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Oyunaa's Mongolian Cuisine

1209 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2107
+1 831-469-9900
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  • Very good37%
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  • Poor6%
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“dumplings” (4 reviews)
“lamb” (2 reviews)
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1209 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2107
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

Nice atmosphere in tiny restaurant that is overpriced. But food was not imaginative - dumplings and coleslaw? The only thing that was tasty was the bottled mushroom sauce. If you want good Asian food go to a Chinese or Thai restaurant instead.

Thank SCGal13
Reviewed March 17, 2018

Interesting flavors of varying spice combinations in basic meats. Fresh and claimed organic. Sauces are interesting, including the house made mushroom sauce, which is earthy and uniquely good. I had the beef-based gulyash and my wife the 20+ spice "fall off the bone" chicken special....More

Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed October 21, 2017

There were 6 in our group. I will say, to be fair, that the others seemed to like their food well enough. My meal, however, was inedible. The lamb ribs were tough, fatty, and salty. I had the server take it away. Later they tried...More

Thank John S
Reviewed August 8, 2017

This was my first experience with Mongolian food, and I was pleasantly surprised by the familiarity (dumplings, roasted chicken, lamb, coleslaw, etc.) and the unique flavors. Freshly prepared (there is a little wait time after you place your order) and locally sourced food. This place...More

Thank gerryv59
Reviewed July 23, 2017

This food is a mixture of Chinese Mongolian and Russian Mongolian. The dumplings are a favorite but we adored the lamb riblets which are only served on Wednesdays and Thursdays. They are perfectly flavored and delicious. The food is organic and freshly prepared. Worth a...More

Thank grazia2626
Reviewed December 31, 2016

We found this restaurant by accident. I think I was looking at Asian restaurants in Santa Cruz on a duckduckgo search, then jumped to yelp and then to tripadvisor. After reading good reviews, I looked at their website. The menu online made me realize that...More

1  Thank Jack S
Reviewed September 29, 2016

This is our second time at this restaurant. There was a chicken special that sounded so good that we didn't even look at the menu and ordered the chicken. We were not disappointed!! The flavors of the chicken, rice and vegetable were amazing. Hats off...More

1  Thank SBCATraveler
Reviewed August 1, 2016

Food is filling and tasty. The homemade sauces were a tasty addition to the meal. The music made us feel like we were in Mongolia. Our server was delightful.

Thank Laura T
Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This is one of my regular spots. Slightly limited menu, but that doesn't matter cause everything is great. Made with fresh local organic ingredients. The owners work the kitchen. The bansh is my go to. Right next door to the Rio theater. I think they...More

2  Thank Russel K
Reviewed December 28, 2015

It is a very nice, well decorated, clean, small place. Food was delicious! We ordered three dinner plates to share, so everyone could try Mongolian cuisine. Food was very fresh, made per order. We were lucky to come on Sunday at 5:00 pm and to...More

1  Thank CaliforniaGirl5555
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5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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  • Address: 1209 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2107
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-469-9900
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