Leafy Hotpot & BBQ in The SoDo District

By Carmen McCrackin

Orlando is a food lover's paradise, with new restaurants constantly sprouting up. In the heart of the SoDo District, you'll discover a culinary treasure: Leafy Hotpot & BBQ. This eatery reimagines the traditional hotpot and barbecue experience with a fresh, contemporary twist. If you're seeking a relaxed and flavor-packed dining adventure to share with friends, your search ends here!

Location: A Hop, Skip, and a Jump Away from Downtown

Leafy Hotpot & BBQ made its debut in early September and is hitting the ground running, offering locals all-you-can-eat hotpot and barbeque. Located on S. Orange Avenue in the SoDo District, Leafy Hotpot & BBQ is just south of downtown Orlando. 

The Dining Room and Experience  

When you first walk into the restaurant, a green oasis greets you in the form of a greenhouse. In its center, there's a charming wicker chair surrounded by lush green vines and dangling string lights, creating the perfect backdrop for photos.

greenhouse with wicker chair

Beyond the greenhouse, the restaurant has a sleek, modern look and feel, with black booths, dark walls, and accenting touches of rustic wood paneling. Circular mirrors adorn the walls, adding to the overall chic feel of the space. Long buffet-style counters line the back of the restaurant, giving patrons plenty of space to pursue the delicious food options for their hotpot of barbeque. 

black booths with circular lights

Leafy Hotpot & BBQ is open Sunday to Thursday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday to Saturday from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. Whether you are looking for a satisfying lunch or late night meal with friends, Leafy Hotpot & BBQ is open and waiting for you!

The Menu

This restaurant offers classic grilling and hotpot options buffet-style, from sliced pork belly, bulgogi, and fatty beef to crab, frog legs, and squid. The thinned sliced meat for hotpot is kept in a freezer up until the moment you grab it, so it truly is the freshest it can be! 

buffet with seafood and meat in metal containers

At Leafy Hotpot & BBQ, the combinations are endless! For soup base options, the restaurant offers Leafy Spicy, Tom Yum (a popular Thai soup), miso, seafood, mushroom, and tomato. There is also a wide variety of ingredients to add to your barbecue or soup, including leafy greens, vegetables, noodles, meat, and seafood. With so many options, you are sure to find your new favorite combo!

soup base menu on table with hot plates
buffet toppings in metal containers

If you have any room left for dessert, there are several sweet treats available, including teas, ice cream, fresh watermelon and oranges, ube cake, and a sweet tapioca dessert. 

dessert freezer with metal containers and frozen dessert


Leafy Hotpot & BBQ is a culinary gem in Orlando's vibrant dining scene. It offers a delightful fusion of traditional and contemporary flavors in a relaxed, modern setting. From the moment you enter the building to when you savor your hotpot and barbecue creations, Leafy promises a memorable dining experience. So, whether you're a local looking for a new hotspot or a visitor seeking a unique dining adventure, Leafy Hotpot & BBQ is an inviting destination worth exploring.

The SoDo District 

The SoDo District, nestled amid the historic neighborhoods of Orlando, is a bustling business hub known for its picturesque lakes, charming parks, and walkable streets. This district is also home to one of Orlando's iconic railway stations, all within a miles reach of the vibrant heart of Downtown Orlando. Ready to start looking for your new home? We’re here to help!


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