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Big Wok

Restaurant in Manhattan Beach, CA

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For Mongolian BBQ, it doesn't get better than this!

  • Nov 14, 2009
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  • posted in MBlocal

I've been to many different Mongolian BBQ restaurants from the ones in the mall to fancier establishments where they bring your food to you after it's been cooked and Big Wok is hands down the best by far! If you are not familiar with Mongolian BBQ, it begins with a self-serve line where you load up a bowl (or two) with frozen meats (usually pork, beef, chicken, and turkey), fresh vegetables, noodles, and a variety of sauces. You then hand your bowls to a chef who is cooks it on a giant round grill in front of you.

One of the best things about Big Wok is that it is all you can eat. You are free to fill up 2 bowls or go back 5 times! Most Mongolian BBQ places only allow you to go through the line once so you try to cram as much as you can into a small bowl. At these other places, I've developed a special technique of pushing down the contents of my bowls with a napkin so I can fit more but not at Big Wok! I start off with 2 bowls: one for meats and veggies and the other for overflow veggies and LOTS of noodles with sauces. And that brings me to my next favorite part of Big Wok is the variety of sauces and the sauce chart. Some places only offer 2-3 sauces where Big Wok offers around 8-9. Other places put the sauce on for you, stiffling customization, or don't give you an guidance and leave you lost, risking the tastiness of your meal! Big Wok has a nice chart that gives you guidance on what to put in your food and how much depending on the flavors and spicyness you are aiming for.

In addition to your nom nom platter of freshly cooked noodles, Big Wok also serves sesame bread pockets complimentary. They are great for eating with your noodles or even stuffing noodles inside! The dining room is large but the place does get crowded during lunchtime, as hungry workers pour in for a good, big meal! The prices are very reasonable and for the vegetarians, you get a discount if you don't get meat! What a deal!

I've never had a meal I didn't like at Big Wok. I love going there whenever I'm in the Los Angeles area.

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November 14, 2009
We ate there today and thought of you!
November 14, 2009
Awwww...thanks!!! *hugs*
More Big Wok Mongolian BBQ reviews
Quick Tip by . January 13, 2011
posted in MBlocal
i like this place on a random occasion but i don't really like standing around waiting for them to cook my food. It makes me feel a little greasy like i've been standing in the kitchen.
Quick Tip by . January 03, 2011
posted in MBlocal
If you are hungry and want to eat a lot of food, then this is the place to go!
Quick Tip by . November 13, 2009
All you can eat is amazing! Food is really good. After effect is not that great. Expect a food coma...
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I'm a mommy to 6 rats, 1 beta fish, and a dozen freshwater fish and married to my college sweetheart. I attend anime & comic book conventions, collect toys & figures, and own a popular Sailor … more
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Address: 250 N Sepulveda Blvd Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: (310) 798-1155
Cuisine: Mongolian
Price: $$
Attire: Casual
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