bd's Mongolian Grill - Royal Oak

3.8
84 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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JP
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My date and I reserved a table at BD’s and we were seated immediately. Before we knew it we had our bowls and we got up to pick our ingredients. The line to get our food cooked was organized and fast and we had our meals 15 minutes after we arrived. It was excellent

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MN
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience! I would definitely visit again. My bar and table interaction were great

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DE
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

Good Afternoon, In my experience I would say that not only could the service from our server be more accurate and timely also the restaurant was dirty!! garbage everywhere... I know that people get busy however this wasnt the case as the restaurant at that time was pretty empty with multiple dirty tables.

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SK
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very friendly and helpful staff made our dining experience very enjoyable. Thank you to Maddy, our server.

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GT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Have gone there many times over the years, great relaxing place with great food.

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V
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Table was not ready when we arrived. Still had to wait 15 minutes or so. Drinks, rice and tortillas were not at our table when our food was done cooking. Ordered fried rice and got it when we were almost done with dinner. Hard to get drink refills.

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KL
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

We made a reservation for 7pm and our table was not ready. Finally the manger came over and got the ball rolling finally got a table next to a party of 20 or more. This was my daughter birthday dinner and when I went and got my food the cook dropped half of my food on the floor trying to be funny. So I had to go make another bowl and wait for them to cook it while the rest of my party ate. By time I got back everyone was finished so I boxed mine up to go, the next day it tasted terrible so I threw it away.

I was so disappointed, by Wess the waiter tried his best. The manger came over by than it was to late . The manger took 10% off my bill. Sadly I won't return.

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R
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Not really sure why this place is so popular

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KT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The experience was a great one. The manager. Alex, was very helpful despite dealing with several issues while assisting staff.

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ST
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

This place has really gone down hill since they first opened. Their food choices for the grill was very inadequate. Definitely not striving for quality! The grill cooks were far from grill masters! The first bowl I had was burnt, not by choice. Dissatisfied with my first bowl I went for a second and the second bowl was under cooked. Also the place was filthy! I have never seen a more disgusting bathroom! A rest stop bathroom is cleaner! If I didn't have a gift card I needed to use I would NOT have gone.

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m
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The waitress was horrible. She wouldn’t stand still so I could give my complete order. I had to wave her down for refill on water and pop. She seem to have a attitude.
The cook was nice, but not feeling well and I could tell. The food was cooked terribly .
I will never eat here again.

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G
Detroit
89 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We had family visiting from Arizona. Everyone enjoyed their meals but the table service could have been more responsive.

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OT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Hanging out with my Husband on my birthday and wanted to keep it low key because we have plans to go out again on Saturday night!

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PS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was awesome! This place is always fun!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice and fun place to eat.

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c
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

The hostessed seemed very difficult and did not want to seat us in a booth. There was some squabbling between her and the waitress staff as to where we were going to sit. It was around 5 o’clock, and there was maybe three other families in the entire restaurant.
Oddly enough, , we would see most of the waitstaff talking around the bar during our entire visit

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AC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Everything was ok upon arrival.. After we were seated the service started to slow up, glasses stayed empty and empty plates were left on the table for extended periods of time. To top it al off as we were paying the bill the waitress spills a glass of water across my lap.. This all happens at my birthday dinner no less.

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CC
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Didn’t like the fact that the rice was steamed, very bland. Service was outstanding. I wouldn’t say the food was bad but it’s not what I expected.

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C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great- choose your own recipe, grill guys are fun.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience was great and my mom had a wonderful birthday

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e
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

the hostess sat a table right behind us when the entire restaurant was empty, super disappointing and ruined a quick date night. other than that, the guys cooking the food were super nice and talkative.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It was fair.

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LS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had my 40th birthday party there and I enjoyed everything. They handled my seafood allergies with great care will recommend it again.

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AR
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Filthy restaurant. Tables not cleaned, raw food bar very messy and unappealing. I went vegetarian because I was scared of the meat and seafood. Very friendly staff. Our server was excellent with our children.

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

Dane was awesome! The staff was very friendly and the food was amazing!

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L
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The manager and server was awesome! it was for a birthday party with many people and everyone was satisfied for their first time There.

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RP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

All of the ingredients were fresh and the grillers were excellent personalities. Soups we ok but they are not the reason to be here. Server was attentive and friendly. Will be back when again in the area.

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CC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

My family loves going to Mongolian BBQ. We enjoy the atmosphere and the food. It is one of our favorites. The waitress was fantastic and responsive, and the grillers are always entertaining.

My only complaint this time around was how they handled the OpenTable reservation. My reservation was for 7 pm and we arrived right on time. The manager asked me if I made the reservation that day. When I said yes, she told me that reservations made within 24 hours go on to the waiting list and I would have about a half hour wait. This seems odd to me and defeats the purpose of OpenTable in the first place. I had some "hangry" kids on my hands as we waited longer than we should have had to.

Fortunately, this is the first time I have experienced this. I hope they correct their policy because I would hate to stop going there (I can't risk having to wait for tables when I have the kids in tow).

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the chef, our group had an amazing experience here.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Staff was overwhelmed and not doing any thing for the 30+ people standing in the door waiting for any type of service. We walked out without any type of explanation after 30 min of standing around. As we left we saw 7 empty but not cleared booths. Love BDs but tonight was a bust.

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

My birthday waitress had a very snobby attitude I did
Not like it at all it was very unorganized as welll

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CB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

This place is ok. It is basically serve yourself, as long as someone remembers to bring you a bowl. You make your own food, you take it to the grill, some guys grill it while you watch doing some corny things or singing to get a tip, then you take your food back to your table. The servers bring rice and drinks. It was just too loud. The guys on the grill carry on quite a bit. It is kid friendly for sure. This place is ok just to pick your own food. To have conversations or some quieter time, this is not your place. Wine is a bit pricey. Again, I love my food, because I made it. This place is ok.

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RD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first trip to BD's in Royal Oak, and they did an excellent job of taking care of my date and I.
It was our first date, and we stayed for a very long time, and the server (Blake) was very kind and patient with us for staying so long talking. The food was very good, and the beer was cold, so it made for an excellent overall experience!

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HL
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

You will like the food because you prep the ingredients.

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C
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome very nice place to go when you need a peace of mind...from kids lol 🙆🏽‍♀️💆🏽‍♀️💃🏽

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SA
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Fast and friendly service! Popped in before a comedy show with friends and left full!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Yummy as usual. I have picky kids and I love to see them eat everything on their plates!!

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R
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Food was average at best but our kid loves it! Always want to celebrate his birthday here. Our server Dane was awesome!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The salad bar needs to be refreshed ... I had to pick out the good spinach, because most were old and soggy leaves.

The waitress might have been new. It took her a while to get us drinks and didn't quite explain well the directions on how to get the food. Also a tip...to get a water pitcher to a table of 5 or more (especially when the waitress doesn't visit very often).

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PS
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went there for our daughter's birthday. The server that we had was excellent. We had a 3 and a 4 year old in the party and she took everything in stride. The salad bar was lacking but you really don't go to B.D. 's Mongolian BBQ for the salad. I have a food allergy and they treated it seriously, which I appreciated. Always a good people watching venue. The "chefs " were interactive and fun, even with our little ones.

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