Here’s another one that escaped my attention, but it seems Japanese cutie, Cal Shabu, has quietly slipped into the corner shop at 930 Broadway in Santa Monica. The chain, with restaurants in Costa Mesa and Fountain Valley, specializes in fresh ingredients that you cook yourself. The space is bright and airy, and filled with funky art. And yes, they actually offer a vegetarian shabu plate! Read more at: californiashabushabu.com.