KingOne Rotary Hot Pot: A Royal Dining Experience in Cebu

My brother and I are a big fan of food. Recently, we tried on a new dining experience at KingOne Rotary Hot Pot Cebu branch, dubbed as the best shabu-shabu dining experience in Manila. KingOne is part of the Yakimix restaurant group. So off we went to City Times Square to try out a royal buffet dining experience.



Also check out Yakimix Sushi and Smokeless Grill Restaurant

The Cost

A royal dining experience does not have to be expensive. Prices for the eat-all-you-can dining experience at KingOne Rotary Hotpot Cebu starts for as low as PHP 499. For an additional PHP 55 charge, one can already have unlimited drinks.


Our Tip: Look out for their promotions to maximize the value of your dining experience.

Prepare Your Own Unique Dining Experience at KingOne

Sauces and side dishes

Before we get to start with our kingly dining experience, the hosts brought us soy sauce and 8 sides: sliced green pepper, dilis, fresh cucumber slices, kimchi, black fungus, sauteed beans, achara, and mushroom. Sliced red pepper, minced ginger, salt, and a special sauce was already on the table too.


Choose Your Soup Base

To start with your KingOne dining experience, you get to choose your soup base. Pick one or two from the menu. Once you made your choices, they will bring your soup bases to your table and place the pot on a built-in hot plate. Bring the soup bases to a boil and then start dropping in your handpicked ingredients.

Choices for soup base are plain soup, satay soup, century egg & wansoy soup, Japanese miso soup, Hongkong curry soup, korean kimchi soup, Thailand Tom Yum soup, Hongkong-style pork bone soup, and spicy Szechuan soup. The Hongkong curry soup, Korean kimchi soup, Thailand Tom Yum soup, and Szechuan soup are soup bases that are spicy.


Our Tips: 
  • The bestseller at KingOne is plain soup, Hongkong-style pork bone soup, and satay soup. The house specialty is the super spicy Szechuan soup. We had Thailand Tom Yum Soup and Japanese Miso Soup.
  • You can tell the KingOne hosts how much spice you want in your soup base.

Select a Free Short Order

Your royal dining experience comes with one free short order. Your choices are tempura, salt & pepper spare ribs, salt & pepper fish fillet, fried large intestine, fried wanton, fried rice, and plain rice. I am a big fan of Japanese food and seafood, so I took the tempura.


Our Tip: Do not order rice from the short order menu. Rice comes unlimited without extra charge.

Order a Drink

At an extra cost of PHP 55, you can already compliment your royal dining experience with a bottomless drink. Soft drink choices are blue lemonade, ice tea, Pepsi light, Pepsi regular, rootbeer, 7-up, and Mirinda. For PHP 75, one can have a bottomless fruit shake. Shake choices are Lychee Jello Shake, Strawberry Jello Shake, Calamansi Jello Shake, Green Apple Jello Shake, Mango Jello Shake, Fresh Papaya Shake, Fresh Mango Shake, Fresh Pineapple Shake, and Fresh Watermelon Shake.

Our Tip: Order a fresh fruit shake to go with your unique KingOne dining experience. For your succeeding refills, you then can have any other soft drink for no extra charge.

Pick Your Ingredients

You can handpick your ingredients as you are afforded a great degree of control to make your dining experience personal. You can either ask the hosts to bring them to you or you can pick from the conveyor belt. You can have seafood, fresh meat, vegetables, noodles, and house specialties.

Seafood choices are prawns, sliced squid, crab sticks, fish fillet, salmon fish head, nylon shell or halaan, fish lips, and sea cucumber. fresh meat choices are imported lamb meat, U.S. supreme beef, sliced beef, beef libro, goto, sliced pork bacon, pork tito, large intestine, pork liver, pork litid, pork blood, pork blood with glutinous rice, pork isaw, sliced chicken, chicken gall bladder, and special wine chicken. Vegetable choices are watercress, polonchay, kail lan, Baguio pechay, Tagalog pechay, lettuce, lettuce China, Kangkong, Golden mushroom, tomato, radish, wintermelon, sweet corn, young corn, seaweed, black mushroom, abalone mushroom, spinach, mixed vegetables, cabbage, and okra.

House specialties include fresh beef ball, fresh beef ball with black pepper, fresh beef ball with cheese, golden mushroom beef roll, beef ball, meat ball, lobster ball, cuttlefish ball, mushroom meat ball, golden mushroom pork roll, meat ball sandwich, Singapore fish ball, crab claws ball, Mozarella cheese ball, Singapore fish cake, cuttlefish roll, Japanese fish roll, shrimp wanton, shrimp dumpling, kuchay dumpling, Japanese fish tofu, and fish paste.

Our Tips:

  • If you came for the totally unique dining experience at KingOne, sit on a table by the conveyor belt where most of the ingredients are placed.
  • If you are seated away from the conveyor belt, your dining experience will be more comfortable if you just tick the boxes on their order slip and have the hosts deliver them to you.
  • The mozarella cheese balls are a must try!


Start Cooking and Enjoy Your Dining Experience

When you got the ingredients you want, put them all in the boiling soup base. Wait for it to cook. As a general rule, they float up when they are already cook. You can then start enjoying your dining experience.


Some Pleasant Surprises

What made our dining experience good were a few pleasant surprises that KingOne gave us. We got a complimentary fruit platter that was neither on the menu or the order slip. They gave us mango, pineapple, watermelon, and papaya.

When we got our bill, they gave us a 5% discount. We did not know what that was for. And we did not bother to ask. They also gave us discount coupons. They sure know how to keep us coming back for the a kingly dining experience.


Getting in Touch

To book a reservation at KingOne, call +63 32 505 9768 or +63 32 505 9748. 

How To Get There

KingOne Rotary Hotpot is located at unit 219-A of City Times Square, Mantawi Avenue, North Reclamation Area, Tipolo, Mandaue City. City Times Square is right across Parkmall. Jeepney routes that pass by or nearby the area are route number 01K if you are coming from Cebu City, and route number 25 when coming from the northern part of Metro Cebu.

When you are driving, here are directions from Google Maps:



36 comments:

Isabeau Jane Gomez said...

I think my stomach just growled reading your post Thad! This is my weak spot.. all you can eat!

Iris Pulga said...

Nakikita ko to parati. Thanks for the info, nagutom ako haha!

Carlo Andrew Olano said...

I love Hot Pot and I am just waiting for the chance to eat here. ;) I will surely visit this place once I finish all my blogging backlog.

Kaiy Yeen said...

waaah!! Gi gutom na nuon ko! :P

adrenalineromance.com said...

Gian and I would love to try this! Thanks for the tips!

Jhanis V. said...

Just so you know, I took note of the conveyor belt tip! Hahaha! The price is not bad and looks like they gave you great service. Can't wait to check the place out.

Rea Alducente said...

Now I'm seriously hungry!! Hopefully I can go to that part of Cebu soon. Hehe. Looks like they have lots of choices. Similar to Kublai Khan na you choose the ingredients too.

Flei der Maus said...

Thank you for sharing this! I'm always looking for new restaurants to try out. Also, I'm new to shabu-shabu and the way you wrote this is so informative for hotpot noobs like me haha.

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Yeah, the difference is rice bowl sa Kublai Khan, boiling hot soup base sa kingone

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Actually first time sad no nako nag shabu-shabu lol..the watstaff at king one are really accommodating, di ra Jud ka maikog mangutana

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Amazing ang conveyor belt, imagine a kid eagerly waiting for something pero di siya sure nga makaabot pa niya kay basin maayo lain makauna og kuha..hehe

Pero true kaayo, it was really good service sa king one

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Go na Dayun!

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Go na Dayun! Check it out

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Pang invite niya kung mo adto ka :)

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Kung magkita mo pa ulit, talagang tinatawag ka bang pumasok fun haha

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Lol, I'm planning to post more buffet experiences!

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Guys, I have 2 discount coupons pwede magamit Monday yo Thursday, tapok unya ta ninyo mga CBC folks, kkb lang. Around 455 to 475 ra per pax na Mahulog

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Max of 8 pax diay ako discount coupons

Anne M said...

Aaah makagutom! I'll definitely suggest this to my bestie for our date!

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Go for it!

Janine Ella said...

Ah! City Time Square has a LOT of must-try dining spots na! And this one is surely one if them!

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

So true, about 95% of the establishments at city time square has something to do with food

Kiat Cebu said...

Hala oi, ga diet pa naman unta ko. Okay, diet postponed. I'll try it there one of these...

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Pwede ra man pod ka magveggies did to, maglikay lang gud ka sa meat

Hannah Frej said...

basta ingn ani kay lai kaayu ikaon ug dghan pero maglisud jdkog hurot ay. haha.

Katherine Annika Cutar said...

I never went to City Time Square and now I have a reason to go there na soon! Hahah :)

Emjae Fotos said...

Been to City Time Square a couple of times and have only passed by this Hot Pot. Great to know these insights. Thanks!

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Rice & drinks dali makapabusog..I go for the food I don't eat on regular days

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Twas my first time there too..next time I'm coming back I'm trying Tokyo table

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

It was king one's ad that actually drew me in :)

Marie Imperial said...

Wow! We get to pick our ingredients! That is awesome Sir Thadz! And they have Tom Yum? I love Tom Yum! ^_^

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Seems like this is a good place for you then?

Jeane Louise Mainit said...

ahems...gigutom nuon ko ani ug maau dah. will venture into this spot real soon! :)

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Sure ko maenjoy ka diri!

Sandy Parker said...

Wow! Malapit ba 'to sa Summit Circle Cebu Hotel? Doon kasi kami magstay.

Thaddeau II Engaling said...

Hindi po siya malapit sa Summit Circle. Mas malapit siya sa Parkmall or 1 short jeepney ride away from SM City Cebu