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Hai Di Lao (Clarke Quay)

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AsianChineseSeafoodSichuanSteamboat
Address: #02-04, Clarke Quay, 3D River Valley Road, 179023

This popular steamboat chain from China has opened its first overseas outlet in Singapore. Food served is the typical Sichuan style hot pot with a selection of meats, vegetables and sauces. While waiting for a table, customers will be treated to complimentary drinks, snacks and even a manicure.

Daily: 10:30 - 03:00

+65 63378626
$49 based on 54 submissions
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Superb! But for the occasional indulgence as its rather pricy

For pictures and full review, pls visit:
http://madamechewy.com/2015/07/19/hai-di-lao/

It took us a while to find the entrance to Hai Di Lao @ Clarke Quay (a lift tucked in a corridor), but better late than never! The famous steamboat chain from China is well-known for its mala soup base, quality ingredients, stellar service and notoriously long queues. In Singapore, the chain has gone from strength to strength, opening its second outlet at 313 Somerset.

To avoid waiting for hours, I made reservations 3 weeks in advance for Sunday lunch. Upon stepping out of the lift, we were impressed with the superb service. Staff greeted us with enthusiasm and led us to our table. Along the way, I was drawn towards the manicure room (complimentary service) and board game tables. Snacks are provided free of charge and a children’s playroom is available to occupy kids as well.
The restaurant itself is nicely decorated in black and red. Once seated, the waitress assigned to our table handed us aprons, spectacle cleaning cloths and ziploc bags to protect our mobile phones. For ladies with long hair, a hair tie is provided. The sauce, pickles, fruit and dessert counter is chargeable at $4 per pax.

We ordered a double-flavour hot pot comprising of Mala spicy broth and Chicken soup ($22).

We ordered the following in full portions (half portions also available) on the IPad. The food was faultless and oh-so-fresh.

Golden Pomfret ($19), Black Pork ($16), US Beef Slices ($18) and Handmade Shrimp balls ($16).
Fish balls ($8), assorted mushrooms ($18), fried tofu skin ($10), potato slices ($4), bamboo shoots ($7), lettuce ($6) and Chinese Cabbage ($4)

Kung Fu Noodle performance with rock music. Very entertaining!

Watermelon slices and Chilled Almond Beancurd from the buffet counter.

Service was attentive, prompt and efficient, a standout from many other casual restaurants in Singapore with splotchy service standards. What impressed us is Hai Di Lao is the ability to manage crowds well. Our bill totaled to $203 for 4 pax after tax and service charge. Pricy hey, considering you’ve gotta cook yourself.

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• 22 Jul 2015 • 68 reviews • 0 follower

Overrated Steamboat...Only Try if you are into Ah Tiong Taste

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Ambience....yeah it is great if you like rowdy ah tiongs

Service...can say they only did wad is their SOP,not really as great as what is perceived from others' comments;for e.g. soup is finishing and there are still many ingredients so they dun bother to add.

Food wise,ingredients fresh but overall not really fantastic...the soup base got this strong ah tiong taste that some may not really like it and may give it a 0. The handmade noodle is not even springy even though got some joker swirls the flour ard in ur presence to make it entertaining6

Of cause the other most important thing is the condiments....yeah many condiments but does not really fancy me...

Well if compare price,actually it is about the same(or maybe slightly more ex)than than those high end steamboat outlets...

Well we go there for the food right,not just for those nail or chinese chess sessions?



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• 19 Jul 2015 • 161 reviews • 8 followers

Superb! But for the occasional indulgence as its rather pricy

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For pictures and full review, pls visit:
http://madamechewy.com/2015/07/19/hai-di-lao/

It took us a while to find the entrance to Hai Di Lao @ Clarke Quay (a lift tucked in a corridor), but better late than never! The famous steamboat chain from China is well-known for its mala soup base, quality ingredients, stellar service and notoriously long queues. In Singapore, the chain has gone from strength to strength, opening its second outlet at 313 Somerset.

To avoid waiting for hours, I made reservations 3 weeks in advance for Sunday lunch. Upon stepping out of the lift, we were impressed with the superb service. Staff greeted us with enthusiasm and led us to our table. Along the way, I was drawn towards the manicure room (complimentary service) and board game tables. Snacks are provided free of charge and a children’s playroom is available to occupy kids as well.
The restaurant itself is nicely decorated in black and red. Once seated, the waitress assigned to our table handed us aprons, spectacle cleaning cloths and ziploc bags to protect our mobile phones. For ladies with long hair, a hair tie is provided. The sauce, pickles, fruit and dessert counter is chargeable at $4 per pax.

We ordered a double-flavour hot pot comprising of Mala spicy broth and Chicken soup ($22).

We ordered the following in full portions (half portions also available) on the IPad. The food was faultless and oh-so-fresh.

Golden Pomfret ($19), Black Pork ($16), US Beef Slices ($18) and Handmade Shrimp balls ($16).
Fish balls ($8), assorted mushrooms ($18), fried tofu skin ($10), potato slices ($4), bamboo shoots ($7), lettuce ($6) and Chinese Cabbage ($4)

Kung Fu Noodle performance with rock music. Very entertaining!

Watermelon slices and Chilled Almond Beancurd from the buffet counter.

Service was attentive, prompt and efficient, a standout from many other casual restaurants in Singapore with splotchy service standards. What impressed us is Hai Di Lao is the ability to manage crowds well. Our bill totaled to $203 for 4 pax after tax and service charge. Pricy hey, considering you’ve gotta cook yourself.
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• 20 May 2015 • 22 reviews • 0 follower

Awesome service and awesome food

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For more reviews, visit: http://www.huipingtay.blogspot.com

Hai Di Lao keeps me in awe with their service level. Staff are attention to your needs and frequently check on you to refill your drinks and ask if everything is alright. After placing your order using the ipad, food is served shortly after. I particularly like their 黑猪肉 extremely chewy and tender. Another popular dish is their noodles. It is a common site to see chefs 'playing' with the noodle in front of customers being serving it. 

Hai Di Lao is an extremely popular hotpot spot, queues can easily last for 2 hours. But fret not, while waiting to be served, help yourself to free flow of popcorn, drinks and Chinese desserts. Did I mention, you could even get your manicure done during the wait.
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