Lavender Hot Pot

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You are welcome to come and taste the hot pot in a Chinese-inspired and beautiful environment. Meet family and friends and experience the unique style of lavender and Yunnan.
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Casual Dining
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Mon–Thu, Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 am
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(510) 335-3333
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Casual Dress
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San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Communication with our server was difficult because she didn't understand our English. Heater was not heating both sides of the split pot. Food choices were not as much as I expected. Normally the food is available in thin slices but here they were thicker, which took a long time to cook.

San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great place for a all you can eat hot pot buffet place. The service was great, the food was good. We had a great time

22 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food. Interesting experience. Some things were not clear but the server kindly explained the process. No labels at the buffet area (which would be helpful for a new comer/not Chinese patron) but food was wonderful and tried many new things!

1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's halal and tasty. Great customer service but it was little slow. Awesome ambiance and great food selection.

1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely place! Went with a friend as we had heard some positive comments from others and we also found the exterior attractive as we passed by recently. Once inside, we were escorted to a table waiting for us (we had placed a reservation thru OpenTable) and opened the menu. First thing: easy to understand menu options. Some hot pot places must think a complex menu system is better -- it's just more confusing actually. Lavender isn't just attractive and well-appointed, the ordering, eating experience is beautiful, too. I was really enamored with Lavender! The food was fresh(!), plentiful and very reasonably priced with no surprises. The staff were available and courteous but not hovering or overly "friendly" -- my friend and I were able to carry on a conversation without interruption. Left very satisfied and knowing we'd be back again.

8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Buffet style all you can eat Chinese Hot Pot. Vegetables, Sea Food, Tofu are at the buffet line, you have to ask for the meat (chicken, beef, lamb). I gave it four stars because I did not care for the type of root they use in the soup base.

Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very relaxing however sometime it feels like a bit under staffs. Since I don’t really mind not having server asking how is everything every 5 min, I do enjoy the dining experience.

1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly and accommodating waitresses. A wide selection of food items to choose from and cook to meet your dietary needs and personal preference. Relaxed and casual atmosphere.