Hai Di Lao, the highly acclaimed Chinese hot pot restaurant, is now open in Katy.
Hype for the world-renowned hot pot restaurant is boiling in Houston. In 2021, the Chinese chain, which has over 600 locations around the world, finally opened in Katy. [Featured image: @haidilaohotpotus]
For the uninitiated, hot pot is a communal dining experience that involves a large bowl typically divided into mild and spicy broth. The bowl is placed in the center of the table and heated by flame or induction. The diners are given an assortment of meats and vegetables as well as smaller bowls of sauce. Once the broth is boiling, diners cook their chosen ingredients in the broth themselves.
While Houston has its fair share of hot pot restaurants, Hai Di Lao brings the hot pot experience to a whole new-dle level. Their menu is extensive, offering many different types of seafood, vegetables, and meat — including wagyu beef.
Perhaps overshadowing their exquisite cuisine is their unparalleled service. Hai Di Lao gives diners a show of tableside noodle-makers, known as “noodle dancers”, while offering MANICURES and HAND MASSAGES to those waiting for their broth to cook.
Now open, Hai Di Lao shares their 16,900-square-foot building in Katy with Michelin-star, dim-sum-based restaurant, Tim Ho Wan.