You choose all the raw meat, veggies and noodles you want, mix up your own sauce and give it to the cook who spreads it all out on the superheated (700º C!) grill to let it simmer until the meat is cooked, the veggies grilled and the noodles coated in yummy sauce. Best of all, it's cheap and all you can eat!
Went here with the better half and another couple with out kids. The host/server accomodated the group well. The service was prompt and the selections was good. There are several kinds of meat to choose from. Such as lamb, pork, beef and chicken. The vegetables and noodles was refresh frequently and we can make the type of sauce we so desire. Overall the dining experience was positive and will be returning when the craving of Mongolian food returns.
This is your typical Mongolian grill concept where for a set price you can eat as many bowls of meat and vegetables, noodles, etc. as you wish all cooked on the circular, large Mongolian grill.
The food items are your standard fare: pork, lamb, beef and chicken in frozen circular shavings. The vegetables and noodles are quite prolific in number. The meats and vegetables are fresh. The sauces are also your typical Mongolian grill type sauces.
For some reason, the sauces did not seem to impart the same tastes to the food as I have experienced at the Mongolian Grill on Davie. I have no idea why this would be so unless the sauces are diluted or the cooking technique uses more water to dilute the sauces before they have had a chance to be absorbed by the food items.
Still, the taste of the food is satisfying and quantity is not an issue.
The service is attentive with a waiter bringing the cooked food to your table.
The cleanliness of the restaurant leaves a bit to be desired, however, and the establishment has a somewhat shabby aura surrounding it. This did not interfere with the enjoyment of the food, however.
I would return to this restaurant when in the mood for this type of repast.
I actually quite like this place. A set price of... I think it's 11.95 (?) for all you can eat and a lil bowl of rice. Just something small I noticed that I was a bit sad about: if you go after lunch, 11.95 includes spring rolls and shrimp crackers. Otherwise, if you go during lunch time, 11.95 only gets you the buffet. My friend grabbed a bigger bowl of soup and was charged an extra $2.
The food: Pretty typical. You have a choice from beef, chicken, and pork. A lot of veggies. There is no seafood there so if you're a pescatarian, you won't get much out of this place. You get two types of noodles, and a bunch of veggies to choose from as well. Like other Mongolian places, you have a nice little guide for different types of sauces you can mix up for yourself.
The Service: Service is not bad. Usually the server will come bring it over to you. However, when it gets busy, I tend to stand up at the front and wait for my food. The reason being that I had an incident once coming here with my parents on a busy night,my mom's bowl of food kept getting pushed to the back of the line. Half an hour went by, with everyone finishing their first bowl off and my mom still didn't have her food. Other than that, not much to complain about.
The Value: As mentioned above, $11.95 for all you can eat. Not bad at all. Just a quick note though, if you want the extra spring rolls and shrimp crackers, go after their "lunch time" is over.
Ambiance: Nothing to complain about. I come to this place to get my fix of Mongolian bbq - I'm not dressed to impress. Nice family kinda restaurant.
I would... and have come back many times to this place.
I go to this restaurant all the time as I live about a block away. The staff are very friendly, although I think the servers either have very poor English or are extremely shy.
The prices are great, especially at lunch. $5.95 for a large bowl is an excellent price. The all you can eat is much more, $10.95 all day, but it includes rice, a spring roll, some sort of chips with a lemon sauce, and soup. The soup is bizarre; it's always the same idea, but has different meats every time I try it. I swear one time it had pieces of hot dog in it.
The selection of food is good, with chicken, beef, lamb, and pork, and a wide variety of vegetables. The sauce selection is also nice with a helpful chart to assist you in your selection. I will say that if you are looking for something more interesting and exotic, you might want to consider the Mongolian Grill on Broadway. It has a larger selection with a wider variety of meats. However, there, you pay by weight instead of stuffing as much as you can into one bowl.
The only thing that bothers me is the cleanliness factor. It's not really that bad, but I'm picky about that sort of thing. For this place, I turn a blind eye to it. I'll still go at least once or twice a month.
At $5.95 for a large bowl, you could do a lot worse. Also, they have installed a sneeze guard, so you can rest easy about getting any germs that way. But if you are really queasy about exposed food, then mongolian just isn't for you.
The food/ingredients are ok, after all you pick it yourself. Service can be inconsistent, although it's generally pretty good.
We used to come here lots of times over the years... everytime they found to chatge us extra....
today was the last straw... me and the wife and 2 little kids went for one bowl each and got charged for full all u can eat, although we told her we just wanted one bowwl each... the price for 1 bowl is 8 compared to 12 bucks..
the food is ok, but i saw the lady handle cash while she was rolling the egg rolls... their soup is canned soup ypu buy from the grocery store... the floors are sticky...
The food has given me the runs pn multiple occassions and today was the last time.. they say no msg but if you have a sensitivity like me you know when u have msg...
i will never ever go back here...
This is one of the rare places you feel like going back several times a week. You select your food from a variety of decent choices, they cook it, Enjoy :) Dora the owner runs a tight ship, always paying attention to details and making sure everything is clean too. They also have a lunch special that is reasonable. It's not a fancy place but the food is good, so a big thumbs up for this place :)
Me and my roommate usually visit this place once or twice weekly. We love it there. There are tons of free parking nearby. We've been to the other two mongolian BBQ restaurants in downtown as well, personally I don't like to fight the downtown traffic or pay for limited parking space. I think if you know how to mix your sauce, the taste are quite the same no matter which one you go to.
I came to eat here by accident - some friends happened to go dining here. Sure it's cheap - 10.95 all you can eat, and it includes rice, spring roll, and prawn chips. But firstly, I am not a big fan of food that's laid out for diners to help themselves, too open to sneezes and dirty fingers in the food. The tray cover for the raw meat was covered with the grease and probably bacteria from the meat. All the tongs felt greasy. You could see the grill and surrounding area up close - it's not a huge space - and it wasn't the most clean to say the least. The young man frying up the dish with the giant-sized chopsticks was friendly when we asked him about the changing of the bowls (the raw meat would have been placed in the original bowl, we wanted to make sure the cooked food would not use the same bowl - yes there is a switch of bowls), but there was no cleaning of the grill between fixings. So definitely not a place to go if you have allergies. The meal was edible - after all, you get to choose your own ingredients and sauces, so it's up to you to get the combination right.
The ambiance matched its cheap price - tacky animated aquarium on the wall, old diner style furnishings.
I've eaten Mongolian style before, but this was the worst Mongolian experience I've ever had. If you can deal with cleanliness issue, it is a good food deal and probably still better than eating at McDonald's.