Must visit 8 hot pot spots if you’re in the Klang Valley

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Out of the many dishes that can be found in Malaysia, the hotpot in Klang valley reigns as one of the top choices among locals and tourists alike.


There’s nothing quite like a pot of piping hot broth, served together with a mix of delectable meat and vegetable sides. It’s a tradition that dates back to Ancient China and was (and still is) a communal way to dine and bond among many Asian families.

Generally, hotpot in Klang valley serve a variety of ingredients and dishes that patrons can order and add to their pot. Conversations are created while the food is cooking at the centre of the table, and last throughout the meal.


The Klang Valley has a large list of popular spots of hotpot in Klang valley. Here are some that you should consider dropping by if ever you’re in the area and looking for a good restaurant in KL.


Steamboat spots in Klang Valley

PoPo Hot Pot @ SS 2, Petaling Jaya

PoPo Hot Pot SS2 PJ

Have you ever heard of the PoPop Steamboat Café in Kepong? It’s an incredibly popular haunt for steamboat fans. Featuring a laid-back setting for diners to wind down and enjoy some flavorful food, the PoPo Hot Pot at SS2 is a hot pot-only offshoot of that very same café.

There are several things that make PoPo a spot to consider. For one, the meat slices and assorted seafood dishes in their signature mala broth are exceptionally fresh and tasty. 

The menu items are reasonably priced too! Other incredible soup bases include the ABC Soup (a favourite among customers), Spicy Sour and Szechuan Peppery Pot among others.


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Kuro Japanese Steamboat @ Desa Park City

Kuro Japanese Steambot

Looking for some premium Japanese-style taste and quality? Kuro Japanese Steamboat, located at Desa Park City has six mouth-watering broths to choose from Kuro Borth, Shabu-Shabu, Spicy Kuro, Sukiyaki, Japanese Curry and the mild yet flavorful Mala, as well as a whole host of side dishes.

This is a buffet, so the options are pretty extensive. With that being said, vegetable choices include the corn on cob and an array of dark leafy veggies that go well with the meat items. 

There’s seafood like squid, fish and fish cakes along with beef, lamb and chicken. Think about saving some space for the Häagen-Dazs ice cream once you’re done with your main course.


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Suki-Ya @ Multiple locations (pork-free)

Suki-Ya Japanese Steambot Buffet KL

If you live in KL, or if you’ve ever dropped by the main townships for a visit, you may have passed by a Suki-Ya store. It’s incredibly popular and there are plenty of locations throughout the Klang Valley where you can find a branch.

Don’t let this extensive franchise fool you though, the quality of the food here is hard to beat. The all-you-can-eat shabu-shabu soup base is a fan favourite.

Other soup bases (including sukiyaki, miso and kimchi) are all equally as good. Beef, lamb and chicken slices are available, and the restaurant’s ‘salad bar’ offers an exceptionally diverse range of sushi and vegetable choices.

Do note that Suki-Ya is not halal-certified, and they serve beer (upon order). However, they have stated that their meat supplier is halal certified and they don’t add alcohol to their soup bases or sauces.


Price: RM34.80++  for Lunch (11.00am to 5.00pm) and RM41.80++ for Dinner (5.00pm to 10.00pm), additional RM3.00 on weekends and public holidays. 50% off for children between 5 to 12 years old; children below 5 years dine for free. 

Each dining party is allocated 120 minutes, RM5.00 will be charged for each additional 15-minute block. Locations: Suki-Ya currently has nine branches in Klang Valley.


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Coco steamboat Hot Pot in Klang Valley

signature pork bone broth coco steambot

The biggest and most spacious branch of Coco steamboat can be found at Old Klang Road. It is considered by many to be one of the very best steamboat and hot pot places in Malaysia. Beware of long queues at peak hours! This restaurant serves three main soup base types – the signature Double Stewed Soup (Whole Bone), Healthy Tomato Soup and Fish Head Clear Soup.

Fish head coco steambot

The Double Stewed Soup is the most famous one, one spoon full and you’ll probably find out why. The ingredients and side dishes are quite standard for a steamboat place, but the freshness and variety are exceptional!


Coco Steamboat is known for being the first establishment in the country to have pork bone broth, so do take note that this spot isn’t a halal option.


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Chun Ciou Hot Pot in Klang Valley @ Old Klang Road

Chun Ciou Hotpot Vide

Originating from Taiwan, Chun Ciou Hot Pot is a restaurant that offers a buffet-style meal with soup broth choices that are too good to pass on.

Chun-Ciou Hot Pot buffet

The ingredients and side dishes are purported to be good too! Their most popular broths are the Sukiyaki and Lakesalt Soups, which go amazingly well with their seafood including mussels, crabs, cuttlefish and squid, as well as thinly sliced meat servings, brought to you hanging on a rack of dried ice (5 points for creative presentation!).


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Xiao Long Kan Hotpot 小龙坎老火锅 Vibe Bukit Bintang KL

Are you on the lookout for something on the spicier side? Xiao Long Kan Hot Pot in Klang Valley is an establishment that’s grown to become one of the largest hot pot chains in China, and it’s now available in the Bukit Bintang area (right beside Starhill Gallery) for all hot pot fans to enjoy in Malaysia.

Xiao Long Kan Hotpot 小龙坎老火锅 Vibe Bukit Bintang KL

The Traditional Spicy Soup should be considered by spice lovers, while the other soups like Tomato and Mushroom soup are tasty not-so-spicy alternatives.

You can also choose between a spicy pot, a non-spicy pot or a split pot if you don’t have an iron stomach – Single-flavoured Pot (RM48.00).


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There’s A Hot Pot Restaurant @ Happy Garden in Klang Valley


This hidden jewel has an interesting name and a serious assortment of amazingly scrumptious hot pot flavours. Located between Sri Petaling and Kuchai lama, There’s a Hot Pot Restaurant offers a cozy ambience, good service and cool vibes within a chic and modern interior setting.

It is considered a healthier alternative to many other shops, since their ingredients don’t include additional MSG, and their unique broths – such as the Cantonese Style Lamb Stew with Bean Curd and North Thailand White Tomyam – are tasty bases for the additional side dishes.

Seafood items include cuttlefish, prawns and fish balls, while other items include dumplings and springy noodles.

SIGNATURE DISHES: Wintermelon Chicken Soup, Tomyam Soup, Fish Head Soup, Yellow Wine Chicken Soup, Peach Gum Collagen Soup.


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Absolute Thai Hot Pot in Klang Valley

Absolute Thai Hot Pot Mid Valley

Image source: Malaysian Flavours

Yet another iconic name in the local hotpot in Klang valley, Absolute Thai Hot Pot is a sub-brand of Absolute Thai, focusing more on steamboat favourites instead of Thai dishes.

Absolute Thai Hot Pot Seafood

There are standard red and white tom yam soup bases to choose from, and plenty of diversity with regards to seafood, vegetable and meat selections. Everything is fresh and amazingly premium in quality!


Around RM30.00 per head

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Looking for a unique place to spend the night in KL after a satisfying hot pot meal? Discover some unique stays with Placefu.

Or simply choose from a vast array of stays located in various parts of Malaysia.

Unique places to stay in Klang Valley

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