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Nov 15, 2001 05:46 PM

Mongolian BBQ

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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.

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  1. 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^;

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    1. re: Bung
      Shelly Wallace

      The one on Grand in Oakland closed.
      It's a faux-Chinese place now. It's even more forgettable.

      1. re: Bung
        Shep aka 2 Cheap Hungry Guys

        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.

        1. re: Bung
          Kathleen Mikulis

          The Hot Pot City is on University in Berkeley - not College.