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“Very delicious” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hai Di Lao Hotpot

Hai Di Lao Hotpot
6F,588 Zhangyang Road, Shanghai, China (Lujiazui)
021-38713936
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Ranked #13 of 12,416 Restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: Chinese Hotpot
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Lujiazui
Shanghai, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

It tastes so nice, and you can put any food you want to the big pot. the price is reasonable. Chilli sauce or barbeque sauce is available. Fat mutton is a must for this soup. We always eat Hai Di Lao hotpot in winter because it can make us feel hot.

Visited June 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
St. Petersburg, Russia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Awesome service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I think hot pot is popular for Chinese, especially in the winter, as a pot of bubbling broth can help to ward off the chill. Until recently it was a meal enjoyed in restaurants, I got it why people always waited outside for a long while without any impatient.
High quality service, tasty food, warm atmosphere. Highly recommended!!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“GOOD SERVICE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

Greeted by the security guard at the entrance
Greeted by the front desk at the entrance
Someone waiting outside the toilet with soap and towel
Offered cloth for cleaning my glass
I dont know how to make the sauce....and they even offered to make for me...which taste very good
The waiter is curteous and very attentive to the needs
The food is delicious and clean
All in all....very very good and must go in shanghai

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great food. Interesting place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Didn't have to wait very long despite being told it would be a long wait. While waiting, they served popcorn and some nuts. There were games you could play while waiting as well. Ladies can have a free manicure.

The food was great. Best hot pot I have ever had. Service was excellent.

I would definitely recommend this to everyone if they like hot pot.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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28 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Superb hotpot, excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I haven't always been a huge fan of hotpot in the past but this experience has converted me. Being rated as #1 in Shanghai by Tripadvisor, we had to try it and we were nor disappointed. We were early enough so we didn't have to wait but I would recommend booking as there was quite a queue on the way out.

I like to get good service and it was excellent here. Your choices are selected on an ipad, making this quite easy without having to be concerned about what you might be ordering. The waitress gave us good advice on striking the right balance. Some westerners are squeamish about insides but I would urge the more adventurous to give this a try as well. There were two soups to place your selections into and you can prepare your own mixture of dipping sauce from the numerous ingredients available.

I would recommend this restaurant especially if you haven't tried hotpot before. It is one of the best you will experience.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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