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“Any other Mongolian BBQ is better”

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Yummy Mongolian Grill
Ranked #501 of 714 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Mongolian
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Vancouver
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Any other Mongolian BBQ is better”
Reviewed 5 July 2013

My wife and I really enjoy Mongolian BBQ and were quite pleased to see one open up near our home.

We have been there twice and will not return.
The first time was for lunch on a weekday and were not impressed or unimpressed.
The second time was for lunch on a weekend and was surprised to be told that they charge dinner prices all day Saturday and Sunday. The higher cost ($3) should mean a better or bigger selection, right? WRONG! The exact same selection as lunch on a weekday, just more expensive.
One of the first things you'll notice is that you have to pay first and hand your money over a jar that has "TIPS" written on it in four inch letters.
All mongolian grills have a tip plate for the cook(s) and we always tip a buck or two each.
The next thing you'll notice is everyrthing is self service....drinks, soup, rice, wraps, etc. (the wraps are just piled under a plastic lid, so you'll be enjoying whatever was on the fingers of the person before you). So who is the tip jar for? There are no servers...just the cook, the cashier and whoever is bussing the tables
This is the only BBQ I've been to that has the vegetables BEFORE the meats. I'm sure the intent is to have us fill up our bowls with the yard work and leave less room for the meat.
The food selection is about what you'd expect at a mongolian BBQ...except the trays are about half the size and therefore quite often empty or close to it.
Keep an eye on your food as it is being cooked because they don't have you wait in the order it was taken.
On our last visit, my wife came up empty handed. We think the cook scooped up two small piles onto one plate. So she had to go back and start over and I had a luke warm lunch.
There are quite a few GOOD Mongolian BBQ's within 5-10 minutes of Yummy's...take the time to go to one of those

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
seattle
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A good stop for the very hungry”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

We forgot to eat lunch and by 3PM were starving. We stumbled upon this all you can eat Mongolian grill / buffet. It was perfect for our circumstances and budget.

Visited May 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Mexican Staffed & Managed Mongolian Grill”
Reviewed 18 May 2012

Wife and I stopped here in mid-March for a Sunday Mongolian grill dinner. Staff was very nice, but restaurant itself was pretty undone as there were many unbussed tables and loads of children running around seemingly without any supervision. The food choices were decent and the Mongolian grill was done very nicely. I was mainly "put off" by the sketchy feel of the place that seemed to have no real management in place and the untended children running amok throughout the restaurant. We had decent meals and desserts and were out the door on
$23 and change. Not bad at all, but with so many other options including another Mongolian grill down the street a few blocks I wouldn't bother to return. One of two by same owner in Vancouver, WA.

  • Visited March 2012
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