Top Ames Restaurants
1620 S Kellogg Ave #103
Restaurant - Mongolian
2.7/5 with 12 votes
8 User Reviews & Comments
June 14, 2013
I don‘t know why this place is still in business. The buffet is terrible, especially compared to King Buffet across the street. Every time I have been in there it has been very dirty and the food is pretty bad. The whole buffet set up is weird, there is roast beef, garlic bread, sushi, mongolian grill, etc. I wish they would do one thing well instead of a bunch of bad food piled together.
May 15, 2013
Really frustrating not to have anyone that speaks English well enough to complain to! I‘ve went there & ordered the buffet since they opened & have always enjoyed their tempura sushi-they‘ve fried us an entire sushi roll & brought it to our table or asked me to pick out sushi for them to tempura! Recently, I went there for lunch & was told they only have that at dinner time. So last night I took my friend there for his first time to try the tempura sushi & was told "we don‘t have that today!" It‘s SO infuriating to go somewhere to eat something SPECIFIC & they never have it anymore! And I asked while paying if there was anyone I could speak to that understands English well & was told "no" about that too! So I think my if my reason for going will never be there, there‘s no reason for me to go or take my friends ever again!!! UUGGHH!
November 16, 2011
only for the grill, never for the buffet.
October 29, 2011
Food is mediocre. Hu Hot (in Ankeny and Des Moines) has a far better quality Mongolian grill. Buffet food is also low quality here. Service is consistently poor. We began to suspect that the server was not returning our original drinking glasses to each of us, and was mixing them up between guests at our table. As an experiment, we marked our glasses discretely, and watched to see what would happen. It quickly became obvious that our server did not keep track of drinking glasses; there were three of us with Diet Coke -- our markings showed that two of us got each other‘s glasses, and one of us got a glass from a different table, with a used straw. Disgusting.
October 7, 2011
This place is bottom barrel buffet. Even the Mongolian grill portion leaves you wanting better quality ingrediants. Pluses: A lot of food for Cheap, Green Tea Ice Cream that you can sneak out for later, pretty good sushi bar. Negative: CRAP food quality, especially the "american" food choices, Sticky booths, messy mongolian buffet area, Horrible salad bar.
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October 5, 2011
This place is amazing. Great price, very friendly staff. Its a buffet so sometimes you will have stuff that, well needs replaced, and other food that‘s fresh and great. Remember its a buffet. As for cross contamination of the other person comment on here? If your that worried bout it why you even go to a "BUFFET" every buffet has cross contamination. Hello???
Who hasn‘t taken ranch dressing then drop it in the french by mistake. As for the grill those guys are pro‘s. I know I‘d not be over that 2 ton solid iron 500 degree chunk of metal all day grilling. At least here you can see what they do. WHo knows what those other places due in the back with your food.
If you like seafood, you can def save money going here, on the right nights, weekends, they have it. Its great. Specially on crab legs.
Remember is a buffet, and it will be plus and minus. But all in all. This place is one we go to weekly.
August 23, 2011
Grill has good food. They could do a better job of keeping things clean. Buffet is like every other buffet. Some things are good if you find it fresh, some are not so good and usually because it‘s been sitting out for 20 or 30 minutes. All in all, a good value. Especially if you take advantage of their lunch special. Very friendly, efficient staff!
July 31, 2011
Well, I have eaten here many times, despite some poor experiences, but as of now I must say I will not go back. The biggest reasons lie in their lack of cleanliness and care for the buffet items (proper heating, length of time on the line, etc). The Grill itself is quite good, but for someone with allergies like me, despite assurances that I could eat certain things, there is too high a risk of cross contamination, and the staff are not educated to handle people with food allergies. Buffet items are average to poor, the all-you-can-eat Sushi is novel, but also average. I may still bring my own sauces (which I have done before) and just have them fry me up some meat and veg, but the rest I cannot trust.
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