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Where to Enjoy Spicy, Simmering Hot Pots in Houston

Bowls of broth packed with veggies, primo meats, and so much more await

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In a tradition that dates back to more than a thousand years, Mongolian horsemen would fill their overturned helmets with water and place them over a fire to simmer with meat and vegetables to create the very first hot pots.

Today, diners can enjoy your own customizable hot pot (no helmet required) at any of the restaurants listed below with a group of family or friends. Warm up with a boiling vat of flavorful broth complete with noodles, vegetables and meats or seafood, perfect for Houston’s 65 degree “winter” and more importantly, flu season. Beat the cold and sniffles with the ten hot pot restaurants below.

As always, let us know in the comments if we’ve missed your favorite spot.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Tan Tan Restaurant

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8066 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77063
(713) 977-6682
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The service at this hot pot spot can be a bit sketchy, but its deliciously soothing bowl of a combination hot pot, made with shrimp, pork intestines, chicken, beef and fish will totally make up for it.

2. 75 BBQ and Hot Pot Buffet 休斯顿火锅烧烤自助餐

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8880 Bellaire Blvd Ste C
Houston, TX 77036
(832) 742-9875
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Exactly as its name suggests, 75 BBQ and Hot Pot offers a literal buffet of Korean barbecue and hot pot options. Create a customizable hot pot with a spicy or mild base, add in your own array of sauces, veggies, and for protein, add succulent snow crab legs to get the most bang for your buck.

3. Tasty Point

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9110 Bellaire Blvd Suite A
Houston, TX 77036
(281) 888-6551
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There’s no shortage of hot pot spots in Chinatown, but for those of us who don’t like to share, Tasty Point is an ideal restaurant choice. Individual hot pots are the name of the game at this highly-rated Taiwanese restaurant. Create your single serve hot pot from a variety of creative options that include Singaporean laksa, lamb and sour cabbage, pumpkin sea salt cream (made with sliced pork, fried tofu skin, sweet corn, pumpkin and narutomaki) or the Taiwanese Spicy (includes thinly sliced beef, quail egg, fried dumpling and pork intestines). Be sure to end your meal with an order of milk tea served in a glass bottle nestled inside a miniature ice bucket.

4. Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, Houston Bellaire

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8488 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77036
(713) 771-1153
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Hot pot is the centerpiece of the entire dining experience at this global Chinese chain. Order from three broth types: the original, a crimson spicy broth or vegetarian broth, then fill a bowl with sliced, well-marbled meats, fresh seafood, handmade noodles or crisped vegetables.

5. Sinh Sinh

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9788 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77036
(713) 541-2888
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Like most of its hot pot contemporaries, Chinatown’s no-frills Sinh Sinh Restaurant offers a Chinese/Vietnamese style hot pot made with a mild or spicy broth. Choose from menu options like the lobster, seafood, Vietnamese fish soup or a combination hot pot. Toss in veggies, sauces and noodles for a complete meal.

6. One Hot Pot and Grill

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12148 Bellaire Blvd #112
Houston, TX 77072
(281) 564-4063

Alief’s premiere hot pot venue, One Hot Pot & Grill serves up hot pot with a Vietnamese twist. The menu offers a slew of options for hot pots including lau nam xi quach (a pork bone hot pot), the lau bo nhung ruoc (beef hot pot made with shrimp paste) and la de thuoc bac (goat hot pot filled with herbs and spices). The consistently great service at One Hot Pot & Grill has also helped catapult this hot pot haven into one of Houston’s favorites.

7. Niu Jiao Jian

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9715 Bellaire Blvd Suite A
Houston, TX 77036
(281) 501-9769

This is one of the few places that serves hot pot with a twee bear made of solidified chili oil that dissolves after a server pours piping hot broth over it. Here, choose Instagram-worthy bowls of spicy, sour, or bone broth, then add add tender slices of lamb, Kobe beef and a variety of meats and seafood proteins, along with crunchy veggies served alongside rice or atop noodles.

8. Fu Fu Cafe

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9889 Bellaire Blvd #105
Houston, TX 77036
(713) 981-8818
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A facelift was just what the doctor ordered at this Chinatown staple. A surprise to even the most loyal customers, Fu Fu Café recently updated its interior and menu, but the hot pot remains a must. Opt for a mild or spicy broth base and add in meats or seafood, eggs, and juicy soup dumplings.

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9. Shabu House

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9889 Bellaire Blvd # 319
Houston, TX 77036
(832) 925-8889

Individually sized hot pots are key at Shabu House. Each portion comes with an assortment of fresh veggies and your choice of noodles (ramen or glass), and can be bulked up with a variety of meat, tofu, and seafood options. The portions are generous here, and the broth is excellent.

10. Shabu Zone

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11201 Bellaire Blvd Suite 2
Houston, TX 77072
(832) 850-7849
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Similar to hot pot, shabu shabu is found in Japanese cuisine and is typically served with a simple kelp-based broth. Recently opened Shabu Zone, located in Bellaire’s Hong Kong Mall, serves up premium meats like certified Akaushi Wagyu, the highest grades of prime rib, ribeye, pork loin, lamb and chicken breast. Not to be outdone by the meat, an extravagant seafood, vegetable, noodle and condiment buffet sits beneath an impressive skylight. Top with some excellent fresh kimchi, and enjoy.

1. Tan Tan Restaurant

8066 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77063

The service at this hot pot spot can be a bit sketchy, but its deliciously soothing bowl of a combination hot pot, made with shrimp, pork intestines, chicken, beef and fish will totally make up for it.

8066 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77063

2. 75 BBQ and Hot Pot Buffet 休斯顿火锅烧烤自助餐

8880 Bellaire Blvd Ste C, Houston, TX 77036

Exactly as its name suggests, 75 BBQ and Hot Pot offers a literal buffet of Korean barbecue and hot pot options. Create a customizable hot pot with a spicy or mild base, add in your own array of sauces, veggies, and for protein, add succulent snow crab legs to get the most bang for your buck.

8880 Bellaire Blvd Ste C
Houston, TX 77036

3. Tasty Point

9110 Bellaire Blvd Suite A, Houston, TX 77036

There’s no shortage of hot pot spots in Chinatown, but for those of us who don’t like to share, Tasty Point is an ideal restaurant choice. Individual hot pots are the name of the game at this highly-rated Taiwanese restaurant. Create your single serve hot pot from a variety of creative options that include Singaporean laksa, lamb and sour cabbage, pumpkin sea salt cream (made with sliced pork, fried tofu skin, sweet corn, pumpkin and narutomaki) or the Taiwanese Spicy (includes thinly sliced beef, quail egg, fried dumpling and pork intestines). Be sure to end your meal with an order of milk tea served in a glass bottle nestled inside a miniature ice bucket.

9110 Bellaire Blvd Suite A
Houston, TX 77036

4. Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, Houston Bellaire

8488 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036

Hot pot is the centerpiece of the entire dining experience at this global Chinese chain. Order from three broth types: the original, a crimson spicy broth or vegetarian broth, then fill a bowl with sliced, well-marbled meats, fresh seafood, handmade noodles or crisped vegetables.

8488 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77036

5. Sinh Sinh

9788 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036

Like most of its hot pot contemporaries, Chinatown’s no-frills Sinh Sinh Restaurant offers a Chinese/Vietnamese style hot pot made with a mild or spicy broth. Choose from menu options like the lobster, seafood, Vietnamese fish soup or a combination hot pot. Toss in veggies, sauces and noodles for a complete meal.

9788 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77036

6. One Hot Pot and Grill

12148 Bellaire Blvd #112, Houston, TX 77072

Alief’s premiere hot pot venue, One Hot Pot & Grill serves up hot pot with a Vietnamese twist. The menu offers a slew of options for hot pots including lau nam xi quach (a pork bone hot pot), the lau bo nhung ruoc (beef hot pot made with shrimp paste) and la de thuoc bac (goat hot pot filled with herbs and spices). The consistently great service at One Hot Pot & Grill has also helped catapult this hot pot haven into one of Houston’s favorites.

12148 Bellaire Blvd #112
Houston, TX 77072

7. Niu Jiao Jian

9715 Bellaire Blvd Suite A, Houston, TX 77036

This is one of the few places that serves hot pot with a twee bear made of solidified chili oil that dissolves after a server pours piping hot broth over it. Here, choose Instagram-worthy bowls of spicy, sour, or bone broth, then add add tender slices of lamb, Kobe beef and a variety of meats and seafood proteins, along with crunchy veggies served alongside rice or atop noodles.

9715 Bellaire Blvd Suite A
Houston, TX 77036

8. Fu Fu Cafe

9889 Bellaire Blvd #105, Houston, TX 77036

A facelift was just what the doctor ordered at this Chinatown staple. A surprise to even the most loyal customers, Fu Fu Café recently updated its interior and menu, but the hot pot remains a must. Opt for a mild or spicy broth base and add in meats or seafood, eggs, and juicy soup dumplings.

9889 Bellaire Blvd #105
Houston, TX 77036

9. Shabu House

9889 Bellaire Blvd # 319, Houston, TX 77036

Individually sized hot pots are key at Shabu House. Each portion comes with an assortment of fresh veggies and your choice of noodles (ramen or glass), and can be bulked up with a variety of meat, tofu, and seafood options. The portions are generous here, and the broth is excellent.

9889 Bellaire Blvd # 319
Houston, TX 77036

10. Shabu Zone

11201 Bellaire Blvd Suite 2, Houston, TX 77072

Similar to hot pot, shabu shabu is found in Japanese cuisine and is typically served with a simple kelp-based broth. Recently opened Shabu Zone, located in Bellaire’s Hong Kong Mall, serves up premium meats like certified Akaushi Wagyu, the highest grades of prime rib, ribeye, pork loin, lamb and chicken breast. Not to be outdone by the meat, an extravagant seafood, vegetable, noodle and condiment buffet sits beneath an impressive skylight. Top with some excellent fresh kimchi, and enjoy.

11201 Bellaire Blvd Suite 2
Houston, TX 77072

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