Chongqing hot pot brands is various, there are many chain stores can be seen everywhere in the city. If this is your first time to Chongqing, the following brands Top China Travel list for you as a preferred.
Qiqi Eel Hot Pot (Linjiangmen Branch)
Chinese Name: 齐齐鳝鱼火锅(临江门店)
Add: No.1-3 Linjiangmen, Yuzhong District （渝中区临江门1号附3号）
How to get there: Taking bus No.105, 111, 114, 132, 135, 151, 153, 181 to Jiefangbei Stop.
It is a quite famous hotpot brand in Chongqing, especially full of people at night, and customers often need to wait in line for eating.
Hot pot there is in rich flavor. People who can't eat spicy can try Yuanyang pot, or hotpot inside a pot that is clear soup. People who love the spicy food do not miss the red oil hot pot that taste especially authentic. The eel is the characteristics of this restaurant, it is fresh and tender and it is worth a try. Other dishes are also good with affordable price, basically vegetable plate is 5 Yuan, and meat is 16-20 Yuan.
Qiqi Eel Hot Pot
Zhaoer Hot Pot (Chongqing Head Restaurant)
Chinese Name: 赵二火锅(重庆总店)
Add: No.128 Jiefang East Road, Yuzhong District (重庆市渝中区解放东路128号望龙门车站旁)
Opening Hour: 10:00-24:00
How to get there: Taking rail transit of Line No.1 to Jiaochangkou.
Zhaoer Hot Pot is very famous in local, Yueshi Epicure
magazine and Lonely Planet
also has recommended this hot pot. The restaurant’s cooked base is made by the boss himself and it is bright red and attractive. Cattle stomach, duck intestines and tender beef are signature dishes of this restaurant. Red soup base is free of charge, overall prices are affordable. Recommend eels, pork kidney slices, water spinach, day lily and bamboo shoots. What need to mention is that Chongqing hot pot is red oil base, which is not like the north hotpot with variety of condiments; they are scented oil mixed with garlic and then put some salt, but really delicious.
Zhaoer Hot Pot
Little Swan Restaurant (Hongyadong Branch)
Add: Building 11 of Hongyadong, No.56 Cangbai Road, Jiefangbei, Yuzhong District (重庆市渝中区解放碑沧白路56号洪崖洞11楼)
Opening Hour: 11:00-21:30
How to get there: Taking bus No.111, 132, 135,151, 153, 112, and 114 to Xiaoshizi stop.
Little Swan as an old hot pot restaurant is quite famous in Chongqing, and it is standardizing in many aspects. Food is fresh, in addition to hot pot there is stir fry, hot and tasty; boiled fish and Gele mountain peppery chicken is the specialty of the restaurant Spacious and elegant atmosphere, the dining room of the environment and the geographical position is very good. Sitting by the window you can overlook the river scenery. But the price seems expensive.
Little Swan Restaurant
Qi Hot Pot
Chinese Name: 奇火锅
Add: Tianma Road No.99, Shapingba Distirct (重庆市沙坪坝区天马路99号)
Qi Hot pot has a lot of stores, and it is one of the authentic hot pot restaurants in Chongqing. Based on the characteristic of “delicious and not heating”, it is enjoying by the majority of consumers. And it tastes really good, the environment is also very elegant, food is also very good and very fresh. Duck blood cake is fresh and melts in your mouth while you eat it.
Qi Hot Pot
Ma Qin Hot Pot (Three Gorges Square Branch)
Chinese Name: 秦妈火锅(三峡广场店)
Add: Lier Mansion 1st Floor, Three Gorges Square north stop, Shapingba District (重庆市沙坪坝区沙坪坝站北路三峡广场得利尔大厦1层)
Opening Hour: 11:30-24:00
How to get there: Taking bus No.202, 220, 237, 261, 462, 802, 803, 805, 806, and 843 to Nankai Middle School.
Ma Qin Hot Pot is a famous hotpot restaurant in Chongqing. Here in addition to the traditional large pot, there is relatively clean small pot, the taste is same and very good, and the bottom of the pot is spicy enough. Ma Qin Hot Pot main dishes are spicy shrimp, muslim mutton pot, fresh beef tribe and fresh duck intensities. Its vegetables are fresh, but do not recommend the shrimp ball, too much flour. The price is reasonable with elegant environment.
Ma Qin old hot pot has the characteristics of spicy and delicious soup, shiny red and taste rich. And it is welcomed by many people. In addition to hot pot, Ma Qin also provides dry pot with dry pot seasoning.
Ma Qin Hot Pot
Morals Village Hot Pot (Three Gorges Square Branch)
Chinese Name: 德庄火锅(三峡广场店)
Add: Saibo Square 6th Floor, Three Gorges Square, Shapingba District (重庆市沙坪坝区三峡广场赛博广场6楼)
Opening Hour: 11:30-21:30
How to get there: Taking bus No.203, 291 to Shiyuan Stop or taking subway Line No.1 to Xiaolongkan stop.
It is a veteran of the hot pot chain restaurants. The most special is the soup base, which let a person aftertaste endless. When you eat hot pot you can order an eastern bracken noodle, which is made from starch that extracted from wild bracken. Although the color is not good-looking, it is good for heat-clearing and detoxifying. And due to larger space, it will not be too crowded.
Morals Village Hot Pot
Liuyishou Heart Hot Pot (Guanyin Bridge Branch)
Chinese Name: 刘一手心火锅时尚区(观音桥店)
Add: 4F, Wangjiao Business Buidling C, West Ring Road No.2, Guanyin Bridge, Jiangbei District (重庆市江北区观音桥西环路2号金鹏北城旺角商业裙楼C栋4楼)
Opening Hour: 10:00-22:30
How to get there: Taking bus No.106, 115, 127, 128, 135, 405, 461, 465, 471, 601, 605, 609, 611, 612, 619, 630, 815, 816, 820, 825, 861, 863, 886 to Xiaoyuan Stop.
Liuyishou Heart Hot Pot
Chongqing Liuyishou Heart Hot Pot is famous chain shop. Its restaurant environment mixed national and modern style as a whole, seeing from the window is the Guanyin Bridge Jialing Park.
Restaurant provides different pot and various optional dip. Ingredients are fresh enough, and duck blood and snowflakes beef fat is the must order dish. The restaurant employs deaf people as waiters which have become the characteristics of the restaurant. Don’t worry about communication barriers during meal, their warm and thoughtful service will dispel your doubts. But if you catch up with the busy period of time, still need to wait for moments. The evening of the special programs will be added zest to the dinner. If the cell phone battery is low, restaurant can also provide charge service. In addition, people who like the quiet dining environment carefully chose to have meal here.
Liuyishou Heart Hot Pot