International chain Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot closed its only Austin location at 2400 Seton Avenue as of Tuesday, October 3. The shutter of the restaurant, which had opened in April 2016, was because of low profits, the restaurant’s not-as-visible location on Seton Avenue off West 24th Street, and the growing number of Asian restaurants in the city, as Little Sheep manager Johnny Vuong told the Daily Texan.
The menu centered on communal pots of soup (regular, spicy, or half of each), used to cook an array of meats (lamb shoulder, ribeye, chicken, tripe, pork blood, etc.), fish (shrimp, fish cakes, scallops, mussels, etc.), vegetables (napa cabbage, bok choy, taro, lotus root, tofus, etc.), and noodles (udon, potato, taro vermicelli knots, etc.).
Currently, Little Sheep has nearly 300 restaurants across America, Canada, Asia, and Australia.
Other hot pot restaurants in Austin include the newer new-school shabu shabu spot from the Ramen Tatsu-ya team, DipDipDip; Li Hot Pot & BBQ; Din Ho Chinese BBQ; and A+A Sichuan China; among others.