|This entry refers to a departed business — a business that has closed or left town.All information here is for historical reference only.|
|E. Gibson, in the Bel-Air shopping center east of highway 113|
|Dinner: $9.75 (all you can eat)|
|cash, credit card|
THIS RESTAURANT IS OUT OF BUSINESS AS OF 2/8/2010!!!The only Mongolian BBQ place in Woodland and probably in the Yolo area as well. Mongolian BBQ is when you pick your own vegetables, noodles, meats, sauces and condiments and the cooks stir-fry it up on a hot griddle. You can choose from any combination of chicken, beef, lamb, and/or pork. For dinner it's all-you-can-eat ($9.75), so it is recommended to take small portions so you can try various flavor combinations. For lunch you just get one bowl ($6.75), so pile it up as high as you can (it is best to do the meats and veggies first as high as you can, followed by noodles since they will stick and form an extra medium to pile more stuff on) the bowl will really shrink when cooked so try and make it as big as possible. All lunches and dinners come with rice and an egg roll.
2007-11-30 11:48:33 This place is tasty, but you only get a single bowl for lunch and it's not very large. I'm not a big eater, but I still have to smash all my meats down and construct a tower of vegetables in order to get a reasonable amount of food. Consequently, for lunch, I give this place mixed marks: good food, mediocre value. —AlexPomeranz
2008-01-05 00:53:01 I was suprised how much I liked it! There's not a whole lot of selection but it carries all the stuff that me and my 3 guests wanted. Suprisingly very delicious! —EG10
2008-09-12 11:33:20 This place was disappointing. My husband and I went there to get takeout (not realizing just how small their bowls were), and went home with a tiny little portion of food for over $20. We actually had to go get pupsas when we were done to fill us up! The idea is great, but the food is not good enough to cost what it does. There should also be at takeout price that reflects the protion you get when it's not all-you-can-eat. —AmLin
2008-09-19 20:08:04 In regards to previous reviews: As far as being disappointing, it certainly would be for take out. Dinner costs more, but is all you can eat. As soon as you go in to the place, you should realize the size of the bowls and if you know anything about Mongolian, you know the food will cook down. So, if you get this for take out at $10 each, you deserve to be disappointed. I agree there should be a take out price for one bowl in the evenings (maybe the lunch cost), but if you have to drive there and back and wait for it to be cooked just for take out, you might as well just stay and eat it.
My initial reaction when we first walked in was that I wouldn't ever go back, probably because it didn't seem like the traditional Mongolian restaurants I love (walk around grill, different size bowls, etc). However, after tasting the food I was hooked. Some Mongolian restaurants have really bland food (partially because they wash out too much of the sauces while cooking), but the food here tastes really good. They don't have a huge sauce selection, but the suggested combinations are excellent. —nretamp
2008-09-19 21:20:28 Wow, that last guy took the words right off my keyboard. You need to understand how to work the bowl at any Mongolian wok restaurant, and this is no exception. They totally let you combine a lot of flavors to make any sauce you want and the flat grill as opposed to a wok is pure genius, but don't let the folks at Sizzling know this or they might turn our Woodland gem into a national chain. If it already is, then it was destined.
Please eat there and get the all you can eat, very worth it. —LouM
2008-09-23 08:38:55 Yes, I understand how Mongolian works, however whether I was getting takeout or not, the food was not good at all. Had I sat there and ate bowl after bowl until I was full, I would have still been disappointed. And the egg rolls, so gross. I don't think they should even qualify as an egg roll. —AmLin
2009-01-20 16:11:08 I was very disappointed, maybe my standards are too high from eating at real Mongolian BBQ places. First of all the cook it on a regular grill, a grill that is not hot enough to sear the food and force the flavors out. Second, when she cooked our food she separated out the meats and the veggies. They are supposed to be cooked together to infuse all flavors. They may have to do this from not having a solid, circular, iron griddle. (Yes I know, real Mongolian food, in Mongolia, isn't cooked this way). Go to Dynasty Mongolian BBQ in Fairfield and you'll see the difference. —J8A