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Mongo’s Restaurant

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Vegetarian, Vegan, Asian, Mongolian
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Altendorfer Strasse 3a | 45127 Essen, 45127 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 201 1095986
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions
Description: Mongolian system. The mix of golden yellow and dark wood stands out in a...
Mongolian system. The mix of golden yellow and dark wood stands out in a positive way. So delicious that there are even queues at the buffet. Important: who is really hungry will always leave here sated. The meat selection is very courageous. You can taste game meat from each of the world's national parks. From kangaroo to zebra, it's all here. Super for a nice evening with friends. Mixed guests including youngsters from the creative industries. The staff are helpful and bring a large selection of wines.
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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A buffet not for the faint of heart

Mongo has become one of our "must go" dinners at the Essen Game Show. The buffet is simply amazing, offering one of the most extensive selections of animal meats I have ever seen in a restaurant, ranging from ordinary farm animals (poultry, pork. veal...) to exotics such as Ostrich and Zebra. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
RobDime
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Livorno, Italy
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Livorno, Italy
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Mongo has become one of our "must go" dinners at the Essen Game Show. The buffet is simply amazing, offering one of the most extensive selections of animal meats I have ever seen in a restaurant, ranging from ordinary farm animals (poultry, pork. veal...) to exotics such as Ostrich and Zebra. The "all-in" selection will allow you unlimited trips to... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Their concept makes the dining experience just a bit special, what one does appreciate in a busy week full of meetings. It was fully booked on a Monday evening (!!) so we reserved for Tuesday. And would you know, full house on Tuesday as well! Nice selection of veggies and meats, a bit less on seafood and poultry but still... More 

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Thank Henri333
Mongos-Team, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Mongo’s Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Henri333, in behalf of our entire Team we want to thank you for your great review. We highly appreciate your comments and are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the nearest future. Thanks again and best regards from the Mongo`s Team Katrin More 

Essen, Germany
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

If you're ready to eat more than you ever expected, and have your tastebuds spoiled - this is the spot to go to. The food is excellent. You get everything you want. I recommend the buffet. Don't put too much in your first bowl, trust me, you want to try it all :)

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Thank Foody1991
Mongos-Team, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Mongo’s Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Foody1991, in behalf of our entire Team we want to thank you for your great review. We highly appreciate your comments and are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the nearest future. Thanks again and best regards from the Mongo`s Team Katrin More 

Lunen, Germany
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

First of all, I gave 5* only because of the stuff. They deserve all 5 but the restaurant itself, not more than a 4*. Reason is that I felt that they don't offer as much as Mongo's in Dortmund, for example. Lot of meat bowls were almost empty and there was a waiting line to choose which one do I... More 

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Thank lomitelj
Mongos-Team, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Mongo’s Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear lomitelj, in behalf of our entire Team we want to thank you for your great review. We highly appreciate your comments and are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the nearest future. Thanks again and best regards from the Mongo`s Team Katrin More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Mongos is a really great option if you want to have Asian food. The place is lovely, the food is really good and you can have long hours of uninterrupted good time. Food: Pros:They have a food shop from where you have to choose the ingredients of your food and then handover it to the chef to cook them up.... More 

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Thank NewbieDeutsch
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Chose this restaurant having read good reviews. I can confirm they were correct and we enjoyed a positive dining experience in what was a very busy restaurant. Serving staff spoke English and although extremely busy were very helpful. The quality of food was excellent and there was a wide range of veg, fish and meat to choose from.

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Thank tony g
Mongos-Team, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Mongo’s Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear tony g, in behalf of our entire Team we want to thank you for your great review. We highly appreciate your comments and are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and especially the service and dinner in our restaurant. Please do not hesitate to contact us anytime to make your next stay memorable. We are... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

We decided to visit this restaurant on our first night in Essen having been told by the people at our hotel that it was good but a little 'exotic' for local tastes. My husband speaks a little German and I speak none, other than please and thank you. We entered the restaurant to be greeted in a very friendly manner.... More 

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Thank clare_r_uk
Mongos-Team, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Mongo’s Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear clare_r_uk, in behalf of our entire Team we want to thank you for your great review. We highly appreciate your comments and are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the nearest future. Thanks again and best regards from the Mongo`s Team Katrin More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visited this place last summer. Interior is amazing and great service. If you would like to experiment different types of meat and other items it is great place but if you are vegitarian then it would be lil difficult to enjoy. worth a visit once.

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Thank amit h
Edmonton
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We had a great time here and our dinner stretched out over 3 hours. We were never rushed and the service was great. the menu allows for a lot of options including some exotic meat choices. it also had a lot to offer to the vegetarians in our group.

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Thank oc64Edmonton
Mexico City, Mexico
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

you can choose over a lot of different ingredients, a lot of different meats, and a lot of side dishes. It is fun, fresh and different.

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Thank AlbertoD2
Mongos-Team, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Mongo’s Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Alberto D2, In behalf of our entire Team we want to thank you for your great review. We highly appreciate your comments and are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and especially the concept and dinner in our restaurant. We are looking forward to welcome you back in the nearest future. Thanks again and best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Altendorfer Strasse 3a | 45127 Essen, 45127 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Essen
  • Phone Number: +49 201 1095986

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 28
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan, Asian, Mongolian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions

Description

Mongolian system. The mix of golden yellow and dark wood stands out in a positive way. So delicious that there are even queues at the buffet. Important: who is really hungry will always leave here sated. The meat selection is very courageous. You can taste game meat from each of the world's national parks. From kangaroo to zebra, it's all here. Super for a nice evening with friends. Mixed guests including youngsters from the creative industries. The staff are helpful and bring a large selection of wines.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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