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“Almost like Asia all over again” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Genghis Grill

Genghis Grill
7001F Manchester Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22310 (Old Town)
703.313.4781
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Ranked #287 of 673 Restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: Mongolian
Neighborhood: Old Town
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Neighborhood: Old Town
Springfield, Virginia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Almost like Asia all over again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

An even better variety of protein, vegetables, spices, and sauces than I remember from Japan. Your choice of twelve (12) menu cards if you need help deciding. Fourteen proteins: beef, pork, chicken, sausage, pepperoni, seafood…. Twelve powdered spices: garlic, ginger, black pepper, various salts…. Numerous vegetables & fruit - bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, little corns, pea pods, broccoli, onion, cabbage, carrots, green beans, oranges…. Twenty sauces - garlic, peanut, mongo, soy varieties, regional combos…. And, for starches - choice of various rices or noodles. Served right off the grill to your table steaming hot. Wait service excellent! Manager Christensen runs a good operation. You won't go away hungry!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“I will re-visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

A friend took me here and it was a pleasant surprise. They have a wide array of fresh, raw meats, seafood and vegetables that you pack into your silver bowl. A sprinkle of your choice of seasonings and a selection of your choice of sauce and you are on your way to watch the chefs cook it up right before your eyes. Your selected concuction is served over your choice of rice, noodles, pasta or tortilla and brought to your table upon completion. The staff is friendly and a manager is guaranteed to walk by and check-in on you. Great food, great customer service, great price.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Kids love it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Even your picky eaters will love this place. It doesn't seem quite as good as other mongolian places we've been, but my 8-year-old, his ridiculously picky friend, and my friend's super picky 6-year-old all just love this place and beg to go here.

Don't worry. Adults like it, too. The food seems fresh, so your meal will be as good as you make it!

The atmosphere is almost diner-like, though, so don't expect much in that respect.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

I came over for a go away lunch and it was my first time on the stir fry concept but I loved it. I will for sure come back.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lorton, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good staff, Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

I have been to two Genghis Grill restaurants now after visiting this one in Alexandria. The restaurant is almost hidden at the end of the shopping center. Its on the left side of the plaza when viewing the Shoppers Supermarket in the center.

The staff at the previous one I visited in Tallahassee, Florida were nice. I mentioned so in my review about it. This staff was even more so at this location. All of them seemed happy to work there and glad that we came in as patrons to their restaurant. They have a lot of fresh ingredients on the selection bar. I personally approve of the meatballs they had.

Pros: The food will be good if you know what you like. They cook up what you give to them along with a starch such as udon noodles or a rice.
The staff were very friendly and helpful.
The cost is quite reasonable for the service you get.
The portion size may seem small at first, but it is quite enough for the average person.
The flavored teas and lemonades are the best.

Cons: The location is very hidden. Be sure to go to the left side of the shopping center so you can find it.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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