I tried a new chain that's been spring up Genghis Grill. A take on mongolian grills. You get seated and they give you a metal bowl. You take it back and there is a line (or two). Divided up into a meat section, a veggie section, seasoning section and sauce section. The meat had chicken, turkey, beef, sausage, pork, marinated fish, fake crab, pepperoni, shrimp, ham and probably more I don't remember. Something like 10 seasoning mixes, around 30 different veggies, and a whole bunch of different sauces. Just pile whatever combinations of things you want together into your heaping bowl, get the sauces you want in little condiment thingys and give them to the guys who grill everything up. They give you a number and 5 or 10 minutes later it is delivered to you. Pretty good. With tax just over $10 at dinner, a buck or so cheaper at lunch. Unlimited for $3 more. Not bad. Will go back again.
I've been to the I-10 location a few times.
We used to frequent a place called the Mongolian Grill on Richmond just east of Gessner back in the day. Loved it.
Genghis is much nicer and swankier, (full bar even!), but it doesn't have the same kick for me.
I used to get excited when we decided to go to the old place but I just can't get overly enthused about this one. I can't really pinpoint why though. I think the quality of the ingredients is actually better here, but the end result is not as satisfying. (Of course that could be on me, but...)
There's a similar concept on Highway 6 just north of Westheimer. I saw it for the first time last night, but don't recall the name.
I love the you-build-it-we-cook-it-concept, so any other recc's would be appreciated.