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“Good non-Mongolian stir-fry meals disguised as BBQ in a garage-box” 4 of 5 stars
Review of BD's Mongolian Barbeque

BD's Mongolian Barbeque
2nd Floor BD's Mongolian Barbecue Restaurant, Seoul Street | Sukhbaatar District, 5th Horoo, Ulaanbaatar 13381, Mongolia
+976 11 31 1191
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Ranked #41 of 176 Restaurants in Ulaanbaatar
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Barbecue, Mongolian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Netherlands
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“Good non-Mongolian stir-fry meals disguised as BBQ in a garage-box”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

N47°54'46.59" E106°53'51.03" Reservation is needed when you like to eat on the terrace or in the restaurant. Otherwise, you will be shown a converted garage-box next door and, although tasteful decorated, sounds like a big box inside.
The Mongolians may be forgiven what BBQ actually is. In fact this is a stir-fry cooking restaurant, so you select ingredients and the grill master stir-fries your meal. Complete menus are available too.
The downside of stir-fry cooking is that guests, specific the complete expat community of Ulaanbaatar, have to leave their tables to select their ingredients to be cooked by the grill master. Constant walking around is annoying, especially with large tour groups in the garage-box restaurant.
We avoided their non-traditional Mongolian food by ordering in August 2012 the more traditional Mongolian chicken khorkhog for 2 persons for 25900. The real traditional dish is with mutton, but the chicken legs were an excellent replacement. The served chicken broth or bouillon was the best we ever eaten. Really delicious. The salad with potato and sausage tasted very good. Chicken too. For 2 persons, the portions were oversized. Hey, this is BBQ! Service was efficient. Staff speaks English really well. Recommended while not eating in the garage-box.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Antibes, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“American fast food chain in Mongolia..?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Ingredients were not fresh, meat slices still frozen and definitely not our (or real Mongolians') idea of Mongolian food. Great for Americans and tourists and local families enjoyed the buzz but there are far better and more authentic experiences of Mongolian and international food in UB. We were very disappointed, unfortunately.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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“The best orbit for your family feast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We have celebrated the birthday of my daughter and had a lot of fun there. There is a wide choice of food for everyone and if you do not want to eat the ready food, help yourself and the chefs will prepare you a barbecue of your own choice! My kids were amazed watching the chef playing with swords and making show while he was preparing grill barbecue. A good choice of drinks and very well trained staff with funny slogans on their T-shirts (Kiss Me, I am Mongolian!) will keep your mood on a high level. And at the end my daughter was so happy as she has received a piece of cake with a candle as a complimentary gift from the restaurant with a Happy Birthday song!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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S.Korea
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“An American chain doing well in UB”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Glad to see American businesses are doing well in Mongolia. We have a couple of restaurants from this chain in Columbus, Ohio. Since the restaurant works with tour groups to get them to end their tour day here to eat, it can be VERY crowded, and you can wait a long time to get your meal cooked, or find that foods you wanted to try have all been eaten, and you have to hope they'll be replenished. Since the meal was part of my tour, I don't know what it costs, but frankly I wouldn't go here on my own, especially at the end of the day when the tour buses pull up and dump off 20+ people at a go. Unless you like crowds and fighting for your food. What I had was OK, but there was no horse meat here (as in a REAL Mongolian BBQ) and the lamb tasted quite muttony.

Visited August 2012
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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“A great choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

Went there a couple of nights ago with 15 members of my Mongolian family. We all loved it. Despite some other reports that the place is full of tourists, I got the distinct impression that I was the only non-Mongolian there!

Because we were celebrating my wife's birthday, we had a private room for our group. But of course all the BBQ food and cooking was in the main area adjacent to our room. There was an excellent selection of Mongolian food that my fellow diners assured me was excellent. But having dined on mainly Ongolian food for more than the previos two weeks, I chose the "watch your own recipe being cooked" options - 4 times! All the usual meats, vegetables, sauces and spices, plus a few new ones made for some interesting and very tasty selections. The guy doing all the cooking was a real showman - watching him crack open and griddle eggs using long tonges was an amazing sight to behold.

Even with vast amounts of beer, vodka and various cocktails consumed (the Mongolians do like to celebrate!), my bill for the evening was still reasonable at under 500,000 MNT.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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