Although called a Mongolian restaurant, this is actually a Taiwanese phenomenon that has spread around the world. Basically it's an all-you-can-eat meat-heavy barbecue, where the food is cooked up on great big flat metal plates before your eyes. You basically pick what you want, hand it over to the cook, and he fries it up right there in front of you.
It's actually fun, quick, tasty and can be survived by vegetarians due to the great choice of ingredients on offer. The number of meats on offer is impressive. All the usual suspects, plus a variety of the less than usual, including various game meat. In a real Mongolian restaurant you'd expect horse on the menu, and despite the Taiwanese origins the Mongolian BBQ doesn't disappoint in this regard.
This was incredible. We each paid about 4,800 forints for an all-you-can-eat, all-you-can-drink extravaganza. This price included a main course, starter, dessert and drinks.
The atmosphere was stylish and relaxed, fairly upper-brow but still comfortable enough for us crusty youths to feel completely at home. We were seated next to an exuberant fountain which was the center-piece of the outdoor seating area. With a reservation I presume we could have sat inside, but this didn't taint the experience whatsoever as the outdoor seating area is still covered and tastefully decorated-it took us a while to realise that we were actually outside. :)
Myself and the group of friends that I was travelling with were all craving a decent meal after weeks and weeks of bleak supermarket grub...the Mongolian Barbeque answered our prayers!
We each had at least 7 courses including 2 starters, 2 or 3 "main" courses and 2 desserts. The food was just divine, the salad bar spectacular and the service impeccable.
An English-speaking lady waited on us all night and didn't bat an eyelid when we asked for the sixth jug of wine..
The buffet comprised of a vast and varied selection of salad foods (including greek salad, quails eggs, pasta..), and the drinks included in the price were standard white, red or rose wine and beer. The actual barbeque itself was especially impressive with a wide choice of different styles and beasts to devour. You pick your meat (raw) from a trolley then gave it to the chefs to grill in front of you. Definitely a highlight of the evening! Everything from horse-meat, veal, lamb kebabs and steak was on offer. It was marvelous; highly recommended!
Favorite Dish: Mmmm the marinated, skewered lamb was especially good.
Mongolian barbecue has a buffet dinner which consists of appetizers, soups, salads, main courses and grills. Compared to Trofea which is my favorite, the quality is quite satisfactory, but the variety of food is not as wide as Trofea. Still you can enjoy a nice dinner in this restaurant just like we did with my friends.
Favorite Dish: The buffet food is good in quality, just the variety is not enough.
i imust say one of the must in budapest, nice atmosphere with kind stuff and everything you could expect from a marvelous restaurant, though there is a health risk, not because of the bad quality in this case but the very delicious and unlimited food :) enjoy