There aren’t many all you can eat hot pot places as far as I know although plenty of restaurants offer a single hot pot with pre-chosen ingredients or ones with a set combo.
Xiao Fei Yang (Little Sheep Hot Pot)
50 de la Gauchetière O (corner of Clark) closest metro: place d’armes
$12.99 Lunch, $18.99 Dinner (+$1.50 or $2 depending on pot & broth chosen)
(additional +$1 friday & weekends & holidays)
Last visit: 2010?, # of visits: 3
This is a chain of Mongolian hotpot restaurants that I saw countless times in China (but never went) and now it has multiple locations in Canada & US. The only choice you have at the beginning is what type of broth you want (regular or spicy) and (if you’re 2 or more people whether you want a large hot pot or smaller hot pots for each individual. They’re priced the same each so if you don’t mind communal hot pot sharing you could opt for smaller number of larger hot pots for a group. There is also an option of half spicy, half regular for the large hot pot.
The way it works is that you ask the waiter to bring plates of thinly sliced meats (lamb, beef, chicken or pork) and once your hot pot has gotten hot enough (it’s bubbling or boiling) then you drop your meats in it to cook it in the flavorful broth. There’s also other raw food to cook which include vegetables, noodles and other meats which are self-serve at a buffet style area along with desserts and drinks which are all included in the price. The raw food is in a refrigerated section and I’ve never had a visit where the freshness was questionable. It’s certainly not all going to be super fresh right off the farm but good enough. There are also some cooked foods but they look thoroughly stale and unappetizing. Little Sheep Hot Pot also offer lower prices for children and seniors. They are closed for an hour or two in the afternoons (check their website for the exact times).
M I Hot Pot
1448 St. Mathieu
It took me a long time to figure out the name of this place based on its sign (it needs a better name and better choice of font). Never been but there’s one blog review of it so far. I might have read somewhere that M I stands for Magic Idea. There does happen to be a Magic Idea Bubble Tea place nearby.