We promise you won't be disappointed at these amazing hot pot restaurants in Hong Kong.
From Japanese restaurants to Mexican cantinas and French fine dining, Hong Kong is a city that has it all when it comes to the food department. Ask anyone to make a list of their favourite things about winter in Hong Kong and chances are hot pot will come high on the list. There’s something magical about this pot of bubbling broth – not only because its history can be dated back to hundreds of years ago, but because this hearty Chinese dish brings people together, stirs up conversations, and encourages interaction. Here, we’re listing some of our favourite hot pot restaurants in Hong Kong.
Warm up at the best hot pot restaurants in Hong Kong
Run by two experienced chefs, Lee Chi-kwong and Leung Yip-huen, Chuan is a restaurant that showcases the best of traditional Sichuan cuisine. Aside from authentic Sichuan dishes and dim sum, Chuan also offers spicy Sichuan hot pot, with broths made from 20 different spices, peppercorns, and chillies delivered straight from Sichuan to Hong Kong. Soup bases include the signature Spicy Sichuan Soup Pot; Chicken and Pork Tripe with White Pepper and Pickles Pot; and the Beef Offal Pot, which is made by simmering beef offal and bones for eight hours. Toss in a range of hot pot ingredients, like bullock, ox tongue, seafood, and house-made meatballs to enjoy an authentic Sichuan hot pot experience.
Chuan, Shop 1102, 11/F, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2838 8313, 銅鑼灣勿地臣街1號時代廣場11樓1102號舖川川
2. Yi Hung Yuen Hotpot Cuisine
Ever noticed a bright red banner on Wyndham Street? That’s Yi Hung Yuen, a brothel-themed hot pot restaurant. Before you get distracted by their quirky wet tissues that look like condoms, flip over their “sex worker contract”. You will find a list of creative original broths, such as the Cheesy Lobster Pot and Chilly Garlic Fried Crab Pot. They also serve delectable Iberico Pork Slices, Handmade Squidballs, and even Mapo Tofu Fries. If you are looking for an amazing hot pot place to gather with your friends, Yi Hung Yuen Hotpot Cuisine is the right place.
Yi Hung Yuen Hotpot Cuisine, Shop B-C, G/F, Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3101 9988, 中環雲咸街43-55號余悅禮大廈地下B-C號舖怡紅院火鍋料理
As one of the earliest restaurants in Hong Kong to serve Japanese shabu shabu and sukiyaki hotpot, Gyujin has always provided high-quality food at an affordable price. Feast on unlimited Japanese veggies that are uncommon in other hot pot restaurants, such as shungiku, leek, mizuna, and maitake. What’s cool about Gyujin is that you can eat as much Haagen-Dazs ice-cream as you want, including seasonal limited flavours. We’ve been there a few times and the staff are always attentive, and that’s one of the reasons why Gyujin is a casual hot pot place that is well loved by youngsters.
Gyujin (牛陣) has several branches in Hong Kong.
4. The Drunken Pot
As the name suggests, boozy hot pots take centrestage at this much-talked about joint. Sip on yummy cocktails of your choice as you dip ingredients into sake-flavoured soup base – yes, spiked broths is a thing here. The sleek restaurant also serves private-label Nagahama sake and aged whiskies. Instagrammers will be overjoyed by its colourful drinks served in light-bulb shaped flasks, Spanish Iberico ham slices shaped like roses, and beautiful interior design. Both the Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui locations boast a sweeping harbour view, thanks to the ceiling-to-floor windows.
The Drunken Pot (酒鍋) has locations in Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui.
For those who yearn for an Instagram-worthy ambience that shouts character, the homely nostalgic décor at Suppa will be your pick. Expect 70s-inspired home-cooked dishes such as salted duck egg fried rice, quality beef options, and fish balls infused with dried orange peel, to name a few. In terms of broths, the sour pickles with pork and tomato fish soup base serves as a healthy and appetising option. Seafood lovers will also be impressed by the seafood platter that comes with quality scallops, prawns, and clams.
Suppa, 2/F, Circle Tower, 28 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 3520 4111, 銅鑼灣登龍街28號永光中心2樓十下火鍋
6. Megan’s Kitchen
This Hong Kong-style hot pot joint earned widespread praise for its innovative broths – think a hot pot for three different soup bases. Go for the Tomato and Crab Soup in Soufflé Finish for a thick and creamy texture with an invigorating tomato scent, while the Malaysian Satay Soup is the go-to choice for those who yearn for a rich and tantalising flavour. The traditional winter-melon soup with lotus seed, dried scallop and Chinese ham, on the other hand, is ideal for balancing and cleansing your palette following the previous heavy picks. Megan’s Kitchen is also known for its creative array of dumplings that ranges from Korean kimchi dumplings to black truffle wagyu beef dumplings and everything in between. If you’re looking for hot pot restaurants in Hong Kong, this is a must-try!
Megan’s Kitchen, 5/F, Lucky Centre, 165-171 Wan Chai Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2866 8305, 灣仔灣仔道165至171號樂基中心5樓美味廚
7. San Xi Lou
Aside from the signature Sichuan-style spicy broth base, diners can also enjoy the spicy pumpkin broth and spicy bandit broth at San Xi Lou. Highlights include baked crab with five peppers, braised prawns with Chinese cabbage, and country-style steamed chicken with ficus hirta. Complement the hot pot with the creative dim sum offerings, such as minced pork dumplings with spicy pumpkin soup.
San Xi Lou, Shop B, 17/F, Lee Theatre, 99 Percival Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 3795 8522, 銅鑼灣波斯富街99號利舞臺廣場17樓B號舖三希樓
8. Lao Guo Taiwanese Hot Pot
While hot pots are heartwarming and indulgent, the overload of spicy broths can take a toll on our health, causing breakouts, sore throat or even stomach discomfort. Enter Lao Guo Taiwanese Hot Pot, an eatery that is famed for its wide range of health-boosting soup bases. Go for the Chinese medicine broth, their staple soup base that contains a yummy and healthy range of Chinese medicine, chicken, pork, and fish. Tip: sip on the soup prior adding any ingredients in order to taste the original flavour of the broth. You can also complement the hot pot with some authentic Taiwanese snacks, such as popcorn chicken and oyster omelettes. This is definitely one of our favourite hot pot restaurants in Hong Kong.
Lao Guo Taiwanese Hot Pot, 2/F, Kyoto Plaza, 491-499 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2818 6678, 銅鑼灣駱克道491-499號京都廣場2樓老鍋台式火鍋
9. Cheng Du Old Pier Hot Pot
Having over a hundred branches in mainland China, Cheng Du Old Pier Hot Pot landed in Mong Kok a couple of years ago with 10,000 square feet of restaurant area. In addition to their signature Sichuan Mala Broth and Royal Chinese Medicine Broth, they serve a range of authentic hot pot sides, ranging from chicken liver and handmade lobster meat shrimp balls, to chilly ox tongue and duck blood curd. Also, they have giant seafood and sashimi platters that are perfect for sharing.
Cheng Du Old Pier Hot Pot, 61 Tong Mi Road, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, p. 2148 6268, 旺角塘尾道61號成都老碼頭火鍋
10. 101 Grill Bar + Hot Pot
Dig into Taiwanese shabu shabu at 101 Grill Bar + Hot Pot with a splendid sea view. Enjoy unlimited hot pot and lunch hot pot, featuring amazing broths and dishes plus a range of special beverages. If you wonder why the food at 101 tastes so authentic, this is because the chef has mastered Taiwanese shabu shabu with Taiwanese cooks. Whether it’s the Truffle Cheese Pork Dumplings or Three Cup Chicken Spicy Broth, all the best food at 101 is carefully prepared by the chef everyday.
101 Grill Bar + Hot Pot, 29/F, Soundwill Plaza 2, 1-29 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 5122 1883, 銅鑼灣登龍街1-29號金朝陽中心2期29樓101手工涮涮鍋
11. Nabe One
All-you-can-eat Japanese hot pot? Bring it on! With a one-hour lunch hot pot buffet, Nabe One is one of the most affordable hotpot places in town. They have all the basic meats from Japan and Australia as well as a range of healthy veggies. If you want a lighter hot pot, cook a pile of fresh kale, maitake mushrooms and chicken in papaya broth. If you are a hardcore meat lover, Nabe One’s juicy Kyushu Wagyu Beef and Australian Beef will keep your soul and stomach happy.
Nabe One (牛一) has several branches in Hong Kong.
12. Liu’s Chong Qing Hot Pot
Though Liu’s is relatively new restaurant which only just opened in September 2021, the global brand is actually already over 20 years old, proving the quality and popularity of its hot pots. While there are a variety of soup bases available on the menu, Liu’s signature Yi Shou Mala Spicy Soup is the must-try. Even if you’re not very good with spicy food, fret not – you can choose your own spice levels, so feel free to go as mild (or crazy spicy!) as you wish.
Liu’s Chong Qing Hot Pot (劉一手重慶火鍋) has branches in Kowloon Tong and Austin.
13. Greater China Club Annex
Enjoy ultimate artisanal hot pots at Annex, created by award-winning Executive Chef Chan Wai-teng. Recipe highlights include the Flame-grilled Drunken Roasted Goose with Goose Broth, which is presented with show-stopping flames when it’s served; Suckling Pig and Mud Crab in Tom Yum Broth is a combination inspired by Macau and Tai cuisine, and it features fresh seasonal seafood such as whole mud crabs, shrimps, and clams. As for the toppings, go for the signature House-made Meat Ball Platter, which includes silky fowl meat ball, pork meat ball with mustard, and beef meat ball with coriander, and cuttlefish ball stuffed with cheese; and premium seafood, such as Alaskan crab and Australian abalone.
Greater China Club Annex, Shop A1, 10/F, D2 Place One, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong, p. 2743 8055, 荔枝角長義街9號D2 Place 一期10樓A1號舖大公別館
Hot Pot Hero (permanently closed)
Boasting minimalist and classy design with traditional Chinese aesthetics, this restaurant is an ideal pick for groups who prioritise a comfortable setting and low noise levels. Expect authentic Chongqing-style broth offerings that blend spices from different provinces in Sichuan, one of the house’s favourites includes the green pepper fish head soup base. Balance the peppery broth with other options such as Chinese wine mixed with black chicken broth, or parsley soup mixed with preserved eggs and mushrooms. Wash it all down with a glass of ice-cold Hibiscus tea or sugar cane and imperatae drink.
Hot Pot Hero, 3/F, Kyoto Plaza, 491-499 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2693 1128, 銅鑼灣駱克道491-499號京都廣場三樓火鍋英雄