Armed with a do-it-yourself attitude, Mongolian barbecue is known for inspiring diners to construct three-tier birdhouses out of toothpicks, knit sweaters in under an hour, and host a show on the History Channel all while designing a delicious meal. Make your own masterpiece with today's Groupon to The Mongolie Grill, with locations on Calgary Trail and 109 Street.
The Mongolie Grill's build-a-bowl approach to food gives you all the fun of cauldron-based sorcery, minus the risk of summoning the shade of an ancestor and getting scolded for not washing the cauldron first. Bowls are priced depending on weight, with a half bowl running between $8 and $12, a three-quarters bowl between $13 and $18, and a full bowl anywhere from $19 to $30. A bountiful bowl begins with a choice from more than 15 garden-fresh vegetables, additions of fresh meat and seafood, and completion with one or more of the specialty sauces made from scratch. Designated grill masters then transform your conceptual stir-fry into steaming sustenance and add accompaniments of soup, steamed rice, and mu shu wraps.
A spacious dining area, open cooking station, and warmly coloured walls create a sleek, comfortable atmosphere, akin to aerodynamic pajamas. The friendly staff aids in any questions concerning sauces, vegetables, or attempts to eat lightning.
TripAdvisors give The Mongolie Grill a 3.5-star average rating, and 64% of more than 100 Urbanspooners like it. Though Yelpers were concerned about the price, they enjoyed the stir-fry, giving it a 2.5-star average rating:
The Mongolie Grill
At The Mongolie Grill, a sponsor of the Edmonton Oilers and a preferred restaurant of the team, patrons orchestrate their own stir-fried feasts of fresh vegetables, succulent meats, and 18 different sauces made from scratch, including sweet coconut, peanut, and spicy thai varieties. Spatula-wielding cooks flip diners' custom meals across the sizzling grill, then escort them to tables along with steaming bowls of jasmine or brown rice and house-made soup. To accompany each bowl, patrons can sip from an all-Canadian wine list that includes vintages from Sandhill, Peller Estates, and Gray Monk Estate.
The warm hues of sunset collide with sleek metal accents and bold geometric artwork in The Mongolie Grill's interior, dominated by the huge circular grill in the center. Dinner conversation takes place over white tablecloths or within cozy booths, which are also ideal settings for five-minute naps.