By Prajanya Prabakaran
Hot Spot is a self-serve restaurant. In Hot Spot, they give you broth
where you can boil toppings (chicken, mushrooms, shrimp,
scallops, ramen, etc.) you order. You can only stay inside the
restaurant, but toppings are unlimited after you pay for the first
set of toppings. There is a fee per person.
Overall, the atmosphere is nice. The music is mostly pop (Ariana
Grande, Justin Bieber, Adam Lambert,ect.), there is mostly child
appropriate music, and the wall decor is beautiful.
The food needs to be cooked in the broth you select. There are a
variety of sauces to choose from. The sauces are the only spice the
toppings get, they are not pre seasoned. This makes for bland food
if not seasoned.
At first, the staff will gladly ask whether you want refills or more
toppings. After a while, however, they will ask this question less
since they don’t want you to eat a lot of toppings to get the most
out of your money. Although the reason behind this behavior is
understandable, the behavior benefits the company, not the
consumer. From a consumer viewpoint, you aren’t getting as much
as you could.
Overall, Hot Spot is a great late dining spot.
3232 Old Pickett Road
Fairfax VA 22031