Huat Pot

2/F Metro Pointe Center, P. Guevarra Ave. cor. N. Averilla St., San Juan, Metro Manila

Huat Pot
3.1
3.0 Stars

17 Reviewers

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Category:
Buffet
Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 11:00p
Phone
+6326503091

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 11:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Howard G.
5.0 Stars

390 for a beef set Hot Pot meal that I actually had a hard time finishing. And it had no noodles to add "volume" to the meal.
They gave a large amount of beef. Fatty cuts, but a very satisfying amount. A lot more than Healthy Shabu-Shabu or Thousand Cranes gave during their better days.
The bola-bola items were very varied and interesting. There was about six of them, if I recall correctly. There was this sea urchin bun and this crab roe ball that I very much enjoyed. Their shape and colors and what was in them made them a pleasure to have.
The sheer volume of veggies and mushrooms ensured the initially bland soup ended so sweet and delicious.
I wish I took photos at the start. I was not expecting much. At this price, I expected something average. This was certainly above it.
Sadly, this place is not located in a prime spot and probably gets customers only on weekends if at all. It may not last.

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Anne Margaux M.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Kim T.
3.0 Stars

The concept is good but it just didn't do it for me. I found the overall taste of their food to be so-so. I know that they boast of not using MSG in their soup base and I can confirm that to be true as each bite I took was bland. Despite having the sauces, which was quite fun mixing up by the way, it just wasn't as enjoyable as I had hoped.

The good points are the service, refillable drinks and of course, the unlimited Magnum bars.

Glad that I bought DG vouchers instead of paying full price because I think Php 750 per person is a tad too much for what they offer.

I'm afraid that we won't be back.

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Bibien T.
1.0 Stars

This restaurant ruined my night. I don't think eating here was worth the price, even if it was discounted already (Php 750 to Php 599 from Dealgrocer). I could've had a much more enjoyable experience if I ate in Jollibee. Yup, that bad.

We chose Laksa and Sate as our soup base. Both were just really salty. The salt was just all I could taste, no laksa nor sate flavor in it. We also tried their best seller, the original Huat Pot, but it was just the same.

The meat selections were lamb, pork and beef. They were all too fatty and sad-looking, plus it didn't even look fresh.128533

The balls were just okay, the only memorable one for me was the one with cheese. Just a tip, you can just buy these shabu shabu balls from a stall called WeiWei in Farmer's Market.

The dessert station was pitiful and kind of looked dirty. One glance and I just knew I wouldn't eat anything from there. The only redeeming factor for this restaurant was the free Magnum, but you can buy that anywhere else.

I tried a hotpot restaurant in Taiwan and this does not even come close to one fourth of it. I would never recommend this to anyone at all, but if you're really makulit and you would still want to try this, I would suggest that you take a look inside and see their selections first before getting a table. Then you'll see what I mean.128548

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Mickey S.
4.0 Stars

Such a simple concept; Throw everything into a hot pot, and eat to your heart's content. I think of hotpot as the Taiwanese version of comfort food so it's perfect after a long day.

Like fondue, hot pot is one of the most social of dining formats. Not only are you gathered at one table sharing a meal, but you're cooking your food together in a shared pot. What makes one different from another is the broth and the specific meats used. Even in a list of top hot pots, Huat Pot stands out for its great quality and price point.

The list of food that can be cooked in a hot pot at Huat Pot is a long one. Variety is key, since you want to have a little bit of everything. Dumplings, paper-thin slices of meats, and seafood are some of the most popular items to cook in a hot pot, but you'll need to balance those more filling items with light ones like greens and other vegetables. They balance out the heavier offerings and add flavor to the broth. You can add almost any vegetable to a hot pot, but I prefer ones that retain a little bit of texture even after cooking in the broth.

Meat and seafood may be the centerpieces of a hot pot meal, but the feast isn't complete without the 'BALLS'. Speaking of balls, Huat Pot has A LOT, but my top 3 favorites were the Cheese Balls (Must-try!), Mushroom Balls, and Cod with Basil. Oh, and you must get the Shrimp Dumplings! It's generously filled with minced shrimps and scallions and cooked to just the right level of tender chewiness. So, so good! I will happily seek these out again.

The soup bases here are generally full of flavor, the ingredients are fresh in quality, and things are not too salty in my experience, without sacrificing taste. In addition, you can also get something here that is hard to do well - SATAY SAUCE./SATAY BROTH

Look, I know I don't need to educate you on satay because you probably dip your skewered meats in it. But seriously, not having satay at a hot pot joint is like watching Magic Mike without seeing the guys' shirts come off. (LOL 128514) I'm sure you get what I mean. Huat Pot's Satay broth is dark and earthy, enhanced with different spices. I also recommend the Laksa broth. It's creamy, flavorful, but not heavy. It tasted like the Laksa Noodle Soup off the streets of Singapore. It's pungent flavor is definitely an acquired taste for the uninitiated so if that doesn’t seem like your cup of tea, two(?) other flavors are available.

Before you start feasting on your hot pot feast, you can't forget about the dipping sauces. Just like the broth, Huat Pot has a lot of options. To keep it simple, I like to make a quick one by combining soy sauce with a drizzle of sesame oil and a touch of chili. You can also add chopped cilantro and/or scallions.

The hot pots here are kept nice and hot over the fire at your table. I love hot soup that stays constantly hot all throughout. I've also tried their non-hot pot items (cooked dishes) as well, like their vegetable egg rolls(?) and the braised pork (I forgot the actual name, so forgive me). Their egg rolls are crispy and it has a strong garlic taste but its not that bad if you eat it with hot sauce. The braised pork was out of this world! The meat was so tender it almost falls apart.

With regard to the desserts, there were very few choices but they do offer unlimited Selecta Ice Cream bars, including Magnum (Ice Cream). I hope they will consider serving Milk Teas too (with boba)! That would be a great addition to their unlimited beverages.

The service is relatively attentive, depending on how busy the restaurant is. I appreciate that the manager, Sandee, actually comes by more than once to ask how we're doing... like legitimately, 'How are you doing?' 'How was the food?' 'Is everything okay?' and really mean it from her heart because she really values your business.

The owner, Chef Jonas Ng, was pacing back and forth making sure everyone's doing fine. Nothing makes a customer feel valued and important than when you ask for feedback and recommendations.

Overall, the Hot Pot buffet at Huat Pot is definitely worth the price. I wish there was something that even came close to this in the Katipunan area. I can't wait to come back.

Cheers,
Mickey

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Jam V.
5.0 Stars

Sulit! Daming sahog 128077🏼 May unli salmon pa!!

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Gerald T.
3.0 Stars

The free magnum bars gave the three star rating

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Pepper B.
5.0 Stars

Unlimited Taiwanese Hot pot... Why not? 128522128522128522128522128522 we availed of the deal grocer coupon and it's worth the money... 10084128077128077128077 the place is spacious, staffs are friendly ..and everything is unlimited, beer, soda, Juice and ice creams..they even have Magnum woooooot! I love everything here.12807712807712807710084100841008410084

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Jacob N.
2.0 Stars

This is my attempt of creating a Japanese scene in a taiwanese shabu shabu 128584128513

I did not like it at all..
Its 700+ per head for an unlimited shabu shabu, I thought it would be worth it but no..

Veggies - fresh
Dumplings and balls - nothing special
Beef and pork - fatty (select)
Broth/soup - fatty
Sauces - make your own=bad

They also have cooked and ready to eat braised beef which I thought was a good idea to eat while waiting for the shabu shabu to cook but it was super oily.. 128561 what a way to start my meal (hilo kaagad 128534128565)

Then there is the unlimited magnum.. I thought it would save the day but no they only have the strawberry flavor which I did not like (dag dag hilo 128584)

All in all, It was a fun experience, quantity over quality..

Will I go back? -NO 128586

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April V.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Marvelous M.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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April M.
1.0 Stars

Boy friend and I love hot pot so we were excited to try this new hot pot buffet in Greenhills. We had high hopes for the place because the other hot pot buffets are in Manila pa!

But we were disappointed. I didn't like any of their balls. I tried a LOT of those and none came even close to say, Gloria Maris', balls. Boy friend liked their taro though.

Their vegetables and noodles were good. But because who can go wrong with those? As long as the vegetables are fresh and washed, okay na.

Broth was tasteless. This isn't exactly bad if only they had good stuff to put in the pot. 128531

Props to them for having helpful tips on the broths and how to make dipping sauces, and for including bottomless beer in the buffet. Good service and nice place too. Around P800 per person.

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Joe L.
2.0 Stars

The soup base tasted like saltwater and the balls were not good. If you like different kinds of same tasting balls. Go here and spend 780 php

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Andrea D.
1.0 Stars

Food is not ok at all, first thing i saw is their cook pork humba/pork adobo im just not sure, all i can remember was its full of taba, of course wen ure with kids theyd prefer rice with adobo sauce on it but aftr seeing the taba i just changed my mind and requires him to just have the shabu instead.
And oh yes, the service was just soooo horrible!!! They would charge extra amount for any left over, like in our case its just 1 squid ball a pc of corn and noodles, the soup was just terrible, i dnt think its soup stock either, it tastes like water+salt+vetsin+magic sarap. Never goin back there again, king one is way better than this.

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Caroline C.
3.0 Stars

Such abundance of food!! Imagine rows and rows of vegetables, noodles, shabu shabu balls (pictured above) and meats for diners to feast on.

For php 750 everything is unlimited including drinks such as beer, juice and soda and unlimited magnum for dessert.

Although I see the appeal of this kind of set-up, I wasn't satisfied at the end. This is all on me. I just didn't enjoy the hot pot way of cooking as much as I used too. I also didn't get my money's worth judging by the amount of food it ate. Hahaha 128514

But because of the vast number of fresh food, everyone can find something they fancy. It's certainly a place for big eaters to go all out and stuff themselves with relatively healthy fare.

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Jennifer C.
2.0 Stars

The food was just okay. Horrible customer service. They threatened to add a surcharge of 50% atop the bill for all 7 of my friends for a couple of leftover squidballs.

The waiter suddenly came up to check what was in the soup even though we didnt say we were finished yet. Who would pay several hundred bucks for a squidball? Clearly, there's a rule on leftovers but management should be reasonable in implementing it.

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Jacy Mae L.
4.0 Stars

New eat all you can hotpot restaurant along P. Gueverra.

Wide selection of meat, vegetables and balls. 128514 Damage is an estimate of 780+ per head. This comes with unlimited beef, balls, drinks, coffee, beer and Magnum ice cream for dessert.

Very clean and awesome service. 128077

The hotpot broth is not as flavorful as the shabu-shabu at Green Maris but this place is a nice and cheaper alternative. Definitely a cleaner version of Tong Yang too.

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