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Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot

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Asian, Mongolian, Chinese
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215 South Ellsworth, San Mateo, CA 94401
16503432566
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Being mostly unfamiliar with this type of place, the visit was positive for our family (teenagers). The staff was thin, but worked together well. The food certainly met expectations.

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Thank Mark W
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Service was not great, it is a chinese restaurant. Food was very good, fresh tasty lamb and vegtables. Great sesame sauce to go with the hotpot.

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Burlingame, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

My family and I love this restaurant we went here over and over every occasion. Love the broth both spicy and non spicy. When you order choose Half and Half broth with Kobe beef, thin chicken breast,pork belly with all vegetables as you like

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Thank Trinity S
Kansas City
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33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We'd never tried hot pot before and were a bit lost figuring things out. There are many food options to choose for ordering, but we only recognized some of them. We also had to ask our waiter for help determining how long to cook various foods. But once we had the hang of things, we quite enjoyed our meal. The... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I've been here twice. Once with a group of girlfriends for dinner and another with a big group of coworkers for lunch. Service is quick and place is a bit dingy. I tried the food but I really did not care for any of the meat and other ingredients. I find the meats with funky taste specially the lamb. The... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've heard good things about this place. The reviews didn't disappoint. The broth was rich and flavorfull, and overall fun to treasure hunt for bits of goodness hidden in this pot of yummy goodness. Word of warning, the spicy hot was really spicy, even after straining out a bunch of hot red peppers. This is a really fun place for... More 

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Thank TL_sfo
San Mateo, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

From a hot pot restaurant, you really expect just three things: 1. Good soups 2. Fresh meat / vegetables 3. Quick service This restaurant checks all the boxes.

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Thank Udayan B
Carlsbad, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Was one of the last to be seated before the kitchen closed. The wait was extremely long for one person. The front desk estimated 20 minutes which was really twice as long. The food was okay but expensive for one person and not worth the wait.

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Thank Trekduet
Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We had a group of 8 and arrived 15 minutes before they opened. There was a rush to be seated by the 75 or so who arrived by opening time. Nonetheless, the service was quite good and the food was bought to the table rather quickly. It was a wonderful experience cooking all the meats and vegetables in the hot... More 

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Thank JimOKelly
Menlo Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Chinese hot pot hasn't entirely taken off in America yet. There have been a few places, often with frozen meat and spiceless broth. Little Sheep is a Chinese chain, and it's just like a mid-range place in Beijing. It's good with friends and a lot of beer, good for unwinding after a sales trip. Can be a little loud in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Cuisine
Asian, Mongolian, Chinese
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 South Ellsworth, San Mateo, CA 94401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: 16503432566
Description
Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot is a restaurant specializing in Mongolian style hot pot dining. With 36 spices and ingredients in our original soup base recipe, our flavorful broth is sure to satisfy every single one of your taste buds. The highest quality meats ranging from lamb, beef, pork, and poultry are sliced perfectly to cook within seconds of touching the simmering broth. When the mouth-watering scent of our hot pot hits you, you'll be hooked for sure! For vegetarians, we offer leafy greens, mushrooms, and other vegetables that perfectly complement our famous broth. Seafood lovers will also not be left out with our fresh seafood list. Mongolian Hot Pot serves as the forerunner to the modern fondue. Its history stems back hundreds of years to the nomadic Mongols, where tribes would gather to cook fresh meats in a communal pot with simmering broth. Today, hot pot still focuses on the fundamental ideas of fresh, healthy ingredients, sharing, friendship, family, and gathering!

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