At Hou Yi, just $23 buys an all-you-can-eat hot pot feast that’s better than it has to be. Expect decent meats; surprisingly fiery Sichuan-style broth; the usual vegetables, fish balls, and other sides; and a wait befitting the bargain per-person price.

Photo of Hou Yi's hot pot, with spicy and mild broths, from LauHound

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