There is nothing quite as satisfying as indulging in a steaming pot of savoury soup base cooking with delicious Chinese hotpot ingredients. Below are our eleven favourite Chinese steamboat restaurants in Singapore, arranged in alphabetical order. Enjoy!
1. Beauty in the Pot
Beauty in the Pot is another restaurant under the Paradise Group, located at One KM mall near Paya Lebar MRT. Their signature Beauty Collagen Broth is SUPER delicious. This luscious soup base has a rich and creamy flavour, and it went perfectly with our hotpot ingredients. The price is quite expensive (probably because the restaurant is not using free gas 😛 ), but you will not regret visiting this hotpot restaurant!
Beauty in the Pot
Address: One KM Mall, 11 Tanjong Katong Rd #02-21, Singapore 436950
Reservations: +65 6702 2542
Opening Hours: | Mon to Thurs: 11am to 3pm, 5.30pm to 1am | Fri, Sat & eve of PH: 11am to 3am | Sun and PH: 11am to 1am |
2. Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao @ Holland Village
This is the only Crystal Jade branch in Singapore that offers Chinese steamboat buffet. The food is decent, and the price is affordable too. We like to come here for the steamboat buffet whenever we have a craving for Xiao Long Baos (mini steamed meat buns), because the buffet comes with unlimited XLBs!
Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao @ Holland Village
Address: Holland Avenue 241, Singapore 278976
Reservations: +65 6463 0968
Opening Hours for Steamboat: | Sun to Thu & PH : 5pm to 6.30pm, 6.45pm to 8.15pm, 8.30pm to 10pm | Fri, Sat & Eve of PH : 5pm to 6.30pm, 6.45pm to 8.15pm, 8.30pm to 10pm, 10.15pm to 11.45pm |
3. Guo Fu Hotpot Steamboat
Guo Fu Hotpot is a no-frills Chinese hotpot restaurant located at the hip enclave of China Square. Its hotpot buffet offers a large variety of items and the price is quite reasonable. You can choose to eat in a small individual pot, which will appeal to hygiene-conscious people. If you are looking to indulge in a sumptuous hotpot feast with a group of friends, this is the place to go.
Guo Fu Hotpot
Address: 20 Cross Street #01-31 China Square Central, Singapore 048422
Reservations: +65 6557 0906
Opening Hours: 11.30am to 10.30pm
4. Hai Di Lao
This restaurant needs no introduction. After its tremendous success in China, Hai Di Lao is now making waves in the sandy shores of Singapore. Every time we visit, we are always blown away for the amazing food and impeccable service. The ingredients are always super fresh and delicious, and the staff are always friendly and helpful. They will provide you with hand towels, hair ties, cloth for cleaning your glasses, etc. Individual pots are available too. Our favourite ingredients are the succulent Pork Belly and Fish Paste. The price is not cheap, but it’s definitely worth the premium you pay!
Hai Di Lao @ Clarke Quay
Reservations: +65 6337 8626 or +65 6337 8627
Opening Hours: Daily 10:30am to 6am
Hai Di Lao @ 313 Somerset
Reservations: +65 6835 7227 or +65 6835 7337
Opening Hours: Daily 10:30am to 6am
Hai Di Lao @ IMM
Reservations: +65 6896 4111 or +65 6896 4222
Opening Hours: Daily 10:30am to 4am
5. Hai Xian Lao
Not to be confused with Hai Di Lao, Hai Xian Lao is a relatively new hotpot restaurant located at Wilkie Edge Shopping Mall. The food tastes decent but it’s slightly expensive. However, it is a nice place to enjoy Szechuan-style steamboat in an outdoor setting while people-watching at the same time.
Read our full review: www.eatandtravelwithus.com/2015/01/hai-xian-lao-singapore
Hai Xian Lao
Address: 8 Wilkie Road #01-21 Wilkie Edge Shopping Mall, Singapore 228095
Opening Hours: Daily 11am to 5am
Reservations: +65 9112 8910
6. Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant
If you are looking to indulge in Szechuan hotpot in an atas and comfortable environment, Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant is the place for you. We liked it that we were provided with twelve condiments to concoct our own unique blend. We enjoyed all the fresh ingredients, and our favourite soup base has got to be the Sichuan Spicy Soup. This gutsy soup is spicy and savoury, and went perfectly with the hotpot items!
Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant @ ION Orchard
Reservations: +65 6636 9339
Opening Hours: | Lunch 11am to 3pm | Dinner 6pm to 11pm |
Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant @ TripleOne Somerset
Reservations: +65 6732 8231
Opening Hours: | Lunch 11am to 3pm | Dinner 6pm to 10.30pm |
7. JPOT Hotpot
JPOT is under the Jumbo Group, and has expanded to three branches: Vivocity, Tampines 1, and Parkway Parade. The ingredients served here are always fresh and delicious, though service can be slightly inconsistent. You can choose to eat in an individual pot. We simply love the Bak Kut Teh and Tom Yam soup bases here!
Reservations: +65 6273 3536
Opening Hours: Daily 12pm to 11pm
JPOT Tampines 1
Reservations: +65 6532 3536
Opening Hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
JPOT Parkway Parade
Reservations: +65 6884 3536
Opening Hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
For more information, visit the JPOT website at www.jpot.com.sg
8. The Magic of ChongQing Hot Pot
The Magic of ChongQing Hot Pot at Tanglin Shopping Centre has been around for many years, but still continues to be popular with Chinese hotpot fans because of its high quality Szechuan-style hotpot. The restaurant offers hotpot buffet, but you can choose to order ala carte too. For our soup base, we usually go for half pot Old Faithful Chicken Stock and half pot Ma Lang Tang. Our favourite dishes include the delectable Fish Paste, Shrimp Wantons, and Chicken Balls.
Read our full review here: www.eatandtravelwithus.com/2014/02/the-magic-of-chongqing-hot-pot
The Magic of ChongQing Hot Pot
Address: 19 Tanglin Road, #04-06 Tanglin Shopping Centre, Singapore 247909
Reservations: +65 6734 8135
Lunch: 12pm to 3pm, last order 2.15pm
Dinner: 6pm to 11pm, last order 10pm
*Fri to Sun, PH eve, PH: Round 1 Dinner – 6pm to 8pm, Round 2 Dinner – 8.15pm to 11pm
9. Ru Yi Traditional Hotpot
Ru Yi Traditional Hotpot is a hidden gem located at Boat Quay along Singapore River. It offers sumptuous Szechuan hotpot at an affordable price point. Personally, we find that the quality of the food here is on par with Hai Di Lao. However, service can get a little slow when the restaurant gets crowded. Be sure to make reservations before visiting because the restaurant is packed to the brim during peak hours!
Read our full review: www.eatandtravelwithus.com/2015/10/ru-yi-hotpot-singapore
Ru Yi Traditional Hotpot
Address: 68 Boat Quay, Singapore 049856 (a short walk from Raffles Place or Clarke Quay MRT)
Reservations: +65 6536 8058
10. Shang Pin Hotpot
Many people have been making comparisons between Hai Di Lao and the newly-open Chinese hotpot restaurant at Rendezvous Hotel Singapore: Shang Pin Hot Pot. This is because rumour has it that Shang Pin is managed by ex-staff of Hai Di Lao. Indeed, we found the food and service to be of similar standard, though Hai Di Lao still wins by a slight margin. Also, Hai Di Lao provides a much more comfortable and luxurious ambience. However, if you just want to enjoy sumptuous Szechuan hotpot without the frills, Shang Pin Hot Pot is the place for you!
Read our full review: www.eatandtravelwithus.com/2015/08/shang-pin-hot-pot-singapore
Shang Pin Hot Pot (尚品火锅)
Address: 9 Bras Basah Road #02-02 Rendezvous Gallery, Singapore 189559
(inside Rendevous Hotel, 5 min walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station)
Opening Hours: | Daily 11am to 12am |
Reservations: +65 6238 7666
11. W Hotpot
W Hotpot offers delicious food and awesome service. We loved the Sliced Grouper Pagoda, which is W Hotpot’s signature dish. The other hotpot ingredients were all very fresh and delicious too. But what impressed us most was the awesome service of the staff! We were served by Jerry who was extremely polite and attentive to our needs.
Read our full review of W Hotpot.
Address: 81 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088502
Phone: +65 6221 7030 or +65 8439 7770 (SMS)
Opening Hours: | Mon to Fri: 11.30 am to 2.30pm, 5.30pm to 11.30pm | Sat, Sun & PH: 5pm to 11.30pm |