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10 Best Steamboat Restaurants in KL to Try Out

Where diners choose comforting, silken broth bases that bubble away in the centre of the table before everyone dunk ingredients into and cook- well, guess no one in Malaysia is unfamiliar with the concept of a steamboat. In fact, the steamboat is a communal dish that’s best served with big groups such as families and friends. While KL boasts one of the strongest concentration of steamboat restaurants in Malaysia, here are the top 10 best steamboat restaurants in KL for you to dip and devour.

Top 10 Steamboat Restaurants in KL

1. Coco Steamboat 海底炉

Eschewing tripe and tongue for premium ingredients like Canadian & New Zealand oysters, crabs, jumbo tiger prawns and lobster, the smart, Coco Steamboat joint injects some luxury into the hot pot experience. In fact, they’re the first steamboat restaurant in Malaysia to have introduced the pork-bone broth, and that’s what makes them stand out from the rest. Expect gorgeous presentation and comfy ambience to accompany your bubbling pot of goodness.

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Address:
1. No. 25, Ground Floor, Jalan 1/119, Taman Bukit Hijau (within Taynton View), Cheras 56100, Kuala Lumpur.
2. No. 1, Batu 4 3/4, Jalan Kelang Lama, 58200, Kuala Lumpur.
3. Lot 53, Batu 11, Jalan Cheras , 43000 Kajang, Selangor.
Operating Hours: 5.30pm to 11.30pm daily. Closed on alternate Mondays.

2. PoPo Steamboat Cafe 宝宝火锅

It ain’t necessary for a hella good steamboat to be served in a luxurious high-end restaurant. In fact, this humble steamboat place does outwin a lot of average outposts out there.  Tucked in a breezy open-aired space in Kepong, PoPo Steamboat Cafe has been striving to serve simplicity at its best since its establishment back in 2013. Despite its achievements over the years, it’s great that PoPo Steamboat Cafe has managed to maintain its standards which first attracted its regulars.

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Address: No. 12, Jalan 7/32A, TSI Business Park Off 6.5 Mile Jalan Kepong, 52100 Kepong
Operating Hours: 5.30pm- 12.00am, closed on Monday.
* This is not a pork-free restaurant.

3. Chun Ciou Hot Pot 春秋战锅

Furnished in ancient Chinese style setting, Chun Ciou is a relatively new Taiwanese steamboat joint in Old Klang Road which has just announced its establishment last year, and has made its mark since then. Their main speciality is the All-You-Can-Eat Sukiyaki, where over 40 ingredients are provided- and there’s surely a type to satisfy every palette. It goes without saying: come hungry.

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Address: 306, Batu, 3, Jalan Klang Lama, 58000 Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: 6.00pm – 2.00am daily
* This is not a pork-free restaurant.

4. Suki-YA

If you opt for the “eat all you can” shabu shabu concept, this place shall never go wrong. You are able to choose from one of their four broths for your bubbling pot: the traditional shabu shabu broth, sukiyaki (sweetened soy sauce), miso or kimchi. If you fancy a side order of scrumptious Asian delights other than the usual steamboat offerings alongside your hot pot, Suki-ya does offer an array of sushi at their salad counter too.

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Address & Operating Hours: : Suki-YA currently has six branches in KL. Check out the location list and their respective operating hours here.
* This is a pork-free restaurant.

5. The Garden BBQ Buffet Steamboat

Elevating the humble steamboat to something a little more different, The Garden BBQ Buffet Steamboat is a game-changer. They take our traditional steamboat up a notch with the obvious accompaniment: BBQ. This is surely one for the indecisive, those who struggle to choose between a simmering cauldron of tasty broths and deeply, grilled marinated meats. And the best part: you can even savour in a chocolate fondue fountain where marshmallows and fruit slices are provided.

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Address: 1G, Jalan Radin Bagus 7, Sri Petaling 57000 Kuala Lumpur.
Opening Hours: 5.00pm to 12.00am daily.
* This is not a pork-free restaurant.

6. Yezi Steamboat 椰子

Yezi Steamboat does exactly what it says on the tin. Yezi, means coconut in Chinese. Inspired by a steamboat restaurant in Shenzhen, China, this steamboat place is attributed with their coconut-based broth in their bubbling pot! The unique offering of this speciality broths are available in five unique variants for patrons to dive in: Original Coconut Broth, Imperial Canton Broth, Aromatic Taiwanese Beef Spice Broth, Fragrant ‘Shao Xing’ Wine Seafood Broth and Wild Forest Truffle Mushroom Broth. Definitely not for the faint of heart or stomach.

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Address: The Roof, First Avenue, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: 5.00pm- 1.00am daily
* This is not a pork-free restaurant.

7. Village Bbq Steamboat

Another all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant. Just like The Garden BBQ Buffet Steamboat, this place excels not just at their big and bold hot pots- they provide grill and bbq methods too! Or to say, a combination of all the above. Be sure to dive into their wide arrays of BBQ meat, fresh-from-the-tank seafood and veggie skewers while waiting for the broth of your choice: either chicken or Tomyam broth to boil. Don’t forget to leave some tummy space to dig into some ice cream after your meal.

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Address: No. 1GF & No. 1-1, Jalan Puteri 2/6, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong. Selangor.
Operating Hours: 5.00pm to 12.00am daily
* This is a pork-free restaurant.

8. Shasa Shabu Steamboat

Shasa Shabu Steamboat is one of the modern steamboat joints in KL. You can tell by its refined interior, complete with a conveyer belt that snakes its way around the restaurant carrying more than 40 various ingredients, including 24 different styles of meatballs for you to conquer. Their options for broth bases include Miso, Chicken, Herbal and Tomyam. There’s no sharing at Shasa Shabu, you’ve got your own private hot pot which is perfect for preventing inevitable chopstick battles on the table.

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Address: No. 16 & 17, Jalan Perubatan 2, Pandan Indah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor
Operating Hours: 5.00pm- 12.00am daily
* This is not a pork-free restaurant.

9. Suding Xiang Hot Pot 蜀鼎香重庆火锅

If you enjoy having your steamboat in a sea of red, oily Mala broth, this one’s for you. Tucked in a corner of Sunway Velocity Mall, Suding Xiang Hot Pot specialises in Si Chuan steamboat. Can’t take up the challenge? Fret not! Their pork bone broth and duck broth are non-spicy and equally good too! Lots of sauces and condiments are provided too to accompany your selection of ingredients as well.

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Address: VR3-1-1, Lingkaran SV, Sunway Velocity, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 10.00am-10.00pm daily.
* This is not a pork-free restaurant.

10. Bone and Pot 有骨气

Operating since 2010, Bone and Pot now has five branches in town and still counting, but never fear- the chain hasn’t lost its sheen. This Hong Kong style steamboat place is right on the money. Think handmade fish balls, quail eggs, black fungus mushrooms, rice cakes and mussels. Or a combination of the above boiled right into a delicious boiling broth of your choice. And for a small tip, try their milky white pork-bone soup, cooked for more than 8 hours before serving, totally palate-tantalizing.

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Address & Operating Hours: Bone and Pot currently has 12 branches in KL. Check out the location list here.
* This is not a pork-free restaurant.

List: Best Steamboat in KL 2018

There are many another delicious steamboat restaurants in KL. Which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comment below.

We hope today’s article treated you well. If we missed out any good ones, feel free to suggest them to us too!

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