I made reservations the day of for a party of 5 with no problems. The 5 of us were actually given a private room to ourselves. What VIP service!
They didn't give us a time limit, but being in the room it was more difficult to get service for sauces, ordering, and the bill.
There were many broth options so we got a half/half broth with pork broth and a tomato broth. The tomato broth had a unique flavor, slightly sweet. I personally preferred the pork broth more.
Something unique that this Tanyoto does that I haven't seen at other hot pot places is they have a premixed bowl of ingredients for your sauce that has cilantro, hot sauce, and a few other things. Then when the broth arrives they ask you which broth you would like for your sauce and they add it to the bowl for you to dip your food in. I personally didn't like that there was so much cilantro. Separately we order two sauces - Satay Sauce
and soy sauce. The sauces were $10 each. We didn't realize that the soy sauce also cost $10(!!) until after we ordered it, though it did seem to be a special one, as it didn't taste like regular soy sauce one would have at home.
The portion size of the ingredients was good, and tasted fresh.
I particularly enjoyed the frozen tofu, lamb, and fatty beef.
It was a Friday, and we ate at about 7:30pm/8p. I was told that after 9pm it was all you can eat, which would be a good deal if you could wait until later for dinner. Not sure about the cost for all you can eat, though.
Disclaimer: The restaurant isn't actually on Johnston Street as the address indicates. (Good thing my friend had been before, or else we would have been a-searchin'!) By MTR, when you come out of Wanchai A3 exit, turn left and walk to the corner and cross the street. Cross the street and the restaurant is about 2 stores to your left. There is an opening with a podium right inside. You are actually on the street perpendicular to Johnston - sorry, there is no street name on Google Maps. On Google Maps, it is shown there as Tan Yu Tou, right next to the Tung Hing Building.
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Feb 24, 2012
Spending per head: Approximately HKD230(Dinner)Other Ratings:
Value for Money 4