10 Best Hot Pot Restaurants In New York City

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There is hardly a cuisine that exists in this world which cannot be found in New York City. The city of lights provides millions of options for delicious food, originated in different parts of the world. Asian cuisine is an important part of the New York City food scene. The demand for Chinese, Indian, Japanese is increasing day by day. The New Yorkers are all set to try new types of cuisines every day. Originating in Eastern Asia, the hot pot items are not an exception either. Hot pot is a specialized Chinese cooking method, wherein the meal is prepared in a simmering hot pot of stock placed on the dining table with various kinds of food ingredients made available. The ingredients of hot pot can be vegetables, various meats or seafood. You just have to pick your choice, put it in the pot and wait for it to get done. This custom prolongs meal time and enhances human bonding. Check out 10 best hot pot restaurants in New York City, USA.

1. Hakata Tonton

The restaurant is known for the authentic version of fusion Japanese food. It brings out the authentic taste of the Hakata region of Japan. Their hot pot items are some of the most popular items of the menu. The special hot pot menu includes Hakata Tonton Hot Pot, which is a special Hot Pot dish from the region of Hakata. The other three hot pot dishes available here are Shabu Shabu Hot Pot, Dontaku Pot, and Hakata Motsu Hot Pot. The Hakata Motsu Hot Pot is made with beef while the others are mainly pork-based dishes. All four items require a minimum order of two dishes at a time.

Hakata Tonton

Address: 61 Grove St, New York, NY 10014, USA

Website: Hakata Tonton

Opening hours: 5:30pm - 10:45pm (daily)

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2. Favor Taste

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Posted by 99 Favor Taste on Saturday, 29 September 2018

99 Favor Taste has four branches throughout the entire city of New York. The four branches of this restaurant are located in Brooklyn, Lower East Side, Flushing, and East Village. It serves authentic Chinese Hot Pot along with special Korean Barbeque cuisine. It offers various kinds of broth, from a variety of vegetables to meats and seafood. In the Hot Pot menu, there are few varieties, like soup base, seafood, vegetables, meat, meatballs, and staples.

99 Favor Taste

Address: 285 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, USA

Website: 99 Favor Taste

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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3. Hometown Hotpot & BBQ

The restaurant is located on the Grand Street of New York City, right on the Chinatown. This restaurant offers excellent hotpot and barbeque cuisine. There are eight different types of healthy home-style soups. The drink menu is also impressive, with a variety of wines, beers, juices, and teas. The hot pot menu is impressive, consists of a huge range in every category. There are options of soup base, staple foods, vegetable, meat, seafood along with hometown special hot pot items. There is also a huge range of side dishes which you can have with these items.

Hometown Hotpot & BBQ

Address: 194 Grand St, New York, NY 10013, USA

Website: Hometown Hotpot & BBQ

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 11:30pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 12:30am

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4. Málà Project

MáLà Dry Pot, Liangfen of Happy Tears, Hot & Sour Noodles, and Fried Pancake: are what for lunch. #feasting #lunchspecial #malaproject #eastvillage #rainydays #maladrypot #chinesefood #mungbeannoodles

Posted by Málà Project on Tuesday, 3 May 2016

The charming restaurant of New York city is specialized in Dry Pots. The charming restaurant was founded in East Village in the year 2015. The main objective of this restaurant is to serve authentic Chinese cuisine. Later the other branch of this restaurant was established in Bryant Park. The specialized MáLà Dry Pot of this restaurant comes in various forms. There are huge variants of vegetable dry pots, along with various kinds of meats and seafood. The restaurant brings out a typical ambience of China, with a retro feel.

Málà Project

Address: 122 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10009, USA

Website: Málà Project

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm; Fri: 11:30am - 3pm, 5pm - 11:30pm; Sat: 12pm - 11:30pm; Sun: 12pm - 10pm

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New York City Tour Guide

Hiram Jacobs

Hiram Jacobs

I am a licensed New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Tour Guide and a native New Yorker. Over the years, I acquired considerable experience organizing solo tours of the major European and East European capitals of the world, Canada's largest cities and Australia's most popular cities, Washington, DC, Atlanta, New Orleans, and San Francisco. During my international travels, I participated in tours organized by private tour companies to China, Russia, South America, India, the Canadian Rockies, Israel, Japan's major cities; USA: Alaska, Arizona and Utah's scenic national National Parks . I received my Master of Arts in Political Science (Urban Administration) from the State University of New York, College at Brockport, Brockport, New York in 1978. Since my recent retirement from the MTA, New York City Transit Authority, after 39 years of service as an Associate Transit Management Analyst, I hope to share with my fellow Travelers my observations, insights and personal experiences relating to Manhattan’s iconic neighborhoods, landmarks and popular attractions that make New York City such a vibrant and dynamic city to visit. I will strive to make your New York City Experience memorable. Tour Cancellations - Please provide at least 24 hours notice prior to the tour date in order to cancel your booking and to receive a full refund.

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Stephanie Eley

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I'm a graduate of ITMI, International Tour Management Institute and 17 years as a licensed Tour Director and Program Director. My expertise began in NYC and Washington, DC where I'm a licensed guide and has expanded to Europe, South America, Cuba and the Western / Southwestern National Parks of the US. I'd love to introduce you for a day or a week to Denver, Colorado and the 4 corners region of the US: Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona! Let's GO!! stepheley@gmail.com

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5. Hou yi hot pot

hot pot in nyc | hou yi hot pot
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The restaurant specialized for Hot Pot cuisines located near China Town. The entire place is constructed, but it serves a huge range of Hot Pot dishes. It offers around 30 types of broths from various kinds of vegetables to different kinds of meats like pork, lamb, beef and not to mention fish. It offers all-you-can-eat hot pot dishes, wherein just in USD 30, you can eat vegetables, meats, enjoy drinks along with ice-cream. There is an ice-cream freezer stored in the corner, where you can try different flavours after your dose of hot-pot.

Hou yi hot pot

Address: 92 Hester St, New York, NY 10002, USA

Website: Hou yi hot pot

Opening hours: 12pm - 11pm (daily)

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6. Her Name is Han

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

The restaurant is dedicated to serving Korean style home-made food. The taste of dishes made by Korean moms is improvised using natural ingredients, which are often called ‘Korean Soul Food’. The hot pot menu exists along with typical traditional Korean items. In the lunch, they serve special two hot pot items, Budae Jjigae, and Bulgogi hot pot. Both the dishes are beef broth-based, which are served with white rice, salads, and three side dishes.

Her Name is Han

Address: 17 E 31st St, New York, NY 10016, USA

Website: Her Name is Han

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 10:15pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 11:15pm

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7. Noodle Village

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Source: Photo by user cyclonebill used under CC BY-SA 2.0

The famous Chinese restaurant of China Town is also a very popular take away as well as a dining place. It holds the reputation of serving the best wonton soup in the city; the dumpling soups are also popular. The hot pot dishes are an important part of the menu. It serves mostly non-vegetarian hot pots, beef, chicken, pork, and fish-based. There are two special hot pot items, spare rib hot pot, and sausage hot pot. The ambience of this restaurant is not so special, a small cramped place, but it makes it up with serving delicious authentic food.

Noodle Village

Address: 13 Mott St, New York, NY 10013, USA

Website: Noodle Village

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10:30am - 11pm; Sat - Sun: 9:30am - 11pm

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8. Shabu-Tatsu

This Japanese hot pot restaurant is located in the East Village of New York City. By entering in this restaurant, you are to get captivated by the aroma rising from various hot pots. They use local fresh ingredients to bring out the home-made taste of Korean households. The authentic Sukiyaki is one of the best in town, which comes in various versions, three types of beef, shrimp, pork, chicken. The Nabe hot pot is another favoured dish which comes in three varieties, chicken, duck and seafood.


Address: 216 E 10th St, New York, NY 10003, USA

Website: Shabu-Tatsu

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 5pm - 10:30pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 11:45pm

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9. Azasu

This authentic Japanese restaurant is located on the East side of Manhattan. The comfort food of Japan meets an excellent range of drinks in this restaurant. The authentic Japanese foods are also included in the menu, like non-alcoholic beer Japanese Hoppy, shochu drinks, etc. The Sumo Hot Pot named Chanko Name is the speciality here. It gives several options for the soup base and the main ingredients. Additionally, you can have it with meatballs or ramen.


Address: 49 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002, USA

Website: Azasu

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 6pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 6pm - 12am (closed on Sun)

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10. Szechuan Gourmet

This restaurant is specialized in Chinese cuisines with lots of specialized dishes. You can have a decent meal here without spending a large chunk of money. There is a huge choice of poultry and meat items, not to mention seafood and vegetable dishes. There are four types of hot pots available, one vegetable and three other dry pot dishes. It is also a perfect place to dine for lovers of spicy foods.

Szechuan Gourmet

Address: 242 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019, USA

Website: Szechuan Gourmet

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 9:30pm; Sat -Sun: 12pm - 9:30pm

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The hot pot in winter

Source: Photo by user Chensiyuan used under CC BY-SA 3.0

The hot pot items are savoured during winter, while the weather is chilly and a huge pot of delicacy warms up your body and treats your taste buds. The origin of these items can be traced back to China and it is about 800 years old. Although this type of cuisine is not so popular in the US as it is in China, it is definitely catching up very fast. Thankfully, there is plenty of restaurants in New York City to choose from.

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