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Mongo's Restaurant

Altendorfer Strasse 3a, 45127 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Ranked #17 of 559 restaurants in Essen
Cuisines: Asian, Barbecue, Mongolian, Asian fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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84% Recommend
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English first
Bruges, Belgium
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Not very cheap but their excellent oriental buffet (hot & cold) and a lot a wonderful desserts made this restaurant worthwhile for a 2nd visit the same week. Very friendly staff too.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I visited Mongo's with a group of work colleagues. The process is quite simple. You fill a bowl with meat, fish and vegetables. Select a marinade and within minutes the dish is delivered to the table. The food offering is quite exotic with Camel, Kangaroo, Crocodile and Zebra on offer and you can be as adventurous as you wish. The... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Being a vegan from india I still took a chance to visit this place with friends Suspricingly the one of the cooks is a South Indian named senthil The idea of the restaurant is to oocupy the table where you are helped by the waiter to select the sauce varying from mango barbecue single chilli hot to very hot chilli... More

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Kinross, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The restaurant was just round the corner from the hotel, so that was ideal for us, but having seen the reviews on trip advisor, it made me want to go even more. You get to choose what you want to eat & the chef will then stir fry this along with the sauce of your choosing. There was a lot... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

The food was ok but Mongo's food is in general always the same. The marinades are ok. It's obviously by far not authentic Mongolian food.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Visited Mongo's in March. Restaurant is a type of mongolian style where you fill your bowl up with various meats and vegetables from a buffet. Then you hand it to the cook and he cooks it. No big deal. Food average.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

there is nothing to dislike unless you are a vegetarian or Vegan. Unusual meats such as Croc, Zebra and ostrich well worth a try as are all the seafood items. Cooked fresh amazing tastes. and the staff a good too

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Rural Belgium
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Enjoyed this place. Selection of self-selected ingredients are cooked to order. One word of caution; you place a tray (with your table number and bowl of ingredients) in a queue, ready for cooks to prepare, and then the finished article is brought to your table (with rice). This does not always work flawlessly; I received a plate of food that... More

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Robbinsville, New Jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

We visited Mongos with friends who live in Essen and been there before so they recommend the place. We were very pleased with the level of service in this restaurant. Great food, nice atmosphere, little a bit noisy but food makes up for all the noise. Definitely would make a reservation especially if you going there after 6pm. Will come... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

If you want something different this is the place, as suggested go with an empty stomach, the food is plentiful. You choose a special sauce to have your food cooked in, then go up to the counter and help yourself to whatever you want, veg, noodles, the choice is large, then add your fish or meat of choice, from regular... More

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