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11 Hot Pot Places In Penang To Spice Up Your Day [2022 Guide]

We are all aware of the mushrooming of hot pot restaurants a few years back, which has made us absolute crazed fans of the soup-based dish. Be it the mouth-numbing mala soup or the savory herbal chicken broth, we just can’t get enough of it! Not to mention hot pot is the ideal meal for large gatherings with the wide array of ingredients provided. Therefore, here’s a list of the top 11 hot pot places in Penang that we think you should give a whirl in 2022!

Top 11 Hot Pot Restaurants In Penang 2022

1. Xiao Long Kan Hotpot

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The first hot pot you shouldn’t miss out on in Penang this 2022 originated from Chengdu and is well-known among the hot pot enthusiasts with its food as well as its ambiance. The surrounding allows you to experience a totally different realm as if you walked into a Chinese traditional inn. Furthermore, what made its fans speechless is their soup base, which is cooked from a generous amount of quality ingredients. If you are a “mala” lover, be sure to try out their Traditional Spicy Soup that is made with pungent beef tallow.

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Address: Sunrise Tower, 190 – 192, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Links: FacebookInstagram

2.  Haidilao Hot Pot

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One of Penangite’s favorite places to go for gatherings or family dinners. Haidilao has been a go-to when it comes to hot pot, and it has just opened a new outlet at Queensbay Mall! The restaurant is famous for its impeccable customer service, which includes free snacks, free manicure while you’re waiting, a waiter/waitress who focuses on your every need, and so on. The food is praised by many as well due to its large selection of hot pot ingredients and soup bases.

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Address:

Gurney Paragon branch – 163D-L4-13 & 13A, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Queensbay Mall branch – LOT 3F-27/28/28 (CA), Unit No. 3F-03/03A/03A (CA) Third, 100, Persiaran Bayan Indah, Queens Bay, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang

Operating Hours: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Links: FacebookInstagram

3. Chong Qing Lao Huo Guo

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Located along Jalan Kelawai and within Icon City, Chong Qing Lao Huo Guo has been around for years, serving numerous customers with its Sichuan specialties. The interior is built as if it is a Chinese garden, including arches for each dining room and a miniature “river” with bridges to walk across. Not only do they serve steamboat, but also other Sichuan dishes such as Dry Pot, Chong Qing Boiled Fish and BBQ. Moreover, do check out their affordable set lunch menu if you’re on the lookout for a nice lunch spot.

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Address:

Kelawai Road branch – 41, Kelawai Road, 10250 Georgetown, Penang

Icon City branch – 33, Ground Floor, Jalan Icon City, Icon City, Bukit Mertajam, Penang

Operating Hours:

Kelawai Road branch – 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Daily)

Icon City branch – 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Daily)

Links: Facebook

4. Feng Wang Fu Hot Pot

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Experience a blast from the past as you enter this recently established hot pot place! Although it was just opened in 2021, Feng Wang Fu has already left a good impression on its many visitors. Dine-in its spacious, ancient Chinese-inspired setting, while overlooking the view from the 6th floor of Gurney Paragon. While you’re there, do try out a taste of their Handmade Bamboo Shrimp Paste, which promises to deliver a chewy burst of flavor. Furthermore, you can put away your worries of gaining fat as they provide white bread to soak up the chili oil from your Mala Hotpot.

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Address: 163-D-6-37A&37B, Level 6, Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, 10250 George Town, Penang

Operating Hours: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Links: FacebookInstagramWebsite

5. Da San Steamboat 大山火锅

10 Hotpot Places In Penang

Next up on our list of hot pot places in Penang (2022 Guide) is none other than this new steamboat place in town. Make way for Da San Steamboat located in Bukit Mertajam where you can enjoy a charcoal steamboat experience in a cozy open-air space. Da San uses sturdy clay pots that maintain a high heat to preserve the aroma of the broth. They even manufacture their own sparkless and long-lasting charcoal so you can have a feast with no worries. Be sure to order their Yin Yang Claypot Charcoal Steamboat (they’re the first and only one to serve this using briquettes charcoal in Penang) that lets you enjoy two broths; Milky Fish Head and Thai Tom Yam at once. The Tom Yam broth is our favourite!

10 Hotpot Places In Penang

Address: 2, Jalan Sepakat, Taman Bandaraya, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: 11:30 AM – 2 PM | 6 PM – 10 PM (Closed on Wednesday)

Status: Non-Halal

Contact: 01112456780

Links: FacebookInstagram

6. Shu Da Xia HotPot

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The only hot pot place on this list that has a view of the sea! Located on the 3rd floor of Auto Mall, Karpal Singh Drive, Shu Da Xia is the perfect venue for a get-together, accompanied with quality food and service. What pique our interest is their selections of premium meat, especially their beef choices. Relish the taste of the Imperial Princess Beef, which is bathed with milk to amplify its already bursting flavor. Apart from their food, don’t overlook their dining area; a space brimming with traditional Chinese atmosphere.

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Address:29D-03-08 Auto Mall Persiaran Karpal Singh Jelutong, 11600 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Monday to Thursday); 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM (Friday to Sunday)

Links: FacebookInstagram

7. Hong La Jiao Steamboat

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If you are sweating about spending too much on hot pot, here is a spot you should take note of when it comes to having steamboat. Hong La Jiao is a much affordable option for those seeking for the famous Szechuan hot pot in Penang, with a broad menu of ingredients for visitors to choose from. In addition, they allow you to mix your own dressing or dip with over 15 condiments displayed at the price of only RM1 per person. There are 4 Penang-based outlets, which are located at Burmah Road, Bayan Lepas, Icon City and Raja Uda.

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Address:

Burmah Road branch – 190, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Bayan Lepas branch – 1-1-41, Jln Mayang Pasir 3, Elite Height, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang

Raja Uda branch – 21, Butterworth Business City Centre, Jalan Raja Uda, 12300 Butterworth, Penang

Icon City branch – 33, Ground Floor, Jalan Icon City, Icon City, Bukit Mertajam, Penang

Operating Hours:

Burmah Road branch – 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Daily)

Bayan Lepas branch – 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Daily)

Raja Uda branch – 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Daily)

Icon City branch – 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Daily)

Links: FacebookInstagram (Icon City)

8. Little Yong Sing Hot Pot Restaurant

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Surely many love the taste of hot pot, but sometimes having to choose which ingredients to order to prevent overspending can be a head-scratcher. Why not have it all at a fixed price? This restaurant which is situated alongside Lebuh Melayu, offers 3 meal packages at different rates that come with hot pot, unlimited refill of ingredients, BBQ, and even beers! Its buffet dining style is ideal for friend gatherings, due to its extensive array of food and of course, alcohol.

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Address: 31, 33, Lebuh Melayu, Georgetown, 10100 George Town, Penang

Operating Hours: 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM (Closed on Monday)

Link(s): FacebookInstagram

9. Chiow Lin Steamboat Restaurant Sdn Bhd

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Serving authentic Chong Qing dishes and hotpot in Penang for years, Chiow Lin is a top-notch choice for mala enthusiasts. Apart from their popular steamboat, they also prepare salivating Chinese dishes such as Spicy Grilled Fish, Dry Hot Pot and Mao Xue Wang (Duck Blood Curd). If you are looking for some extra “kick” to go with your hot pot ingredients, many condiments are prepared near the counter, and can be customized according to your liking. In addition, we recommend you to give the Old Duck Soup a try, which is a perfect match to the fiery “Ko Cha Bi” Spicy Soup.

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Address:

George Town branch – 30D, Lorong Abu Siti, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Farlim branch -16J, Lebuhraya Thean Teik, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: 11:00AM – 11:00PM (Daily)

Link(s): Facebook

10. La Mei Zi 

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A hangout that was known to many night owls! La Mei Zi provides Penangites the taste of steamboat with its two outlets based in Nagore Square and Krystal Point. It used to open until 5:00AM, which made it a popular supper spot; however, it has changed its operating hours due to the pandemic. Many praised its soup bases especially the Spicy Fish and Old Duck soup. along with its many ingredient choices. You can also have your own hot pot at home with their takeaway and delivery service!

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Address:

Nagore Square branch – 1,3,5,7 Jalan Nagore,10150 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang

Krystal Point branch -1-1-29 & 30, Lebuh Bukit Kecil 6, Krystal Point 2, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang.

Operating Hours: 12:00PM – 12:00AM (Daily)

Link(s): FacebookInstagram

11. Gia Xiang Steamboat Restaurant

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True to its name, Gia Xiang endeavors to evoke a feeling of home among its visitors. Their surrounding reminds customers of the comfort of family while the food presents a feeling of warmth. Relish in its appetizing yet affordable hot pot, which comes with multiple soup bases and numerous of ingredients for you to cook. Furthermore, they have other food options, such as dry pot and Chinese home-cooked dishes that go well with rice. To top it all, Gia Xiang has 5 outlets in total all over Penang, so you do not to drive far to have a delicious hot pot meal.

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Address:

Farlim branch – 6G-1-1A & 6G-2-3A LEVEL 1&2, ALL SEASON PLACE, LEBUHRAYA THEAN TEIK, BANDAR AIR ITAM, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia

Bayan Baru branch – 1-1-8, Elit Avenue, Jalan Mayang Pasir 3, Bayan Baru, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Penang.

George Town branch – 6, Jalan Krian, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Bukit Mertajam branch – 40, Jln Icon City, Bukit Tengah, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang

Butterworth branch – No 5, Butterworth Business City Centre , Jalan Raja Uda, 12300 Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia.

Operating Hours: 

Farlim branch – 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM; 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM (Daily)

Bayan Baru branch – 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM; 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Daily)

George Town branch –12:30 PM – 10:00 PM (Daily)

Bukit Mertajam branch – 11:00 PM – 11:30 PM (Daily)

Butterworth branch – 12:00 AM – 3:00 PM; 5:00 PM – 11:30 PM (Daily)

Link(s): Facebook (Farlim branch)Instagram

Satisfy Your Cravings With Top 11 Hot Pot Spots In Penang This 2022

Yearning for a sip of the infamous lip-numbing Szechuan spicy soup? Head on over to one of these spots with your friends now! Nothing feels better than having a satisfying hot pot meal consisting of your favorite ingredients. Go crazy over your favorite soup base, and tell us what is your most preferred hot pot spot in Penang.

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