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66 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 1EP, England
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

I often go to the Hotpot because their food is excellent and very good value, the staff are wonderful and so friendly. Whenever we have guests I always make sure we have at least one meal there during their stay and they also say, without exception, the food is excellent. I highly recommend the Hotpot.

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1 Thank Simon K
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015

the food was very good and the owner/waitress was really good and was happy to chat about how to cook Chinese food

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1 Thank chef23232014
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

We have been coming here for about 3 years now. My girlfriend suffers from coeliac disease, and can't eat gluten. The owner has gone out of her way to accommodate her dietary needs and made changes so that my girlfriend can eat nearly everything on the menu. The food every time is excellent. Prices are reasonable and we always get... More 

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1 Thank Alanacer
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

I'm still a regular visitor to the Hotpot. Reading some of the reviews people may ask why, but the answer is simple. I don't come to this fab Chinese restaurant for the decor - I come for delicious, fresh food at value prices you just don't find anywhere else in Cambridge. For me, the food is as good as ever.... More 

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1 Thank Rick_Cambridge_76
Norwich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

Had been here once before with my husband. "Interesting" restaurant and takeaway. Our meal filled a hole but was slow in arriving although the restaurant and takeaway were really quiet.

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Thank 54LesleyH
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

I was introduced to The Hotpot when I first came to live in Cambridge over 20 years ago, and back then it was considered one of the better Chinese restaurants. Whilst the decor was not fancy, and it didn't look special from the outside, the food was very good and it was always quite busy. I used to go a... More 

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1 Thank Paul M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

Except I can't cook Chinese food like you get here. I come to see my friends in Cambridge and they introduced me to Hotpot. I have to go here every time I come now. The food is cooked to perfection, taste explosion of spices, and Kaleng's welcome and humour makes this a wonderful night out. Don't go expecting luxury decor... More 

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3 Thank 896MaryB
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

OK the Hotpot may not be the most attractive place to dine - lighting too bright - looks a little canteenish and not much atmosphere - but the food is superb! You can order a takeaway and have restaurant quality at home. Hotpot you need to get with the plan - a refurb and menu online for starters.

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4 Thank Bionicmoggie
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

This is a textbook case of how NOT to run a restaurant in the West. They might get away with it in East Asia, if high food quality and value were there, because their value systems are different ('Live in a hovel; drive a BMW'). The Hotpot's décor and furniture are tatty, dirty, and stained, with rickety, rock hard seats... More 

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Thank Mike2522
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

I lived in Cambridge for years without going to this place and I seriously feel I missed out! After trying it once, it became my go to for Chinese and for take-away period! It is easy to miss, but once you go once, you'll realize you've been missing a hidden treasure. The woman who runs it is charming, warm, considerate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$41
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 1EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?