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Urgently seek help: Chinese Hot Pot Dinner this weekend

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Hi everyone,

I need to find a good hot pot dinner place this weekend for a large group of people. We originally thought of Dow's Hot Pot in Richmond Hill, but heard that it's been going downhill this year. Does anyone know a place that serves fresh food?

It's for a large group of people, so I need to make a reservation quick. Please give me a hand. Thanks!!!

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  1. I haven't been to Dow's since about Jan, but it was still very good that time we went. I haven't heard anyone mention places that are better though.

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    1. re: Wil

      Well, we used to like that place too. But I've got quite a number of friends who have been there a few months ago this year on separate occasions and complained about their poor services. Right now instead of 2 locations (across each other on Hwy 7), there's only 1 location remaining. I'm not sure if they have improved their service.

    2. I've heard similar comments from family and friends about Dow's not being as excellent as in past.

      That being said, Dow's is consistently rated (by my circle) the place to go for Hot Pot over all the other Scarborough or R.Hill spots.

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      1. re: kerwintoronto

        Where is Dow's? Is it all-you-can-eat?

      2. There's a hotpot place on Leslie and E Wilmot. I can never remember the name, but it does get pretty packed in the winter. Price wise it's a dollar or two cheaper than Dow's. Lots of selection on the menu and the seafood platter accompanying has nice variety.

        It is the 2nd light on Leslie north of hwy 7. Across the street from World Bowl.

        1. We had an amazing dinner the other night at Big Mouth Kee on West Beaver Creek just north of Hwy 7 (just underneath Ambassador Restaurant). We didn't order any hotpots, but there are many on the menu, and the ones we saw being served looked delicious.

          Big Mouth Kee
          280 West Beaver Creek, Unit L13-15
          (905) 881-8821

          1. And if Big Mouth Kee isn't your cup of tea, I suggest you try Ambassador. I have eaten there dozens of times in the last ten years, and have never been disappointed. They do a credible Peking Duck, and their seafood is quite good. Service and ambience are a step above Big Mouth Kee (white table cloths, the wait staff serve your food individually instead of just dropping dishes on your table, etc.).