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Mongolian Buffet

$$ - $$$
Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Mongolian
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1620 S Kellogg Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8001
+1 515-232-2338
10:30 - 22:30
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Des Moines, Iowa
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583 reviews
534 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This place is great for either if you are very hungry or if you tend to eat alot. The food is average. If you get the grill food, you can choose exactly what you want. But if not, the food is good. It's a great place for large crowds. Staff is ok. Not friendly, but also not mean. It used... More 

1 Thank init4keeps
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My kids and I refer to this place as Gut Busters. They truly have something for everyone here, and I've not had an item I didn't think was well prepared. It's a combination of a chinese buffet, hu hot, and american diner with a sushi bar. Surprisingly, they pull it all off pretty well. Service is good...

1 Thank Scott M
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The buffet had the typical Asian buffet items. Fresh and tasty. All the items on the buffet to grill were fresh and amply supplied,

Thank Todd D
Piracicaba, SP
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130 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

It is definitely one of my favorite restaurant in Ames. I made sure that I visit this place at least twice a month. I have visited this place from September, 2012 to August,2013. They have a lot of options to choose from, grilled salmon, sushi, fried chicken and best part is live grill where you have can get your noodles... More 

1 Thank sehgal01
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Normal Asian Buffet food, nothing extremely special but it isn't terrible. If you want a lot to eat for cheaper than a fancy Asian restaurant, this is the place to go.

Thank Danielle B
Ontario, California, USA
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Food on buffet could have been hotter. Fair selection, we did not do the Mongolian menu. We ate from the buffet selection.

Thank I243RWthomass
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

I usually eat out here 3-4 times a month. Since before they changed the owner. They have so many food options for you. Salad, sweet, bakery, appitizer, chinese and also make your own noodle section. Food was better, from my experience visiting here the last 4 times food was kind a suck and cold even if I go there for... More 

Thank Penny N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

They've all good assortment of food. Everything's seems fresh. The sushi is pretty good. I would not call their food fine dinning but then again it is an buffet. The best thing about the place is everyone can find something they like. So if you not trying it because you think its just Asian food , try it. They have... More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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583 reviews
534 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

This place has something for everyone. If you can't find something you like, head to the grill and get a good mix of veggies and/or meat and sauces. Fresh. Good selection of sushi. Salads, ice cream, some American foods too. A bit pricey but includes your drink. They also have beer and wine here. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming... More 

Thank init4keeps
Wall Lake, Iowa
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Enjoyed my trip to Mongolian Buffet. I am a sucker for the large grill. However, the large variety of sauce options put this restaurant a cut above, as well as the buffet. Everything I had on my plate was warm and tasty, which I understand can be a concern on a buffet.

Thank Dave B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Mongolian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1620 S Kellogg Ave, Ames, IA 50010-8001
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-232-2338

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?