Four Seasons Hot Pot City at SM By The Bay

Four Seasons Hot Pot City

Four Seasons Hot Pot City at SM By The Bay

Have you heard about the new buffet in town called Four Seasons Hot Pot City? It’s a hot pot/ shabu-shabu buffet brought to you by same group that brought my favorite buffet which is Vikings Luxury Buffet and NIU by Vikings. This concept restaurant recently opened at the SM By The Bay and we had a chance to visit it a couple of weeks ago.

Four Seasons Hot Pot City at SM By The Bay

The restaurant is bright and sunny because of the full length windows facing both the bay and the sidewalk. All the tables are set up with a big hot pot at the center where in you can put two kinds of soup. But there are five (5) private rooms that can comfortably sit a maximum of 12 guests in each room. Each room is equipped with a special induction cooker for each guests to fully enjoy their hotpot dining experience. To avail of the private room, the guest must book a minimum of 10 guests and is available on a first come first serve basis.

I was impressed with how this restaurant was designed. It has a lavish, elegant, modern market interior which makes you think that your in some posh supermarket. It features 7 main stations in it’s buffet line: (1) Meat, (2) Seafood, (3) Vegetables, (4) Appetizers, (5) Desserts,  (6) Japanese, and (7) Bar.

Appetizers Station

Four Seasons Hot Pot City at SM By The Bay

The Appetizers Station features sushi and sashimi, salads, cold cuts and other interesting items.

Four Seasons Hot Pot City at SM By The Bay

I feasted with my favorite California Maki and the Four Seasons Special (that on the farthest left) which has that bloody red color.

I was contemplating on trying the salad but I stopped myself as I know that there’s still a long way to go. Four Seasons Hotpot City serves a wide assortment of fresh and healthy ingredients all there waiting for me to pick them.

Vegetables Station

The Vegetable Station has all te leafy greens you can think about like pechay, kangkong, polunchay, lettuce plus others like corn, taro, and carrots.

Different kinds of tofu and noodles can be found at the Seafood Station.

I was really amazed by the wide selection of tofu, bean curds, and balls they have there and I don’t know which one to pick!

They have a vast selection of noodles as well. They even have squid ink noodles, carrot noodles, polunchay noodles, and mushroom noodles. Ah, for this one, I picked the polunchay and mushroom noodles… Okay, maybe I picked them because of their appetizing green and brown colors! LOL!

They even have vegetarian dumplings!

My favorite among the beancurd/ tofu product is the white and black fungus that’s soo crispy! I think I might be back just for those.

What type of sauce would you go for? Are you the spicy sauce type? nutty? Well, with all the sauces available at Four Seasons Hot Pot, I’m sure you could find something to your liking.

Meat Station

The meat station features all kinds of meat: beef, pork, and chicken.

They even have innards like pork tito, pork isaw, pork lung, pork kidney, pork blood, chicken liver, etc.

There’s a section there where in you can order special types of sliced meat and they will gladly take them to your table. As you can see with the above photo, they have pork neck, pork belly, and beef striploin among others.

Seafood Station

They also have a wide assortment of seafood!

They have sea cucumber, leather jacket, baby octopus, yellow eel, Nylon Shell, Talakitok Fillet, and Sea Mantis (our family favorite).

For those who are not so fond of the hotpots, there are ready to eat dishes and short orders available too! They have Shrimp and Fish Tempura, Taiwanese Stye Adobo.

Noodles, Braised Beef Brisket, Dong Po Pork, and Spare Ribs A1 Sauce.

Bar Station

You can find all the drinks you want at the bar station. They have a wide assortment of juices, sodas, coffe, tea, and milo. They even have Milk Tea in there and of course, unlimited servings of Chang Beer.

Dessert Station

This is Ykaie’s favorite station… okay, this is mu favorite station too!. Just like Vikings, Four Seasons Hot Pot City dessert station offers two kinds of chocolate fountains, a crepe station, a halo-halo station, and a yogurt station.

Aside from that, they also have different kinds of Filipino rice cakes like kuchinta and sapin-sapin.

Our Four Seasons Hot Pot City Experience

There are a variety of soup base available. You have  your choice of chicken, pork, seafood, and sinigang to which you can add some spices too like sibot and curry.

Ykaie chose Sinigang because that’s her favorite soup of all time. She enjoyed “cooking” her own Pork Sinigang in her little pot as well. She got herself some sliced pork from the Meat Station, And okra and kangkong from the Vegetable Station. She was actually very proud that she was able to cook her own sinigang. I was too…

peanutbutter got himself a tray of different kinds of seafood and mushrooms….

This is what his pot looks like. I spy a baby octopus, some mushrooms, and polunchay. I think he got the sefood soup base too.

This is my tray and pot of chicken soup. That’s the mushroom and polunchay noodles I’m talking about.. and then I got myself some mushroom, white fungus, water chestnuts, a few kinds of tofu balls, and a mochi dumpling.

Our tummies and our tastebuds were very happy with the experience. With the wide variety of choices that Four Seasons Hot Pot City has to offer, I don’t think you can try everything in one visit. There has to be several more and that’s what we are actually thinking about — when to go back.

peanutbutter and I couldn’t stop raving to my sister and my inlaws about it. You are getting so much more than what you pay for.. — super sulit!

Four Seasons Hot Pot City is open from Monday to Sunday Lunch: 11:00am – 2:30pm and Dinner: 5:30pm – 10:00pm. Adult Rate is ₱588 for weekday lunch and ₱788 weekday dinner and weekend/holiday lunch and dinner. Kids below 3ft eats FREE while kids 3 ft to 6ft eats at ₱188 – ₱388.

(Thanks to Roch of for letting me grab two of her photos)

Four Seasons Hot Pot City is located at SM Mall of Asia
Bldg E., By the Bay, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
831-7777, 835-7777

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96 Responses

  1. According to my friends they have great ambiance with great food. Lots of choices for your hotpot dish. They loved the fresh vegetables section. They also enjoyed their wide varieties of drinks from hot to cold. The only down side was the small space in their table.

  2. I have never seen such a beautiful buffet in my entire life! Then again, I wouldn’t expect anything less from the Four Seasons.

  3. All of the food looks absolutely amazing. I would spend all my time at that appetizer station! What a great eating day!

  4. We saw it right before they opened. I wish we could try it soon. Planning to go on a food crawl and this is part of our list.

  5. This place looks so amazing! Everything is so neat and clean and orderly, not to mention everything looks so delicious!!

  6. I don’t know what that equals in US money, but it sure looks like you get a lot for your money! You could go every day and never eat the same thing twice.

  7. This restaurant looks amazing! I would love to go to a place like this! There is so much selection and everything looks so amazingly fresh! A must go to place a must say!

  8. What a beautiful lot of food! I love buffets but I haven’t been to one as nice! I’m pretty sure my whole family would love this!

  9. I’ll most definitely check this out. I love Shabu-Shabu and if this is also from Vikings, then it must be good, surely it’s worth a try.

  10. What an awesome place to eat! Everything looks so fresh and beautifully prepared. I know my kids would be pumped for all the seafood.

  11. Oh my goodness, so many things look absolutely delicious here! I see sushi and some desserts right off the bat that I just want to devour. You’ve made me hungry!

  12. Wow, lots of choices for food combo, and the price is very reasonable! And I love the ambiance, as Leira mentioned also. I will definitely go there and dine with my family and friends.

  13. This looks truly amazing! I love the way they had everything laid out! WOW! I have never been to a Hot Pot restaurant, but now I want to go!

  14. What an interesting restaurant concept. I’m such a foodie and love visiting and trying new restaurants too.

  15. Amazing place with great food, lots of choices! I will definitely try it myself soon.

  16. WOw nice ambiance talaga siya! Plus the food, according to my husband, very delectable talaga! I wasn’t able to join him that day kasi I was sick… We will try it together, soon!

    Thanks and hope you’re well! 🙂

  17. Its always nice to eat hotpot specially now that its rainy season. I am also interested checking out their vegetable area. It must be a great choice.

  18. The place looks classy, hindi mukhang pang shabu shabu lang. Not a fan of shabu shabu but I think I’ll like this because of the variety. 🙂

  19. Wow! This is so cool! I’ve never seen a buffet like that before. I would love to see this place.

  20. What a fabulous buffet! The dessert and seafood stations are my favorites. I hope we get to visit the restaurant when we visit Manila.

  21. The food looks amazing. You had me at the appetizers. I wish my family enjoyed food like this because I like some sushi. If I want it, I am stuck with the sushi that you can buy at Walmart. I love the California roll.

  22. Wow, I’ve never tried a hot pot buffet yet and this is the first time I’m hearing about this place. Something new to try, definitely!

  23. Hot pot is one of my favorite thing to eat! I seriously read this with my mouth wide open!!! So many varieties and so much food! I would have to be wheeled out of there after a meal lol I wish they would open a restaurant here in Montreal!

  24. I’ve been toying with emigrating to Australia, but after following some of your posts, maybe I’ll move to the Philippines instead.

  25. Omg this restaurant looks absolutely delicious! Totally wish it was a tad bit closer so I could enjoy a yummy meal there!

  26. This looks like an amazing buffet to try. When my family gets together we always go to a buffet. I will have to see if there is a location close to me.

  27. This looks like a gorgeous place to eat with friends and family with such an array of choices. I haven’t been to a good buffet in years. I personally love spicy sauces on everything! I love being introduced to new foods and it looks like you guys really enjoyed.

  28. I love Hotpot buffet since i am trying to eat healthy and cut back on oily dishes. Your photos look enticing that i want to head out to Four Season now.

  29. For starters, the selection of food at this buffet is overwhelmingly delightful, and impressive. What I like the best is how everything is situated so nice and neat. Everything looks clean and presented with care. Wish every buffet was like that.

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