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Soup-erb Dining: The Best Hot Pot in Ottawa

Soup-erb Dining The Best Hot Pot in Ottawa

Hot pot encompasses a diverse range of dishes found across East and Southeast Asia. In Chinese culture, hot pot symbolizes togetherness and hospitality, often enjoyed as a family meal or offered to guests as a gesture of goodwill.

There’s no correct way to enjoy hot pot, as diners choose their own meat, veggies, and toppings to go with the spicy and numbing broth. 

If you’re craving hot pot in Ottawa, these are a few establishments that serve it with different soup bases, spice levels and toppings! 

Liuyishou Hot Pot

Address: 1568 Merivale Rd #10, Nepean, ON K2G 3J9, Canada

Contact Details: +16136800188

Operating Hours: Monday to Thursday, 11:30 am to 10:00 pm, Friday to Saturday, 11:30 am to 10:30 pm, Sunday, 11:30 am to 10:00 pm


With over 22 locations across North America, Liuyishou Hot Pot is one of the most recognizable names for hot pot in Ottawa. The hot pot chain has been serving spicy and flavorful hot pot since 2000 and opened a branch in Ottawa in 2016. 

Liuyishou Hot Pot offers three traditional soup bases and seven seasonal options. You have the option to get one, two, or three soup bases (this helps diners who can’t eat spicy food have their own non-spicy soup bases). 

Hot pot sets start at around $58, and the rate already includes meat cuts like lamb shoulder, Angus boneless short rib, fresh mushroom, beef tripe, noodles, beef balls, and more. 


If you don’t know what sauce would go well with your meal, there are signs by the sauce bar that give recommendations based on flavour and spice level. 

Happy Lamb Hot Pot

Address: 1514 Merivale Rd #15, Ottawa, ON K2G 3J6, Canada

Contact Details: +16132483388

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11:30 am to 10:30 pm


Happy Lamb Hot Pot is a Mongolian hot pot restaurant that offers 8-hour bone marrow broths and lamb meat cuts. Chinese hot pot follows the dipping approach where you dip your meat into several sauces, but Happy Lamb encourages diners to do otherwise. 

This “no dipping” approach means that Happy Lamb’s broth doesn’t require dipping sauces. The flavours are from 36 handpicked ingredients that have been boiled, fried, simmered, and cooked for 8 hours or more. 

This gives you a heavily concentrated broth that is made to be enjoyed on its own. Diners choose their meats and veggies from a buffet while the broth is prepared by the staff members. 


Feeling thirsty after all that meat and broth? Happy Lamb Hot Pot’s drinks are free! 

Note that this service may not be available or applicable to other Happy Lamb Hot Pot branches across North America. 

Korean House 

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Address: 785 Somerset St W, Ottawa, ON K1R 6R3, Canada

Contact Details: +16132370808

Operating Hours: Tuesday, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday to Saturday, 11:30 am to 8:00 pm, Sunday, 11:30 am to 8:00 pm


Although not technically a hot pot restaurant in Ottawa, Korean House serves up piping hot and flavorful hot pot dishes a la carte! There are four broths to choose from with one non-spicy option for those with a sensitive palate. 

The flavours they offer aren’t your typical Chinese hot pot broths. In fact, the hot pot dishes here are inspired by Korean flavours, with offerings like gamja-tang (spicy pork bone), kimchi, seafood, and bulgogi (thinly sliced beef with sweet sauce). 

One order of hot pot here will set you back around $33.95, without rice. A single order is good for sharing, but you can order two broths at the same time (like traditional hot pot restaurants). 


Korean House is also known for its unlimited Korean barbecue grill, which you can order alongside your hot pot. The lunch barbecue only runs from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm while the dinner menu runs until closing. 

You can grill as many meat and veggies without a time limit for $34.95 per person! 

Soup Fairy Malatang

Address: 425 Cumberland St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5Y1, Canada

Contact Details: +16135629999

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11:30 am to 9:00 pm


Ever heard of malatang before? It’s a Sichuan meal that’s made of mala sauce, a key ingredient found in both hot pot and Chinese street food! 

Soup Fairy Malatang offers the best of Sichuan mala sauce and hot pot into one hearty bowl. You choose your toppings, noodles, and soup base, then the staff members will prepare everything you picked in broth or sauce.

Think of it as a hot pot but without the cooking process (all you have to do is eat at this point). The result is a big bowl of cooked toppings in a spicy, numbing, and flavorful broth or sauce! 


Soup Fairy Malatang also offers build-your-own malatang bowls for delivery and takeout. Use this website to choose your toppings and appetizers! 

The establishment charges you per 100 grams of toppings you choose into a bowl. If you reach 400 grams, they’ll give you complimentary noodles to go with your order! 

Rates start at $3.89 per 100 grams.