212 HOT POT OPENS IN ISLA VISTA

Owner David Chen is a busy guy these days. He opened PokeMee in Hollister Village Plaza last year, he opened Choppa Ice Cream earlier this year, he is planning to open Choppa Poke at 716 State Street, offering Thai-style ice cream and Poke in the former home of Mac cosmetics, and now has officially opened 212 Hotpot, a Taiwanese restaurant at 6533 Trigo Road in the former home of Kol’s Cafe and Crushcakes. At 212 Hot Pot you choose from 11 preset hot pots, pick a spice level ranging from none to “Flaming Spicy,” and decide if you want to include rice or vermicelli. The hot pots range in price from $13.99 to $17.99 depending on size or style. The shot pot pre-sets include sliced beef, lamb, pork, curry, pork and quail egg, healthy veggies, cheesy variety, and Korean kimchi with dumpling, Taiwanese spicy, Japanese Miso, and spicy Thai. 212 Hot Pot is open daily from 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

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One Response to 212 HOT POT OPENS IN ISLA VISTA

  1. Kevin says:

    Yikes that seems pricey for a casual type place. I guess there’s a market with all those rich international students. I might try it once to see what the hype is with all these hot pot joints opening up, but at that price I won’t be a regular.

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