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A Massive Chinese Chain Will Soon Open in Houston With Spicy, Simmering Hot Pots

Liuyishou Hotpot, which operates more than a thousand locations across the globe, is headed to Asiatown

A half-and-half hot pot garnished with chiles, green onions. A selection of dishes sits on the side.
Liuyishou’s hot pots are loaded with chiles, Australian lamb, and so much more
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Liuyishou Hotpot, a massive Chinese chain known for its chili-packed hot pots, will soon make its debut in Houston.

An update to the restaurant’s website indicates that it will open its first Texas outpost at 9889 Bellaire Boulevard, Suite C-309, inside the space that formerly housed Jade Garden at Dun Huang Plaza, in the coming weeks. Construction permit applications indicate that the restaurant applied for a certificate of occupancy back in January, which could mean that Liuyishou’s arrival is imminent.

The chain got its start in Chongqing, China, in 2000, and has since grown to more than a thousand locations all over the globe, including restaurants in Dubai, Singapore, Japan, France, and Indonesia. About a dozen of those locations are in the United States and Canada.

The menu at Liuyishou Hotpot allows diners to kick off dinner by choosing a type of broth, maybe the classic spicy soup base or an option with wild mushrooms and Chinese herbs, then loading up the pot with Australian lamb, marinated beef, tripe, and other proteins. The pot is garnished with soy sauce, sesame oil, and sesame paste, along with veggies like potato and cabbage.

Eater has reached out for Liuyishou for more details on when it will open in Houston — stay tuned for updates on its arrival.