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Zēng Lǎo Yāo Yú Zhuāng

Outside, it's a seething mass of people crowded around tables. Inside, it's even more packed as you enter a former bomb shelter – white-tiled walls and a rock roof. This Chongqing institution is a unique,...

Hotpot in Chongqing City

Zhào’èr Huǒguō

Highly popular, Zhào’èr’s hotpot is rightly lauded. There are various options: the nine-sectioned pot (九宫锅, jiǔgōng guō) allows you to separate the flavours of your raw ingredients, although the broth is shared;...

Hotpot in Chongqing City

Mang Hot Pot

A real locals fave with some of the tastiest (and spiciest) hotpot in town. You sit on wooden benches around your table and bubbling broth. Expect to see male diners with their shirts off, beer bottles close to...

Sichuan in Chongqing City

Shùnfēng 123 Coco

A trendy Sichuan, 123 Coco goes beyond the same old, same old with a bit of modern culinary flair (and questionable interior design). There's no English, but there is a heat index and starred specials, like...

Hotpot in Chongqing City

Liúyīshǒu Huǒguō

The hotpot here is excellent, and the atmosphere is congenial, but the real attraction is the view: you dine as you gaze out across the Jialing River. You’ll be pushed to find a river-view table at peak meal...

Sichuan in Chongqing City

Xiǎo Bīn Lōu

A gentle introduction to Chongqing cuisine, especially good for the spice-averse. Choose from a selection of small dishes on display, or try one of the set menus, consisting of several small dishes. It's on the...