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Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot

$$ - $$$
Asian, Mongolian, Chinese
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215 S Ellsworth Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4021
+1 650-343-2566
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I don't eat hot pot much, but I stopped here with a friend and was very pleased with how tasty it was. There are a lot of options to customize your soup with different kinds of meats and veggies, and it's kind of fun to see everything cook instantly in the soup. The portions were pretty big - we did... More 

Thank Alice Z
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152 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Being mostly unfamiliar with this type of place, the visit was positive for our family (teenagers). The staff was thin, but worked together well. The food certainly met expectations.

Thank Mark W
Stockholm, Sweden
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Service was not great, it is a chinese restaurant. Food was very good, fresh tasty lamb and vegtables. Great sesame sauce to go with the hotpot.

1 Thank Rob6Ka
Burlingame, California
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

My family and I love this restaurant we went here over and over every occasion. Love the broth both spicy and non spicy. When you order choose Half and Half broth with Kobe beef, thin chicken breast,pork belly with all vegetables as you like

Thank Trinity S
Kansas City
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

We'd never tried hot pot before and were a bit lost figuring things out. There are many food options to choose for ordering, but we only recognized some of them. We also had to ask our waiter for help determining how long to cook various foods. But once we had the hang of things, we quite enjoyed our meal. The... More 

1 Thank longandshortofit
San Francisco, California
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431 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2014

I've been here twice. Once with a group of girlfriends for dinner and another with a big group of coworkers for lunch. Service is quick and place is a bit dingy. I tried the food but I really did not care for any of the meat and other ingredients. I find the meats with funky taste specially the lamb. The... More 

Thank ToniLuvsScuba
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 June 2014

I've heard good things about this place. The reviews didn't disappoint. The broth was rich and flavorfull, and overall fun to treasure hunt for bits of goodness hidden in this pot of yummy goodness. Word of warning, the spicy hot was really spicy, even after straining out a bunch of hot red peppers. This is a really fun place for... More 

Thank TL_sfo
San Mateo, California, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 May 2014

From a hot pot restaurant, you really expect just three things: 1. Good soups 2. Fresh meat / vegetables 3. Quick service This restaurant checks all the boxes.

Thank Udayan B
Carlsbad, California
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155 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Was one of the last to be seated before the kitchen closed. The wait was extremely long for one person. The front desk estimated 20 minutes which was really twice as long. The food was okay but expensive for one person and not worth the wait.

Thank Trekduet
Eighty Four, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2012

We had a group of 8 and arrived 15 minutes before they opened. There was a rush to be seated by the 75 or so who arrived by opening time. Nonetheless, the service was quite good and the food was bought to the table rather quickly. It was a wonderful experience cooking all the meats and vegetables in the hot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Asian, Mongolian, Chinese
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 S Ellsworth Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4021
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-343-2566
Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot is a restaurant specializing in Mongolian style hot pot dining. With 36 spices and ingredients in our original soup base recipe, our flavorful broth is sure to satisfy every single one of your taste buds. The highest quality meats ranging from lamb, beef, pork, and poultry are sliced perfectly to cook within seconds of touching the simmering broth. When the mouth-watering scent of our hot pot hits you, you'll be hooked for sure! For vegetarians, we offer leafy greens, mushrooms, and other vegetables that perfectly complement our famous broth. Seafood lovers will also not be left out with our fresh seafood list. Mongolian Hot Pot serves as the forerunner to the modern fondue. Its history stems back hundreds of years to the nomadic Mongols, where tribes would gather to cook fresh meats in a communal pot with simmering broth. Today, hot pot still focuses on the fundamental ideas of fresh, healthy ingredients, sharing, friendship, family, and gathering!

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