Went back to Hot Pot Buffet in El Monte and they've added conveyor belt seating for parties of one or two people. Conveyor belt comes out of kitchen to diners with raw ingredients a la baggage claim style. Drinks, too. The conveyor belt doesn't stop for anyone though, so you can't take too much of anything at once unless you take the plate off the belt. But it's a short wait until the next time around. Makes it easy to take small samples of items. Room for a couple dozen diners. $15 for lunch and $18 for dinner. 9961 E. Valley Bl.