I've been to other Mongolie-style restaurants before, and this one was severely lacking, mostly because of the service. First of all, after my friend and I placed our order for the soup that comes with the meal, the waitress came back about 15 minutes later to say they only had enough for one bowl. What kind of restaurant runs out of a staple soup offered with all meals (hot and sour) at 6 in the evening?
I went with the other kind, some corn chowder business, and when I finally did receive it I wish I had just asked for no soup at all... it was cold, chunky and tasteless.
The food is fine enough- you basically make your own dish. The food (the main course at least) is basically hit or miss, but that is all up to the customer.
Back to the crappy service; I'm glad I have been to Mongolie-style restaurants before because it wasn't explained to us here how the process worked, we were just abandoned by our waitress who ignored us the entire night.
My favourite part was when we had to ask for water about 4 times, my friend got his, and I had to ask again. "Sorry" she says, "You can't have water right now. There are no glasses."
I looked at the bar and there were about 1000 glasses all sitting, lined up. So what, they aren't proper water glasses? I didn't care, I just wanted water to drink. Too bad I bit my tongue and didn't say anything.
Then our waitress ignored us for the rest of the time. To pay/get our bill, after waiting at the table for a long time, we went and stood by the cash register for a long time. Finally another waitress stopped and took pity on us and rang up our bill. Only when we were paying and adding the tip did our original waitress stop and apologize for the bad service. Too little, too late. At least we know she would understand why we left such a horrible tip.
I never did get my water.
And I'll never go back.