We spotted signage this weekend for a second-floor restaurant coming to Koreatown's Solair residences at Wilshire and Western. Called Shabu-ya, the space is currently under wraps but has signage up, while the name, a spin on the Tokyo district of Shibuya as well as the country's slang term for crystal meth, clearly indicates that Japanese cuisine and shabu shabu cooking will be a key component of the menu. We'll keep you updated on any opening news, which we predict could be somewhat delayed once nearby Shabu Shabu-Ya on LaBrea gets wind of this similarly-named venture.
3731 Wilshire Blvd. Koreatown.