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The 6 Best Hot Pot Restaurants Near San Mateo

Updated: December 9, 2021

Who doesn’t want to cook every mouthful of food to perfection? At these hot pot restaurants in San Mateo you can. We evaluated top sites and incorporated millions of critic and diner reviews for the best hot pot in San Mateo. Lose yourself in delicious soup bases with fish balls and silky tofu at the restaurants on this list.

Find the perfect Hot pot spot

Seapot 海中锅

Asian, $$, San MateoAsian, $$San Mateo, Twenty-Fifth Ave
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Happy Lamb Hot Pot

Asian, $$, San MateoAsian, $$San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Chef Sha - San Mateo

Chinese, $$, San MateoChinese, $$San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 4.0

Shabuway Japanese Style Hot Pot

Asian, $$, San MateoAsian, $$San Mateo, Central Business District
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Mumu Hot Pot

Asian, $$, Foster CityAsian, $$Foster City, Famous Ships
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

Earl Spicy

Chinese, $$, MillbraeChinese, $$Millbrae
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.5

How did these spots get chosen?

We know how tough it is to find the best Hot pot in San Mateo. We analyzed 2955 lists and articles from top sources like , 28999 San Mateo restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 3104661 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. Don’t bother looking for we’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. These ten restaurants offer the best Hot pot in San Mateo.

Drink pairing tips for Hot pot

  • Champagne and tofu puffs


    When considering how to best enjoy your tofu puffs, we would highlight how well a glass of Champagne complements the dish as it helps cut through the oiliness of tofu.


  • The perfect complement to seafood hot pot


    Experts recommend pairing a seafood hot pot with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

  • Pair Akakies Rosé with beef hot pot

    It might be difficult to acquire Akakies Rosé as it comes from Greece, but it goes really well with beef hot pot and its beef hot pot flavors.

Factoids about Hot pot

  • Worth the big bucks

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  • The traditional hot pot

    If you love of hot pot runs deep, why not plan a visit to China, the home of the original hot pot? The locals are so proud of their hot pot that it is widely recognized as one of the national dishes.

  • October = Hot pot festival

    If you’re a big fan of Hot pot, then you should definitely consider visiting the Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festivale in California, The United States

Parking in the area

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