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AJ's Mongolian BBQ

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9620 N Metro Pkwy W, Phoenix, AZ 85051-1488
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

While the interior is not the most visually exciting, the food is fresh and well chilled. The employees are friendly and seem to know what they are doing. With a little more TLC and inviting atmosphere, this place could easily compete with other Mongolian BBQ places. It is certainly a healthier meal option and more filling, than the fast food... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Purchased by a new owner- restaurant seems cleaner and the food seems to be a better quality. Lots of options but could use more sauce options.

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Thank MKMSFamily
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Buffet choices were varied & were fresh & well chilled but not visually appealing to all in our party--all have eaten at Mongolian BBQs in Asia/Pacific and USA and this lacked the ambiance expected. It's conversion from a buffet grill shop is far from complete.

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Thank Slotalk
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Dad, son (5) and mom ate for about $25. This place is clean, vegetables fresh, protein selection: chicken, beef, pork, turkey. There is Tofu, such a nice choice to have with your fresh healthy vegetables! Different types of Noodles. You chose from a nice selection of ginger, garlic, teriyaki, hot sauces, cooking vinegar, sesame seed oil & much more! All... More 

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Thank leesahDanny
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

This was a fun family lunch. ... A good mongolian restaurant. .... This one was near castle and coaster and metro mall. ... a good location which need a improvement and marketing for the whole area including the mall, Castle and coaster, businesses around. ... A least now when we go shopping/ mani-ped( a 20 yrs and family owned, good... More 

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Thank Phia V
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

I've been to Mongolian barbecues in the past and the food has been okay to good , however Aj's Mongolian Grill falls short of being good or even okay. The meats appear to be frozen and when cooked have a tendency to lack taste and are some what grainy, the noodles were gummy and I hate to repeat myself but... More 

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Thank Denise G
Show Low, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

I've been eating here (usually lunch) for a couple years and find it consistently very good. It is not fancy, but it is clean and you have a very nice selection of meats (beef, chicken, turkey and pork), vegs (bean sprouts, mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, onions and many more choices) and sauces. There is a soft, "Frosty Freeze" ice cream... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014

If you like Mongolian food then this is the place for you. The lunch is one bowl for about $8, while dinner is $10 and all you can eat. The service(cook) is fast as is most Mongolian restaurants are. You get a wide chioce of meats and vegatables and cooking oils. I highly recommend spending the two extra dollars and... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

I've been to Mongolian barbecues I loved, but this one fell short. The meats are frozen and when cooked come out tasteless and grainy, the noodles are gummy and flavorless, the veggies come out frozen too so have lost a lot of the flavor. You pretty much have to drench the stuff in sauce and even more sauce to get... More 

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Springfield, OR.
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2013

Dinner during our 10 day Spring training vacation brought us here for dinner one night. Place was almost empty, so we decide to see if it is as good as the Mongolian grill back home. Selection was a little smaller, but food was layed out the opposite of back home. Mom asked for water, but we never got any. Two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Mongolian
Meals
Lunch
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9620 N Metro Pkwy W, Phoenix, AZ 85051-1488
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?