Steamboat – sometimes known as hot pot or to the Chinese as “da pin lou” – is a meal Malaysians regularly partake in with friends or family. Food is cooked in a flavourful broth in a communal pot shared between all diners, steamboat really brings everyone around the table closer together. Put together steamboat and a buffet style spread and you have a winning formula!

This time we will introduce to you places where you can whip up a warm pot of delicious goodness with friends or family with free flow food – steamboat buffets!

Pot of Flavours #1: Flaming Steamboat

*photo credit to: Flaming Steamboat facebook

Location: Platinum Walk, Danau Kota, Setapak; Bandar Sunway; Seksyen 33, Shah Alam.
Phone: (Setapak) 03-4142 3144/ 017-7077 300, (Sunway) 03-5633 6820/ 012-3033 136, (Shah Alam) 03-5131 5138/ 012-7003 771
Hours: 5pm to 12 midnight daily.
Price: Adults : RM 26.90, Children (4 – 10) : RM 9.90
More info: Flaming Steamboat @ GoMakan

Serving up to a total of 150 cooked dishes and ingredients for steamboat such as crabs, prawns, fish fillets, chicken fillets, mussels, scallops, squid, and even a chocolate fondue for fruits and desserts. Patrons of the buffet are entitled to free-flow beverages.

Pot of Flavours #2: Ar-Raudhah Steamboat

Address : No 10, Jalan USJ 11/3J, UEP Subang Jaya 47620 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Phone : 017 – 371 7699
Hours :  11am-2.30pm & 5pm-10.30pm (Monday-Thursday) / 4pm-11pm (Friday and Saturday), closed on Sundays.
More info : Ar-Raudhah Steamboat @ GoMakan


Ar-Raudhah Steamboat at GoMakan

Ar-Raudhah Steamboat at GoMakan

*photo credit to Ar-Raudhah Steamboat Facebook

The best time to go to Ar-Raudhah is either on Fridays or Saturdays because not only is their Ar-Raudhah special steamboat soup base available only during those days (at other times there’s either the chicken or tomyam soup available for steamboat), Fridays and Saturdays are when Ar-Raudhah fires up their grill for lamb chops, grilled chicken, beef patties and other BBQ delights in addition to their steamboat buffet.

Buffet Price per-Head
Lunch & Dinner Buffet
(except Friday & Saturday)
RM23.40 nett [Adult]
RM18.80 nett[Senior Citizen – 65 yo and above]
RM10.00 nett [Children – 3 to 11 yo]
*FOC for kids below 3 yo
Buffet Steamboat & BBQ Dinner
(Friday & Saturday)
RM28.50 nett [Adult]
RM22.80 nett[Senior Citizen – 65 yo and above]
RM12.00 nett [Children – 3 to 11 yo]
*FOC for kids below 3 yo

 Pot of Flavours #3: Malaya Steamboat Buffet

Address : G69 & G70, Jalan Prima SG 3, Taman Prima Sri Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur.
Phone : 03 – 6184 2319
Hours :  5pm-12am (Monday- Thursday), 5pm-1am (Friday-Saturday), 5pm-12am (Sunday)
Price : RM26.70+ for adults & RM10.50+ for children 4-12 years old.
More info : Malaya Steamboat Buffet @ GoMakan

Malaya Steamboat Buffet

Malaya Steamboat Buffet @ GoMakan

*photo credit to Malaya Steamboat Buffet Facebook

The steamboat buffet here comes with a half and half pot with clear soup in one side and tomyam in the other. Choose from a myriad of ingredients like seafood, processed food, vegetables, noodles and more for your steamboat dinner!

 Pot of Flavours #4: Red Wok Restaurant

Address : Lot PT 70550, Jalan Kajang Impian 1/2 Taman Kajang Impian.
Phone : 03 – 8927 4100
Hours :  12pm-12am (Mondays-Thursday, Saturday & Sunday) / 6pm-12am (Friday)
More info : Red Wok Restaurant @ GoMakan

Red Wok Restaurant

Marmite Chicken @ Red Wok Restaurant

Red Wok Restaurant in GoMakan

Butter Milk Fish @ Red Wok Restaurant

*photo credit to Red Wok Restaurant

Steamboat Buffet RM28.00++ [Adults – 140cm & above]
RM17.00++ [Children – 100cm & above]
*FOC for kids below 99cm
Sizzling Steamboat Buffet RM33.00++ [Adults – 140cm & above]
RM21.00++ [Children – 100cm & above]
*FOC for kids below 99cm

Customers can choose either a regular steamboat buffet or a grill + steamboat combo buffet. Besides their regular steamboat buffet Red Wok Restaurant also serves halal Chinese and Thai a la carte dishes.

 Pot of Flavours #5: Tasty Pot BBQ Steamboat Buffet

Address : No.9, Jln PJS 8/18, Dataran Sunway Mentari 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Phone : 016-2118 881
Hours :  4.30pm-1am, daily
Price: RM28.80+ per adult, RM15.80+ per child.
More info : Tasty Pot BBQ Steamboat Buffet @ GoMakan

Variety is the spice of life, and food as well! Tasty Pot has six soup choices for their steamboat buffet; the unusual ones are soya, curry soya and porridge. Their impressive buffet spread consists of crabs, prawns, clams, fish, mushrooms, vegetables, noodles, fish cakes, and not forgetting their grill station which serves lamb, fish, and grilled crabs.

Pot of Flavours #6: Restoran Tupai-Tupai

Address :No.2, Jalan Lompat Tinggi 13/33, Seksyen 13, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor.
Phone : 03-5126 2525
Hours :  5pm-12am, daily
Price: RM28+ per adult, RM15+ for children age  4-10 years old.
More info : Restoran Tupai-Tupai @ GoMakan

Restoran Tupai Tupai

Restoran Tupai-Tupai @ GoMakan

*photo credit to: Restoran Tupai-Tupai Facebook

Restoran Tupai-Tupai offers a fair variety of food for steamboat like prawns, fish fillets, chicken, fish balls, mushrooms, vegetables, noodles, and also warm dishes like fried rice, pasta and fried noodles for customers who want a change in between their steamboat meal.

Pot of Flavours #7: Restaurant Shabu Shabu

Address :No 55, Jalan Puteri 1/6, Bandar Puteri,47100 Puchong, Selangor.
Phone : 03-80635796
Hours :  5 pm – 11.30 pm ( 10.30pm last order)
Price: RM 32 nett per adult, RM 18 nett per child.
More info : Restaurant Shabu Shabu @ GoMakan

Shabu-shabu is the Japanese variation of our local steamboat, and the term has since been loosely adopted for Taiwan or Japanese style steamboat. Restoran Shabu-Shabu’s buffet is more akin to local steamboats than their international counterparts. An interesting point is the food for the shabu-shabu here is served on a revolving belt a.k.a. kaiten style like many sushi eateries.

Pot of Flavours #8: Shabu One

Address :T18-22.3nd floor,Lot 10 shopping centre,, Kuala Lumpur.
Phone : 03-2145 9933
Hours : 11 am – 11 pm daily.
More info : Shabu One @ GoMakan

Shabu One

Restoran Shabu One @ GoMakan

*photo credit to: Shabu One Facebook

Adults Lunch – RM27.99++
Afternoon – RM22.99++
Dinner – RM27.99++
Student Promotion RM20.99+ (Student Card with Expiry Date)
Members Special RM21.99+ (Mon til Fri)
Family Package RM55.99+ (2 adults + 2 Child) Sunday only.

**All promotions are not valid on Public Holidays and on the eve or day of festive celebrations.
*Surcharge of RM5 per person is applicable on public holidays, on the eve or day of festive celebrations.

Operating in Lot 10 shopping mall, Shabu One enjoys a healthy patronage of shoppers and families. Four types of soup are available for steamboat; herbal, mah lat (numbingly spicy), tomyam, and clear soup. This buffet is influenced by Taiwan cuisine and includes several Taiwanese style dishes and desserts. Shabu One also offers Taiwanese a la carte dishes which customers can add on to their buffet.

Pot of Flavours #9: Yen Shabu Shabu

Address :Unit 1-02.10, Jalan Menjalara Idaman 1(1/62A), 52200 Kuala Lumpur.
Phone : 017-366 1628 / 012-207 3016
Hours :  11.30am – 3.00pm / 5.30pm – 11.00pm.
Price: RM31.80+ per adult, RM15.90 per child.
More info: Yen Shabu Shabu @ GoMakan

Yen Shabu Shabu @ GoMakan

*photo credit to: Yen Shabu Shabu Facebook

Choose from tomyam soup, clear chicken soup, Chinese herbal soup and hot pepper soup to fill up your pot for shabu-shabu. Food is served on small plates via conveyor belts like many sushi restaurants. Yen Shabu Shabu is non-halal, thus pork slices is available for shabu-shabu and alcohol may be ordered with your buffet.

Pot of Flavours #10: Suki-ya

Location :Mont Kiara, Paradigm Mall, Pavilion.
Phone : (Mont Kiara) 03-6203 5238, (Paradigm Mall) 03-7887 3042, (Pavilion) 03-2141 4272
Hours :  11am-5pm (lunch rate) / 5pm-10pm (dinner rate)
More info : Suki-ya @ GoMakan

Suki-ya @ GoMakan

Craving for both shabu-shabu and sukiyaki at the same time? Head on down to Suki-ya! Suki-ya offers four types of soup; shabu shabu (clear base), sukiyaki (sweet sauce base), kimchi (spicy), and miso, of which customers can choose up to two types of soup for their half-and-half pot at their table. A bar of vegetables, mushrooms and other ingredients is set up while free flow beef, chicken or lamb may either be ordered from the staff.

Lunch RM29.80++[Adult]
50% of Adults buffet price [Children:5-12 yo]
FOC for kids below 5 yo
11am – 5pm
Dinner RM39.80++[Adult]
50% of Adults buffet price [Children:5-12 yo]
FOC for kids below 5 yo
5pm – 10pm

Phew! That’s a lot of steamboat restaurants! Craving for other types of buffets?

Here’s previous articles about Japanese Buffet and BBQ Buffet:
Drill, Chill and Grilled! Let’s go eat BBQ Buffets around Klang Valley
All you can eat Sushi? Here are 9 Japanese Buffet Restaurants in KL (Part 1)
All you can eat Sushi? Here are 9 Japanese Buffet Restaurants in KL (Part 2)