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“A fun time for all!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of bd's Mongolian Grill - CLOSED

bd's Mongolian Grill
3153 Curlew Road, Oldsmar, FL 34677
+1 727-785-0300
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Price range: $5 - $14
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian, Mongolian
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Description: Our "You Rule the Experience" philosophy gives guests ownership in choosing their own ingredients from a great variety of choice meats and seafood, fresh vegetables, crisp salads, and flavor-packed sauces and spices. The food is then prepared by expert grillers on a 600° 7-foot grill. Bd's also has a variety of delicious appetizers to start off your meal and desserts to finish as well as vegetarian and gluten free options. Lunch pricing starts at $8.99 For one bowl of stir-fry, $12.99 At dinner. Add $2 more to make it all you can eat! Every meal includes our homemade soup and salad bar & a choice of white rice, brown rice, tortillas or lettuce wraps to accompany your stir-fry creation. Tuesday's are Family Fun Day where kids, ages 4-10 eat free with the purchase of one adult stir-fry meal per child and kids ages 3 and under eat free EVERY DAY! Be sure to join Club Mongo for $5 off your first visit, a FREE meal on your birthday as well as exclusive offers.
New York City, New York
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“A fun time for all!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

BD's is a chain of Mongolian restaurants with a presence in several cities in the United States, although not in the Northeast where I live. My first experience with the chain was in Denver several years ago, and it became a must stop for me whenever I was in town. While driving through the Tampa Bay area last year, I passed this outpost, and my heart soared.

BD's is as much about the dining experience as the food. There is a full bar and a selection of specialty drinks, and a selection of appetizers. However, the main focus is the stir fry. Following a visit to the unlimited soup and salad bar (OK, but not exceptional), one takes his or her bowl to the stir fry counter and fills the bowl with one of several meat and seafood selections, followed by a wide variety of veggie offerings. The next step is to mix sauces together in a separate cup. Finally, the whole thing is taken to a wok station, where the chefs grill the selection using a long spoon, then return the whole thing to you on a plate. Meanwhile, the server has brought rice to the table.

There is an option for unlimited trips to the stir-fry for $2 extra, as well as the basic one-trip offering. Unlike some other Mongolian restaurants, the price is flat-rate; the food is not by weight.

A great and fun place for kids. My septuagenarian mother found the process a little confusing, although she navigated the routine with my help and enjoyed the food and the ambiance very much.

Overall, an awful lot of fun for groups, for families, and for anyone else!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oldsmar, Florida
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Nothing Special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We arrived shortly before dinner. I was a little disappointed that I went in between lunch & dinner & the salad bar appeared to have been left over from lunch without refilling any items. However, before dinner they refilled bowls for dinner. I would think they should be refilled all times of the day. The teriyaki sauce was empty also, although I found another one on the other side of the sauce bar. They are not very cheap either.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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“Not what I was expecting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

First it is not a Grill although the food is cooked in front of you on a large flat metal round surface. As others have described it is in a shopping mall and you fill your bowl with different meats and vegetables which are then tossed on the metal surface and cooked. They do offer suggested combinations of meats/veggies and sauces but they didn't have the peas suggested for my choice, Mongolian B-B-Q. It wasn't barbecued and only some sauce made it resemble B-B-Q flavor. Having said this the food was acceptable and the soup was great. Still the elevator music piped in and the standard sports bar seating and furniture did not leaving me feeling like I had actually tasted Mongolian cooking. Ice tea at $2.49 and a bowl for $8.99 made this a bit pricey for a quick lunch.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lady Lake
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“How High Can You Pile your food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This is a mall style fast food restaurant where you pretty much serve yourself from salad bar to buffet line before you submit your single bowl for cooking. (please sir may I have another ,...dickens)

Since you pay by the bowl. the idea is to see how much you can cram into a single bowl

see my video on

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEycEJHQMhQ

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Largo, Florida
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“Select Your Own Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is such a fun place. A wonderful selection of food that you select, put in your bowl and then watch it being cooked. Their recommended amount of sauce is very conservative. For better flavor add twice the amount. Don't forget, fill your bowl as high as you can. Add the meat last. It will hold the other ingrediates in place.

Visited October 2013
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