Mongolian BBQ (otherwise known as bd’s Mongolian Grill) is a great place to go in Naperville if you’re looking for stir-fry fun.
I know this probably doesn’t make any sense, but the first time I had heard the name of this restaurant, all I could think of was Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. You know, ’cause Genghis Khan, ruler of Mongolia, is one of their excellent friends (Bill: “It is indeed a pleasure to introduce to you a gentleman we picked up in medieval Mongolia in the year 1269.” Ted: “Please welcome the very excellent barbarian, Genghis Khan! This is a dude who, 700 years ago, totally ravaged China, and who, we were told, two hours ago totally ravaged Oshman’s Sporting Goods.”) I also love the scene when they lure him with a Twinkie.
Ok, I digress.
Mongolian BBQ Naperville is a unique place where you can watch your food grilled on a 7-foot diameter grill heated up to roughly 600 degrees.
First start by picking up a bowl where you’ll collect your own individual ingredients.
Pick from your choice of about 12 meats and/or seafood. Add from about 20 different vegetables. Blend in one of 17 sauces and then top off with some spices.
You can create a recipe of your own or use the note cards they provide you with to follow a proven tasty meal.
Next, have one of the Mongolian chefs cook your food while you wait. With about 8 different meals being made at the same time around the big grill, the chefs are pretty busy.
With a bit of a Benihana influence, you may luck out with a cooking show, too. The guys and gals frying your food often make it an entertaining and fun experience with humor, action, and conversing with the audience/customers.
When you’re back at your table, add your new creation to your choice of rice, tortillas, or lettuce wraps.
Then, start all over. Stir-fry bowls are unlimited!
Mongolian BBQ Naperville Location And Hours
Right downtown and easily walkable from parking and other shopping in the area.
221 South Washington St.
Naperville, IL 60540
- Mon – Thu: 11:00am – 10:00pm
- Fri – Sat: 11:00am – 11:00pm
- Sun: 11:00am – 9:00pm