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Little Q Hot Pot

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196 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-8626
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Belmont, Massachusetts
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143 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Perfect lunch spot on a cold day! My favorite go to place to take the chill off. This quaint little restaurant has it down when it comes to soup. ALL the broths are homemade and super flavorful. You can even choose to have 2 types of broth with a divider in one pot. All the vegetables, seafood, meats etc to... More 

Thank Carolyn4evr
Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Ordered a lot of fresh delicious hot pot items. The spicy broth was literally spicy, so it is advisable to order the regular one as well, 50-50.

Thank DrRoyA
Arlington, Massachusetts
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169 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This small East Arlington spot a block away from the Capitol Theater offers both a wide range of well-prepared standard Chinese dishes and the “hot pot” cook-it-at-the-table fare. In the several times we’ve been there, we have sampled both. We’ve especially enjoyed the hot and sour soup, any of the Moo Shi dishes, and the Orange Flavored Beef. The quality... More 

Thank SisBoston
Newton, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We have been going here since they first opened, it doesn't matter what time of the year. Great selection on their menu. Highly recommended. Try their appetizer - spicy wonton - to die for.

Thank triptonowhere_11
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Very tasty, delicious, fresh, healthy food. I love ethnic food, but this is the only Chinese restaurant I go to. Just wish for a little less oil sometimes and that it was closer to my house.

Thank LS_1818
Leverett, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Little Q was the perfect place for our group of English-language learners to meet for lunch. Mostly from China, also from Japan, Brazil, and the US, gathering around the hot pot made conversation easy and fun. Following delicious appetizers--scallion pancakes and steamed dumplings--we ordered several hot pot combos, with thin sirloin slices, mushrooms, fresh greens--watercress and book choy--and noodles. The... More 

Thank RedSoxFan100341
Somerville, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2016

If you love Chinese food this is the place to go! I come here for takeout all the time and can honestly say I have yet to find a better place nearby. Highly recommend the orange flavored beef!

Thank Alexandra R
Arlington, Massachusetts
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188 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

I don't know what took me so long to try Little Q Hot Pot- but I'll definitely be back. The servers were very helpful in picking out dishes and making sure we avoided shellfish (daughter is allergic). The food was excellent. We got the black bone chicken broth, veggies, and chicken and rib eye to cook in the broth. Next... More 

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Monument, Colorado
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I can't remember the last time I had hot pot. Maybe never and I'm thinking of bulgogi. So it's like I had hot pot for the first time. The restaurant was empty because we visited at an off-peak hour. The server was helpful, friendly, and attentive. She was patient explaining the process. The food was delicious, portions were filling, and... More 

Thank Tim C
Arlington, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Delicious, fresh and varied food for the "hot-pot" broth (there's lots of choice here, too) the diner gets to enjoy cooking it in - right at your table. Excellent choice of meat, fish and super healthy vegetables - including greens and mushrooms, to feel satisfied with dinner and not break your bank or your diet! "Little Q" also prepares delicious... More 

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 196 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-8626
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 781-583-1367
phone (781) 583-1367

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