Robot servers and interactive animations entertain at The X Pot at the Grand Canal Shoppes


The robot servers await their orders at the new X Pot at the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Palazzo. The restaurant from founders ​Haibin Yang and ​David Zhao​ created the restaurant that opened its lounge in August and revealed its dining room in September. The X Pot offers a mix of interactive dining and entertainment that includes classic Chinese face-changing performances and visual projections on the walls that can make the room seem as if it’s inside an aquarium, among other fantasy locales.

“We want this to be an ​immersive dining experience,” Zhao says.

At its core, the restaurant offers a menu of Chinese hot pots with five soup bases such as creamy lobster or Sichuan spicy. A wagyu feast for two comes with a Himalayan salt block grill. Other delicacies include a lamb board, wagyu short rib, kurobuta pork belly, and sliced chicken. Bullfrog legs, pig kidney, duck gizzard, and black tofu also make the menu. Basically, diners pick a broth, add some proteins, and let them cook at the table. Robot servers deliver ingredients to the table.

While hot pots bring a sense of adventure to the meal, The X Pot also features entertainment through what it calls 5D animations, a $1 million projection system that creates optical illusions right on to the dinner table. Interactive cartoon animations, synced to every meal, take diners on a step-by-step guide through the meal, showing patrons how to cook dishes. That experience is only available in the private VIP dining room.

A robot server delivers dishes to a table

The robot server at The X Pot
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An open kitchen under a thatch roof

A robot server awaits an order by the open kitchen at The X Pot.
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A dark dining room

The dining room at The X Pot
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A dark dining room

The dining room at The X Pot
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Tables in the dining room at The X Pot

Tables in the dining room at The X Pot
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Projections on the wall make it look like the room is inside an aquarium

5D projections make the dining room look like an aquarium at The X Pot
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A private dining room

5D projections at The X Pot
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Projections on the wall make the private dining room look like it’s in a different place

Projections on the wall at The X Pot
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A case filled with wagyu beef

The wagyu room at The X Pot
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A wall of wine sits behind a glass wall

The wine wall at The X Pot
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A private dining room

The VIP room at The X Pot
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A bar

Projections on the bar wall at The X Pot
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A bar with a lot of liquor

The bar at The X Pot
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A bar and lounge area

The bar and lounge at The X Pot
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A lounge area

The lounge at The X Pot
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