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Man fu Lou Chinese Hot Pot

#90 of 11,845 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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No.38 Di'anmen Inner Street, Beijing, China
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11:00 - 23:00
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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683 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 564 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the hotpot restaurants I've been to before have a single bowl of broth, sometimes split for two different ones, that everyone shares. Here everyone gets their own burner and broth. The menu has good English and very clear photos and one member of staff spoke English as well. Despite that, it doesn't feel the least bit touristy. About 200g... More 

Thank masaccio
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113 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is a very large Hot Pot Restaurant. Local clientele and very busy. Not a tourist spot but the menu is ok for those of us who are not Mandarin speakers. The Hot Pot is a collection of meat and veg that diners cook in a beef broth pot that's on the table. Very tasty, very unusual... Highly recommended

1 Thank mick_se11
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30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

First time at a Beijing hotpot restaraunt and it went well - friendly, helpful staff despite language barrier, big choice on menu and busy with atmosphere. Novelty great, but probably takes a bit of experience to get the taste combinations right.

Thank sands3
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Food and service were good. Had hot pot elsewhere in China and this was different having your own hot pot. We got there at 5.30 and were seated after almost an hour, only issue was we weren't offered any drinks whilst we waited but did notice one other patron did purchase water so it was possible. English is limited by... More 

Thank PrueHo
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is a big, fancy looking place just north of Jingshan Park. When we arrived for dinner it was pretty busy, we were handed a ticket we couldn’t read and we sat down to wait, speculating as to what the numbers were that were being called. We didn’t have to wait too long before we were led to a table... More 

Thank Jason C
Nimes, France
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We found the restaurant by luck at the corner of the street after forbidden city visit. It was a nice surprise. Mongolian hotpot. The lamb and cuttlefish fish balls was so fresh and tasty. I do recommend the place. (++ friendly and smiling staff)

Thank Nicolas T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Randomly happened to stumble upon this place & had never tried hotpot before. Staff was kind to our one year old and food tasted great!

Thank dkrausse
Hong Kong, China
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165 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

This was a fallback restaurant for us as the first choice, recommended by a local Beijinger, was not available. The restaurant is quite close to the Jingshan Park, a short walk away from the Jingshan Houjie (i.e. back street). We got a big table in a private room, which can seat easily 16 people around the table. The huge lazy... More 

1 Thank James L
Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

There must be at least a thousand places to eat hot pot in Beijing. This one is huge, and for reasons unknown, extremely crowded. We waited over an hour for two people to sit down. Although I am competent in Chinese and can read a fair amount, still very helpful to have the photos and English translations on the menu.... More 

1 Thank Chris R
Lauchringen, Germany
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197 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

This restaurant is quite big and caters to tour groups, but nevertheless it is an inexpensive place for Mongolian Hotpot. You get your own brass hotpot in which you boil your food. You decide how spicy the broth is to be and order all the ingredients you like (different types of meat, vegetables, noddles, etc.). The quality of the food... More 

Thank Horst S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.38 Di'anmen Inner Street, Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Houhai
  • Neighbourhood: Houhai
  • Phone Number: 010-64030992

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?