Hot pot is not just a meal; it’s an emotion, deeply rooted in Hong Kong culture. Gather your friends and family and head to these hot pot restaurants for the ultimate warming, comfort meal.
Hot pot hits the spot, especially on cold winter days. Served to the table, simply pick from a variety of fresh ingredients (including meats, vegetables and seafood), and cook in your choice of soup base for some classic Chinese comfort food. Hong Kong has no shortage of hot pot restaurants that hit the spot, the hard part is deciding where to go! We’ve done the heavy lifting and rounded up the best hot pot restaurants in Hong Kong, in Kowloon, the New Territories and on Hong Kong Island.
Lau Haa Hot Pot – Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
From the retro neon signs marking the entrance to old Hong Kong-inspired interiors, this cosy hot pot joint spans two floors and is decked with dai pai dong tables and chairs. You can expect over 20 choices of soup bases and plenty of authentic local-style eats, so come with an empty belly!
Lau Haa Hot Pot, Shop A, B/F & G/F, Block A, Lockhart House, 441 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2214 9388
Haidilao Hotpot – Locations Across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon And The New Territories
This chain has a whopping 150+ outlets across China and its arrival to the 852 was hotly anticipated, in part due to the restaurant being well known for the extras it offers alongside hot pot. Once seated, order via an iPad, and speak to any friendly waiting staff on hand to help. Haidilao also offers complimentary hair ties so there’s no chance of accidentally dunking your tresses into the boiling broth!
Sassy Tip: You can save yourself an appointment at your local nail bar, as this restaurant also offers complimentary manicures to its customers while they wait for their table.
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616 Hotpot – Locations Across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon And The New Territories
For a classic, go-to hot pot restaurant with locations scattered across the city, look to 616 Hotpot. Dipping Wagyu beef into spicy Sichuan broth is just what we need on cooler days, and we promise you, the veggie options are equally satiating! Do note that this local eatery does not offer English menus, so get ready to whip out Google Translate if needed!
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SUPPA – Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
Set up like an old-school dai pai dong, SUPPA is great for smaller group hot pots (with a couple tables that can fit up to 10) but do not underestimate the portions and the generous spread of ingredients you’ll be in for. If spicy Sichuan soup base is your jam, you’re in for a treat, but for those who can’t stomach it, there are many milder soup bases to choose from!
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Nabe One – Locations Across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon And The New Territories
If Japanese Wagyu beef tickles your fancy, this all-you-can-eat hot pot is the place for shabu shabu, and all the more loved for its affordable pricing. Knowing that we’re not all meat lovers, the restaurant also stocks plenty of fresh veggies to cook in your broth — we tend to go ham on the mushrooms!
Happy Together Hotpot – Kowloon City, Kowloon
Kowloon City needs little introduction as a foodie’s haven in Kowloon, and Happy Together Hotpot is a real blast from 70s Hong Kong past, with neon lights, old posters and vintage hotpot stoves. The dishes here are also reminiscent of old Hong Kong so all in all, you’re in for an immersive dining experience.
101 Grill Bar + Hot Pot – Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
Free-flow hot pot? Now that’s a food coma we’ll happily welcome! This authentic Taiwanese-style shabu shabu offers a wide range of fresh ingredients to add to your broth and you can also sip on some fancy cocktails while you’re at it — for non-alcoholic options, you can’t leave a Taiwanese restaurant without trying its bubble tea!
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The Drunken Pot – Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui
As the name suggests, this spot sometimes combines booze with your soup base for added flavour. The eponymous item on the menu is a good choice for the indecisive, or if you just want to try it all, as it allows you to indulge in five different soup bases in one copper pot. The restaurant also has a great selection of cocktails.
Sassy Tip: Don’t forget to order a portion of the rainbow-coloured xiao long bao for extra Instagram kudos.
The Drunken Pot, 27/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
The Drunken Pot, Shop 1, 2/F, 8 Observatory Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2321 9038, www.facebook.com/thedrunkenpothk
Shing Kee Noodles – Sha Tin, The New Territories
Delicious noodle joint by day and hot pot heaven by night, Shing Kee Noodles could be mistaken for an art gallery thanks to its quirky decor. With more than 30 soup bases to pick from (all prepared MSG-free), and an equally lengthy selection of ingredients, including its famous deep-fried beancurd sheets and yuba rolls, it’s definitely worth the trek to Sha Tin to give this place a try.
Shing Kee Noodles, Shop 5, Lek Yuen Estate Market, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2692 6611
More Hot Pot Restaurants In Hong Kong
- Master Beef, Various Locations — Wallet-friendly Taiwanese hot pot restaurant with seven branches in Hong Kong. www.facebook.com/masterbeef.hk
- Dong Lai Shun, Tsim Sha Tsui — Award-winning Beijing restaurant famous for its Inner Mongolian-style mutton hot pot. www.rghk.com.hk
- Beauty in the Pot — Pink-themed hot pot restaurant from Singapore. www.facebook.com/paradisegrouphk
- Greater China Club Annex, Lai Chi Kok — High-quality ingredients and flavourful broths. www.greaterchinaclub.com
- Cheng Du Old Pier Hot Pot, Mong Kok — Arguably the best spicy hot pot in town. www.facebook.com/oldpier.hotpot.hk
- Bino N’ Booze, Sham Shui Po — Hot pot broths spiked with red wine, Japanese Nanshan sake, beer and five-year-old Shaoxing Hua Diao wine. www.binonbooze.com
- Lao Guo Taiwanese Hot Pot, Causeway Bay – We recommend its staple Chinese medicine broth, yummy with bonus health benefits! www.facebook.com/Laoguohotpot
- Market Hotpot, Tsim Sha Tsui — Reminiscent of a wet market, which also means you’re in for fresh ingredients! www.openrice.com/market-hotpot
- Wulao, Causeway Bay — Elegant Taiwanese hot pot spot that serves unlimited tofu and duck blood for your broth. www.wulao.com.hk
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Editor’s Note: “Top 10 Hot Pot Spots In Hong Kong” was most recently updated in November 2023 by Team Sassy. With thanks to Keely Dee and Fashila Kanakka for their contribution.