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“wow great service and food”

Mongo's Restaurant Koln
Ranked #105 of 2,699 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$31
Cuisines: Asian, Barbecue
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Deutz
Description: Mongo's is pure cross-culture and the most extraordinary catering experience for explorers and individualists. Create your dishes as you like. Always new, always different. In the Mongo's you are the head of the kitchen!! With our all-you-can-eat-classic "Mongo's Total" you can taste and combine endlessly! Combine to your heart's content the ingredients at our buffet, the Mongo's Food Market, for your individual meal as often as you want. Choose to each course one of our diversified home-made Mongo's marinades: from European mild to Asian fiery hot, pure vegan or vegetarian, always gluten-free or free of glutamate - it's your choice: there is something for everyone! Our chefs prepare your selection quick and gentle right in front of your eyes. And shortly after that your meal will be served at your table with a portion of rice. Alternatively to Mongo's Total you can also choose à la carte from our different Asian main dishes. And in many restaurants we also offer Mongo's Select for guests with less hunger endless tasting, but you only pay what you consume.
Reviewed 25 February 2012

i loved the food! unusual selection of meats and an incredible selection of seafood

Thank jackbain
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Reviewed 14 January 2012

The concept of Mongo's (and I understand there are several of them in Germany) is that you choose a sauce from a menu and then help yourself to "ingredients" from a buffet. These include a wide variety of fish, vegetables and meat - including more exotic varieties such as Kangaroo and crocodile. You then give your selection to one of the chefs who will cook it for you before the waiter brings it back to your table. You can go back for more as many times as you like and you can choose a different sauce each time. But be warned: This is a very busy restaurant and quite noisy. I went on a Wednesday evening which, I was told, was comparatively quiet. If you go at the weekend or when a fair is on I understand booking is essential and even then you may have to be prepared to wait. It was great fun and certainly unusual. The food was also excellent. However, it is not the sort of place I would want to go more than a couple of times a year.

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1  Thank Tim E
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Reviewed 31 December 2010

Mongo's is a chain of high end buffet restaurants, mostly situated in the western part of Germany. U've a wide range of vegetables, fruits, fish and meat to choose from, which they will wok for u and serve at ur table. Before this u'll receive a free starter. Food quality is generally great.

Service by the staff is adequate and friendly, tho they have a tendency to bring someone else food to ur table. The interior design is minimalistic (modest?) and nothing special to rave about. Be sure to book at least a few days in advance, as the place can be full.

So in short a nice restaurant for a quick meal in the evening, but not worth all the buzz.

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Thank damsko
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Reviewed 15 September 2009

I cannot praise this restaurant highly enough. Food is very good
Service is absolutely excellent - Very Children Friendly What is rare in Germany for a very busy restaurant they make time for all customers. We were in Koeln in August 2009 for 5 nights and had dinner there twice.

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Thank Tariko
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Reviewed 18 May 2009

from all German Mongo's one of the worst, but still good

Thank Patrick_Bateman
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