Mongolian style eatery with three locations in Vancouver, Richmond and Langley. Select your ingredients and have them cooked on a flat grill in front of you. Pay by weight; guess the cost and get your meal free.
I've dined at many mongolie restaurants over the years. In fact I really enjoy the concept. But the price of a single bowl here is stupidly high. For the price of one bowl you can get ALL the ingredients and sauces from your supermarket and make it yourself.
Certainly not returning to this location any time soon.
Alright, so I went back to Mongolie grill, craving something different and cheap. The food is the same (solid) but I just wanted to ammend my old post by saying that service has improved A LOT since my last visit. The server we had was friendly and even apologized when something was remotely delayed (we didn't feel like it was) The only caution I would throw out here is that our server seemed to be the only one who knew what was going on... I had an enjoyable experience but worry that next time I'll get someone less experienced.
The Mongolie Grill has great food, as long as you have some type of cooking ability (if not, go with someone who does!) I did, however find it way too expensive. I am a vegetarian, filled my little bowl with chow mein and fresh veggies, my meal ended up costing $21.00, I have a hard time paying that for a meatless dish. I have had stirfrys just as good and twice the size for half the price....Really good, but I probably won't go back. Our server was very friendly and helpful.
After reading previous reviews on this restaurant/location, we were hesitant on dining here. We have dined at several other mongolie grill locations and have always been satisfied. We decided to dine here and were very satisfied with the experience. Our meals were $15 and $12 for nearly a full bowl of food/sauce and we had free rice,wraps and soup. The food was great, price was great and so was the service. Maybe previous issues have been resolved? We would go back for sure.
I went on a Monday my partner and I decided to check this place out because we had the 2 for 1 entertainment coupon, once arriving there at 6pm we were seated right away, our server was really nice and attentive. I guess it's better to go on a week night. I was kinda scared to go after reading such bad reviews for all 3 locations but after my experience I can only say good things. I am a vegetarian and they had so many vegetables there I loaded my bowl with bean sprouts, water chestnuts, bamboo, bok choy, baby corn, beans, carrots, celery, chick peas, scallions, red onions, tofu, thin noodles, and my partner had the meat bowl, his total was $11 and my bowl was full and it only cost around $14 I tried the garlic sauce on my bowl which the chef grilled. My partner wants to try the bison next time we go there and I will not load up on the noodles instead i will try different sauces, and but more tofu and beans in. Because they give you free soup, a choice of brown or white rice and wraps that's alot of carbs right there, I couldn't even finish the rice I took it home. The corn chowder is better than the sweet and spicy soup because my partner had a coughing fit after one sip of that. Next time we will both opt for corn chowder, brown rice and more meat for him and more vegetable protein for me. At the end of our me they gave us fortune cookies, I didn't know they had fortune cookies in Mongolia and they even serve Miso Soup which is more of a Japanese dish than Mongolian.I left happy and full and even had leftovers for the next day so I will be back.
The Mongoli Grill is one restaurant that I will NEVER return to. For $15.00 I received approximately 1 cup of food. Mainly vegetables, a tiny bit of chicken, and no noodles. I added coconut and curry sauces to my hand picked dish. I took my dish up to be cooked and was extremely disturbed when I watched the cooks intertwine other peoples dishes on the large hot plate they use to cook meals. When my dish arrived at the table it was cold and the vegetables were totally raw. The dish had absolutely no flavor and the little bits of chicken i had put into my dish were hardly cooked. My brother found olives in his dish (he hates olives so he certainly did not put those in his dish) and my mothers dish was undercooked as well. A bill for 3 people came to $65.00 and all three people left hungry and disgusted. I had read the reviews before I dined there and am sad to say that those who rated this restaurant as poor were dead on!
Mongolian restaurants have fantastic foods, offer a wide selection of food and are surprisingly tasty. By this standard this restaurant is dead on.
Most Mongolian restaurants also offer good service and inexpensive food. I did not see anyone at the restaurant except the person who dropped the food off at my table and the cook. My plate, laden with meat and veggies, cost me 32$. At a similar mongolian restaurant would have been 12.99 and I could have gone back for more. Brutally expensive.
As a Paleo diner, it is a perfect style of restaurant, but for the value there are much better restaurants.
My buddies and me come here to celebrate the good things in life - exams coming to an end, moving out, new girls, that kind of thing. We come here because it's a good place to celebrate with real good food that you get to choose yourself.
You know how when you go out to a place and you order something and some of the stuff they bring you is not stuff you want? This place is not like that at all. You choose everything from the types of meat that you get and what greens you want and even get to mix your own sauces (I like 2 spoons of Mongol, 1 of Garlic, and 2 of Curry). The food is brought to you steaming off the grill. The whole thing is awesome and the price is perfect for those of us that are still in school.
I don't know what ambiance is, so I'm giving it a three just in case.
Not sure why people see this as some kind of fine dining joint when you can pretty much get the same food quality at a "U Wok" or something at a mall food court. Oh well guess some people like the "Mongolian" novelty. By the way you can get the Hoisin sauce in any chinese market, store, chinatown, richmond....it is not a special sauce made by Mongolie Grill. Get the sauce and do the stirfry at home...and save you money like the ING dude says!
I always find that no matter how many people and children pack into this place, it feels nice and quiet and comfortable. The interior decorating is really well done!
I love the fact I can mix and match anything I want to eat, including the sauces. Their selection is really impressive! It's fun to see your food being made, and I have to say that generally my friends and I ignore the wraps and rice offered and fill up on the stir fry instead. It is nice that soup is included with the meal.
It's a bit more expensive than we'd normally choose (being university students), but we go back time and time again for special celebrations. I highly recommend it!
If you like create-your-own stirfry's, this is the place! It's priced by weight, so if you guess your price right, it's free. I came within 15cents once....lots of fun! It's kind of expensive....a regular sized stirfry with a bit of everything in it is about $16. Great selection of meats and veggies and sauces. I'll be going back!
What happened to this place? We have been going there for quite some time now. We have a regular waitress who apparantly quit. One of the reasons why we kept going back, and for the food as well. They always have different waitresses, who dont seem to know what they are doing. She brought our drinks with fortune cookie paper stuck on the glass. When we told her, she just laughed. Do they not wash their glasses? We waited 40 minutes for our food when it wasnt even busy. The cook is an angry man, he scared my kids, yelling at the other cooks to get cooking even though there were only our meals on the grill. Would maybe go back for lunch, but definately not dinner.
This may be the worst restaurant I have ever been to! I got a bowl filled to the top, same with my wife, and it cost $36! The portions were the same size as a plate at a chinese place. They weren't even hot by the time they got to our table, they were just warm. The meat selection is fantastic, I'll hand it to them for that. The veggies were comparable to any other mongolian restaurant. The service was ok, neither good or bad. They tell you after charging for your bowl that rice is an option and that it is free. We left feeling hungry, extremly dissatisfied, and $46 dollars poorer than when we came in. I hope they make many changes to the restaurant in the near future. The place doesn't just suck, they're practically stealing your money. Don't waste your time going there. Watch a terrible movie instead because you'd spend less doing that!
We waited more than half an hour for our food. There was only 3 of us and the restaurant wasn't even that busy.
It was my dad's birthday, and I asked the waiter if there was a slice of cake he could get, and the waiter told me the cake would be $5.99. For one slice.
There was a long hair found wrapped around my brother's broccoli. I told the waiter and he told me "Oh well, it happens, right?" EW.
I come here to grab a quick bowl of noodles- food is always fresh with the exception of some of their noodles (sometimes it seemed soggy).
Great value, decent food.
Service has been courteous and friendly and sometimes rushed and cold. It really depends on the time of day and week you plan to go I find.
Otherwise, it's a unique place to go if you want to try something different.
You pay by wieght and if you get your weight right its free. Good luck with that.
I have been a few times and they put the cheap stuff(veggies) at the beggininn of the line of food so i go backwards.
Lots of meat,seafood etc. It is way overpriced but for some reason the food does taste very good.
There really is nothing speciall about this place but it is a once try place and judge for youself. I think over 20$ for a stir fry is a little much and thats about average.
We went here on a whim and was told it would be an hour wait. Since I was ready to start gnawing on my arm, I almost left. I guess a rush left, as a table opened up for us, so that was great. We ordered pops, and were disgusted to find that they were RC cola. No huge deal, but next time I will stick with water. The meals at our table were quite reasonably prices: $12, 16, 21. Mine got weighed and...$28! That's okay, as I had a load of food, enough for a small Mongolian village. I ate it all, but should have stopped halfway. The food was great, but the key is in adding and combining the right ingredients. Smoked salmon is just wrong in a stir-fry as someone did at our table. I did not care much for the wraps, but other people at our table really enjoyed them. The decor is very nice, and the waitress was okay. I'd definitely go back.
My friend and I went on a Wednesday night for dinner. We decided to give this restaurant a try as we were craving for something like U-Grill. So after we scooped out whatever we wanted to eat, my boyfriend's bowl came up to $25 (which was almost filled to the top) and mine (which was half full) came up to $18. I can't believe how pricey this place is! We could've went to a chinese restaurant and had more variety for the same price. When the food came out, it was only "ok". I had terriyaki sauce on mine and it didn't even taste like terriyaki..it was way too salty. My friend had different sauces combined (following the sauce recipe they had at the food bar) and it tasted horrible! All I can say is that next time I'm just gonna go to metrotown and eat at U-Grill instead..which is cheaper and way tastier.
It was really fun dining here and we'll definitely go again! I loved that we could go through and pick out exactly how much of what we wanted. The only thing that was a little difficult was at the sauce section. It would be much better if that was left up to the cook, you just tell him how you'd like it and he could add the sauce accordingly. As a result my food was a touch too hot, and my husbands was a touch not hot enough!
It was a little trial and error seeing as it was our first time there, but overall it was a great experience!
I guessed my food within 60 cents so that was neat! Almost a free meal!
The service was subpar, and she forgot to bring us our wraps (but being our first time there we didn't' realize) It was also a bit on the expensive side (especially drinks) but really was worth it (plus we had a coupon to get one meal free so for the discounted price it was a great deal!