Kirbie's Cravings


During a recent road trip to Los Angeles, we went to check out Mo-Mo-Paradise. The Japanese hot pot chain has several locations throughout Asia and two locations in Los Angeles.
photo of a hot pot at Mo-Mo-Paradise

The setup is all-you-can-eat for a fixed price. Included in the price are the hot pot ingredients, soft drinks, boba tea, and ice cream.
photo of the outside of Mo-Mo-Paradise
You start with a soup base. We chose to do a split pot so we could try two different bases. We chose tonkotsu and sukiyaki. I personally preferred the tonkotsu. I found the sukiyaki to be far too sweet.
overhead photo of split hot pot with tonkotsu and sukiyaki
All the hot pot ingredients are laid out buffet-style, except for the meat, which you need to order. You can have up to three orders of meat at a time.

Japanese hot pot usually features high quality meat and this place is no exception. There are three meat options: pork, beef and lean beef. We tried them all and enjoyed each of them. The thin slices of meat were melt-in-your-mouth tender and flavorful. I was surprised to find I even enjoyed the lean beef, which can often be too dry when cooked in hot pot. We placed quite a few orders of the meat and it was definitely the highlight of the meal.
photo of sliced pork
photo of sliced lean beef
overhead photo of regular sliced beef
The vegetables and other raw hot pot ingredients are displayed in a Farmer’s Market section of the restaurant.
photo of the farmer's market section of the restaurant
a second photo of the farmer's market area

Drinks included artisan sodas, matcha milk tea and peach jasmine tea.
photo of the drink area

There is also a large selection of condiments.
photo of condiments
You have 90 minutes to eat your fill. At the end of your meal, there is a choice of three ice cream flavors: mint, vanilla and coffee. I opted for the coffee one.
photo of two bowls of coffee ice cream
Overall, we enjoyed our meal here. I really loved the high quality tender meat and the service was very friendly, constantly refilling our meat orders. Japanese hot pot can get pricey, especially when it isn’t all-you-can-eat, so this is a good option to fulfill your Japanese hot pot cravings. I think the prices here are reasonable for the quality and quantity of food offered. You might like to read about or hot pot take-out experience at the Mira Mesa Mo-Mo-Paradise location.


17596 Colima Rd, Rowland Heights, CA 91748

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2 comments on “Mo-Mo-Paradise”

  1. This is great! I always pass this place but never went in because I didn’t know what to expect. Thank you for taking the time to detail this out! Going to make it a point to drop by now 🙂