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“Interesting” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Genghis Grill

Genghis Grill
Ranked #51 of 147 Restaurants in Chantilly
Cuisines: Asian, Mongolian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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380 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Interesting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

This restaurant is a franchise eastablishment specializing in "Mongolian BBQ". I first had "Mongolian" on Guam in 1971 and found it a feature at most military clubs. It is usually quick, tasty and fun.
Ghengis Grill serves a product that is all of these. The selection of ingredients is varied, as are the spices and sauces. The facility is clean-ish...some serving bowls might be cleaner than they looked.
But all said, the final product is just OK. Maybe my selection of ingredients and spices were the best blend. Maybe the spices were old and past their flavor prime. But the bowl i received wasn't nearly as flavorful as i expected. The meal was OK but only OK.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Southport, North Carolina
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Make your own bowl”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

love that I can make my own bowl and there's such a variety to choose from! I only wish, that after coming here and asking for a year now, there would be more gluten-free options in the sauces...gluten-free soy sauce is SO easy to have!

Visited September 2012
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Manassas, Virginia
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128 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great, but just not 5 stars.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

The premise and facility is great. It's something different to change up dinner time. The cons are, in my perspective, as follows:

-they cook orders on one open slab, separating them by what look like wooden kebab like instruments. Sometimes stray pieces of someone else's bowl contents end up in yours. No big deal, unless you detest something and find a bite of it. Good news is that they personalize to cater to allergies etc. so it's a minor nuance

A personal gripe...I am literally sitting in the restaurant now waiting for my order. My waitress is nice, but is also a larger girl (absolutely don't mean anything negative by this) so therefore the running/bussing seems to be wearing her out. She is sweating profusely, and it is all but dripping off her face. Not appetizing to consider she has been handling my food and drinks. I've seen her use the back of her hand to wipe it, which made me feel a little gross. She should know that a hanky or quick blot break is more appropriate than being a melting snow cone in the serving business.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kimberly C
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Bristow, Virginia
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637 reviews
459 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“Kids Like It”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012

This is a chain that serves Mongolian BBQ. Here is the drill --- they give you a bowl and then you make your dinner. You choose from several types of protein (chicken, beef, seafood, tofu) and from numerous vegetables. You add the seasoning and choose the sauce. You then take it to the grill and they cook it for you. You also get to decide if you want rice (white, brown or fried) or noodles.the kids love to make their own dinner and decide what veggies they are going to have. They then bring your meal to your seat. Great if you are watching what you eat cause you choose the ingredients. There are also a few items on the menu that you can order if you aren't into making a "bowl". It is not cheap -- still $10 a person per bowl and drinks are $2.50 each (lots of specialty teas and lemonades) but they do have free refrills. The restaurant has a warehouse open ceiling and a concrete floor so it gets very noisy. They do give a free dessert if your child is celebrating a birthday.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Do it yourself, if you're a chef”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2012

Fantastic assortment of meats, veggies, sauces, starches and other ingredients queued up on a Mongolian BBQ! What could go wrong? Me, that's what. I consistently choose things that don't go together well, being seduced by the a la carte self-serve buffet. Or they should go together well, but when they are lumped in a single bowl, then dumped onto the grill, the different ingredients are cooked together, which can ruin some of them. Different items need different attention on the grill, which doesn't seem to happen. I've tried this place 3 or 4 times now, and have never been really satisfied. Might try again, and stick with one of the prescribed "recipes".

Visited February 2012
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