Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot Opening At Culver Plaza

Culver Plaza, already a popular spot for casual dining in Irvine, now has more offerings as Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot recently opened its first Orange County location at the center.  Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot is a modern fondue concept with high quality meat, seafood and vegetables that are thinly sliced and cooked in a flavorful, simmering broth.

The concept of Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, a forerunner to the modern fondue, dates back hundreds of years to the nomadic Mongols, where tribes would gather together around a fire to cook fresh meats in a communal pot with simmering broth. Over time, hot pot has been refined, but the fundamental ideas remain — fresh and healthy ingredients, sharing, friendship, family, and the excitement of gathering around a dinner table. Today, Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot continues this culture by offering this same experience.

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot has 36 spices and ingredients in its original soup base recipe for a flavorful cooking broth. The broth is prepared from scratch daily with only the freshest ingredients, with no MSG or preservatives added.  The highest quality meats are offered, including lamb, beef, pork, and poultry.  The meat is sliced perfectly to cook within seconds of touching the simmering broth. Vegetarians can enjoy a wide range of leafy greens, mushrooms, and other vegetables that perfectly complement the broth. Seafood lovers will  enjoy a choice of fresh seafood.

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot has other locations in California, Texas, Washington, New York, Canada and Japan, as well as 700 locations in China.  The restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 to 10 p.m. for dinner. Friday through Saturday, Little Sheep is open from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The restaurant can be reached at (949) 651-0201.

Culver Plaza will welcome additional casual restaurants this summer, including Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, a self-serve frozen yogurt shop offering a wide variety of flavors and more than 40 toppings; Tasty Noodle House, featuring Shanghi style noodles and dumplings, including a signature line of high-quality and innovative noodle dishes; and 

All That BBQ, specializing in Korean-style barbecue and vegetables.

Culver Plaza, owned and managed by Irvine Company, is located at Culver Drive and Irvine Center Drive in Irvine.  The center is anchored by 99 Ranch Market, 24 Hour Fitness, CVS Pharmacy and Beverages & More.

Irvine Company is a privately held company based in Newport Beach, California.  The company’s retail portfolio includes Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center, The Market Place and neighborhood and community centers.  For more information, visit