Explore the best places to enjoy this family-style meal.
Home to more than 250 ethnic eateries, Aurora is a hub for international-style dining. Much like Korean BBQ, traditional hot pot restaurants are based around a communal experience. With roots tracing back to China and Eastern Asia, hot pot diners are served raw, thinly sliced meats, noodles, seafood, and veggies, which they combine in one simmering pot of seasoned broth. This immersive dinner combines flavor, friendship, and a whole lot of fun! Check out these top choices for hot pot restaurants in Aurora.
A locally-loved spot, Aki Asian Hot Pot, is perfect for those trying hot pot for the first time. Their expansive menu and individual pots make sharing a meal with vegan or vegetarian friends easier. While everyone has their own broth, noodles, meats, veggies, and sauces are served family-style. Consider mixing your flavors and trying out different seafood combinations with shrimp and clams. Diners love the all-you-can-eat hot pot deal for only $20 a person. Those with a sweet tooth will be happily surprised – free ice cream is served at the end of every meal!
New to the hot pot scene, K+ Hotpot combines Thai and Vietnamese flavors with traditional Chinese hot pot methods. Here, diners select their meats, veggies, and noodles from a conveyor belt! Belly up to your own individual broth pot, and then select the add-ons from the belt nearby. With nine different broths and unique eats like octopus, lobster tail, salmon – there’s no limit to your hot pot creations.
Located in the heart of Havana Street, Seoul Korean BBQ & Hot Pot combines the spice of Korean eats with traditional hot pot. Diners rave about their fresh ingredients, like mushrooms, shredded carrots, spinach, and raw shrimp. Visitors can choose between six different broth types, including spicy miso and seafood alongside more than 12 different meat and seafood options. The flavor combinations are truly endless!
While it’s a little different than other hot pot restaurants in Aurora, Shi Miao Dao definitely made our list. Here, diners order a pre-selected combination of broth and pairing veggies, meats, and noodles. After your broth is delivered, combine your portioned fixings – it’s a deconstructed meal bursting with flavor. Known for their quick-cooking noodles, Shi Miao Dao is perfect for warming up on a cold afternoon with unique flavor combinations including kimchi beef, tomato pork chop, and spicy lamb.