Hou Yi Hot Pot is a magical place for three reasons: 1) It’s all-you-can-eat, 2) There’s a scoop-it-yourself ice cream station, and 3) The food here might be some of the spiciest you will ever experience (your face will numb, and you’ll sweat). If that doesn’t sound great however, just get not-spicy soup for your hot pot, then enjoy cooking your own meats and vegetables in it. This isn’t t the fanciest place in the world (it’s just one small room on the Lower East Side), but it’s great for groups, and it’s more fun than 99% of the other places you’re considering.
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