Hot Spot, web site, 3232 Old Pickett Road, Fairfax, VA, 703-537-0325 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | Don Rockwell | Yelp]
This is Chinese food, exactly the kind of hot pot meal which has grown so popular in China itself. But note it is run and (mostly) patronized by Koreans. Fear not, the quality is excellent and the ma la spicy broth is as good and as authentic as you could expect. $22.95 for all you can eat is a bargain because the execution on ingredients is strong. The place fills up early, so make sure you have a reservation, and also make sure you have at least 90 minutes to actually spend over the meal itself. Recommended.
From the web site: “Hot Spot is our mixture of Chinese hot pot and Japanese Shabu-Shabu with a Korean Flair. We can unofficially refer to it as ‘Asian-style fondue.'”