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Hot Pot City

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1975 SW 1st Ave, Portland, OR 97201-5320
+1 503-224-6696
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
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17:00 - 20:30
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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Hot Pot City is a fun experience. Choose your broth and foods you want to cook in it. Lots of choices to choose from to cook: veggies, meats, fish, noodles! YUM!

Thank JJJ
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The food was low quality and the broth we had was way too bland. Meat selections were not fresh and taste funny. Some of the meat and vegetables were freeze burn. There was not much selection to choose from. The restroom looks eerie and dirty. Customer service was average. Overall experience in this establishment was a great disappointment.

Thank Aileen N
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

The owner helped us get thing started and showed us the tricks to the trade. great sauces and yummy food. the kids enjoyed choosing what they wanted to eat. All you can eat so worth the price. Overall a great experience. We will be going back.

Thank Ashley A
Myrtle Point, Oregon
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Great food and experience. Gluten free items available as it's Asian foid. Great way to get/fix what foods I wanted! Staff was so helpful and friendly.

Thank Annette S
Portland, Oregon
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126 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

You get to choose one of several broth types like Thai, Chinese Herbs and Chilies and Vegetarian. The broth is put into a hot pot. You also will choose your vegetables, noodles and protein(tofu, meat and seafood) to cook in your bubbly broth. You also will get various dipping sauces to add additional flavor. This is a fun place for... More 

Thank AliceMariam
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

We love this place and making our own soup. However, it is not for the less adventurous and can seem intimidating the first time.

Thank Holiday T
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013 via mobile

Granted I've never used their bathroom, the food is delicious. I love that I get to choose my broth and food to cook to my liking. Always nice when we go and will go again and again. Prices are slightly higher than we'd prefer but we've always had great service.

Thank PreciousPirate
Portland, Oregon
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

We really wanted to like this place. Came here on a cold winter night looking for some warm food. Low quality meat, un-flavorful broth. Took them forever to restock the buffet area. Very unclean, they had no system. People were using the same tongs to help themselves to meat, seafood, and veggies. Just hope you have no allergies when you... More 

Thank MildaPDX
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2012

I've heard many of my friends talk about this place, no actually raving about Hot Pot City, I had to try it. I went alone, and didn't have a clue about what type of meal I was in for or the protocol. The lady told me, "You make your own soup". Then she invited me to look over the food... More 

1 Thank 3Blue333
Corvallis, Oregon
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2012

So that was my first time to go to this Hot Pot City. I did not know how the store works... but when I entered the store, I saw 3 empty desks, and a few people sitting around. My friends and I saw the "waiting" sign. At first, we want to ask the waiters if we should get a ticket... More 

1 Thank LorraineHsu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Buffet, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1975 SW 1st Ave, Portland, OR 97201-5320
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-224-6696

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