Eat like a Warrior at Genghis Grill

By on October 14, 2010

If you’re wondering why people rave about Genghis Grill so much, stop wondering and go try it for yourself. It’s a Mongolian Grill concept like no other, and I’ve seen it get more people hooked more than any other current restaurant concept.

Genghis Grill

When you first walk into a Genghis Grill, you will be greeted by a friendly host. After being seated, your waiter (warrior) will take your drink order and ask if this is your first time at Genghis – if so, don’t be shy…take the adventure.

The process is pretty simple and never dull.

  1. Get your bowl, pack it down with protein (meat or tofu) of your choice. Hint…for all you meat lovers, you can pack in as much meat as you want and won’t be charged extra.
  2. Choose from 12 spices. For my bowl, I chose curry, cayenne pepper and sea salt. Shae thought it would be fun to put dragon salt on her chicken…bad idea for her taste – it had a kick to it.
  3. Select from a wide variety of veggies. You will be amazed when you see the selection.
  4. Pick your sauce. I picked 2: teriyaki and I can’t remember the other. There we’re separate containers for the sauce and 15 to choose from. My kind of restaurant!

Now for the coolest part. Pick your starch (tortillas, brown rice, udon noodles, fried rice or spiral pasta) and pass your bowl on to one of the Mongolian Grill-Masters. In a few minutes your bowl will magically appear at your table.

Genghis Grill – South Tulsa/Bixby
10438 S 82nd East Ave.
Bixby, OK 74008
(918) 364-2695

Genghis Grill - The Mongolian Stir Fry on Urbanspoon

Genghis Grill – Cherry Street
1619 E 15th St
Tulsa, OK 74120
(918) 574-2695

Genghis Grill on Urbanspoon

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  1. Brian Schwartz

    October 14, 2010 at 11:21 am

    And best of all, for $11 at lunch (slightly more after 4 PM), or a bit more at dinner, you get as many bowls as you can eat! That’s only about $2 more than the price of a single bowl!

  2. OU Fan

    October 14, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    I just ate there and was very disappointed. The restarurant was full and they had only one of the lines open, which caused us to sit in line for 20 minutes to pick out our food. Then we waited about 20 minutes more for them to cook it…..very disappointed. Mongolian BBQ should never take that long!!! I will say that the food did taste great, but we will not be back.

  3. dancinhomer

    October 15, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Why would anyone go to this place? It’s not like 80% of the Chinese restaurants in town don’t already have a mongolian grill.

  4. steve seikel

    October 15, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    this is just like the cafeteria at OU. same deal.

  5. Big Kahuna

    October 15, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    OU Fan, which location did you have that expierence at? I’ve eaten at both probably 10 times each (ya its sad), and the only time I’ve had a wait was if I timed it right at 12-12:30 for the Bixby one. Give it another shot, the wait staff is usually outstanding at both at making sure you can get in and get your food quick.

  6. OU Fan

    October 15, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I ate at the Bixby location. To top it off, I spoke to the manager about the slow service and he didn’t even act as though he cared. Like I said, the food is good….but the service is less than desired.

  7. Johnny McClanahan

    October 16, 2010 at 6:32 am

    dancinhomer, The reason to go to this place is a far greater selection of ingredients and it is good eats.

  8. Tempie

    October 16, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    We have this chain in Texas too and we have been thinking about trying it. It sounds good and it’s nice to know ahead of time how the ordering process goes.

  9. Tulsa Food Guy

    October 16, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Great concept for a restaurant, but to me it’s more of a gimmick than anything. By giving the opportunity to the customer to make their own recipe, they basically waive any liability for their food tasting like crap. If you don’t like it… it’s because you chose the wrong ingredients. IMO, you go to a restaurant to let the pros cook food for you the way it’s meant to be prepared, rather than tell them how to prepare it for you. I believe that’s an option here as well. My advice… go with their suggestions and let them do the work rather than get creative. I’ve heard too many people tell me that they’ve gone to Genghis and put this spice or that in their meal and it was too much for them or not what they hoped it would be. At least with other oriental buffets that have the Mongolian Grill included, if you screw it up, you can try again for no extra charge. Sure there’s not as much selection, but at least they don’t force you to eat your bad decisions.

  10. WP

    October 18, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    We love this place, and so glad they are in South Tulsa now. It is a place everyone can eat, and my picky eater friend calls this her favorite place now.

  11. Lisa

    January 25, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Ate at the Bixby location this week for lunch and found the food to be very tasty. Good selection of choices and even though it was a busy lunch time, we moved through the line quickly and were served promptly.

  12. Donna Drenthe

    January 27, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I love this restaurant! I heard about it from my boss, who is a nutritionist that takes her patients there to show them how they can choose foods appropriate for their medical situation, then duplicate it at home with salads, wraps, and stir-fry. I go there often with my husband, but we always avoid the most predictable busy times. It does cost less for lunch than dinner. Neither of us has needed to choose the all-you-can-eat option, and we both tend to bring home a carry-out container of left-overs. My suggestion also is that you really pile the veggies high in the bowl. They cook down more than the meats, so go ahead and stack it up. Also, we always put an egg in a “sauce bowl” for them to scramble and add to the meal, like you see in fried rice meals. It doesn’t take up room in the meat and veggie bowl that way. Very delicious! I like the Teriyaki sauce, mainly because I know what I’m getting. They have testers so you can try the sauces ahead of time, and know if one is too spicy for you, plus the spicy sauces are labeled in red. Big fun!

    • Jim

      August 27, 2011 at 4:50 pm

      Your boss is a nutritionist and takes patients there? Did you look at the salt content in most of the bowls on the menu?

  13. Burned Customer

    June 16, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    I use to LOVE Genghis, until my most recent visit. I left my cell phone at my table when I left. My waiter was kind enough to take my phone to the hostess stand since he knew i would be back for it. With in two hours i returned for my phone only to be told they cant find it. Two different waiters confirmed that they had my cell phone in their possession at a location only employees have access to but now its gone. The manager Kevin on duty was the worst person to talk to about the situation. He didn’t even try to help look for the phone but instead walked around holding a light bulb talking on his blackberry staring at the ceiling. After I escalated the incident the manager Kevin then says “yes one of my employees probably did steal your phone but there isn’t anything I can do about it.” He didn’t even apologize that this happened. A week later i still don’t have my phone. I will never eat at any Genghis in Tulsa or Bixby since the owner is the same for both locations and also blew me off when the incident was escalated. You would think they would be more concerned with the staff they hire stealing customers property but they are not. If you continue to eat here please leave all your valuables in your car locked or make sure to have them on you at all times. Not because of the other customers but because you cant trust the staff.

  14. Scott

    June 17, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Phone theft aside (which stinks), I don’t find anything that sets Genghis apart from any of the numbers of other “Mongolian” grill type places. And it costs more for what you get. I’ve been a few times, and frankly I can’t figure out how you can get very different things in your bowl but it still all pretty much tastes the same every time.

  15. Jim

    August 27, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Haven’t been there yet but if you look at the nutritional information there are maybe a handful of selections that don’t have over 1000mg of salt and there are several that over 2,000 mg and one or two that have over 3,000mg! Cholesterol is heavy on many as well. Someone above wrote that their boss whose a nutritionist takes their patients there? Must be for salt or cholesterol deficiency.

  16. Heather

    April 20, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Wont ever go back – Went to the one on Cherry St at 11:45 – waited 25 minutes to get thru the line and Im sorry but how unappetizing is it to see food everywhere and everyone touching everything – Then I waited about 15 minutes (was sitting outside and thought they had forgotten me) until a waitress (not mine) came out basically complaining that she spilled my bowl all over herself – geez sorry you are a clutz – so know its almost 40 minutes into my lunch hour and they told me I could go back and make another bowl – When I asked if I could go to the front of the line since it was now twice as long as when I got there – i was told NO – Id have to go to the back – I told them forget it – I only had an hour for lunch – they came back with my ticket for my drink and I had to pay for that – I will never ever go back

  17. Elle

    April 25, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    I’m not a fan. If I’m going pay for a meal and a tip, I expect not to have to work. In the case of this restaurant, I feel like they do not consider the fact that they don’t have to take orders or do as much cooking when they came up with the prices. Don’t even get me started about the fact that getting a well seasoned dish is kind of hit or miss if you decide to get creative …

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