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Dec 8, 2011 07:31 AM

Anyone been to Flat Top Stir-Fry in Birmingham?

The Super Deal is offering a $10-for $20 deal to Flat Top today and I was considering purchasing it--but then checked Urbanspoon and one reviewer (there were only 3) said that Genghis Grill was better except for service.

I know it's only 10 bucks, but we've had enough bad experiences with these restaurants offering coupons that I'd rather go to a better place than waste the time and money on a so-so place.

So, any opinions?

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  1. The coupon may make Flat Top a better deal. It's your basic pile up the raw stuff and some guy cooks it for you place. But Flat Top charges $13 a bowl. The 20 or so sauces to choose or combine are fun. But the raw ingredients aren't that special, compared to what they charge.

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    1. re: Big Daddy

      Gotta agree with BD on this.

      It's another Mongolian grill. You're better off waiting until you're in a city with a Ghengis Khan, going there, and saving four bucks. It's good but nothing special.

      1. re: mahalan

        My SIL threw up for 12 hours after eating here...

        1. re: hlsess

          If your SIL threw up for 12 hours I hope she went to the ER!

          I liked Flat Top the one time we went. I went with the standard steak and vegetables with the sesame teriyaki sauce IIRC that is the name of it.. and brown rice. It was very good, not 'amazing' but a nice lunch and reasonably healthy.