Come rain or shine, nothing warms the soul like a fragrant bowl of steaming broth loaded with dumplings, wagyu slices and noodles galore. And luckily for Aussies? The Emerald City has a plethora of soupy spots. From all-you-can-eat CBD favourites ideal for large gatherings to secret recipes touting beef brisket, check out our guide on where to eat hot pot in Sydney.
Look no further for a quirky hot pot restaurant in Sydney, as Spice World is adding plenty of pizzazz and flavour. Step inside this wacky joint, which is decked out in industrial-style features and floor-to-ceiling windows. Better yet? You'll be waited on by robot hosts who deliver cool plates right to your table, including bear-shaped seasoning blocks and dolls dressed in wagyu beef slices.
Although better known for droolworthy sushi platters and a pretty spectacular imported sake selection, Masuya is also a hot pot restaurant in Sydney worth visiting. After chowing down on a range of nigiri from the five-metre-long sushi belt, nab a cosy table for some steaming broths that start at around $55. Our choice is the wagyu crab accompanied by a side of udon noodles. Yum.
Da Long Yi Hot Pot
If you like a whole lotta heat, then Da Long Yi Hot Pot's menu is a real winner. Choose between a range of bases, boasting everything from a little to extra spicy, alongside a range of authentic Chinese flavours, including goat broth. Now all you need to do is load it up with crispy pork, rice noodles and cabbage cores galore, making for the ultimate feast.
With venues across the world, from Canada to Japan, Haidilao knows all about this warming meal. Venture into this Darling Square dining destination, where you'll be able to kick back and relax in a red leather seat, all before tucking into its signature hot pot. Expect a variety of high-quality ingredients on the menu, such as locally-sourced meats and fish.
YX Mini Hot Pot
Touting venues in Haymarket and Eastwood, YX Mini Hot Pot Sydney is offering foodies the opportunity to experience authentic Bashu culture with a strong Sichuan style. Make your way inside the venues to take in the gorgeous interiors, such as the showstopping blue sky-adorned ceiling. On the food front, there's a crackin' variety of fresh ingredients to pop into the flavour-packed soup.
Flaunting an all you can eat-style of dining, Oz Hotpot in Chatswood is the ideal destination for hungry folk. With prices starting at $29.80 per person, which includes fishballs, beef, vegetables and oodles of noodles, this venue certainly won't break the bank. To top it off, there's also a range of soups to pick from, like the popular szechwan flavour made with over 10 kinds of secret spices.
Hong Kong Bing Sutt
Perfecting two moreish soup bases, the Sichuan spicy and Chinese herbal chicken, Hong Kong Bing Sutt is a firm contender for the best hot pot in Sydney. And when you've picked your flavour? You add all your favourites, from the likes of fresh Queensland tiger prawns to green mussels and plenty of crunchy vegetables.
On the hunt for hot pot in Sydney's Chinatown? Then venture to Arisun. Located slap bang in the middle of Dixon Street, this Korean-style venue has plenty of tasty plates up for grabs. Gather your foodie friends for a spicy rice cake and ramen bowl of goodness or a spicy kimchi pork rib, which can be elevated with extras. Think spam, mushrooms or American cheese.
For all-you-can-eat hot pot in Sydney CBD, get movin' to Izu Village on George Street. Thanks to lunch and dinner offerings starting at $32.40 for a medium family, this is the ideal hub to get your fix all day long. You'll certainly want to get your hands on the unlimited crab and fishballs, before hitting the meats. And to top it off? This venue also boasts BYOB on wine with free corkage. Booyah.
When it comes down to cheap hot pot in Sydney, Hansang is bound to have tastebuds tingling without burning a hole in the wallet. Situated on Lyon Street, this Korean beer hall-style eatery has a boatload of simmering soups that start at $55 for a family with two sides. Whether you're in the mood for spicy sliced brisket or a dumpling-based meal, this is the place to go.
Legend Hotpot Buffet
Nestled in the heart of Burwood, Legend Hotpot Buffet has a great range of Asian cuisine in a communal setting. Dig into the all-you-can-eat selection of food, like tender slices of meat, succulent seafood and fresh vegetables. If that's not enough to whet your whistle, you can also get your hands on the popular bubble tea.
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