Yuan Palace was the first and one of the best Mongolian barbecue restaurants I have found. The selection of fresh ingredients including a selection of meats and vegetables to add to your bowl is extensive. There is a choice of one bowl or an all you can eat option is available at a greater price. I highly recommend that you get there early in the evenings as this is a very popular restaurant.
Used to travel to Asia quite a bit with my old job. Spent a lot of time in Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, etc...
Since returing to the states, I've had a challenge finding good Asian cuisine that matches what I enjoyed overseas...
Yuan Palace is the exception, the food is awesome. Gets a bit croweded during lunch, but that is a good sign. And no where near as croweded as some restrauants I've been to overseas.
It is my place of choice when I'm craving Mongolain BBQ, and I pass at least one other Mongolian BBQ restrauant from my house to get to this one.
PROS: Great Food, Fresh and good selection of meats, veggies and seasonings
CONS: Can get croweded at lunch, so if you hate crowds, get there early.
With Mongolian barbecue you fill up your bowl with meat, veggies, sauce, etc. then watch as they cook it for you on a huge round griddle. The ingredients are fresh and tasty and the meal comes with rice and soup (try the hot and sour). A nice change from the usual chinese.
I've been going here most my life - after all, restaurant has been here for 30 some odd years. The food is consistently great and service is good. The one thing I've noticed about the people who complain about this place is that they tend to see this restaurant as something foreign and undeserving of ""American"" respect. Yes there's a bit of a language barrier. But have some patience. The staff is friendly and always glad to serve you if you can communicate your problems respectfully.
Extremely poor customer service. Called to ask if they accomodate gluten allergies. The woman asked if I frequent the restaurant and I responded ""yes"", however, I proceeded to ask her what gluten free items they offered and she said that they don't and didn't recognize my name. I asked her if we should go to Jade Garden and she said ""yes"". I immediately called Jade Garden and they were wonderful. Great customer service from Jade Garden. The food from Jade Garden was incredible. I learned that Yuan's will only have good customer service if they know you by name. If you are a new patron, don't try Yuan's. You won't get good customer service.
And certainly not closed. I was there Thursday. Pay attention to their hours. I have been eating here for 12 years. It's fabulous! I haven't eaten anywhere else for 12 years and I'm a picky eater.
I went to this place yesterday and it looks like it's closed. The people that railed on it are on crack. It was awesome! I'm bummed that it's not there any more. Now I have to go downtown to BD's for exactly the same food at a higher price.
This is one of the worst restaurants I have ever been to.\r
The service was horrible and the manager and owner were very rude when we complained that the chicken did not taste right. The place is dirty and disgusting. The food on the buffet table looked like it had been sitting there for days and surely would not pass a health code inspection. Do not waste your time or money!
I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to a pack of rats. I've eaten at wonderful places called Mongolian BBQ's that served three kinds of beef, shrimp, sausage, eggs, fresh fruits and vegetables- delectible sauces- with fun recipes to mix yourself. Every bit of their food fresh and delicious. Not this ridiculous and pathetic excuse for a restaurant. I don't think I've ever been to a place that has the gall to serve canned fruits and vegetables, frozen meat- with only four choices at that, beef (tough), lamb (that tasted so bad my daughter in law couldn't eat more than one bite), pork and chicken. Maybe seven choices for vegetables. We had a three year old and a finicky five year old with us. The waitress said we would have to pay half price- or six dollars for her bowl. The three year old wouldn't be charged if he ate off our plates.The little girl put maybe three tablespoons of noodles in her bowl and didn't want her brother to put in his few canned mushrooms and three slices of beef. So we just put those into a seperate bowl. When the waitress saw that, she rudely said she'd have to charge us for two kid's meals. What meals?There wasn't enough between the two to charge us for one. She wouldn't listen. You'll pay the six dollars each. Then she turns to my daughter in law who complained about the lamb and said, if she wanted to go back for a different kind of meat, other than lamb, she couldn't have a doggie bag. Believe me, this food was sooooooooo bad, I wouldn't bring it home to my dog.When the bill finally came, she had the nerve to have added a $13 tip for herself. It's in the menu- she snidely remarked, if you have more than five people in your group I get to add a tip. Wow!! So, this restaurant's policy is, if you have more than five people in a group, the waitresses can be as rude and lousy as they want to be, and it's okay- they'll still get a 15% tip. We spent close to $100 and the meal wasn't worth $10.If you want good Mongolian BBQ- I suggest going downtown Denver to BD's Mongolian BBQ.
I took my family of six to eat here. It is a run down place with wait staff who argue with you, have no personality, and are just plain rude. The food was decent, but very expensive for what is pretty much old frozen low grade proteins. Having gone thru the rounds of trying to get all my children served, by the time I sat down they were all finishing their dinner. I asked if I could get a to go box and I was refused. They tried to charge me $5 for a doggie bag, and when i told them I just wanted to take my dinner home and would not pay another dime, they threw it away. The mean old lady who was the manager began yelling at us and followed my entire family to the parking lot. We will never go back to this place. The food is sub-par but the service is the worst I have seen in any place in Denver. I recommend you pass up on this rat hole. ITS A RIP OFF!!
I had eaten here with a friend and decieded to bring my family to try it. We have 3 kids and I was shocked at the total of the bill. While I was aware of the prices, the server told me that for parties of 5 or more (thats right, FIVE) they added 15% gratuity! While the food and service was good, I was apalled that they would add on gratutiy to a family of five when we got our own food! My total bill was $74--not economical for my family, even if it is all-you-can-eat. We did not get anything extra, just the BBQ and soft drinks. I will not be able to take my family here again (unless we leave someone at home)
This place is the best little mongolian grill in town. The food is always delicious, the staff is very fast and friendly and the atmosphere is fabulous. We've been to another mongolian grill in town and you can't even hear the people in your party talk it's so loud and the food is just average. Love, love love Yuan Palace Mongolian BBQ.
Pros: Delicious food, fast and friendly wait staff
My family has been going to Yuan Palace for 15+ years. The wait staff is attentive and helpful. And even though we only go 3-4 times a year, the recognize us each time.
The food on the buffet is fresh and always stocked. Good selection and different choices. The menu items are always excellent. I recommend the crab wontons.
Enjoy this local tradtion!
Pros: Fresh food on the buffet, excellent service
Cons: Not a lot of room for large parties
Some of the buffet trays were empty and not refilled, bean sprouts looked and tasted old and the food, both buffet and from the kitchen was bland and unappealing. Just tasted like slop.
The bathrooms were absolutely disgusting.
I would not recommend this place to anyone. I was embarrassed as I brought in a party of four--it was my turn to 'Pick a place"".
Pros: none sorry to say
Cons: vegtables did not look fresh, and food very bland
This was the best ever Mongolian BBQ and my all time favorite restaurant. I have been going here for 9 years and the quality has never declined. I had to move out of state and I cannot find a Mongolian BBQ that can compare to this one!
Pros: Fast Food, Friendly, Filling, Atmosphere
Cons: Rarely Slow
I was introduced to Yuan Palace years ago by my wife. The restaurant doesn't look like much, but the food is fantastic. We have been going to Yuan Palace for over 4 years now and have never had a bad meal. As compared to competitors like BD's, Yuan Palace has a fairly limited selection of ingredients. While this may seem restrictive, it reduces the chance of creating something horrible (which has happened more than once at BD's.) The ingredients at Yuan's Palace are always fresh and of good quality. The meats are not fatty and the vegetables are crisp. There is only one sauce, but you'll never want anything else. \r
The waitstaff has worked there for years and are kind and responsive. They remember the regulars and will even give out a few perks as thanks for the return business.\r
The food is simple, but always delicious. Lunch can be busy, but dinner isn't quite so hectic.
This is the BEST Mongolian BBQ I have ever had. If it was closer I would go every week!! Great selection of vegs and meats to put in your dish and lots of sauces to pour over it before it is cooked by the wok chef. WONDERFUL
Cons: Pretty far from home
Great service, great food. Mongolian barbeque bar is the best. The best of all the denver area mongolian barbeques. This is my personal favorite. Serving 3 or 4 meats which sometimes includes lamb, sprouts, cabbage, onions,peppers, etc. all slivered and julienned and ready to pack into a bowl you build yourself according to your taste. Several sauces, oil of orange, garlic,ginger, and more. I can only remember my favorites. Check it out, a Dining Experience but one you will go back for again and again. They are open Mo-Fr for lunch and the barbeque is half price at lunch, around 7 bucks, the same meal at dinner time costs twice that. On Sat and Sun they are open at 4 for dinner only.
Pros: Wonderful food, service,ambience, and the kids like it too.
Cons: Can't think of any. Tucked in the shopette between Safeway and Grease Monkey. Look for the round red double doors.
I like the fact that you can pick your own ingrediants to go in your dish, you can add or detract anything on the menu you want. It is a fun place to go and the service really good.
Pros: Good food, friendly service
Cons: Kind of hard to find-back in a strip mall
The food is great here, I have loved it for years. We just tried the drinks on our last visit and WOW! What a great punch, good taste, and low price to boot!
This is the real deal! The BBQ is cooked to perfection. Great service and cozy atmosphere.
Pros: Great food, Excellent service
What a great place. completely fresh new concept for affordable and healthy asian food. Great place for lunch or for take out. Large clean salad bar type of area allows you to select anything you want.. as much as you want.... then you give it to the chef and he ""woks"" everything in front of you. Great price... amazing lunch for under $8!!
Pros: Fast, Delicious, Inexpensive
I love this place! The price was right. Food was beyond great! Service was excellant. A must try.
Pros: quality food
Cons: hard to get in