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Mala Hot Pot Opens in MIdtown
March 26, 2024, 1:21.18 am ET


Inspired by the rich culinary traditions of Sichuan province, Mala Hot Pot is bringing an authentic and modern hot pot experience to the heart of New York City.

Co-founder Kevin Chen, formerly of the Michelin Bib-Gourmand recognized Tang Hotpot, along with Executive Chef Yi Bin Yang, a Sichuan native with over 15 years of hot pot expertise, have curated a menu that highlights the bold flavors and quality ingredients characteristic of Sichuan cooking.

Mala Hot Pot stands out with its commitment to authenticity and quality. Diners can expect a menu featuring premium cuts of meat, fresh seafood, and locally sourced produce. Signature dishes include the tender and fresh duck blood, a rarity in the market, and the Nine-Grid Blind Box Platter, offering a selection of meats and vegetables with a chance to taste the luxurious Japanese Kobe beef.

The restaurant's minimalist decor and modern industrial design create a welcoming atmosphere. A full bar, signature cocktails, and a variety of beverages complement the spicy and flavorful hot pot, ensuring a well-rounded dining experience.

Mala Hot Pot is located at 35 W 36th St, New York, NY (646) 582-4049. For more information, please visit