My friend Diane recommended a great mini hot pot place in Alhambra (see the pattern here?). There's approximately 10 to pick from: Korean, Hokkaido, Chinese, Thai, Japanese curry, etc.
I went with the traditional Chinese hot pot. The ingredients were definitely Japanese (the thinly sliced beef, Japanese fish cake) but it went very well with the seafood based broth. The prices were reasonable, about $15 for the beef and seafood combo. My husband had the Japanese curry, and it was surprisingly light and tasty.
Jazz Cat Cafe
640 W Valley Blvd
Alhambra, CA 91803