The Best Hot Pot Restaurants in Toronto
The best hot pot in Toronto is a perfect balance of fresh ingredients, delicious soups, and delectable dipping sauces. This classic Chinese comfort cuisine is perfect to warm you up as the temperature starts to cool down. Be it spicy, savoury, or lightly flavoured, the excellent varieties served up by local restaurants prove that there truly is a hot pot for everyone.
Here is the best hot pot in Toronto.
Look no further than the intriguingly-named Morals Village if you're after an upscale hot pot experience that combines the elegance of Eastern cuisine with premium Western ingredients like certified Angus beef. Prices start at $23.95 with broths starting at an additional $2.50, which is reasonable given its fancy ambience and top-notch service.
Arguably the best-known name in the Toronto hot pot scene, this Mongolian chain attracts throngs of long-time regulars with its flavourful broths, like garlic and lemongrass, along with choice cuts of meat. The place can get very busy at mealtimes so call ahead. At $20.99 for dinner, it's pretty easy on the budget compared to many other AYCE hot pot establishments.
Despite being a bit tricky to find, this cute little restaurant is where you should go if you like a bit of silly fun during your hot pot dining experience. Featuring what they proudly call the spiciest hot pot broth around, the restaurant also provides props for fun pictures at your table. Funky decor, a loud atmosphere, and excellent ingredients make this place a must-visit. Pricing starts at $25.95.
Have you ever wondered what happens when you mix fusion cuisine ideas with hot pot? At Hopo Fusion wonder no more, as you can sample delicious creative concoctions such as the Malaysian laksa broth and tom yum soup as bases for your hot pot creations. It's not AYCE (instead get convenient pre-mixed soup and ingredient combinations in individual pots), which means it's budget friendly starting at around $11.99.
A hidden hot pot restaurant in Richmond Hill, Hipot serves up AYCE hot pot in two main varieties depending if you want seafood as part of your dinner ($28) or not ($26). They also have late-night specials until 2 a.m. Make sure to try one of the many varieties of rice offered which pair well with the hot pot meals.
Cute and kitschy in equal parts, the interior design at Made in China is as much a reason to visit this restaurant as the food itself. From the same ownership group as the popular Korean Grill Houses, this cheerful hot pot place has many locations throughout the city. Prices start at around $19.99 but that doesn't cover the seafood ingredients, which costs extra per order.
Space is a bit tight and the noise level can be deafening at times, but Hot Pot on Yonge is a favourite among many for several reasons, not the least of which is the prompt service and good quality ingredients. Prices start at $27 for AYCE on weekdays, with a 10% discount if you pay cash. The chrysanthemum tea that comes with your meal is a nice bonus. Make sure to try the lamb slices.
A cheerful-looking and spacious hot pot restaurant in the middle of Chinatown is always going to be popular, and Celebrity Hot Pot doesn't disappoint in this regard. The tom yum soup here is a crowd favourite and prices start from just over $20. Love the idea of the drinks station - no more asking and waiting for refills.
This modest and rather invisible place has been a go-to for many locals for what feels like forever. It doesn't have the fancy bells and whistles of the newer places so if simplicity is the name of your game, then Kim Tao is where you want to go. Prices starts at around $20, which makes it one of the more budget-friendly places around, and they usually add an automatic service charge, so it's perfect if you hate to calculate tips.
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