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HuHot Mongolian Grill

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Chinese, Mongolian
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4100 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA
515-457-9090
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Friday
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Really good and great people.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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 

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des moines
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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 

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Clear Lake, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Went to this HuHot several months ago and haven't been in the area to go back. It was memorable though as I had never been to a restaurant with an open grill where you watch your food being cooked. I loved that you get to add every single ingredient yourself! They also let you go back as many times as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food and great service. Only complaint is that they took away the garlic bean sauce. Other than that, once you get your own recipe down, you can't go wrong!

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THORNTON
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This site is very clean, good food and has always been a good stop when i am in West Des Moines visiting relatives. Never disappointed It feels like an upscale version of other HuHots i have visited. Meticulous attention to appearance and cleanliness

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Bland food, noisy atmosphere and dirty feeling/looking. Tried it twice but not again. It is a better plaxe for young families with noisy children.

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Iowa
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112 reviews 112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Yes to making your own dish. It's fun and a good selection of ingredients. Get a bowl think of what you enjoy move to the sauces -bang your creation is ready to move to the round doughnut shaped grill for cooking. This is fun to watch as they flip and chop your food. Try it and you'll go back. Enjoy.... More 

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My family and I, (13 of us) ate here right before Christmas and really enjoyed our visit! We have eaten at other Mongolian grill style restaurants and haven't been as satisfied as we were with our visit to huhot. The selection of meats and vegetables were great, and the sauces were fantastic. I personally couldn't get enough of the mussels... More 

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Iowa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The choices they have to choose from is awesome!! Lots of meat, veggies and 3 kinds of noodles. They have lots of sauces to choose from. You can combine your own or they have suggestions for you to try. They also have menu items if you don't want to do the grill. They have chicken nuggets for kids.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Fresh ingredients. Easy to understand and navigate. Even for a first timer. Delicious sauces. Healthy meal for all ages

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Additional Information about HuHot Mongolian Grill

Address: 4100 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA
Phone Number: 515-457-9090
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 15
Cuisine: Chinese, Mongolian

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Mongolian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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