We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

HuHot Mongolian Grill

Certificate of Excellence
Chinese, Asian, Mongolian
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
4100 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA
Improve this listing
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 72 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 25
  • 26
    Very good
  • 16
  • 4
  • 1
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mongolian grill in the middle of Iowa

If you know about Mongolian Grill food, then this is a winner. Not top of the line quality but can't beat the price!! Loved it! Recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Scott S
Add Photo Write a Review

72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you know about Mongolian Grill food, then this is a winner. Not top of the line quality but can't beat the price!! Loved it! Recommended.

Thank Scott S
Level Contributor
198 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived before the big dinner rush. Selection was great, sauces offered were great. Is always nice to make your own choices and sure beats the grills that charge by weight. The price is good here and the service was good as well for all we needed.

Thank scrufgrove
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

First time at HuHot, kids have been before. Mongolian is not for everyone, but my mixture was great. The cooks have a process and do a great job.

Thank 1Frong
Corona, California
Level Contributor
27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Good concept. Choose your own vegetables, noodles, ricesauces etc and food gets cooked in front of you.

Thank djainz
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Level Contributor
27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The place was busy but the service was fast. The bars were filled with fresh options and lots of choices.

Thank Kathy L
Des Moines, IA
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great place for a quick lunch where you pick your fresh ingredients. Staff is friendly and great at what they do and accommodating customer request.

Thank NGmedic73
Level Contributor
39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great place to eat. Buffet of quality Mongolian food picked out by you and cooked in front of you. This is a really good place to eat.

Thank JOHN S
Iowa Falls, Iowa
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

You can't go wrong. Well, yes you can and I have. Watch your sauces. If you sit down, take a bite and realize your mouth is suddenly a blaze, your waiter will help you out. Mine did. I still don't know how I did that. This place is fantastic. A little pricey especially for those who have small appetites so... More 

Thank Chad C
Level Contributor
24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Going downhill. The cleanliness of this restaurant has seen better days. I'm not sure if this location has gotten new management in the past year or year and a half, but the food is now all mixed in with each other in the vegetable area, sauces are always empty, and you can always find delicious chunks of vegetables in the... More 

Thank coolmacdude
des moines
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My first time in this franchise and Jerry was super. He walked me through the process (which is no process at all). Funny and informative guy. Lots of fresh food and options. Fun to watch them make your meal and no, you don't having to sit cross legged. Nice decor. You aren't hit over.the head with pics of cherry blossoms,... More 

Thank klmtraveler123

Travelers who viewed HuHot Mongolian Grill also viewed

West Des Moines, IA
West Des Moines, IA
West Des Moines, IA
West Des Moines, IA

Been to HuHot Mongolian Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4100 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: 515-457-9090

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 15
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Mongolian


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from HuHot Mongolian Grill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?