12 Best Hot Pot In Vancouver & What To Order (2024)

Searching for Vancouver’s top hot pot destinations? You’ve found the right guide!

Hot pot, a cherished culinary tradition with roots spanning centuries, offers a heartwarming blend of comfort and communal dining.

Quick Recommendations: The Dolar Shop or the diverse and satisfying offerings of Big Way Hot Pot.

Below we’ve compiled our picks of the best hot pot restaurants in Vancouver:

1. The Dolar Shop

In Richmond & Burnaby, The Dolar Shop epitomizes luxurious hot pot dining. This global brand, renowned for Macau hot pot culture, impresses with fresh ingredients and outstanding service. Each diner enjoys their own hot pot, selecting from enticing soup bases.

Don’t miss their Wagyu Cubes, Flounder Fillet, or Squid Balls. The Exquisite Silver Soup, with its herbal warmth, is a popular choice, perfectly complementing the varied and fresh offerings.

Tip: Don’t forget to ask for their soft-serve ice cream at the end of your meal! It is absolutely delicious.

What to order: Wagyu Cubes, Flounder fillet, Special Agent (Squid) Balls, Exquisite Silver Soup, soft-serve ice cream

-5300 Number 3 Road Unit 720, Richmond, BC
-6078 Silver Dr. Burnaby, BC 

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2. Hai di Lao

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Hai di Lao, famed for exceptional service and a signature noodle dance, creates an unforgettable dining experience. The staff’s skill in making fresh noodles right before your eyes adds to the allure.

Noteworthy dishes include Speciality Lamb, Boneless Basa Fish, Mussels, and the rich Pork Bone soup base. Prepare for a feast that combines quality ingredients with entertaining presentation.

What to order: Speciality Lamb, Boneless basa fish, Mussels, Pork bone soup base

-5890 No. 3 Rd Room 200, Richmond, BC
-3204 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K 2H4

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3. Big Way Hot Pot

Big Way Hot Pot is an individual hot pot paradise with over 100 ingredients to choose from.

Personalize your meal starting with intriguing soup bases like Signature Ma La Tang and Sichuan Green Pepper Soup. The vast selection includes unique items like tofu pouches and salted egg yolk fish balls.

The experience finishes with complimentary in-house soft-serve ice cream, a delightful end to a customized meal.

What to order: Signature Ma La Tang, Sichuan Green Pepper Soup, Tom Yum Soup,  Fish Balls, and Mochi-filled Cheese.

-778 Robson St, Vancouver, BC
-7-4300 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC
-5-4250 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC
-4940 No. 3 Rd #123, Richmond, BC

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4. Hotpot Palace

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Hotpot Palace in Richmond offers an experience with a variety of artisanal broths and fresh ingredients. Popular for group dining, their fresh sashimi platter and vegetable platter are must-tries.

The Wagyu beef and Dungeness crab are exceptional. Their Macau Style Pork Bone Soup stands out for its unique flavour, offering a delightful hot pot experience.

What to order: Wagyu beef, Dungeness crab, Macau Style Pork Bone Soup

Address: 168-7911 Alderbridge Way, Richmond, BC V6X 2A4

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5. Happy Lamb Hot Pot (Richmond)

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Happy Lamb Hot Pot in Richmond is a spacious, family-friendly venue offering classic Mongolian hot pots. Located near Lansdowne Mall, it’s a great alternative to Dolar Shop.

The menu features Prime Boneless Short Ribs, Flounder fillet, and massive Chinese donuts. Complement your meal with their signature plum juice or sparkling peach drink for a refreshing twist.

Tip: When you’re done your meal, try out their aeration machine to take away that hot pot smell from your clothes!

What to order: Prime Boneless Short Ribs, Flounder fillet, Golden beef and lamb, Cuttlefish Balls, chinese donut, plum juice, peach drink

Address: 405-5300 NO.3 Road Richmond


6. Gokudo Shabu Shabu

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Gokudo Shabu Shabu, with locations in Richmond and Burnaby, specializes in affordable and flavourful individual hot pots.

Opt for their convenient combos, which include rice or noodles, a veggie basket, seafood, and a milk tea drink. The rib eye beef combo and Japanese Oden & Meat hot pot combo are particularly recommended for their deliciousness and variety.

Tip: If you’re going at regular dinner time, expect a wait since there is limited space.

What to order: rib eye beef combo, Japanese Oden & Meat hot pot combo

-3779 Sexsmith Rd Unit 2133, Richmond, BC V6X 3Z9
-5-4250 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4T7

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7. Crab Hot Lau

Crab Hot Lau, a Vietnamese crab hot pot restaurant, brings authentic flavors from North Vietnam. The owner, Cherry Pham, ensures originality with 80% of ingredients imported directly from Hai Phong.

Their signature dish, Lau Cua Dong (Vietnamese rice field crab hot pot), is served with seasonal vegetables, rice noodles, ground pork, and homemade fish cakes, offering a genuine taste of Vietnam. Also, try their Nem Cua Bien Hai Phong (Crab Spring Rolls) for a delightful experience.

What to order: Lau Cua Dong (rice field crab hot pot), Nem Cua Bien Hai Phong (square crab spring rolls), Lau Duoi Bo (oxtail hot pot)

Address: 2141 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5N 2T4

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8. Li Yi Shou

Hot pot in middle with two soup bases and ring of meat surrounding it
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Li Yi Shou in Vancouver stands out for its a la carte hot pot experience, combining top-notch service with quality ingredients. The restaurant’s ambiance is sophisticated, matching its menu offerings. Sample their succulent scallops or the Chongqing Hot Pot Speciality.

The Vegetable Platter is fresh, and the House Special Pork Bone soup base is a local favorite. The restaurant also features a unique ‘ring of meat’ presentation.

What to order: scallops, Chongqing Hot Pot Speciality, Vegetable Platter, House Special Pork Bone

-5507 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2G3
-1542 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1C2

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9. YuShang Hot Pot

YuShang Hot Pot offers a delightful hot pot experience with a variety of soup bases, including the spicy Sichuan Special Soup and creamy Special Chicken Soup. Their Traditional Pork Rib Soup, packed with flavours and a large pork rib bone, is a standout.

The menu also includes Sliced Beef, Lamb Roll, Vegetables, Tofu, Enoki Mushroom, and Fish Tofu, providing a comprehensive hot pot experience.

What to order: Sichuan Special Soup, Special Chicken Soup, Traditional Pork Rib Soup, Sliced Beef, Lamb Roll, Tofu, Enoki Mushroom, Fish Tofu.

Address: 950 W Broadway #202, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1K7

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10. Boiling Point

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Boiling Point is the OG hot pot spot for its flavourful individual hot pots and adjustable spice levels. Try the Tonkotsu Miso or beef hot pot for a burst of flavour.

They also offer Korean bean paste broth and spicy curry, allowing diners to customize their spice levels. The restaurant is ideal for those who prefer personalized spice in their hot pot dishes.

Tip: If you’re thirsty, the Hokkaido Milk Tea is sooooo good!

What to order: Tonkotsu Miso, Korean bean paste broth, spicy curry, Hokkaido Milk Tea

-4148 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P7
-5276 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2E9
-Parkside Building, #130, 4800 No. 3 Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 3A6

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11. Landmark Hot Pot

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Landmark Hot Pot in Vancouver is a classic family-style restaurant known for its warm, friendly atmosphere. Create your own hot pot adventure with their Sichuan Spicy Chicken, Blanched Beef with Spinach, or Jellyfish and Pork Hock.

The Baked Clam Soup and Squid with Satay Sauce are particularly recommended for their unique flavours and perfect blend of ingredients.

What to order: Sichuan Spicy Chicken, Blanched Beef with Spinach, Jellyfish and Pork Hock, Baked Clam Soup, Squid with Satay Sauce

Address: 4023 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2X9

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12. Happy Lamb Hot Pot (Burnaby)

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Happy Lamb Hot Pot in Burnaby offers an all-you-can-eat hot pot experience ideal for group dining. The restaurant features a wide selection of meats like lamb shoulder and chicken breast, seafood, vegetables, dumplings, rice, noodles, and a variety of broth choices.

With its vast menu and all-you-can-eat format, Happy Lamb Hot Pot is a perfect destination for those looking to indulge in a limitless hot pot feast.

-101-1788 West Broadway, Vancouver V6J 3J3
-Second Floor, 4755 Kingsway, Burnaby V5H 4W2

That rounds up some of the Best Hot Pot spots in the city, and we’re excited for you to try out a few (or all) of them for a wonderfully traditional Asian cuisine experience.

Looking for more food? Take a look at our picks of the best restaurants in Vancouver!

How We Create Our “Best” Lists

All Noms Magazine’s “best” lists are created using multiple factors and signals to help readers find the best restaurants, things to do, and places to stay at. Some of these factors and signs include personal experiences, correspondence with locals, and compiling experiences from review sites.

Each list is also created to be balanced (in terms of price, cuisine type, ambiance, and more) as possible. This means that the lists are not specifically created in ranking order. You should be comfortable picking from any of the spots on the list and generally have a good time. But of course, YMMV (your mileage may vary) and everyone may have different experiences/palates.