Best hotpot in Singapore
Whether you call it steamboat, hotpot, or shabu shabu, it’s undeniable that Singaporeans love it all year round. Especially when cool, wet weather hits, there’s no better time to go crazy with the steamboat. Here are the best hotpot restaurants in Singapore you can consider if you’re looking for somewhere to dine out and enjoy steamboat—including buffets.
Table of Contents
- Best hotpot in Singapore
- 1. Haidilao
- 2. Tsukada Nojo
- 3. Beauty In The Pot
- 4. City Hot Pot
- 5. Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant
- 6. COCA Steamboat
- 7. Little Sheep Hotpot
- 8. Shi Li Fang
- 9. Hao Lai Wu
- 10. Shang Pin Hot Pot
- 11. ENchanko Hotpot And Kamameshi
- 12. Qi Xiang Hotpot
- 13. Suki Suki Hot Pot
- 14. Xiabu Xiabu
- 15. Black Knight Hotpot
- 16. Kurohanabi
- 17. Uncle Fong Hotpot
- 18. Happy Lamb
- 19. Fufu Pot
- 20. Coucou Hotpot Brew Tea
- Must-try hotpot and steamboat in Singapore
Haidilao needs no introduction. Prices are steeper than average, but you get what you pay for. Known for its quality and impeccable service, you can enjoy a manicure or snack while waiting for a table for free! Expect to pay about $50 per diner, but you can order your dishes in half portions here. They also often have promos if you dine late at night.
There’s a condiment counter with a free flow of fruits and desserts as well, in case you need to cleanse your palate after a heavy meal here.
While you’re at the restaurant, check out the Haidilao freebies you can get while you’re there!
Must-tries at Haidilao:
Tomato Soup Base
Signature Mashed Shrimp
Haidilao Flavoured Beef
Homemade Tofu Pudding
2. Tsukada Nojo
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Originally from Japan, Tsukada Nojo’s Bijin Nabe (from $19++) comes in a form of pudding that gradually melts into a thick collagen broth. The beauty hotpot cooked from Jidori chicken is served with ingredients like prawns, a variety of organic vegetables and your choice of noodles. Mnay of their ingredients are also Japanese, setting them apart from the other collagen hotpot restaurants in Singapore.
Queues can be long, so be prepared to wait during peak hours.
Must-tries at Tsukada Nojo:
Original Collagen Soup
Fish Cake Mentaiko
3. Beauty In The Pot
Beauty In The Pot is another spot for your collagen hotpot fix! The Beauty Collagen Broth (from $10.80++) here is the most popular menu item and what the brand is built on. The stock is boiled for hours with conpoy, pork bones, and other nourishing ingredients to achieve its silky consistency and robust flavours. FYI: most of their restaurants open till late, so they’re great for steamboat supper!
Must-tries at Beauty In The Pot:
Beauty Collagen Broth
Spicy Nourishing Broth
Assorted Paste Platter
Wagyu Ox Tongue
4. City Hot Pot
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The individual pots at City Hot Pot are great if you hate having to share your hotpot with others. There are 20 different soup bases to choose from, including bak kut teh, kimchi, laksa, and a fish soup with milk. Also available here are set meals for when you can’t decide what to have, starting at $22.99++ for the Vegetarian Set.
Must-tries at City Hotpot:
Seafood & Meat Set
Bak Kut Teh Broth
Signature Wagyu Beef
Full list of outlets
City Hot Pot is not halal-certified.
5. Imperial Treasure Steamboat Restaurant
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Imperial Treasure is known as one of the top names in Singapore’s Chinese restaurant scene, so you can expect great things from their hotpot arm: Imperial Treasure Steamboat. This is a hotpot restaurant you should visit for special occasions, as they even have eight private rooms.
The diverse selection of soup bases here is made from scratch and simmered for hours, and it’s evident from your very first sip. Try the Imperial Drunken Chicken Soup, my favourite, or the Pork’s Bone Soup with Tomato & Potato. Prices may vary between outlets for their broth. Expect more premium ingredients here than at your other hotpot options, with a variety of homemade balls, pastes and dumplings.
Must-tries at Imperial Treasure Steamboat:
Imperial Drunken Chicken Soup
Four Treasure Ball Platter
Japanese Sliced Kurobuta Pork Belly
6. COCA Steamboat
COCA Hotpot is one of the pioneers in Singapore’s steamboat scene, having been around since 1987. They specialise in Thai-Chinese hotpot and home-style zi char dishes, which you can enjoy as part of their daily buffets. Prices start at $39++ per adult for weekday lunches, and you get free-flow seafood, meats, veggies, and all their classic ingredients—from their Signature Fish Glue to Cheese Tofu.
Must-tries at COCA Hotpot:
Signature Fish Glue
Premium Sliced Ribeye Beef
Read our COCA review.
7. Little Sheep Hotpot
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Founded in Mongolia, Little Sheep Hotpot specialises in a unique style of steamboat, where lamb is the hero, and dipping sauces are eschewed in favour of rich, intense broths. Mala lovers should try out their Spicy Mala Soup (from $9), made with natural spices and no preservatives. Order their 3-tier Lamb Signature Platter ($38) as well to enjoy premium cuts of lamb along with your piquant broth.
Must-tries at Little Sheep Hotpot:
Spicy Mala Soup
3-tier Lamb Signature Platter
Address: 277 Orchard Road, #B1-13 orchardgateway, Singapore 238858
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 11pm
Tel: 6881 9959
Little Sheep Hotpot is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. Shi Li Fang
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For wallet-friendly steamboat, Shi Li Fang is where it’s at. Sets can start as low as $9.99++, and they often include free-flow rice and noodles so you can carb up. Typically, a set comes with your choice of soup base, and portions of meats or seafood, depending on your pick. You also get veggies and other classic steamboat ingredients to dig into. With over 17 outlets, there’s bound to be one near you as well.
Must-tries at Shi Li Fang:
Hotpot Set Meal
9. Hao Lai Wu
Have both barbecue and steamboat at Hao Lai Wu if you’re out with friends who can’t make up their minds. Prices here start from just $27.80++ for their weekday all-you-can-eat buffet and there are more than 90 dishes to choose from!
Must-tries at Hao Lai Wu:
Special Marinated Pork Belly
BBQ Meat Platter
Read our Hao Lai Wu review.
10. Shang Pin Hot Pot
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If you have tried Haidilao, dining in Shang Pin Hot Pot will be reminiscent of that, without the frills. With comparable taste and cheaper prices, Shang Pin offers 11 broths and over 100 choices of meats, handmade balls, vegetables, and other side dishes. Most popular is their Golden Chicken Soup that’s boiled for more than eight hours with handpicked chicken and pumpkin.
Must-tries at Shang Pin Hotpot:
Si Chuan Spicy Soup
Golden Chicken Soup
Shang Pin Fresh Beef
Website | Full list of locations
Shang Pin Hotpot is not a halal-certified eatery
11. ENchanko Hotpot And Kamameshi
For Japanese steamboat that’s not like your usual shabu shabu, try out ENchanko Hotpot And Kamameshi, Singapore’s first chankonabe specialty restaurant. Located in VivoCity, the restaurant is levelling up collagen soup hotpots with their Japanese chankonabe, a one-pot stew sumo wrestlers eat to gain weight.
Featuring top-quality Jidori chicken, the Signature Tori Chankonabe (from $30++) is a standout, rich in flavour and served with an array of fresh vegetables. Their Chakonabe has a minimum order of two diners, so get their Chicken Nabe Set (from $16.80++) if you’re dining solo instead. They also have the viral flat thick udon here, AKA Himokawa Udon ($6.80++)—similar to the one you can get in Tokyo!
Must-tries at ENchanko:
Signature Tori Chankonabe
Housemade Chicken Tsukune
Read our ENchanko Hotpot And Kamameshi review.
Address: 1 HarbourFront Walk, #01-52A, VivoCity, Singapore 098585
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6255 9188
ENchanko Hotpot And Kamameshi is not a halal-certified restaurant
12. Qi Xiang Hotpot
The bustling Jurong food scene is made even better with Qi Xiang Hotpot, the sister restaurant of the renowned Qi Xiang Chicken Pot. Here, diners get a menu with over 90 different items to choose from, including all-day breakfast options. Naturally, you’re here for steamboat, so start by choosing from one of their eight soup bases, and dig into their ingredients, which include platters and fresh seafood. Plus, they’re open till 3am on Friday and Saturday!
Read our Qi Xiang review.
Must-tries at Qi Xiang Hotpot:
Smoke Infused Duck Breast Braised in Szechuan Sauce
Iberico Pork Collar
Address: 48 Boon Lay Way, #03-06 The Chevrons, Singapore 609961
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11am to 3pm, 4pm to 11pm, Fri-Sat 11am to 3am, Sun 11am to 11pm
Tel: 6908 4333
Qi Xiang Hotpot is not a halal-certified eatery.
13. Suki Suki Hot Pot
For halal-certified hotpot, pay a visit to Suki Suki Hot Pot. They currently have two outlets: one in Toa Payoh and another in Khatib. Expect signature Thai broths here to enjoy with their menu of over 40 ingredients, available as part of their buffet. Highlights include their rich Thai Basil Chicken and Sawadee Tom Yum Goong, Prices start at $22.90++ for their Regular lunchtime buffet, but we recommend upsizing for the premium option, which starts at $22.80++ for lunch, so you can enjoy free-flow Wagyu.
Must-tries at Suki Suki:
Sawadee Tom Yum Goong
Thai Basil Chicken Broth
Read our Suki Suki Hot Pot review.
14. Xiabu Xiabu
One of China’s most popular solo hotpot chains, Xiabu Xiabu, has set up shop in Singapore’s Lazada One, in Dhoby Ghaut. Start your meal by choosing from six different bases, including unique picks such as Stew Pork Tripe and Chicken Soup Base ($2++ top-up) and the Golden Sauerkraut Soup Base. You’ll have this as part of their range of sets, which include vegetarian options, or those that come with meats. The Seafood & Beef Set ($38++) was our pick, as it comes with 100g of USDA Shortplate, Australian Oyster Blade, or Australian Beef Thin Flank and a seafood platter. Aside from hotpot, expect free-flow DIY shaved ice, and a la carte Taiwanese dishes as well as hotpot to enjoy.
Must-tries at Xiabu Xiabu:
Seafood & Beef Set
Stew Pork Tripe and Chicken Soup Base
Golden Sauerkraut Soup Base
Read our Xiabu Xiabu review.
Address: Bras Basah Road, #01-03/04, Lazada One, Singapore 189554
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 11am to 9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6022 0116
Xiabu Xiabu is not a halal-certified eatery
15. Black Knight Hotpot
Taipei franchise Black Knight brings with it over 40 years of hotpot expertise and a fanbase that includes famous names like Jay Chou and A-Mei. They’re best known for their soup bases, which are simmered for a whopping 16 hours. Choose between seven different bases, including their Slice Pork Pickled Cabbage Pot (from $38++) and their Spicy Pot (from $38++). The a la carte ingredients selection is equally impressive with live seafood—think lobsters and crabs—and Wagyu beef slices, handmade dumplings and more. The hotpot here is more premium, so it’s definitely one for special occasions.
Must-tries at Black Knight Hotpot:
Fish Maw Chicken Pot
Black Truffle Fried Rice
Read our Black Knight Hotpot review.
Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #02-02/05 Nihon Street, Millennia Walk, Singapore 039596
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 12pm to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10pm, Fri-Sat 12pm to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6518 9198
Black Knight is not a halal-certified eatery.
Calling all the folks who love ordering innards at steamboat, you’ll love Kurohanabi. The Japanese nabe restaurant serves up a hotpot dish that’s all about Wagyu innards. The Hokkaido Motsu Nabe ($32++) is the signature item here, starring sesame miso soup, a variety of ingredients, and fatty beef intestines. Aside from the nabe, the restaurant also serves up delicious Motsu Okonomiyaki ($19.80++), where okonomiyaki is seared with the Wagyu innards as well.
Must-tries at Kurohanabi:
Hokkaido Motsu Nabe
Read our Kurohanabi review.
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #03-316, Suntec City Tower 1, Singapore 038983
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30 am to 3 pm, 5:30pm to 10 pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6250 1561
Kurohanabi is not a halal-certified eatery.
17. Uncle Fong Hotpot
Another Sichuan hotpot restaurant in Singapore with celebrity fans is Uncle Fong, which hails from Hong Kong and China. Anita Yuen and Carina Lau are among Uncle Fong Hotpot’s esteemed clientele, who come by for their fiery Signature Chongqing Soup Base. Five curated spices namely Chongqing Shizhuhong Chilli, Sichuan Hanyuan Pepper, Beef Tallow, Sichuan Pixian Bean Paste, and Yunnan Yellow Ginger, give the soup here it’s numbing flavour. If you can’t handle the spice, fret not, as there’s also a chicken-based Fruit and Vegetable Soup if you prefer. Aside from the legit broth, the restaurant also offers a range of authentic Sichuanese ingredients.
Must-tries at Uncle Fong Hotpot:
US Prime Beef Short Ribs
Fresh Pig Heart
Signature Chongqing Soup Base
Read our Uncle Fong Hotpot review.
Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #B1-108/109, Great World, Singapore 237994
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Uncle Fong Hotpot Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
18. Happy Lamb
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Global hotpot brand Happy Lamb hails from Mongolia and specialises in lamb steamboat. They only use premium grassland and highland lambs here, frozen with a specific technology to ensure freshness. Swing by for their All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, which runs for 90 minutes and is priced at $23.99++ per adult on weekdays, for lunch. With that, you get to pick from one of their four signature broths, and an extensive selection of ingredients, including their popular Selected Lamb Rolls. They have a 4.8 rating on Google with over 1,000 reviews too—a testament to their quality.
Must-tries at Happy Lamb:
Premium Marble Lamb
Lamb & Beef Platter
Fresh Sea Bass
Address: 9 Scotts Road, #02-10, Pacific Plaza, Singapore 228210
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 9030 6897
Happy Lamb is not a halal-certified eatery.
19. Fufu Pot
If you love stinky tofu, you’ll adore Fufu Pot, which is home to Singapore’s first stinky tofu hotpot. Located at Plaza Singapura, it’s a great pick for casual lunch or dinner, even if you’re alone, because solo hotpot is the name of the game here. Sets start from $15.80++ for their Pork Value Lunch Set, though you’ll have to top up $2++ for their signature Stinky Tofu Soup.
Must-tries at Fufu Pot:
Ultimate Trio Lunch Set
Stinky Tofu Broth
Address: 68 Orchard Road, #06-07, Plaza Singapura, Singapore 238839
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 11:30am to 10pm, Fri-Sat 11am to 11pm
Tel: 6250 2193
Fufu Pot is not a halal-certified eatery.
20. Coucou Hotpot Brew Tea
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Hotpot and bubble tea: name a better duo. That’s what you get at Coucou Hotpot Singapore, which serves up higher-end steamboat with house-brewed bubble tea. The brand has over 200 outlets in Asia and currently has three outlets in Singapore–at i12, Jewel Changi, and Suntec City. Soup bases here start at $25++ for their Fresh Mushroom Broth, though many enjoy their more piquant Sichuan Spicy Broth or their Fish Sichuan Pickles Broth, both priced at $38++. They also often have seasonal broths available, so keep an eye out for those. Enjoy their selection of premium meats here, including Berkshire Pork Collar ($27++) and USDA Beef Short Ribs ($39++). Pair their hotpot with any of the bubble teas they have available, priced at $5.80++.
Must tries at Coucou Hotpot:
Sichuan Spicy Broth
Da Hong Pao Tea
Berkshire Pork Collar
Website | Full list of outlets
Coucou Hotpot is not a halal-certified eatery.
Must-try hotpot and steamboat in Singapore
Chase the monsoon chill away with our list of hotpot options you can consider for your next celebration.
For other affordable steamboat options, check out Chongqing Steamboat Bar, where you get $28.80++ hotpot and barbecue buffet, or the viral JB lala claypot, which is now in Singapore and has free soup refills.
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