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Santa Clara

“Best Mongolian around”

Su's Mongolian Barbeque Restaurant
Ranked #38 of 533 Restaurants in Santa Clara
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed November 21, 2014

I visit Su's each time I'm in the area on business, sometimes a couple of times. Best value is a lunch where the offerings really aren't that different. Come for the food, not the decor, there really isn't any decor. Parking can be a bit of a challenge at lunch because the place is so popular but the other stores in this little strip of shops dont draw many customers at that time of day.

Date of visit: November 2014
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Thank Tony R
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Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

I don't understand why this place has so many positive reviews, it's really not that good. It's in an old strip mall between a discount smokes & liquor store and a tiny ghetto market. The decor of the place is awful in the few spots where there actually is some. There were very few choices for items in your bowl and some items that were supposed to be chilled were just sitting out in containers with no ice. There were no seafood items at all which is very uncommon for this type of restaurant.

The single cook only did one customers bowl at a time causing long lines and lots of waiting. When we first arrived we wernt even shown a seat but directed straight to the food line. My wife didn't even get a chance to put down her purse. The bbq pit or whatever it's called is in a rather dingy room surrounded by old refrigerators.

When finally seated the server never asked us what we wanted to drink. They are only there to fill your water glass and take empty bowls and dishes. I had to get up and ask the host about a drink and received a Pepsi in a can.

None of the food is freshly prepared, but rather all brought straight from the freezer to the serving line. The white rice is cooked right where you get it from in the big rice steamer on the food line. The fried rice isn't even really fried but just regular white rice with some veggies and egg mixed in.

We were never even told how much it was. We just went to pay when done. Our bill was $36 for two meals and one Pepsi.

The food didn't taste bad but it wasn't awesome either. I certainly would never eat here again. Don't waste your time. It's a ghetto restaurant obviously geared for college kids with little to no money.

Thank Rj K
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

Dont eat Mongolilan in the food court at the mall !! stop that right now !!!

Drive over to Su's like I did in October and find the all you can eat mongolian delight that is Su's The food is great, the service is ok, but the food totally makes up for it.

Get there before the lunch rush or you will be waiting a long time.

Parking is pretty bad as well.

But the food is worth it !

Date of visit: October 2013
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Thank millferr
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

If you like good food and could care less about atmosphere, try it out. Linoleum out front, giant Mongolian hot plate in the back.

Date of visit: February 2013
Thank sbinkc
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

If you like Mongolian grills, this place has the best food that I've tried in the area. The meats were all fresh. They had a good variety of veggies, and again fresh. The sauce choices were more than adequate, including a curry and sweet and sour that you don't always see. Also, they had plenty of condiments to apply after the preparation, including terriyaki. In addition, they had a nice mini-buffet to help fill.. again better than the others.

While the food is better than the others, the cost is also higher than the others. $12 for lunch. Also, the service is very hands off. Generally, I like that. But, since this was our first visit and the layout is a bit different, it might have been nice if someone asked if we needed anything or help.

We will return when we are in the area for lunch.

Date of visit: January 2013
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Thank timd597
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