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“Dive in to GK!”

G. K. Mongolian Barbeque
Ranked #295 of 508 Restaurants in Modesto
Cuisines: Mongolian
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Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Let's be clear right from the start. This place isn't pristine. If youre put off by greasy fixtures and such, this may not be for you. It's a bit of a dive, especially during and right after busy lunch or dinner times. BUT...if you can look past that you will have a very nice meal at a good price. The staff is very friendly and helpful. You pick up a bowl and fill it with raw meat and vegetables, then add sauces and seasonings and give it to the chef to cook on their grill. One of the reasons I love this place and keep going back is that they are very accommodating when it comes to food sensitivities. I am gluten free and have other food intolerances as well. The kind chefs took special care to clean the grill , change to new sticks, and make sure they didn't cross contaminate my meal with anyone else's. I have eaten there several times and have not had any problems with reactions. For fast food type meals, that is nothing short of a miracle. The food is fresh, healthy and delicious. I really think the greasy/messy parts are from sloppy customers. The cooking areas look nice and clean. I do wish they would have the staff wipe things down and degrease the counter areas every hour or so, but they are so helpful and tasty, I still give them 4 out of 5.

Thank Cathy C
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Ok so I am not one to be sooo nit picky but I have to say a little effort would go a long way! The concept is great and it looked that they have a good assortment of items to add to your dish as you go along the station, however it needs to be filled so that all can enjoy. The line itself was dirty and I don't mean just a little. The floor was a disaster, a quick sweep would have at least taken the big pieces of food up and made it not such an eye sore. The line itself where the food was, was also a complete mess. Cross contamination nightmare! And not stocked well at all. Sticky tongs, sauces every where, sauces on the table were messy and sticky, and really slow service for dinner. More than one person is necessary to be on the floor to effectively service guests. The guy in the back mopping should have brought out a broom and cleaned up out front where all of us could see, although seemed more concerned with avoiding people. Food was good, just disappointing the cleanliness and lack of customer care.

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Thank Nicole B
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Great fresh food, the kids love the ability to pick their own and watch it cook. Prices are reasonable, especially for a large family.

Thank Kristi J
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Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

We like this place as we get to choose what we want in our food and how much. Don't have to travel 30 miles for this kind of food. Kids under five eat free and older pay according to age which is cheap comparing to other restaurants. We will go back again.

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Thank SSonar
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Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

Been hear many time for lunch now trying for dinner. The line was a mess the need at least one more person working. The bowls are smaller at dinner than lunch yes dinner is all you can eat but who wants to keep going back. The restrooms were dirty and there was no soap

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Thank Denver E e
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