"Doulao," from which "Dolar" is transliterated, is a way of eating that originates from Macau. Because of the abundance of seafood, Macanese people have invented many different ways to prep it before cooking it in a pot. The word "lao" means not only to pick up the seafood in the pot but also to get wealth and luck. The Dolar Shop started with the first store in Shanghai, China, in 2004. After quickly expanding in China and establishing branches overseas in Sydney, Vancouver, Seattle, Flushing, and NYC, it now has 55 locations worldwide and has received multiple awards including New York City’s Best Hot Pot Restaurant 2017-2018 (Flushing location) and Seattle’s Best Hot Pot Restaurant 2018-1019 by Taste of China. In the hot pot category, which is probably one of the most beloved among the profound Chinese cuisines, The Dolar Shop stands out by offering individual-style pots and a seafood-forward ingredient selection which customers can enjoy in the high-quality house-made broths. With a mission of elevating Chinese cuisine and introducing it to the global audience, The Dolar Shop pairs the highest quality food with a modern and spacious design and impeccable service to create a unique dining experience.