bd's Mongolian Grill - Ann Arbor

4.3
72 reviews
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Since 1992, bd’s Mongolian Grill has been delivering unique, interactive dining experiences that set us apart from the competition and has made us the world’s number one Create Your Own Stir-Fry restaurant concept.

Focusing on giving guests a plethora of options, we have created a growing band of loyal customers that believe passionately about their ability to take charge of their own dining experience. Our “Stir It Up, Your Way!” philosophy gives guests ownership in choosing their own ingredients from a great variety of choice meats & seafood, fresh vegetables, crisp salads, and flavor-packed sauces and spices that are Always Market Fresh. The food is then prepared by expert grillers on a 500° 7-foot grill.
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CK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

A very loud environment. Not good for adult groups and conversation. Service was just okay and food quality wasn’t satisfactory to me. And I found a bug in my salad.

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NN
Northern MI
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was S-L-O-W by the waitress. Looked understaffed.

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Walked in 15 minutes before our reservation. Waited 45 minutes as they proceeded to seat people that arrived after us without reservations. Finally questioned the hostess, we had been deleted from the queue after checking in. If we had not said anything......

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m
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

The only reason we come here is because my kids love it. I hate having to create my own food then stand there and watch it be cooked instead of chatting and relaxing with my company. And no matter what I put into the bowl, the grill always ends up leaving it taste like burnt.

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S
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Server was very nice. The staff seems a little confused about allergy bowls. Had to ask the server to find the bowl after waiting a while. Lettuce in the salad bar was soaking wet, not sure why.

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SD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Accommodating and a fun night out with friends !! Good mixed drinks and beer selection

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LF
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was great as usual! Can always change up the dishes so you have a different meal every time. My husband likes Spicey and I like all the vegetable choices.

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LE
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Not exactly sure what is Mongolian about the food, but it’s a tasty and different way to present stir fry.

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JS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We were with young children who didn't eat much but it was expensive. Not at all as good as before, when we dined there. It was game day but not real busy. Didn't know we were charged by the bowl instead of unlimited for the price. Not impressed this time.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The waitress was gone a little too long, which there were only 4 costumers there. But the other people made up for it. The service was amazing and the food was exceptional.

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N
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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s
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We drove in from Kalamazoo specifically for my daughter's 14th birthday. The grill staff were FANTASTIC- making a special trip to our table to sing. Our waiter was a little slow but overall a GREAT night!

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a large group!

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DS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service left much to be desired. Waitress and host stand filled with folks who don't seem motivated.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food. The guy behind the cooking was funny and great with the crowd.

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JS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Niece’s Birthday

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PP
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good choices were good. Weeknights are
Considerably less crowded than weekend

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Low key restaurant with friendly service

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SB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The staff is all so friendly! The cooks are very entertaining. I tried the egg rolls with some yum yum sauce, they were soooo good! There are many delicious options to create your own meal. Salad bar is pretty basic, but there is always a couple special soup selections.

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OT
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

We dined here with our teenage daughter and her friends for a birthday meal. I guess this setting is appealing to kids but as an adult with a discriminating palate, this didn’t appeal to me at all. First, nearly every sauce and most spices contain MSG, a sure sign of cheap food.

Next, the serve yourself style isn’t really my thing given the germ passing through touching and handling.
Once I finally figured out a combo with as few nasty additives, my food was cooked in between two other orders, one with sausage that kept making its way to mind and the other, fish. I hate fish. And I don’t want fish in my food. It was all over my food.
Good beer selection, margaritas at 6 bucks are ok, super syrupy bottled mix.
All in all, this is a place for hungry overeaters. This isn’t the place for anyone with any kind of culinary taste or discretion. My motto, friends don’t let friends eat at BD’s Mongolian BBQ. You’re welcome.

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MH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ability to design a new dish every time I come here without having to clean up is a big draw. There are lots of healthy options.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had plenty of room for my friends and me to eat! Everything was set up and ready to go right when we got there! I would definitely recommend going here for any type of occasion.

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I took my 17 year old grandson. It's a best bet with those who have a healthy appetite.

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L
Detroit
104 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BD's Mongolian never disappoints! I've celebrated a few birthday meals here now. Great location. Great service. The guys on the grill are always hilarious. Highly recommend for large parties...they have lots of seating. Food ingredients are fresh.

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K
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I was quite disappointed in my latest experience at Mongolian BBQ, Ann Arbor. Our waiter, unfortunately, was not attentive at all. It took 15 minutes after we sat down to even get a water/drink order, another ten minutes to get the specialty drink. Throughout the meal, never checked for drink/water refills. Please note, it was on a Tuesday evening, and it was NOT busy.

My boyfriend was very disappointed that they no longer offer calamari as a meat option, as that's all he eats there (I am not sure the last time he was there, but it was new news to him). He decided to try the steak instead, and found multiple pieces of bones within the steak after taking several bites. One bite, he chomped in to a piece of bone that hurt his tooth. After that, he no longer was interested in eating. So a waste of $15 for food he didn't eat.

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OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Tables were crammed difficult to get in and out of

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff friendly and courteous, I really enjoyed dining here, my 9 year old grandson ate everything on his plate, lighting was great.

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MM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Meal was good as usual I miss the Calamari on the buffet, I was looking forward and they always have it

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OT
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good as always. Service was good.

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M
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have a severe food allergy and the server was wonderful and very accomodating didn't act bothered or like I was a nuiscence the service and food was amazing we will be back and I will recommend this place to others

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Grabbing dinner before a concert in Ann Arbor. Food was tasty as always, though it’s relatively expensive to take the whole family out to dinner here.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fun and convenient dining experience. Variety of selection to choose from with very affordable price.

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ST
Detroit
145 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a Friday before a football game, so I am glad that we were able to get there and get a table for the four of us. Two of us are die hard Ann Arbor/U-M Wolverine fans, and BDs Mongolian Barbecue never disappoints.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The waiter was very good. He returned very often without being asked.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I always enjoy eating here its one of my favorites. Sometimes the waiters could use a lil help. First after we made our bowls we had to wait to find the waitress to aak for rice and tortilla shell and then she brought put cold rice and shells. I don't complain much when I am there you never know what someone could do with it when they are in the back. I prefer to take it out of the tip.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Kids really enjoyed the grill "gang" and of course the Gong.

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HR
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I enjoyed Mongo. The food was fresh, the food line was kept full and clean and the strategy the grill had for lining up diner's was organized and intuitive.
Meat was overcooked on two visits to the grill, otherwise, everything was perfect.

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K
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Normally we love bd's but this visit was awful. The service was slow to non existent. It was hot in the restaurant. I had an allergy bowl but something happened and I had a reaction to my dinner. My friend's bowl wasn't cooked enough and she ended up not feeling well. Very disappointed in this experience

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The only complaint was there were no ramen noodles on bar like they have had for dinner long yellow ones

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PP
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Still a cool place after so many years. Fun food options, but be careful.

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