Hot pot is not just a meal, it’s an emotion and it’s deeply rooted in Hong Kong culture. Feel the warmth of hot pot and gather all your friends and family to head to these hot pot restaurants!
Hot pot hits the spot, especially on cold winter days. Served to the table, simply pick from a variety of 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 decent hot pot restaurants. The hard part is deciding where to go, which is why we’ve done the heavy lifting for you, and rounded up the best hot pot restaurants in Hong Kong.
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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!
616 Hotpot – Locations Across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon And The New Territories
For a classic, go-to hot pot restaurant dotted across the city, look to 616 Hotpot. Dipping Wagyu beef into spicy Sichuan broth is just want we need on the cooler days, but we promise you, the veggie options are equally satiating! Do note that this local eatery does not offer English menus, so go prepared with a handy pal!
Haidilao Hot Pot – Locations Across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon And The New Territories
This chain now has more than 150 outlets across China and its arrival to the 852 was hotly anticipated because the restaurant is just as well known for the extras it offers, as it is for its food. Once seated, you can order off an iPad, with friendly waiting staff on hand to help. Complimentary hair ties are offered to the ladies, so there’s no chance of accidentally dunking your mane in 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.
Happy Together Hotpot – Kowloon City, Kowloon
Kowloon City needs little introduction has a foodie’s hub in Kowloon – Happy Together Hotpot brings Hong Kong in its 70s to life, with neon lights inside the restaurant, old posters and a vintage hotpot stove. Needless to say, its dishes are also reminiscent of old Hong Kong so all in all, it’s an immersive dining experience.
Lau Haa Hot Pot – Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
From the retro neon signs at 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!
Megan’s Kitchen – Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island
Included in the Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand listings for multiple years, Megan’s Kitchen is one of the most talked-about hot pot spots in Hong Kong, Megan’s is famous for thinking outside the box (or pot as it may be!) and experimenting with a quirky array of fusion broths, including a tomato and crab soup with a soufflé finish, as well as a fresh lobster borsch.
Bonus points: Servers bring a choice of sauces to your table, so you can pick and choose which condiments you want to accompany your meal.
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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, also given its affordable pricing. Knowing that we’re not all meat lovers, the restaurant also stocks plenty of fresh veggies to add to your broth – spoiler alert, we tend to go crazy on the mushrooms!
SUPPA – Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
Set in a casual dai pai dong style (plus a chandelier in the centre!), 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 sultry, spicy Sichuan soup base is your jam, SUPPA will sizzle your taste buds, but for those who can’t stomach it, there are many milder soup bases to choose from!
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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, featuring an eclectic mix of vintage furnishings cluttering every wall and shelf. 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 beef curd sheets and yuba rolls, it’s definitely worth the trip 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
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 Drunken Pot” on the menu is a good choice for the indecisive, or if you just want to try it all, as it gives you five different soup bases in one copper pot. The restaurant also has a good 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
More Hot Pot Restaurants In Hong Kong
- Golden Valley – Known for its fiery Sichuan soup base and huge condiments station, including “grind-your-own” sesame seeds (pestle and mortal provided!). www.openrice.com/golden-valley
- Gyujin – High-quality Japanese shabu shabu and sukiyaki hotpot at an affordable price. www.facebook.com/GyujinHK
- Him Kee Hot Pot – Perfect go-to for your classic, no frills hot pot fix. www.openrice.com/him-kee-hot-pot
- Lao Guo Taiwanese Hot Pot – We recommend its staple Chinese medicine broth, yummy with medicinal benefits! www.facebook.com/Laoguohotpot
- Market Hotpot – Reminiscent of a wet market, which also means you’re in for fresh ingredients! www.openrice.com/market-hotpot
- Woo Cow Hotpot – Popular broths include its signature cow offal broth and Hokkaido milk broth with fish maw. www.facebook.com/woocowhotpot1
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Editor’s Note: “Top 10 Hot Pot Spots In Hong Kong” was originally written by Keely Dee and was most recently updated in November 2022 by Fashila Kanakka.
Main image courtesy of Getty, image 1 courtesy of 101手工涮涮鍋 via Facebook, image 2 courtesy of @lauhaahotpot via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of 美味廚 Megan’s Kitchen via Facebook, image 4 courtesy of 牛一 Nabe One Hong Kong via Facebook, image 5 courtesy of 十下火鍋Suppa via Facebook, image 6 courtesy of The Drunken Pot 酒鍋 via Facebook.