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“Super service minded!” 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 #26 of 12,563 Restaurants in Shanghai
4.5 of 5 stars 202 Reviews
Cuisines: Chinese Hotpot
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Lujiazui
Stockholm
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Super service minded!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Even though we had heard the service was extraordinary they surprised us as everybody in the large restaurant was very welcoming, saluting you and trying to help you as best they could.
You can order half size dishes and thereby get to try more different ingredients that you boil in two different hot pots. One hot and one not so hot (but not really mild either) plus that you then can dip your pick in your own mixed dipping sauce.
The biggest surprise is when you get the bill - dinner for 4 with beer - RMB 357.- and no tips accepted.
Absolutely recommend it but best to make reservation approx 1 week ahead as the places are really busy

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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    Food
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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
Shanghai, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“味道一般,服务不错”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

staff is reall nice. price is higher than other hotpot restaurant.
average 100RMB per person
sometimes, you need to wait for a long time .

Visited April 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Best authentic experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This was the closest we could could get other then street dumplings and food. Fun experience. Really great place with several locations. You can choose your food to cook in boiling broths with several spices, sauces which I was instructed to mix all together. Inexpensive. Really fun.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shanghai
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Always a great hot pot experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Been to Haidilao several times and have never been disappointed. They do Chinese style hot pot at a great price with really good service. Order the special noodles (forgot what they were called) and a staff will come around and start stretching out and swinging noodles around your table before finally tossing them into your pot. It get's crowded almost every night so be sure to book, or be prepared to wait, especially between 6:00 and 7:30.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Shanghai
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103 reviews 103 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
361 helpful votes 361 helpful votes
“Fabulously wonderful clean, FRENCH food, with BEST staff in SH”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

If your are a foreigner looking for a typical middle class fun Chinese dinner, run don't walk to Hai Di Lao Hotpot. Spectacular menu, fun atmosphere and great staff. My favorite #1 Chinese restaurant, by far.

Visited May 2012
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