Bubbling broth, fresh tofu cubes, sliced red meat and prawn paste — all paired with a variety of sauces and fixings available at an impressively stocked sauce bar — yum. Time to get your chopstick game on, as the mega-popular chain of Sichuan-style hot pot restaurants will be coming to Bangkok, finally.
China’s biggest hot pot chain Haidilao has confirmed that it will be landing in Thailand with its first branch opening at downtown shopping mall CentralWorld late September. Two more weeks, basically.
The restaurant will be located on the seventh floor of CentralWorld, with a space that will cover up to 1,200sqm that can accommodate up to 84 tables.
Like other branches of Haidilao, which are currently present in more than 100 cities around the world, the Bangkok branch will embrace the hot pot restaurant’s menu of complimentary pre-dining services, such as free massages and manicures to keep customers entertained while they’re waiting in line.
Haidilao first opened in 1994 with only four tables, in a small town in China’s Sichuan province. Now it has over 300 outlets worldwide. The company’s co-founder and chairman Zhang Yong was placed in the 224th position on Forbes’ Billionaire list this year with a net worth of USD6.8 billion.
7th floor of CentralWorld
Opens 10am – 3am daily
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