Bellevue takes great pride in being a celebrated inclusive, well-cultured, and fun destination. Today, Bellevue is developing into one of North America’s fast-growing culinary standouts. Already known for incredible regional offerings like X’ian-style noodles to Shanghainese soup dumplings – Bellevue has now become an oasis for the cult obsession of the brilliant and bubbly hot pot, or huǒ guō (火锅).
In Bellevue, hot pot is less of a dish than it is an experience, encapsulating the communal dining experience that so many seek. So, team up with a group of colleagues, friends, or family to sample an incredible array of quality ingredients—like finely sliced meats, farm to table mushrooms, local seafood, Chinese lettuces, freshly made noodles, and more—in a pot of simmering, delectably seasoned broth heated at your table and cooked to your liking, you dip it in the sauce of choice learn and enjoy. Bellevue offers many distinct variations of hot pot and regional styles available to discover, here are some suggestions to consider.
The Dolar Shop
11020 NE 6th St #90
An elevated Bellevue hot pot restaurant experience serves thick-cut wagyu beef and A5 Japanese Miyazaki beef, while the seafood options include live crab and geoduck. With a sauce bar containing 21 different options, rich broths, and high-quality ingredients.
Hai Di Lao
Bellevue Pacific Center
188 106th Avenue NE, Suite 210
Known far and wide as the Ferrari of Chinese hot pot restaurants you will assemble your dipping sauce from an infinite bank of possibilities, to swish your bits of meat and fish through your own pot of seasoned broth precisely adjusted to your taste.
1644 140th Ave NE
The sauce bar is extensive, and the range of items is expansive at this international outpost, even offering standalone snacks like fruit and peanuts for customers to munch on. A couple of highlights are the perfectly tender marbled beef and the Kung Fu sliced potatoes, which are wafer-thin and absorb an immense amount of broth.
14603 NE 20th St #5c
This shabu-shabu place in Bellevue provides diners with broths ranging anywhere from the tongue-numbing (mala) Sichuan spicy, to the earthy flavors of the spicy curry. Tender wagyu beef is one of the more notable meat options, served with an accompanying soup base in a pot made entirely out of a piece of paper. Originally created in Japan, this kami-nabe, helps to absorb some of the oils in the soup, keeping it light as more of the fatty wagyu is dipped in.
1411 156th Avenue NE
The broth at Happy Lamb is the star and has been called even more authentic because it’s the founder’s recipe and is made from scratch daily.
1075 Bellevue Way NE
Offering Pan-Asian hot-pot soups, desserts & tea in a relaxed, stylish setting.
Huo Yan Hot Pot
15600 NE 8th St Suite O18
Numerous choices, freshest available meat, and veggies don’t miss the special Chongqing butter soup (butter bear).
Zhang Liang Malatang
304 105th Ave NE
One of the top spicy hot pot brands in China, the first Zhang Liang Malatang store in America was right here in Bellevue, Washington!