7 Seattle hot pot restaurants that are sure to hit the spot

Dec 6 2019, 10:43 pm

The traditional Chinese cooking method of hot pot has really taken off in recent years, even inspiring multiple restaurants in the Seattle area.

In order to eat hot pot, guests must decide what broth base they’d like. This base is then added into a pot in the middle of a hot plate, simmering away. Guests then choose which ingredients they’d like to add and can dip the raw ingredients into the simmering pot. Once cooked, guests then dig back into the pot and start to enjoy the fresh and tasty meal.

Here is our list of hot pot restaurants to visit in Seattle, from chains to lesser-known mom-and-pop shops.

Little Sheep Hot Pot


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Little Sheep Hot Pot is a staple chain with over 7,500 hot pot restaurants worldwide. They’ve even figured out how to package their signature broth and sell it through select grocery stores and Amazon. You can’t go wrong at this famed spot.

Hours: 11:30 am to 11 pm
Location: 609 South Weller Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-623-6700

Swish Swish


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Swish Swish specializes in individual, all-you-can-eat hot pot, rather than sharing from a communal pot. Along with tasty hot pot, the spot offers Japanese favorites such as tonkatsu don and karaage. Do note that although the spot offers free broth refills, the refill consists of basic broth rather than one of the 10+ broths that you may have ordered originally.

Hours: 11 am to 9:30 pm
Location: 14603 NE 20th Street Ste 4, Bellevue
Phone: 425-644-3545

No.9 Alley Hotpot


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No.9 Alley Hotpot is a restaurant known for having great variety. From over ten sauce options to a range of spice levels in their soup base, there’s something for everyone. The spot offers an all-you-can-eat menu Monday to Thursday from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Hours: 10:30 am to 10 pm
Location: 930 North 130 Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-734-5098

The Dolar Shop Seattle


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This hot pot hotspot offers tasty food in glamorous surroundings. The chain currently operates 52 stores worldwide, each offering miniature individual-style hot pots. The Dolar Shop is often regarded by locals as being the fanciest hot pot shop in Seattle, so prepare for prices higher than the average stop.

Hours: 12 to 10 pm
Location: 11020 NE 6th Street, Bellevue
Phone: 425-390-8888
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Da Long Yi Hot Pot


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At this Chinese hot pot chain, you’re offered the option of a split pot of one, two, or three different broths. Da Long Yi Hot Pot offers vegan and vegetarian options and is known to be extremely spicy.

Hours:Ā 5 to 10 pm Monday to Friday; 11:30 am to 3 pm lunch, 5 to 10 pm dinner Weekends
Location: 7119 Woodlawn Avenue NE, Seattle
Phone: 425-502-0855

Boiling Point


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Unlike most hot pot restaurants, Boiling Point orders arrive with ingredients pre-added to the pot. They offer a choice of ten pre-set hot soups with the option to include add-ons such as enoki mushrooms, bok choy, and meats.

Hours: 11 am to 11 pm
Location: 610 5th Avenue South, Seattle
Phone: 206-737-8506

Sizzling Pot King


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This Southern Californian chain borders the line of hot pot, but it is certainly one of the best dry pot restaurants in Seattle. They offer griddle cooked meat pots and vegetable pots, which you can then customize with over 43 add-ons. The chain offers free default side items of potato, cauliflower, beansprouts, broccoli, and celery, and you can customize your level of spiciness.

Hours: 11 am to 3 pm lunch, 5 to 10:30 pm dinner, Monday to Sunday
Location: 14125 NE 20th Street, Bellevue
Phone: 415-698-1052

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