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PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$10
CUISINES
Mongolian, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 17 July 2021

Have enjoyed this place in past . But tonight was very dissatisfied. Brought my 83, 81 yo parents in for supper tonight. One trip through line. Dad not feeling good by time food cooked and ate very little. Asked for three take home boxes. One...for each of us. I had no left overs but knew dad’s would not fit into one little box as his had extra moisture in it and didn’t want it all over car.. Emily our waitress said she could only give two as my food gone. I asked why and she stated it’s a hard rule. We asked for manager she brought another guy with no name tag on who said the same. He offered to put dad’s food back on grill to absorb some more of the moisture????!!! I asked for card of who I could call next. Given card for general manager and called. Jim was in restaurant??!!!! Not same guy that was with Emily. Said same thing, one box.no exceptions. I won’t be back…the thought of putting someone’s food back on grill grosses me out. If that doesn’t bother you ..don’t eat all your food so you can have a box for the elderly gentleman next to you who got ill and didn’t eat his food and wants to bring it home.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 24 April 2021

Outstanding dining experience at Mongo's Grill in St. Cloud, MN today! Harmony greeted us with a tour to explain the food bar and grill along with choosing your meal plan. She was friendly and helpful. Mongo's Grill is sensitive and educated with understanding persons who...have food allergies. The grill masters clean the grill, if necessary, before cooking food for customers with food allergies. The food is fresh, cooked while you wait, and succulent especially with the variety of sauces, sides, and oils. The restaurant is clean and attractive. The atmosphere is comfortable and inviting. The manager, Jim Howard, was especially appreciated for abiding by the mask mandate while respecting Federal Law about those who have health exemptions to the mask mandate. He has empathy for employees who work over a hot grill while being forced to wear masks. Many are seeing through the deception of the "pandemic" and the needless medical tyranny. Many have decided to give their money to businesses that respect employees and customers who have medical needs. Many prefer medical choice rather than a forced Nazi-like hostile environment for employees and customers. I, for one, no longer shop at the Nazi-like tyrannical business establishments. I look forward, definitely, to my next dining experience at Mongo's Grill. There is nothing better than a business that respects human dignity, health, empathy, communication, common sense, and constitutional rights.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 August 2020

I visited during Covid, precautions were taken and very clean. I love the idea of using the recipes that are provided as I am not a good cook. They were nice enough to give me an extra bowl as I shared it with my son...outside at neighboring Cherry berry tables as we needed dessert too. :)More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 9 February 2020

You pick out your own ingredients and the food is cooked in front of you. Grill team is fun and interactive!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 3 December 2019

This place impresses me every time. Very good food! I love the noodles and the beef. Everything just tastes so good.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 23 October 2019

I went here once with my partner at the time and decided we would never come here again. Well years later, some friends of mine invited me to dinner and this was their choice so I went. So over the course of four years I...have been here three times and my experience was the same, just to give some perspective. The food itself was very poor quality. It tasted as if it were freeze dried and bland. The service was akin to a high school cafeteria. Pile up your ingredients into a tiny bowl and stand around a grill as you watch your food being cooked. Then walk your food back to your table in a balancing act. The word that keeps coming to mind when I think of this place is "gross." As a self service buffet, inevitably a lot of ingredients will get mixed in with others at the bins, but the fact that one needs to pack in as much food as possible to get as much bang for their buck means that you will see a lot of bowls overflowing with noodles. The prices were absolutely outrageous for what you are paying. If you want a good experience with this style of restaurant, go to Ghengis Grill. The nearest one is in Eagan as of this writing. I have been to that one and one in Killeen, Texas and it was excellent every time. Disclaimer, I am vegan, and the options at Mongo's are vegan friendly and for the most part, ingredients are labeled as such. I also do not work for a competitor of Mongo's. I simply know what I like and do not like. I tell everyone who likes Mongo's that there are better options out there. The restaurant has the advantage of being the only one of its kind in the area, but that is not enough to keep me coming back. I am willing to make the trip to a competitor for a better all around experience.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 20 October 2019 via mobile

Always good! I takes a little getting used to, picking out your own ingredients but it makes it way more fun!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 31 July 2019

very good and all items are fresh and great tasting,,just dont think it needs to be so dam exspensive,we had a buy one get one voucher,and it still cost 18.00 ,now thats quite a bit for ONE bowl.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 23 July 2019 via mobile

My sister has always told me how good this place was so being home on vacation they took me to eat. It was a little over whelming at first since I didn't know what to do. So you get a bowl and fill it with...vegetables then meat then noodles on top, then add sauce and oils. It looked a big mess, lol. Then you hand it over to the people manning the big round grill who then stir fry it all together. So if you make a bad choice in the ingredients your stuck I guess. But mine turned out extremely good. It was fun deciding what you wanted and then you get a bowl of either white rice or fried. Way more than I could eat. Highly recommend this place for a fun and delicious place to visit.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

Always good food. This place is fun, we especially like coming in a group. Everyone can pick and chops the exact veggies, meat and noodles they want. Add sauces and spice and you have your meal exactly how you like it. Bring your mile high...pile of ingredients to the grill and they cook it right in front of you. You have an option to add rice and an egg. We drive an hour to go here.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Judie M
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Response from Marilyn J | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about the gluten free as I don't have a problem with gluten.
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Judie M
14 January 2018|
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Response from FamilyMan4_2017 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Lydia K | Reviewed this property |
Yep they do! Easy labeling of items too!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mongo's Grill

Yes, Mongo's Grill offers takeaway services.

Mongo's Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4