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Tracey Feb 14, 2003 01:36 PM

Having a hard time finding Mongolian BBQ places in LA. We live in the Larchmont area. Any recommendations? Thanks.

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    elisha RE: Tracey Feb 14, 2003 03:04 PM

    there is one in westwood that is ok. it's on the street just to the west of westwood bl in the village. not as good as col. lee's in hollywood, alas.

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      Emme RE: Tracey Feb 14, 2003 03:59 PM

      If you want to hop on the 101 West and get off at Van Nuys, there's Mogo's Mongolian BBQ in the same little shopping center as In'N'Out, right next door to Crown Books.

      Unfortunately, one of the best is in the heart of the valley in Granada Hills, I believe. My ex-stepfather used to take us there. It was called King's, but I can't remember exactly where it was.

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        Eric RE: Emme Feb 14, 2003 04:06 PM

        King's Mongolian BBQ is in Northridge on Reseda Blvd. near Plummer.

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          moviebob RE: Emme Feb 15, 2003 01:49 PM

          There are two Kings Mongolian BBQ's....

          Reseda Blvd 5 Blks North of Nordoff, on the West Side of the Street. 9545 Reseda Blvd in Northridge, and at 19652 Vanowen St at Corbin on Reseda. Both are really great! The "pocket bread is addictive, my kids will sit down to several plates of it if I let them!

          And where else can you actually decide every ingredient that goes into your hot prepared dish?

          And for those of you who are trying to eat healthy, did you know you can OMIT all Oil, from Mongolian BBQ,and stick with hot sauces/currys, and eliminate the majority of the fat? There is enough "oil" floating on the huge WOK to cook all your food SANS any additional oil for most meals... So you CAN have your "cake" & and eat Mongolian too!

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            Emme RE: moviebob Feb 15, 2003 03:42 PM

            Actually, if you choose no sauces at all (if you're really watching your fats and carbs), they'll use water to effectively steam your food. It actually tastes pretty good just steamed, and you can add soy sauce or mustard afterwards. Also, if you ask nicely (as I do because I don't eat red meat), they'll clean the wok off for you before they cook yours. They have to do this after every so many bowls anyway, why not after yours? Then you're guaranteed a healthy meal.

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            Marvin RE: Emme Feb 22, 2007 08:59 AM

            I second the rec for Mogos.... my all time favorite Mongolian BBQ place.

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            habfish RE: Tracey Feb 14, 2003 10:21 PM

            i recommend as very good and casual the place in Westchester on Manchester. Again, sorry I don't remember the name, but it's on the south side of the street in a light bluish corner mall east of Lincoln by about a mile. Nice sesame breads, too.

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              Tari RE: habfish Feb 15, 2003 02:10 PM

              3 Flames Mongolian BBQ?
              I think that is what you are referring to.
              Very good food and I agree the bread is yummy too!

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                westsidegal RE: Tari Feb 21, 2007 05:21 PM

                if you are willing to travel as far south as 3 flames, i'd recommend gutting up, and going down to manhattan beach to BIG WOK (sepulveda blvd south of manhattan beach blvd).
                the food at BIG WOK is much better imho.
                also, i've had the 3 flames folk try to limit the amount of tofu i can have in my dish. imho i should be allowed to control the ratio of veggies to tofu in my dish--after all i'm the one who's eating it. also, since i don't have meat or poultry in my mongolian bbq, it's not as if i'm trying to 'break the bank' on their costs. . . .

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              YANKELOVER RE: Tracey Feb 21, 2007 03:14 PM

              Tried this place yesterday,was beyond horrible,which explains why we were the only ones there.be advised,theres no buffet that usually goes with the Mongolian Bar bq as most places have,It is $16.95 per person for stale chicken.filthy shrimp and stale beef and lamb,along with stale vegables and a mongalian bar bq chef who cant understand english.This was the worst Mongolain barbq i have ever had,and ive had them everywhere.Terrible

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                Das Ubergeek RE: YANKELOVER Feb 21, 2007 03:18 PM

                Which place are you kvetching about?

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                chuck RE: Tracey Feb 21, 2007 08:49 PM

                If you are going to travel to Northridge there is also LA Buffet on Nordhoff across from the mall. They have Mongolian BBQ and an entire chinese buffet. On the weekends they have lots of seafood dishes.

                1. SIMIHOUND RE: Tracey Feb 21, 2007 08:59 PM

                  Kings on Reseda is horrible. I have been a few times. On my last visit when I went to get my meats and veggies it was a horrible dirty mess at the food bar. There were oils and sauces all over the place. I asked them to clean it up and they acted like it was a big bother. Every time I go the employees are nasty. I will never return.

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                    jauntygirl RE: Tracey Feb 21, 2007 09:18 PM

                    I am probably going to be laughed at mercilessly for this, but the Mongolian BBQ in the Chandler Dining Hall on the CalTech campus is surprisingly good! It's got a good selection of very fresh ingredients, including lamb and shrimp, and lots of great vegetables; good choice of oils, sauces and other condiments, and it's really reasonably priced. No, wait - it's flat out CHEAP. But let me make it clear - I'm not saying the Monglolian BBQ was good for the price; I'm saying it's out and out good. That it's cheap is just a nice addition.

                    CalTech was one of my clients and when I was on campus, I'd often eat there. Not sure where Larchmont is, but if it's near Pasadena, I'd definitely check out the Mongolian BBQ on campus. MUCH better than 3 Flames, IMHO.

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                      SauceSupreme RE: jauntygirl Feb 21, 2007 10:25 PM

                      I'm so pleased as to how the dining scene at Caltech has improved since my days there. Chef Andre Mallie has done a great job.

                      By the way, Chandler was doing the whole self-service kiosk well before uWink and actually had good food to go with it.

                      It is little known that food on campus used to be completely provided by the nearby Burger Continental. Fast forward today to Citrus in Avery, the revamped Chandler and the always venerable Athanaeum (and Rathskeller!) and it's easy to get excited about it.

                      Also, as a student, spring began when the Student Life vans brought over boxes upon boxes of strawberry donuts from Donut Man.

                      But unfortunately, Larchmont is just north of K-Town, south of Hollywood, but I know I'll be sure to hit them up next time I'm back at my old stomping grounds.

                      I might even try and get my old frisbee off the roof.

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