Food Review: Scrumptious Hao Lai Wu Steamboat & BBQ Buffet Restaurant in Chinatown

Hao Lai Wu Steamboat & BBQ Buffet Restaurant

Calling all steamboat lovers! Are you ready for a feast with your family or friends this year-end season? Introducing the newly opened Hao Lai Wu Steamboat & BBQ buffet restaurant located in the heart of Chinatown.

Welcome to Hao Lai Wu Steamboat & BBQ Buffet Restaurant
Hao Lai Wu Steamboat

It’s our first visit to Hao Lai Wu (好来屋) and we are here for our steamboat and BBQ dinner. We were deeply impressed by the authentic Chinese-style (中国风) wall interior design as well as the colourful and creative facilities for the dine-in customers. It is a place where food meets fashion, offering a huge variety of steamboat and BBQ delights ranging from vegetables, meats to seafood.

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There are a total of 5 soup bases for selection (Mala, Tom Yam, Herbal Chicken, Double Boiled and Tomato). With standard steamboats, 2 soup bases can be chosen. We decided to have the Tom Yam and Herbal Chicken soup base for our steamboat dinner.

Hao Lai Wu Steamboat

In the restaurant, there is a homemade sauce selection for you to mix your favourite sauce. Pick the ingredients of your choice and you can give it a super spicy touch should you wish to, any sauces that go well with your steamboat & BBQ dishes.

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Here are the 3 recommended authentic Sichuan style appetizers – chicken (辣子鸡丁), prawn (香辣虾) and Sichuan skewers (四川串烧) to kick off our steamboat meal. I like the addictive taste of the dishes as the sour and spicy marinated sauce are well-blended.


Hao Lai Wu steamboat & BBQ restaurant gives dine-in customers a unique 2-in-1 dining experience. As we were having our scrumptious steamboat on the elegant crystal pot, at the same time we were enjoying our smokeless BBQ session too. Yes! Is smokeless!

The tender sliced BBQ meats were deliciously good.


Valuable steamboat experience with friends in Chinatown
Valuable steamboat experience

My verdict: 
We had a delightful scrumptious dining experience at the Hao Lai Wu Steamboat & BBQ Buffet Restaurant (好来屋火锅烧烤自助). I like the 2-in-1 steamboat and BBQ concept in the fully air-conditioned interior complementary with the classic Chinese-style design and the excellent customer services. It is a perfect place for family and friends gathering. Likewise, there were huge varieties of fresh seafood and delicious steamboat/BBQ meat awaits you. Lastly, pricing at the Hao Lai Wu Steamboat & BBQ buffet restaurant was definitely affordable. Overall, it is a highly recommended buffet restaurant to dine-in. Thumb up!

Hao Lai Wu Steamboat & BBQ Location Address:

8 Sago Street, Singapore 059012

Buffet Lunch: $13.80+ (Monday to Thursday) | $18.80+ (Friday to Sunday)
Buffet Dinner: $18.80+ (Monday to Sunday)

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday (11am to 11pm)
Reservation no.: 6221 0065

Terms & Conditions:
Children’s height must be below 1.2m (below 0.9m, free of charge);
Students: present valid students card before ordering;
Seniors: age 60 & above; present valid senior citizens cards before ordering.
Service charge of 10% applies.