The chefs at HuHot Mongolian Grill stand around a giant, round grill, preparing sizzling heaps of stir-fry. Unlike at other restaurants, every serving is different because, instead of the kitchen staff, the customer preps each bowl. The bowls may be brimming with chopped vegetables, seafood, and noodles, or they may be composed entirely of water chestnuts. The spice level of each dish varies based on the eater's preferences; MSG-free sauces range from barbecue to sweet teriyaki to five-alarm Kung Pao Yow! Since HuHot Mongolian Grill is an all-you-can-eat affair, diners get the chance to mix and match different ingredients with each trip to the grill.
Cuisine Type: Authentic Chinese food
Number of Tables: 50+
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Shredded Pork and Kung Pao Chicken
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes
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Chinese food has been to this country for so long that it blended into people's everyday life and a lot of dishes have been modified by American flavor. Different from most other Chinese restaurants in town, while keeping the taste great, we try to make our food as close as their original appeal.
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