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BeiJing Haidilao Hot Pot (Wangfujing)
Ranked #6 of 12,754 Restaurants in Beijing
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Haidilao provides a very different informal dining experience. Our hotel concierge made a reservation for us and warned us not to be late as the restaurant gets very crowded. You are first seated in a waiting area that has complementary snack food, board games, and drinks. There are also video games at the back of this area and a play area for small children. After a very short wait, we were seated at a hot pot table. We ordered off of a picture menu with some help from the non English speaking waitress. We got a spicy broth (which was really spicy!) and a mushroom broth which were side by side in the middle of the table. The Mongolian beef was excellent! We tried the "scallops" but they turned out to be mixed seafood and weren't that great. Our waitress tried to steer us away from this dish and we should have listened to her. Don't miss the sweet potato. they are delicious cooked in the hot pot! We also really liked all of the green veggies. The hand-pulled noodles are really tasty in the broth and come with a bonus "noodle man" who hand pulls and twirls the noodles at your table before putting them in the broth. There is a condiments table that also has some cold appetizers and fruit. I know some reviewers commented that this meal seemed expensive but we thought it was remarkably inexpensive and entertaining. Five of us (all adults) ate for 256 yuan which is less than $10 per person.

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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Delicious food and happy smiling faces. Excellent service plus so much going on.. it was an experience, not just dinner.

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Reviewed 5 June 2014

This restaurant is on an upper floor of a mall. We took our two small children and the waiting area was very kid friendly. We were shown a short table with little stools to sit on and play a board game. They offered us tea and a box of savory/sweet snacks while we waited. They also had many activities for the kids to play while they waited. I saw a fishing game, art table, and video games. It appeared that they also had a play room the kids could enter. I am not sure if this was child care while you ate or just while you waited for a table. Once at our table we asked if they had an english menu or spoke english. Our waiter found someone who spoke english and helped us understand the process. You order on an ipad by scrolling through the different tabs to choose which stock, veggies, and meat you want. This restaurant is best to attend with a group, as it is more expensive than many. My children eat very little and so for the 2 of us we spent around 250rmb. We did not order special drinks. The unlimited water and lime was 4rmb. We did not try the extra bar with fruits and condiments, however it was 9rmb and free for children. You cook the food yourself in the broth to your liking. They suggested 5 mins for meat and 3 for veggies. We ordered 2 noodles which was not enough. They come out and hand pulled the noodles in front of the table and made a bit of a show of it, which we all enjoyed. If you have plenty of time to enjoy a long delicious meal, I would suggest this restaurant. We were rather stressed figuring out the process, so I hope this helps. Enjoy!

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4  Thank Rebecca L
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Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

It is located above a very classy mall. The service is super excellent! The waiting area has all sorts of games for adults and kids. It gives finger foods while you wait to be seated. The ambiance is very nice. The shabu shabu mushroom soup is very delicious! The foods are excellent! It is bot expensive too. Super best resto to go if you are in Beijing!

Thank Jojo B
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

try the hot pot. great experience lots of food. language barrier is hard but it can work your favor. met couple and he spoke english so we had no problem. no reason to go away hungry. what a fun meal and to boot it is healthy!!

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Thank Ben R
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