Looking to book a steamboat dinner for a CNY get-together or any time the craving for hotpot hits? Consider our list of restaurants for delicious steamboat or hot pot in Singapore
Said to have originated in Mongolia before spreading to China, steamboat or hot pot meals (also called hotpot) are a popular staple in many Asian countries. Steamboat in Singapore is almost a way of life, and is one of the island’s biggest culinary highlights. There’s plenty to like about hot pot too, from simple steamboat ingredients to yummy dips, and spicy (or creamy) broths. If you’re after an authentic and satisfying steamboat or hot pot in Singapore, these steamboat restaurants should definitely be on your list.
And if you’re wondering if hotpot is kid-friendly (especially since there’s a boiling vat of soup in the middle of the table!) – we reckon it depends on the age of your kiddo. Older kids absolutely adore the novelty of cooking their own food at the table, and it’s a super interactive fun way to eat as a family.
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Beauty In The Pot
This popular steamboat restaurant in Singapore offers six nourishing soup bases – think Beauty Collagen steamboat broths, spicy pork bone broth, wild pine mushroom vegetarian steamboat broth and more – each rich in flavour and health benefits. Pair your soup base (or opt to try two or four soups in a single session) with a fresh seafood platter, assorted pastes, speciality meats and Beauty In The Pot’s signature homemade fish tofu, which is made daily. Book ahead if you want a table at this popular steamboat restaurant.
Beauty in The Pot, multiple locations in Singapore including Orchard, HarbourFront, Serangoon, website
Haidilao Hot Pot
A guide to hot pot in Singapore would not be complete without a mention of Haidilao Hot Pot, one of the most popular hot pot franchises. In addition to its five soup bases and classic steamboat ingredients such as fish balls, luncheon meat, stuffed bean curd and more, Haidilao also offers a range of seafood, styled dishes (flavoured tripe and crispy fried pork, anyone?), vegetables and new offerings such as Arctic surf clams, tempura shrimp and carrot-flavoured konjac noodles. Best to book this popular steamboat restaurant ahead so you don’t have to queue too long! Plus, we hear there are secret codes in Mandarin that you can share with their staff to snag some freebies.
Haidilao Hot Pot, multiple locations in Singapore including Bugis, Tampines, Jurong East, website
If you ever wished you could curate your own hot pot, then you’ll be happy to know that FuFu Pot now offers a completely customisable steamboat with the cutest individual hot pots so you don’t need to share! Featuring flavours from all over Asia, this steamboat restaurant is a good choice if everyone in your family wants a different broth flavour. Choose from eight different soup bases including their Signature White Curry that reminds us of Laksa, Stinky Tofu soup for fans of Taiwanese cuisine, Tonkotsu Miso for those craving a classic Japanese flavour and many more. Then choose your favourite steamboat ingredients from different cuts of meat, to veggies and sides to complete your steamboat. If making so many choices is stressful for you, then you can order from their theme supplement sets with a plant-based option for vegetarians. Not in the mood for soup? Order their wok-fried dry pots that are just as delicious and feature Ma La options for those who love spicy food! For a weekday steal (until 5pm), order their value lunch sets that include a choice of soup, meat platter, veggie platter, an appetiser of the day and refillable matcha green tea.
FuFu Pot, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, #06-07, Singapore 238839, Tel: (+65) 6250 2193, website
There are more than 65 steamboat ingredients to pair with your steamboat soup base at this Thai-Chinese hot pot restaurant, which blends Thai cuisine with Canto-style home cooking. Don’t miss out on the COCA steamboat’s house specialities while you’re here: fish glue, shrimp paste, handmade dumplings, seasonal vegetables, as well as fresh meat and seafood. If you want something a little more luxe, opt for the premium hot pot, which kicks off with a complimentary welcome aperitif and top-tier steamboat ingredients like lobsters, scallops, black mussels, snow crabs and flower clams. You can also have a one-time order of Lobster Mala Xiang Guo and free-flow beverages and desserts.
COCA Steamboat, three locations in Singapore in Orchard Road, Temasek Boulevard and Kallang, website
There’s nothing like gathering around the table and sharing a delicious, piping hot steamboat with your friends and family. CouCou Hotpot is a Taiwanese hotpot restaurant that gives you the option to choose three different soup bases so you can get a taste of everything and pair with your favourite steamboat ingredients. Dining during the weekday? You can order their Business Hotpot Set Lunch that comes with meat and veggies.
CouCou Hotpot, three outlets in Singapore including Suntec City, Jewel and i12 Katong, website
GoroGoro Steamboat & Korean Buffet
A hot pot restaurant in Singapore with a Korean twist, GoroGoro offers seven soup base choices, which include Singapore’s Pepper Bak Kut Teh, Korean Ginseng, collagen steamboat soup and a fiery Mala steamboat soup option. Choose from more than 70 ingredients to dip into your soup, and pair your steamboat in Singapore with other Korean and local delicacies.
GoroGoro Steamboat & Korean Buffet, 176 Orchard Road #03-43 Singapore 238843, Tel: (+65) 6385 7854, website
Guo Fu Hotpot Steamboat
While steamboat in Singapore is meant as a form of communal dining, Guo Fu allows you to have your own little personal hot pot to enjoy steamboat without sharing. Often referred to as a ‘fat cow’ hot pot buffet, Guo Fu’s steamboat offering aims to offer an authentic premium beef hot pot from Northeast China. With ten types of soup, 64 fresh steamboat ingredients, free, homemade condiments and unlimited amounts of xiao long bao, it’s a favourite steamboat spot!
Guo Fu Hotpot Steamboat, 7 Wallich Street, Guoco Tower, #02 – 01, Singapore 078884, Tel: (+65) 6557 0906, website
Bugis BBQ & Hot Pot Buffet
Dine on more than 70 varieties of meats, seafood, free-flow xiao long bao and handmade noodles at this popular Bugis joint for steamboat and hot pot in Singapore. Hot Pot & BBQ Buffet recently introduced an all-you-can-eat crab buffet too. For something a little Insta-worthy, you can request a ‘meat doll’, which is essentially a Barbie-esque doll draped in meat. If you dine here on your birthday, you can enjoy a complimentary meat birthday cake with reservations for four or more people.
Hot Pot & BBQ Buffet, 470 North Bridge Road, #01-05, Bugis Cube, Singapore 188735, website
City Hot Pot – Steamboat
This local concept steamboat restaurant in Singapore offers shabu-shabu – a Japanese steamboat dish that comprises thin slices of meat and veggies boiled in soup or water and served with dipping sauces. Expect high-quality ingredients, and at the One Raffles Place City Hot Pot, seats that surround the restaurant’s open kitchen and stunning views of the city through its floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
City Hot Pot Steamboat, multiple locations in Singapore including Raffles Place, Jurong West, Kitchener Road, website
La Jiang Shan Hot Pot
Here, you can enjoy unlimited marinated black pepper pork, lobster balls, Taiwanese sausage, and everything you can think of to satisfy your cravings. This restaurant also features free-flow soup (we love the mala steamboat soup!) that comes in a single person’s portion. No sharing needed! There’s also a selection of pre-cooked Sichuan dishes and free-flow xiao long bao in the evenings.
La Jiang Shan Hot Pot, 35 Selegie Road, #01-06, Parklane Shopping Mall, Singapore 188307, website
Xiao Long Kan Hotpot
Calling all ma la hotpot lovers – this one’s for you! Indulge in authentic mala flavours at Xiao Long Kan Hotpot and a wide array of steamboat ingredients and side dishes to delight all of your taste buds. So if you’re ready to be transported to China without getting on a plane, plan a meal at this mala hotpot restaurant for a scrumptiously satisfying meal.
Xiao Long Kan Hotpot, multiple locations in Singapore including Victoria Street, Orchard Road, Jurong East, website
Qi Xiang Hotpot
Qi Xiang Hotpot began as a humble hawker stall but has transformed into a must-visit hotpot destination in Kovan. Choose from a variety of broths and fresh steamboat ingredients to curate your favourite hotpot. From a spicy Szechuan soup base to the traditional Chinese hotpot that reminds you of home, Qi Xiang Hotpot promises a delicious gathering with your loved ones.
Qi Xiang Hotpot, The Chevrons, 48 Boon Lay Way, #03-06, Singapore 609961, website
We love the variety of soup bases you can choose from at Jianghu Hotpot restaurant. From mala hotpot to mushroom soup, Tom Yum Seafood Soup, Pig Trotter Soup and more, you’ll find something you love. Plus, you can also order a Charcoal Grilled Fish on the side and pick up as many steamboat ingredients from the train (just like a sushi train!) as it passes your table, so you can eat to your heart’s content!
Jianghu Hotpot, Northpoint City, #02-126/127, South Wing, Singapore| 277 Orchard Road, Gateway, #01-12/13/14/K1 Orchard, 238858, website
Little Sheep Hot Pot
Lamb from the inner Mongolian grasslands is the star of the show at this Mongolian hot pot restaurant in Singapore. There are no dipping sauces here, instead, Little Sheep’s rich broth bases have various flavours made from seven different spices. Order some grilled skewers to complete your hot pot feast!
Little Sheep Hot Pot, 277 Orchard Road #B1-13 orchardgateway Singapore, 238858, website
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This on-trend Hong Kong-style steamboat concept in Singapore serves you an array of soup bases in individual gold-plated hot pots. There are 8 different steamboat soups to choose from, plus over 60 ingredients of steamboat ingredients that have been carefully prepared. You can also pay a small fee per person for free-flow ingredients.
Paradise Hotpot, 1 Sengkang Square, Compass One, #03 – 05, Singapore 545078, www.paradisegp.com
Uncle Fong Hotpot Restaurant
Craving mala hotpot? Uncle Fong Hotpot Restaurant has just what you need. Their Chongqing-style mala hotpot comes with a wide choice of steamboat ingredients to elevate the flavours of your hotpot.
Uncle Fong Hotpot Restaurant, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World, #B1-108/109, Singapore 237994 and 3 Temasek Blvd, Suntec City, #02-391-394, Singapore 038983, website
Pot Yummy Yummy
There are lunch and dinner steamboat buffet and hot pot options here. Check out the ‘lok-lok’, a Malaysian-style steamboat that’s usually served from a food truck, typically eaten while standing on the street corners. Pot Yummy Yummy also offers BBQ options.
Pot Yummy Yummy, 480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, B1-01, Singapore 310480, website
Craving halal hot pot in Singapore? Seoul Garden is the hangout of choice! Here, you’ll get a generous portion of steamboat ingredients, a tow-in-one proprietary smokeless grill for irritation-free BBQ sessions, Korean-Asian marinades and even a cool birthday treat. Head over for the lunch or weekend steamboat buffets, and treat yourself to seven different steamboat or hot pot soups – four of which are spicy – plus a host of premium meats and seafood.
Seoul Garden, multiple locations in Singapore including Yishun, Bugis, HarbourFront, website
Shabu Sai Singapore
This authentic Japanese steamboat restaurant in Singapore serves seven soup bases and more than 60 steamboat ingredients. You can enjoy delicious soup bases like Herbal Chicken & Barley, Black Bean Gobo, and Golden Curry. Don’t miss out on the Tonkotsu base, made using the same recipe as Shabu Sai’s Japanese outlets. There’s also an all-you-can-eat shabu shabu and sukiyaki buffet, so bring your appetite!
Shabu Sai Singapore, multiple locations in Singapore including Orchard, Woodlands, Tampines, website
Shi Jian Hot Pot
Pick between several hot pot sets, whether you’re in the mood for fish, meats, pork collar or chicken. Four soups make up the menu, with highlights such as mala steamboat, mushroom, tomato and the signature pork bone broth. Shi Jian Hot Pot also offers satisfying family set meals filled with noodles, vegetables and other fresh ingredients.
Shi Jian Hot Pot, 11 Bidadari Park Drive, The Woodleigh Mall, #02-51, Singapore 367803, website
Shi Li Fang Hot Pot
This restaurant prides itself in offering affordable hot pot dining and steamboat in Singapore. And while prices here are budget-friendly, the staff doesn’t skimp on the good stuff, and you’ll find plenty of healthy and sustainable steamboat ingredients to go with your meal.
Shi Li Fang Hot Pot, multiple locations in Singapore including New Bridge Road, Tanjong Katong, Sengkang and more, website
The signature shabu shabu is a must-try at Suki-Ya, which can be paired with the Tonyu Miso broth. But if you’re really hungry, you’ll love the all-you-can-eat servings of sliced beef, pork and chicken. There’s also a generous salad bar for a little healthy balance to go with your hot pot meal, too! You can also dine for free on your birthday with three paying adults!
Suki-Ya, multiple locations in Singapore including Orchard, Kallang, Hougang and more, website
Upin Hot Pot
Once you’ve decided which of the 11 steamboat soup bases you want, opt to enjoy that as a single hot pot, or in a two- or three-soup combo. The soups go well with hot pot ingredients such as handmade tofu pudding, fresh tripe, Australian abalone, handmade noodles, bite-size purple sweet potato pies, Chinese rice cakes and so much more. Free-flow drinks and fruits are also optional.
Upin Hot Pot, three locations in Singapore: Eu Tong Sen Street, Orchard and West Coast Road, website