- David Boyk
Are there any good and cheap, or, failing that, good *or* cheap Mongolian BBQ places in Berkeley? Or elsewhere in the East Bay or San Francisco? At home in LA, I'm a big fan of Mongols on Gayley in Westwood, and I liked the place on Wilshire and Bundy that closed a few years ago, but I haven't been able to find a replacement up here.
There is one in Alameda on Park St. Hot Pot City on College ave in Berkeley is sort of do it yourself mongolian... There is also one half a block east of the Grand Lake Theatre in Oakland. All of these are forgettable in my humble.... I miss the Ulan Bator in San Mateo, that was good stuff.
Can we expand the thread to the whole bay? The only other one I know of is Col. Lees in Mountain View, also only OK, but better than the ones I mentioned above. I love good Mongolian Barbeque!!! 8^;
The place on Park in Alameda is Genghis Khan. I think, used to be a Col. Lee's franchise (as did the, possibly late, Khayyam's Chelo Kabab on Solano). G.K. was a useful little Chinese buffet for a few years, and retained the Mongolian design-your-own-and-watch-us-cook-it feature. Went back a couple months ago and it is a total loss, few selections, not fresh, didn't taste good. Waste of a lunchtime.
The Genghis Khan in Castro Valley is still pretty decent, though. Good selection of well-prepared foods, heavy on the seafood. Decent Chinese lunch-buffet all-you-can-eat sushi, freshly made. I like the whole, in the shell, prawns. No Mongolian barbecue, though.
In the strip mall at the southwest corner of Redwood Road and Castro Valley Blvd.