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The Pot's
Chinese Restaurant$$
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2652 Judah St San Francisco, CA 94122
2652 Judah StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94122
(415) 682-7889
$$Chinese Restaurant, Cafe
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"I had Hot Pot Garden in Millbrae after and I think The Pot's is actually better!"
"$25 all you can eat hot pot."
"Nothing to write home about."
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Vincent lim
a month ago
I really like this place alot. It's busy sometimes but service is still great
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Jenn W
9 months ago
This is a typical hot pot type restaurant. Nothing to write home about. The wait was ridiculous - about 30 minutes for a table for two at 8pm on a Friday. The broths are pretty tasty, but extremely salty and left us dying for water. The food is decent and seemed pretty fresh, but again, nothing to write home about. Just don't get stuck in the smaller room - it's much harder to get any waiters' attention from there. I had to stand up and peek my head out several times to get their attention. It was busy, but still, they should come and check on us once in a while too. If you're massively craving hot pot, this would be a good bet. If you're not, I'd look elsewhere.
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Max Tsui
a year ago
I was looking for Hot Pot Garden on Taroval and it burned down.... and it was nearing business closing hours so we hopped over here by random street goers recommendation... what a treat, my favorite fish, ocotopus and fish egg roe stuffed balls and dumplings... cheap and healthy. I had Hot Pot Garden in Millbrae after and I think The Pot's is actually better!
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Kristin C.
a year ago
All you can eat hot-pot with no time limit? The Pot's is nothing short of awesome. Not a bad deal for ~$25 per-person and they accepted a reservation for 4 people (most other hot-pot places never take reservations unless you have a huge party). We were feeling spicy and went straight for the fire-spicy broth. You'll be handed a sheet of paper where you can note down your items of choice. They have a huge selection of meats, seafood, veggies, homemade dumplings, fish and seafood balls, noodles, and tofu. The menu is extensive but here are some of our favorites: VEGGIES: watercress, enoki mushrooms, spinach, napa cabbage MEATS: kobe beef, lamb, beef marinated in wine, and lamb marinated in beer (the marinated slides were interesting and flavorful but we unanimously preferred the plain meats that absorbed the spicy broth.) OTHER: fish, cuttlefish, pork dumplings, fish balls, fish paste, fried tofu, taro noodles, ramen noodles If you are craving something on the sweeter side, I highly recommend the dumplings with red bean or taro and fried Chinese donut. I can't wait to come back here on an empty stomach. There is street parking around but you may need to walk a few blocks.
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Sammy C
8 months ago
My best friend and I come here a lot every time he comes back from college. It is definitely one of the more AFFORDABLE hot pot places in the city. I would definitely recommend this place if you cannot afford to pay like $25+ for hot pot. The stuff here is really good, it is rarely ever crowded. I recommend the porkbone for the soup. and their menu is actually quite extensive. Prime rib beef, lamb, beef marinated in wine, and a wide assortment of other foods available that are not at other places.
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Helen Angeldones
3 months ago
It is great food but not quite a deal for those who have mediocre stomach size like myself.
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Albert Wang
a year ago
This place has a great selection of different broths and ingredients for their Chinese style hot pots. The service is a bit slow, but it's all you can eat and they don't rush you here. The beef is pretty good, but the lamb came out with some freezer burn on it. There's a wide variety of seafood, vegetables, and marinated meats as well. If you're coming hungry, you can definitely get your money's worth here for about $30 a head after taxes!
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Kevin Lo
2 years ago
$24.99 per person might seem a tad steep, but recall that you're getting all that you can eat (all you want to eat?) and the selection of items is humorously long. At one point during dinner, I found myself reading aloud the different types of dumplings, and there were at least twenty: Lobster balls, beef balls with cheese stuffing (no one allowed me to get these), cuttlefish balls, etc. The choice of broth is important here, and we waffled for a while over coconut pork bone versus Hong Kong satay, ultimately settling on the former. You can also pay an extra $1 per person to get two or three types of broth. The paper-thin meats for hot pot are well-done here and very fresh. We liked everything we got, but you definitely have to try the beer marinated in beer, and the lamb marinated in wine. I might have mixed up my protein and alcohols, but you'll know which menu items. Shrimp and fish is also great here, with big plump filets of tilapia. There is even dessert you cook in your hot pot, so remember to snag some taro buns and salty egg custard buns. These are more dumplings than buns and you'll boil them in the broth until they're just about to eject their tasty goo (I'm so good at this food-writing bit). My only complaint may be that there is no separate chopstick provided for handling raw meats, and it'd be great to have an extra bowl to hold mussel and shrimp shells. Not as far in the Sunset as you'd think, and it's right on the N line, so when SF is especially foggy, come out and get your hot pot on!
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