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15 Best Hot Pot Restaurants in Toronto

15 Best Hot Pot Restaurants in Toronto

If you love hotpot, you’ve definitely gotta visit the best hot pot restaurants in Toronto.

Hotpot is a super popular family-style way of eating where everyone at the table cooks raw ingredients in a shared boiling hot pot.

Like at Korean BBQ restaurants, it’s a lot of fun to cook your own food!

It’s also a great dish to eat during the colder months, especially if you’re having a spicy broth.

Markham, Richmond Hill, and Scarborough are definitely where you’ll find a larger concentration of hotpot spots, but there are some great ones in Toronto as well!

Without further ado, here are some of the best hot pot restaurants to eat at in Toronto.

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Best hot pot restaurants in Toronto

Haidilao Hot Pot

Haidilao is actually the largest hotpot chain in China, with almost 1,400 locations worldwide.

You can choose up to 4 broths for your hot pot, with options like Mala Spicy & Vegetable Oil, Laksa, and Mushroom.

They also have a DIY sauce bar, where you can make your ultimate hot pot dipping sauce.

You order everything via iPad, and everything comes out on robots, which is super fun!

Keep in mind that everything is a la carte, so it can get quite pricy, but it’s so worth visiting.

You can find them downtown near the Eaton Centre, and they’ve also got locations in Markham and Scarborough.

LOCATION: Various locations

Liuyishou Hot Pot in Richmond Hill

Liuyishou Hot Pot

Liuyishou is one of my favourite hot pot spots in Toronto, and they offer all-you-can-eat Chinese hotpot.

You can choose from tons of meat, seafood, soybean, and veggie options!

Liuyishou Hot Pot in Richmond Hill
Quail eggs are a must.

Broths are an additional fee, and you can choose from a bunch of different options like Tomato, Chinese Sauerkraut, and Liu’s Spicy Soup Base (so good but so spicy).

You can either do a pot with a single broth, or you can do two or three flavour pots!

There’s also a full-out sauce bar where you can create your perfect dipping sauce.

I honestly just toss in whatever looks interesting to me, and it turns out delicious no matter what.

You’ll also find other delicious eats like pork trotters and chicken feet, as well as desserts like mantou and cake.

They also give out Melona at the end of your meal!

This Chinese hotpot chain started out as a single restaurant on a small street in China, and it’s now one of the largest hotpot chains in the world.

They opened their first location back in 2000, and now they’ve got over 1,200 locations around the world, with almost a dozen locations in Canada!

You can find them in Chinatown, Scarborough, and Richmond Hill.

I’ve also got a video over on TikTok featuring Liuyishou Hot Pot if you’re interested in seeing more!

LOCATION: Various locations

Hot Pot 9

Hot Pot 9 has a bunch of pretty interesting soup bases, like their Beef Tallow Red Soup Base, House Specialty White Soup Base, and Premium Fish Maw Soup Base!

This spot is all-you-can-eat, but you can order premium items for additional fees (like their Spicy Crab!)

Once you step inside the restaurant, you’ll definitely feel like you’ve been transported to ancient China – the furnishings are heavily inspired by traditional Chinese decor.

You can find them in North York, and they’ve also got locations in Montreal and Chicago!

LOCATION: 241 Consumers Rd, North York, ON

Chine Legendary Hot Pot & Noodles

This Chinatown hot pot restaurant offers all-you-can-eat hot pot, and broths are an additional fee.

You can choose from 4 different spice levels for their Legendary Spicy Broth, or go for non-spicy broths like their Creamy Corn & Sweet Potato Broth or Golden Pumpkin Broth!

They also have a DIY sauce station where you can make your own sauce!

They even have weekday lunch combos that are very fairly-priced.

Take note that they also only accept cash and debit!

LOCATION: 327 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON

Beijing Hot Pot Restaurant

This North York restaurant serves up Chinese hot pot near Fairview Mall.

They’ve got 4 different soup bases to choose from, and you can choose up to 4 for the table!

They don’t have as large a menu as other AYCE hot pot restaurants in Toronto, but it’s still worth a visit!

Also note that they only accept cash or debit.

LOCATION: 107 Parkway Forest Dr, North York, ON

Ye Skewers Hot Pot

Stop into this casual Sichuanese eatery in Scarborough for all-you-can-eat, skewer-style hotpot.

Take your pick from their huge variety of marinated meat, seafood, and veggie skewers from the “skewer hall”, then cook your skewers into your choice of simmering broth.

They even ship special chilis straight from China to keep it as authentic as possible.

You can find Ye Skewers at Midland & Finch, AKA Asian food heaven.

They’ve also got a second location in Aurora!

LOCATION: 3260 Midland Ave F111, Scarborough, ON

Vintage the Hotpot

This popular celebrity-owned Chinese spot combines hot pot and braised food, and their Toronto location is their very first overseas location!

The all-you-can-eat menu includes a selection of meats, marinated meats, snacks, and vegetables.

You can also order premium items for additional fees, like Lamb Brain and Beef Stomach!

They have several different broth options, and you can choose up to two broths for the table.

They also have an extensive drink menu, with delicious options like Sweet Soy Milk, Cheese Matcha, and Strawberry Milk Tea.

The interior has a mix of retro and modern elements, with unique hanging lights and wooden benches!

You can find them on Steeles, on the border of Markham and North York.

LOCATION: 3355 Steeles Ave E Unit 1, Toronto, ON

Old Iron Hotpot in Scarborough, Ontario
Photo by Old Iron Hotpot

Old Iron Hotpot

Enjoy skewer hot pot at this authentic Sichuan spot in Scarborough.

They’ve got a wide variety of meat and veggie skewers, and you grab ’em yourself from the skewer bar!

Old Iron Hotpot in Scarborough, Ontario
Photo by Old Iron Hotpot

You choose your skewers, then cook them in your choice of hotpot broth!

They also have a sauce bar for you to create the perfect dipping sauce.

Old Iron Hotpot in Scarborough, Ontario
Photo by Old Iron Hotpot

Afterwards, you can walk off your full belly at the lovely L’Amoreaux Park, located right across the street from the restaurant.

LOCATION: 1883 McNicoll Ave Unit 1-6, Scarborough, ON

Shu Kingdom General Hot Pot

If you like it spicy 🌶, you’ll definitely want to pay a visit to Shu Kingdom in Scarborough for their Sichuan hot pot.

This newer Chinese hot pot chain is originally from Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan!

The menu is all a la carte, and you can really taste the quality of their meats.

They also have cooking times for each item on the menu on their website, which is helpful for when you’re cooking!

The restaurant is adorned in traditional Chinese decor, and the glowing red lanterns hanging from the ceiling are very cool!

LOCATION: 390 Silver Star Blvd Unit 132-137, Scarborough, ON

DAHU Hotpot

Enjoy the authentic flavours of Chongqing, China at DAHU Hotpot.

This Chinese hotpot chain has just opened up their first Canadian outpost and flagship in Toronto, and you can find them in Baldwin Village.

You can enjoy all-you-can-eat hotpot with broth options like their traditional Spicy Soup Base and Corn and Pork Rib Soup Base.

They also offer $1 soup bases after 9pm from Monday through Thursday!

LOCATION: 47 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON

Happy Lamb Hot Pot

This popular Mongolian chain offers up all-you-can-eat Chinese hot pot with an extensive selection of ingredients.

You order everything on the menu sheets, and it all comes out via their adorable robot servers.

You can also make your own sauce at their DIY sauce bar.

Find Happy Lamb in Chinatown, Scarborough, and Mississauga!

LOCATION: Various locations

Daimaru Sukiyaki

You can enjoy all-you-can-eat Japanese hot pot at Daimaru Sukiyaki, which is actually in the same Scarborough plaza as Shu Kingdom!

Japanese hot pot is also known as shabu shabu, and you can choose between the Premium Set or Wagyu Set for all-you-can-eat, and either one or two broths.

Their signature Sukiyaki Soup broth is made with sugar and soy sauce, and it’s a lot lighter and less oily than typical hot pot broths!

You’ll also find some other delicious broth options, like their Spicy Soup and Kelp Soup broths.

The menu is a little more limited compared to other AYCE hot pot spots in Toronto, but they’ve still got plenty of delicious options!

The interior of the restaurant is also stunning, with private dining booths surrounded by bamboo details.

Daimaru is actually a concept by the same owners behind Gyubee, which is a local all-you-can-eat Japanese barbecue chain!

LOCATION: 390 Silver Star Blvd Unit 117, Scarborough, ON

Mix2 Grill & Hot Pot

Can’t decide between BBQ or hot pot? Why not have both at the same time?

Mix2 serves up Chinese, Japanese, and Korean-style BBQ and hot pot at their Chinatown restaurant.

You can choose between AYCE grill, AYCE hot pot, or AYCE grill and hot pot!

The all-you-can-eat hot pot price actually includes a single free broth per person, which is nice because most places charge for broths nowadays.

LOCATION: 436 Dundas St W Second Floor, Toronto, ON

Jin Dal Lae

This small Koreatown spot serves up hearty Korean comfort foods like Gamjatang (pork bone soup) and Jjajangmyeon (black bean noodles).

They’ve also got Korean BBQ and hot pot, with a minimum order of two!

They’ve got several different hot pot options to choose from, and they all come with rice.

The Haemul Jeongol is perfect for seafood lovers, and you can’t go wrong with the Gamjatang Jeongol!

LOCATION: 647 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON


Fancy building your own personal hot pot?

Stop into this popular Chinese chain where you can customize everything that goes into your personal hot pot!

How it works is that you choose from over 100 ingredient options (including meats, veggies, and noodles), choose your soup base or dry rub, then pick your spice level, and you get charged by the weight of the bowl.

It’s not quite the same as other hot pot places as they actually take your bowl to the kitchen and cook it for you, but it’s still a lot of fun picking out all the ingredients!

You can find ZHANGLIANG in Chinatown, North York, and Scarborough.

LOCATION: 5437 Yonge St, North York, ON

Best hot pot restaurants in Toronto:

  1. Haidilao Hot Pot
  2. Liuyishou Hot Pot
  3. Hot Pot 9
  4. Chine Legendary Hot Pot & Noodles
  5. Beijing Hot Pot Restaurant
  6. Ye Skewers Hot Pot
  7. Vintage the Hotpot
  8. Old Iron Hotpot
  9. Shu Kingdom General Hot Pot
  10. DAHU Hotpot
  11. Happy Lamb Hot Pot
  12. Daimaru Sukiyaki
  13. Mix2 Grill & Hot Pot
  14. Jin Dal Lae
  15. ZHANGLIANG Hotpot

These were some of the best hot pot restaurants to eat at in Toronto!

It might be helpful to know that most AYCE hot pot restaurants have a time limit, usually between 1.5 to 2 hours.

Have you tried any of these hotpot restaurants? What are your favourite hot pot spots in Toronto? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

And if you’re looking for more great Asian restaurants, check out the best Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Filipino, Indian, or Afghan restaurants!

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