- Hot Pot
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- Fangzhuang and Fengtai District-方庄丰台区
- Wangjing, Huajiadi and Lido-望京花家地丽都
- Zizhuyuan Park-紫竹院
- Shuangjing / Dongsihuan-双井东四环
- Jintai Lu and Hongmiao-金台路红庙
- Capital Normal University and Linglong Lu-首师和玲珑路
As famous for its hospitality as it is for its authentic Sichuan cuisine: get your nails done and enjoy a fruit plate while you wait in the long queue. Don’t forget to ask for the noodle show – an energetic waiter will pull noodles right at your table. Voted "Best Hot Pot," "Outstanding Service" and "Outstanding Chinese Restaurant of the Year" in the Beijinger’s 2011 Restaurant Awards.
User reviews of Haidilao Hot Pot 海底捞火锅
The food is great, the service is too, but if you have to only wait an hour for a table - consider yourself lucky. They give out drinks and board games while waiting, so that makes it better, but in case you are really hungry, consider something else.
If you dont mind waiting for a while, do go, the food is great and the prices, while not super cheap, still within reason.
They really have the service formula down at Haidilao. I love that they hand out bibs for people to wear and the "while you're waiting" snacks almost make you hope you have to wait to get a table. When our party asked for our single portions of food to be split into two plates so that both ends of our long table could reach what they wanted, they were more than happy to oblige, even after they brought the food out.
The condiment bar is amazing as well, with easily the widest selection of additions to one's dipping sauce than any hot pot place I've seen, plus some additional freebies like small veggie appetizers and fruit.
The quality of the food is the same as other spots and do mentally prepare yourself for the prices -- quite a bit higher than most.
This place is great, been there a couple of times and I just love it. The service is really attentive, the food is good and fresh and I like the flavor of the broth for cooking. The service is really good even when the place is very busy, everyone should try it.
that is the hot pot place i really really like it. every time when i eat there,their service is just so great; the food is ok, but when you got such good service every single time, then every thing is worth it.
Finally went to Haidilao after hearing raving reviews about the service and the food. Indeed, the reviews were consistent with my experience: great service (pre-bussing, multiple hot towels, clean bathrooms, instant refills on drinks, etc.), and the food looked amazing and wasn't too overpriced. The only minor downfalls was waiting for an hour an a half on a Thursday night at a less popular branch, so expect to wait, even if it's not the weekend. Also, expect to spend 60rmb or more a person: not your cheapest hotpot in town, but the quality food makes up for the expense, and the restaurant is certainly worth a try for the experience. Would recommend for a special occasion, and that you should have someone go ahead of time and take a number while the rest of your party arrives.
Went to their Sanlitun branch last week and was impressed by this Sichuan Hot Pot chain that i'd heard so much about. The first thing that struck me was the great service. I arrived before my friends and had to wait for a table - while waiting the fuwuyuan brought drinks, fruit and had a special waiting area set up complete with Chinese checkers and other games. It didn't take long for a table to become available and the service staff were helpful, but not too intrusive, in offering advice about what to order. We ordered a half/half or yuanyang pot and the spicey ingredients were added to the soup in front of us from a pre-prepared plastic sachet - i guess they do this so the customer knows that they're not eating from reheated pots of broth?
Anyway, the food was fresh and tasty - with a good selection of ingredients - though - like every Sichuan/Chongqing Hot Pot restaurant in Beijing, they didn't have any Peanut Milk (huasheng nai) - which really helps in taking a bit of an edge off the spice and is a very popular accompanying drink down south. It was a little pricey, but I recommend it to anyone looking for a Hot Pot restaurant that is cut above the ordinary.