice, and this is a good place to go. Side note on shabu-shabu in general: if you're like me, shabu-shabu is not the most tidy style of food. Because you scoop (or chopstick) the food into the broth and then onto your plate, there are lots of changes for tiny splatters or drips. Don't go wearing a precious silk tie or dress, and don't go here for a first date.
179 E. Colorado BlvdPasadena, CA 91105
From Business: Conveniently located on the corner of Arroyo and Colorado Boulevard, you'll find a place for locals and visitors to enjoy an exceptional selection of premium steaks…
This place is a refreshing change from my "Brand Blvd" lunches. I had the Beef, Chicken, Shrimp skewer special and a bottle of water for under $10. The dishes come with white rice (brown is $.75 extra), salad, and a small sampling of tempura. My order, came with a heaping amount of food, 3 skewers jammed with hearty portions of meat. The quaint, but accommodating dining experience featured two flat screen TVs one with the CNN news (minor ugh, i am not a big CNN fan, but undestand that CNN is good for this type of viewing), the other TV had the local eatery, quick facts stream. Clean, efficient and friendly. The lady working the front of the house was certain to give a seemingly sincere "thank you" and "come again" to everyone. (that in itself helped me push my rate to Exceptional).
The best of both worlds, everything on Damon's menu is so so so good, and the customer service is the best, We have been going back for more every Sunday for years. If you like excellent food and amazing service then Damon's Steak House is for you. As with any business you will get negative reviews, like the saying goes you can't please everyone. When i see a bad review for Damon's, i just figure it is one of those people who like giving bad reviews because everything did not go their way. These people have to remember we are all human and people make mistakes. it doesn't mean you should bash a business because you didn't get what you want when you wanted it. and also if you are going to give a bad review, think about the whole situation, maybe you had something to do with the bad service.