It’s as big as a football field, and despite the fact that there are almost a thousand tables, it’s always full…
In a country with more than 1.4 billion inhabitants, everything is gigantic. He world’s largest restaurant is called Pipe Yuan, and has a capacity of almost 1,000 tables, for 5,800 diners. He is specialized in a typical Chinese dish, called Hot Pot or Chinese cauldron.
This title is disputed world’s largest restaurant with the Bawabet Dimashq de Syriawhich has a capacity of more than 6,000 people. But this venue has 6 more or less independent themed gastronomic zones, which almost function as separate restaurants.
What is certain is that Pipa Yuan is the world’s largest Hot Pot restaurant. This is the name given to a Chinese dish in which ingredients are cooked in a large potand are served separately around it, to be eaten with different sauces:
There are hundreds of different Hot Pot variants, with different types of meat, fish, shellfish, sauces, etc.
He Pipa Yuan restaurant is located in Chongqing, a Chinese city with over 31 million inhabitants.
It occupies a steep mountainside, and more than 3,000 square meters. If you get a table at the top of the mountain, From the parking lot it takes almost half an hour to walk, due to the steep slope. There are indications and numbered signs like in a parking lot, to be able to find the table in such a huge place.
Pese a its capacity of almost 6,000 dinersIt is impossible to find an empty table during the day or at night, so you have to book.
You can see it inside in this video:
If you plan to visit this peculiar restaurant, it is advisable to do it at night, due to the colorful night lighting of the place.
In pipe yuan work hundreds of waiters, dozens of cooks, 25 checkoutsand the cleaning staff. Every day they serve tens of thousands of people, and tons of food are cooked.
Is he world’s largest restaurantSpecialized in Hot Pot, a typical Chinese dish. If you ever travel to Chongqing, it is a must visit.