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Haidilao Hotpot (Darling Square)

Darling Square: A hot spot for some Hotpot!
By Gary Brun
May 01, 2023
By Gary Brun
May 01, 2023

Joining beloved venues XOPP on the top floor of Darling Exchange, Haidilao Hotpot is  an expansive restaurant, throwing its hat in the ring of Darling Square's dining precinct.

The 200-seat venue offers traditional hotpot from midday till 1am, seven days a week. Guests choose up to four soup bases for their hotpot with bases like spicy oil, mushroom, tomato and chicken all on offer. From there, diners can mix and match from the menu which is divided into meat, seafood, beans and noodles, vegetables and snacks. Highlights of the meat menu include wagyu beef M8, XO tongue, pork kidneys and marbled pork belly.

Be sure to order the 'dancing noodles' at some point in the meal as well, where staff will hand-stretch them in front of you before dropping them into your hotpot.

Pre-meal fruit and self-serve condiment bars featuring housemade sesame paste and a variety of oils and sauces are on hand to complete your meal. Added comforts like complimentary hair ties and plush toys (to accompany solo diners) are also provided to ensure you have the perfect Sydney hotpot experience. Those waiting for a table can also be treated to a complimentary manicure — subject to availability — so waiting has never been easier or more glamorous.

Originating in China, Haidilao is an international restaurant group with venues across Sydney, Australia and the world. Walk-ins are available but if you want to ensure your spot, you can book by calling the restaurant on 02 7252 3500.

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