We promise you won't be disappointed at these amazing hot pot restaurants in Hong Kong.
From Japanese restaurants to Korean BBQs and local street food, 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
1. Megan’s Kitchen
Hong Kong-style hot pot joint, Megan’s Kitchen, has 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 soup with an invigorating tomato scent, while the Fresh Lobster Borsch Soup is the go-to for those who yearn for rich and tantalising flavours. Megan’s Kitchen is also known for its creative array of dumplings that ranges from Kimchi and Rice Cake Dumplings, to Budae Jjigae 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
2. Yi Hung Yuen Hotpot Cuisine
Ever noticed a mysterious, windowless restaurant with a Chinese temple-like façade on Wyndham Street? That’s Yi Hung Yuen, a brothel-themed hot pot restaurant (yes, you read that right). Before you get distracted by the quirky wet tissues that look like condoms, flip over to the large menu. You’ll find a list of creative original broths, such as the Baked Cheese Lobster and Walled City Thick Satay. Yi Hung Yuen also serves a variety of toppings, including Spanish Iberico Pork, Drunken Chicken, and Deep-fried Spam. If you’re looking for an amazing hot pot restaurant to gather with your friends, Yi Hung Yuen is the right place to be.
Yi Hung Yuen Hotpot Cuisine, Shop B-C, G/F, Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3101 9988
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. 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 centre stage at The Drunken Pot. This is where you can sip on a cocktail or two while dipping ingredients into a sake-flavoured soup base – yep, spiked broth is the signature here! Bonus: Both the Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui locations boast a sweeping harbour view, thanks to the expansive floor-to-ceiling 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 makes this hot pot restaurant your best pick. Expect 70s-inspired home-cooked dishes, such as salted duck egg fried rice, quality beef, and fish balls infused with dried orange peel, to name a few. In terms of broths, the Pepper Pork Stomach Soup is an appetising option. Seafood lovers will also be impressed by the seafood platter that comes with scallops, prawns, and clams.
Suppa, 2/F, Circle Tower, 28 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 3520 4111
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
7. San Xi Lou
Aside from the signature Spicy Sichuan Style Soup base, diners can also enjoy the Wild Fungus Soup, and the Turnips and Pig Bones Soup at San Xi Lou. With an endless selection of Sichuanese and Cantonese toppings, the high-quality ingredients here bring an endless amount of flavour. Be sure to complement the hot pot with creative dim sum offerings, such as Pork Liver Dumplings and the Minced Pork Dumpling with Spicy Pumpkin Soup.
San Xi Lou, Shop B, 17/F, Lee Theatre, 99 Percival Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 3795 8522
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 Health for Sure Ginseng Chicken soup base, a fragrant broth that warms the body. Tip: sip on the soup prior to 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 Fried Popcorn Chicken and Taiwanese Garlic Sausage. 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
9. Cheng Du Old Pier Hot Pot
With over a hundred branches in Mainland China, Cheng Du Old Pier Hot Pot delivers one of the most authentic Chinese-style hot pot experiences in town. In addition to the Sichuan Mala Broth and Royal Chinese Medicine Broth, a wide range of toppings is on the menu. Find chicken liver, handmade lobster balls, chilli ox tongue, duck blood curd, and more. Don’t forget to go up to the communal sauce station to make your own dip before you start the meal!
Cheng Du Old Pier Hot Pot, 61 Tong Mi Road, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, p. 2148 6268
10. 101 Grill Bar + Hot Pot
Dig into delicious Taiwanese shabu shabu at 101 Grill Bar + Hot Pot, with a splendid sea view to match. You’ll find flavourful hot pots, featuring amazing broths and dishes, in addition to a range of special beverages. Plus, with prime-grade meats at an affordable price, this all-you-can-eat spot can’t be beat! Whether you stop by for the lunch deal or trek over for dinner, 101 Grill Bar + Hot Pot is the perfect gathering place for large groups during the cooler months.
101 Grill Bar + Hot Pot, 29/F, Soundwill Plaza 2, 1-29 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 5122 1883
11. Nabe One
All-you-can-eat Japanese hot pot? Bring it on! With all the basic meats from Japan and Australia as well as a range of healthy veggies, Nabe One has all your bases covered. If you want a lighter hot pot meal, we recommend cooking fresh kale, maitake mushrooms, and chicken in the papaya broth. For hardcore carnivores, Nabe One’s juicy Kyushu Wagyu Beef and Australian Beef will keep you happy.
Nabe One (牛一) has several branches in Hong Kong.
12. Liu’s Chong Qing Hot Pot
Although Liu’s Chong Qing Hot Pot landed in Hong Kong 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 Liu’s 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 multiple locations in Hong Kong.
13. Greater China Club Annex
Enjoy the ultimate artisanal hot pots at Greater China Club Annex! Can’t decide between the Sichuan Hot Spice Broth or Thick Chicken with Fish Maw Broth? No worries – you can go for a split pot with two broths to get the best of both worlds. As for the toppings, the signature House-made Meatball Platter, Local Beef Chuck, and Scotland Razor Clams are must-trys. With high-quality ingredients and flavourful broths, Greater China Club Annex will become your next go-to spot for reliable hot pot in Hong Kong.
Greater China Club Annex, Shop A1, 10/F, D2 Place One, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong, p. 2743 8055
14. Lau Haa Hotpot Restaurant
Spanning a colossal 9,000 square feet in Causeway Bay, Lau Haa Hotpot Restaurant brings diners back to old Hong Kong, one pot at a time. Covering two floors, this retro joint is decked out in full 70s Hong Kong furnishings. Dip ’em toppings into old-school hot pots, with over 20 different types of soup bases on the menu. Premium Australian Wagyu, Shrimp Balls with Cheese, and Ox Tongue are all popular dishes. With the Hong Kong-style hot pot, dai pai dong tables and chairs, and neon lights, you’ll definitely feel transported back in time at Lau Haa.
Lau Haa Hotpot Restaurant, Shop A, B/F &G /F, Lockhart House, 441 Lockhart Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2214 9388
15. Big JJ Seafood Hotpot Restaurant
Big JJ Seafood Hotpot Restaurant labels itself as “noisy, rude, and overrated” – all that to draw attention away from (or maybe towards) the fact that it’s one of the best hot pot restaurants in Hong Kong! Saluting some of the city’s oldest hot pot spots, Big JJ has several crowd-favourite broths, including the Signature Pot with Pork Bone, Knuckle, and Clam, as well as the Black Chicken, Coconut, and Goji soup base. However, possibly the biggest draw of Big JJ’s is its incredibly fresh meat – you’ll have to call ahead to reserve an order of locally sourced yellow beef. That being said, the Prime Hanger Tender and Marbling Deckle don’t miss the mark either. For those wanting a boozy hot pot night, a selection of 70s Bourgogne and natural wines are available – BYOB is welcomed, too.
Big JJ Seafood Hotpot Restaurant, G/F, Wo On Building, 9 Wo On Lane, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2388 6982
[This article was originally published in November 2019 and updated in 2023 by Min Ji Park.]