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Hot Pot Restaurants in San Francisco

pwu_88 Dec 9, 2008 05:11 PM

With the weather getting cold - any suggestions of good hot pot restaurants in San Francisco. I already know about Coriya Hot Pot on Clement. Hoping to find something that is not a buffet with quality ingredients. Used to live in Shanghai and got totally spoiled by the quality of the hot pot restaurants there.

Thanks in advance for the suggestions!

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    Nancy Berry Dec 11, 2008 04:38 PM

    Zone 88 on San Bruno Ave. in SF (Portola district) has a separate hot pot menu. They offer a number of different broths -- we really liked the duck/beer broth -- and lots of good ingredients.

    Here's a post describing a hot pot chowdown at Zone 88:


    Zone 88 Inc
    2428 San Bruno Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134

    4 Replies
    1. re: Nancy Berry
      baron45 Dec 11, 2008 05:30 PM

      Although they don't specialize in it, I've had hot pot at Old Mandarin Islamic on Vicente.

      1. re: Nancy Berry
        Xiao Yang Dec 11, 2008 06:10 PM

        I forgot about Z88. It's a Sichuan Restuarant, so they probably do Sichuan/Chongqing style best.

        1. re: Nancy Berry
          Cynsa Jan 18, 2009 08:11 PM

          Zone 88 is now under new management as a pho restaurant; Cali Pho Nia - proclaims the banner over the door as of December 22, 2008.

          1. re: Cynsa
            rworange Jan 24, 2009 11:43 PM

            Has anyone tried Cali Pho Nia?

        2. Xiao Yang Dec 9, 2008 06:44 PM

          If you are looking a seafood-oriented hot pot, rather than the Chongqing/Sichuan style, you won't find finer ingredients than those of Koi Palace. (They're not in the City, of course, but close). If you are looking for the spicier variety, there are a couple of branches of Xiao Fei Yang in the Bay Area but not close to the city. A couple of the larger Dm Sum restuarants in the Richmond (Tong Palace and/or the place next door) advertise hot pot, but I don't know if it's buffet-style or not.

          If you go to Koi Palace, be sure and confirm before you go that they will be serving it; they don't like to serve hot pot during their busiest periods.


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