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Mongolian BBQ

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There used to be this awesome Mongolian BBQ on Hollywood Blvd. near Western, after the earthquake and the Metro rail started they where gone. I remeber the wacky lady who ran it said the had another palce in the valley somewhere. Does anyone know what i am talking about????
HELP ME find some great Mongolian BBQ. Scott

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  1. I have two Mongolian restaurants in my hopelessly out-of-date database.

    The first is Golden Lion Mongol's BBQ in Pasadena. The other is Silver Wing, in Alhambra, which, from what I gather is not a BBQ restaurant per se but technically Mongolian in a Chinese kind of way.

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    1. re: Bob Brooks

      In the 99 Ranch Market shopping center on Wolfe Road. They have the restaurant reviews of their Alhambra location on the wall. The place on Hollywood Blvd. was simply named Mongolian Barbecue.

      1. re: Chandavkl

        I'm glad Silver Wing is still around, even if it's nowhere near me. It was a wonderful Yangchow-style restaurant--nothing like Mongolian!--with great regional dumplings made with things like pine needles and minced eel, a good version of the regional dish of chicken, ham and pressed tofu julienned and tossed with soy, and the best cats' ears noodles anywhere.

        1. re: Pepper

          I miss Silver Wing that was in the mall right near New and Valley. Also miss the old 3-6-9 that was there, great ginkgo dish they had, served over a spirit lamp. I believe the pine-needle Yangzhou-style dumpling is just a poetic name, and it had pine nuts as I recall. Must make a sidetrip to Cupertino if I go to the Bay Area. Thanks for the update.

          1. re: jerome

            The exact address is 10885 N. Wolfe Road, though you have to find it inside of a pretty large shopping center that probably has a dozen Chinese restaurants in it. The center is located a few blocks north of Stevens Creek Blvd., and just before you cross into Sunnyvale.

    2. I remember the Mongolian BBQ on Hollywood Blvd. Dark, dank, dingy, smokey. I was a regular there. I'm glad it moved on before having to be subjected to Joel Grover's fascist inquisition.

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      1. re: 2chez mike

        I grew up going to that Mongolian barbecue. That "wacky" lady would regularly not give us kids drinks if she thought we misbehaved. She knew we liked it spicy and liked to watch us squirm.

        And actually, she was caught on videotape getting closed down by the health department. That was by some pre-Channel 2 pioneer of shock television.

        I always thought a C health rating was a guarantee of good food.

      2. Does anyone know a place like this in Las Vegas,Nevada?

        1. If you or anyone else is still looking, search on this board for the description of Pan Asia Mongolian BBQ in Costa Mesa. The best.

          1. There is a dingy but GREAT mongolian place in the Valley - on Corbin and Vanowen or Victory or something like that... in a little strip mall plaza. So good and all you can eat!

            1. Mogo's on Moorpark and Van Nuys right by the In n Out in Sherman Oaks. Been there for decades. Ok for what it is.

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              1. re: cdub

                Second rec for Mogo's - been going there for years. Nice dining room, friendly staff and the food is always good - they do a great job on the accompanyments (soup, appetizers, etc.) as well.

                1. re: HastaLaPasta

                  Mogo's is the only place I go to right now for Mongolian BBQ. Certainly no replacement for the one in Hollywood but the food is decent. They use the soup and either fried shrimp or eggrolls to fill you up fast so you don't go back for to many bowls. I have been going there for at least 20 years now and do recommend it for those who need their fix which for me is at least once a month.

                  1. re: Hughlipton

                    I agree with you on using the appetizers to fill you up, but its not so bad and the eggroll./shrimp is yummy. The only real culprit is the bread, which even though it seems small, is REALLY dense. I learned only to eat it after I had had enough of the buffet.

                    1. re: HastaLaPasta

                      I'm not sure whether you know or not but you tear the top of the roll off leaving it looking like a cigarette pack and then stuff your mongolian BBQ into the roll. You are right though, because they are dense and filling. I try to avoid having more than one and then only some of the times. And then let's not forget the rice. I just love Mongolian BBQ and a couple of buds and I will bring heavy red wines which they allow us to open. I'm pretty sure they charge us corkage but I don't know how much because the bill is always written in Chinese.

              2. Big Wok in Manhattan Beach is pretty pretty good.

                Big Wok Mongolian BBQ
                250 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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                1. re: wienermobile

                  I agree. My dad introduced me to the one in Hollywood ages ago; probably in the '60s. I think that Big Wok (even though it's much cleaner and brighter) is a worthy successor.

                  1. re: Tony Miller

                    Man I use to go to the Hollywood MBBQ about once a week with my old GF.
                    We use to love that place small, dank crazy lady with great people watching.

                    I think one side of the space was made of brick which probably didn't fair to well after the quake.

                    I've been to that one in Redondo on the funky meter it rates a zero but the food was fine and the servers were nice. Reminded me of a Salad Garden type restaurant.

                    The one in the valley near the In and Out does have some funk but it's not cozy like that old Hollywood one.

                    When I drive by Ord noodle house it reminds of the Hollywood Mongolian BBQ because it looks similar to the space it was in. RIP

                2. oh and one more in Sherman Oaks! at Van Nuys and Ventura called Mogo's

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                  1. re: Kvguzman

                    It's on Vanowen and Corbin, Called King's.
                    What makes speciall, is the biscuit served with meal.
                    It's great to stuff the BBQ in the hollow biscuit.

                  2. If you want to stay in the city for Mongolian BBQ, there's a place in Silverlake on Sunset called Gobi. It's pretty good and they have some items that you don't typically find at typical Mongolian BBQ joints like shitake mushrooms. It's a bit on the pricey side but it might fix your craving.

                    Mongolian BBQ
                    317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013