All I want to say here is: Hai Di Lao 海底捞 has opened at Vivocity Level 3, it’s reservation numbers are +65 6250 7557 and +65 6250 7667, the interior looks quite chio, and please don’t go too soon because I want to make a reservation this weekend!

Compared to the other branches, I thought that this Vivocity outlet felt more spacious in terms of spacing between table, had some booth seats, and the ventilation was better without that stuffy feeling.

Service remained attentive and polite.

Here are 10 more other reasons to visit Hai Di Lao:

1. Soup bases – From chicken, mushroom, tomato, seafood, laska to their ever popular spicy Sichuan pot.

My friends found it stomach churning spicy, but I treated it as thrilling as sweat-inducing delicious.

Surprisingly, I did not get thirsty for once after a Chinese hotpot. Does this mean finally no added MSG?

2. 4 choices – While most hotpot restaurants serves up a choice of 2 soups, widely termed as the “Yuan Yang” pot, Hai Di Lo can offer an option of 4 broths at the same time.

3. Sauces – With more than 20 to choose from. It cost an extra $4 per person (sauces also need to charge?), but the dips are worth it – from ground beef, mushroom sauce, creamy sesame, hoisin, to specially made chill.

Top with crunchy peanut, or simply ask the waitress to make you the signature Hai Di Lao dipping sauce bowl.

4. Gongfu mian – Noodles artistically handmade in front of your table. Watch that guy in white tracks flick your noodles to the sky.

Get your cameras ready.

5. Slippery shrimp – A shrimp paste, handmade and squeezed by the waitress into the hotpot with a tube.

6. Drinks – Soya, liang teh, winter melon drink available free flow, for $2-$3 per order.

7. Interactive menu – Order conveniently through an iPad, with both English and Chinese language options.

8. Service details – Constant refill of drinks and soup, hot towel, a plastic bag to protect the cell phone, a cover for my backpack, an apron you can wear.

9. Manicure and food while waiting – While you are waiting for your table, get your nails done (or catch Pokemon). If not, popcorn, chips and drinks are readily available.

10. Opening Hours – Till 6am! Say “Yeah” to late night supper.

Hai Di Lao Hot Pot
Vivocity #03-09 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585
Tel: +65 6250 7557
+65 6250 7667
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 6am

Clarke Quay
3D River Valley Road #02-04, Singapore 179023
T: +65 6337 8626
+65 6337 8627
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 6am

313 Somerset
313 Orchard Road #04-23/24 Singapore 238895
T: +65 6835 7227
+65 6835 7337
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 6am

IMM #03-01, 2 Jurong East Street 21 Singapore 609601
Tel: +65 6896 4111
+65 6896 4222
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 4am

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  1. I dont think they sell anymore beef balls with soup in it. Supposely will burst in your mouth with juice. They have stop it quite some time ago. They only have beef with cheese stuffing now..


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