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“Great Food.. A bit expensive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of C I Chu's Mongolian BBQ

C I Chu's Mongolian BBQ
4540 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 881-4798
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Ranked #627 of 1,683 restaurants in Tucson
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dallas, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Great Food.. A bit expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

This is one of my favourite places in Tucson. It is located in a odd place and may be difficult to find.

You make your own meal in this place and at the end they cook in on a large heated stone/metal surface (like a large griddle). They also recommend what sauces to take. I really like the lentil bread that you get here with the meal and the soups are alright.

The atmosphere is not the best, but the food is overall very good.

Have been here at least 5 times. Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
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156 reviews 156 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“A little pricey for what you get.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I have eaten at Mongolian BBQ's all over the USA and some are better than C I Chu's and some are worse. Most are less expensive, especially for lunch. I went in solo the other day, selected my ingredients and left my dish on the counter to be cooked. I then paid for my meal, received my bread and rice as well as my drink and proceeded to a booth. At the time there were six men at one table who had completed their meals, and a couple at another. At that time, the couple had not received their food, so I was number three in the line to be served. It was close to twenty minutes before I received my cooked meal and it came with no apologies or explanation as to the delay. Although, I now needed to rush to get to my next appointment, I must say everything was fresh and the food was very flavorful. Pro(s): Fresh, flavorful meats and veggies. Con(s): Way too long of a wait and expensive.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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44 restaurant reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“HooHum...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

I have been to other Mongolian BBQ places where they variety and choices are almost overwhelming. Not here. They give you the basics, noodles, spicnach, veggies and sauces but nothing to write home about. The little bread and soup on the side at check out is nice but this place is really spendy for wheat you get in my opinion. They raised prices not too long ago and we have scratched this place off our "out to lunch" options. Just OK...

Visited August 2012
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Alabama
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17 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Make Your Own”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

We enjoyed making our own meal and having someone else cook it. We've eaten there several times and each time it is tasty.

Visited January 2012
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Green Valley, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2011

If you've never tried Mongolian BBQ you should visit this restaurant. You create your own meal from a buffet style setting then the chef cooks it for you. You'll leave full with plans to return.

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