in thailand there are "thai sukiyaki" places (mk, ocha, etc. for those of you who have been there). it's a hot pot setup (like the chinese hot pot places in monterey park), but without the grill part, and the uncooked items are usually ordered off a menu and not served buffet style. the thai version has a spicy garlicy red sauce that you mix in with the soup after you serve yourself from the main pot (that's the ingredient that makes it a favorite for many thais).
a lot of thai restaurants in l.a. serve "sukiyaki" (the thai version), and none that i know of do the hot pot setup- it's either a noodle soup or a dry stir fried version (cellophane noodles, veggies, meat, etc.), but just served up from the kitchen with the red sauce on the side and not "do it yourself" like in thailand.
does anybody know of places in socal that have it with the hot pot do it yourself setup?