Chinatown Dining Week Profile: 97 Hot Pot

Until the start of Chinatown Dining Week, we’ll be featuring each of the 15 businesses who are participating in this year’s event, running January 26 – February 5, 2023. All businesses are offering special deals during this period for $10 and/or $20. Check out all of the menus here.

Last but not least, we interviewed the co-owner of 97 Hot Pot, Kai Li.

Why did you decide to open the restaurant?

I was friends with the previous owners, and two of them were selling their shares as they were moving to the next chapter of their lives. I was looking for new opportunities at the time, and the hot pot business had caught my interest. 

How long has the restaurant been open?

The restaurant first opened in 2013, and I took over in August 2021. 

What is the style of cuisine served at the restaurant?

We offer individual hotpots with different Asian-flavoured soup base options, such as Tom Yum Kung (most popular), Malaysian Curry, Japanese Miso, and Szechuan Spicy Chicken. 

$20 Chinatown Dining Week special from 97 Hot Pot

What makes your restaurant special?

Besides offering individual hotpots, all of our mashed meats are made in-house. We get fresh hot pot ingredient deliveries every day to ensure the freshness of our food. 

Why do you think people should dine in Chinatown?

It’s a place for diners to enjoy authentic and fusion food experiences. Besides the foods, we always make sure we have Chinese décor which adds to the overall dining experience. 

97 Hot Pot will be offering the following special during Chinatown Dining Week. It is valid for dine-in only:

  • $20 Special: Special Lunch Menu (choice of soup base + choice of 6 items + 1 cream cheese wonton + 1 pop), available daily 11am-4pm only
  • 10602 97 Street
    (587) 521-1888
    Business open daily 11am-12am (last call is 11:30pm)

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