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Kublai Khan Mongolian BBQ Restaurant

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Located in Park Mall on Penang Road, Kublai Khan Mongolian BBQ specialises in Mongolian cuisine, and offers an International buffet.

Daily: 18:00 - 22:30

+65 63344888
$29 based on 31 submissions
Buffet (13 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (12 votes), Children/Family (5 votes)
Hana Saemon

It was great!

I read the other reviews and i signed up just so that i can give a good review. It is NOT as bad as it sounds. for $33 it was GREAT.

granted, the deco maybe wasnt that awesome, but having been to many buffets, i dont see any difference.

it is a very family place and the food was great. especially the mongolian part. thing is, because it is diy, u need to know the right amount of sauce and ingredients to put in to ensure that u get great taste. and the best part is, u can alter the taste while eating the same ingredients. and when u have chosen the ingredients, u passed it to the chef and he will do his stunts which is awesome.

both times i went there, it was packed and we had to reserve. if u want better food, of course u can pay more for hotel buffets.

the price is the same as for seoul garden, but it is definitely better.

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21 Jan 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Not worth the Price

Yesterday I went with my family for dinner. It was such a disappointment:(. Sashimi ,chilli crab & scallop are not fresh. Fry food are cold. Coffee taste weird. It will be my 1st & last visit:((
27 Apr 2012 • 11 reviews • 0 follower

Average food quality

Visited this restaurant only because I saw a deal on juztoday. Bought the voucher at $26.80 and thought it was a good buy for Mongolian food with other food like seafood.

Restaurant is big and spacious. Seems like quite a variety of food but mostly made up of food that you can find at food court. Eg fish balls, curry chicken, chicken porridge, fried chicken wings, broccoli with mushroom, fried calamari, etc. Food are cold and soup is warm. Didn't try the chilling crabs as my friend said the shells were hard and the crabs looked small.

Sharks fin soup was tasty but not ot enough. The only saving grace is the Mongolian BBQ which you can select the meat and vegetable combination you want and pass on to the chef to do a teppanyaki fry on the spot. Tha is the only hot food at the restaurant.

Good for tour groups but definitely not good if you are a food lover.
07 Mar 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

It was great!

I read the other reviews and i signed up just so that i can give a good review. It is NOT as bad as it sounds. for $33 it was GREAT.

granted, the deco maybe wasnt that awesome, but having been to many buffets, i dont see any difference.

it is a very family place and the food was great. especially the mongolian part. thing is, because it is diy, u need to know the right amount of sauce and ingredients to put in to ensure that u get great taste. and the best part is, u can alter the taste while eating the same ingredients. and when u have chosen the ingredients, u passed it to the chef and he will do his stunts which is awesome.

both times i went there, it was packed and we had to reserve. if u want better food, of course u can pay more for hotel buffets.

the price is the same as for seoul garden, but it is definitely better.

13 Jun 2011 • 2 reviews • 2 followers

Avoid Like Plague, Seriously

the sole reason to get me to sign up here and write this review is the appalling experience i had last weekend.

knowing that buffets are usually very crowded, i consciously called up to make a reservation for a table for 4. plus, its 1 free for 3 persons dining using UOB credit cards. on the evening, we arrived on time and was shown to our table, which is situated in a seperate room away from the main dining hall. we noticed several groups of Korean tourists inside, munching away really loudly. the area is not the main issue, the problem lies with the fact that the manager offered us a corner table. usually i jump at the chance of taking corner tables but there is, lets say, a middle-size hindrance. there are 2 tables along the walls of the room, one of which is the corner table offered to us. this means that 2 of us sitting inside will have our backs facing the wall. however, the table next to us sits around 8 persons, with 3 on both side and 2 at the both ends of the table. (i hope i explained this clear enough to be pictured). this means that one of the party is taking up the small space between our table and their table. so seriously, for the 2 of us who is sitting inside, with the backs facing the wall, we would have difficulty moving in and out. either we have to constantly ask that auntie sitting there to get up so we can move her chair to get out or we have to climb over/go under the table. mind you, its a buffet so what are the odds of us enduring that? so its kinda ridiculous to be offered that table. and to make things worst, the auntie tourist didnt even bulge a single inch when the 4 of us were standing near her.

when i requested to for another table, i was told to wait for another 10-15 minutes. so i said fine, we will wait. so the 4 of us trooped back to the receptionist, only to be questioned by the counter staff as to why we are back. so i told her curtly that there is no point for us to make a reservation when they cannot even provide us a decent table. she mumbled something loudly, went in and check with the manager, came out, and shouted loudly at us that if we want to wait, we can go ahead and wait. which is what we are proposed to do in the first place, but there is no reason for her to shout at us.

this bad start is already enough to put me off. as for the food, i think Sakura serves much better stuff than here for around the same price. a weak saving grace is the fancy teppanyaki hotplate perfomance by the chef. we were finally seated somewhere near the teppanyaki corner so we have a full view of his "performance". the sashimi and japanese section looks limpid, the dessert selection is paltry, the cooked food section looks like an afterthought.

but i did find a saving grace though. the simple chicken porridge is simply very good! cooked just about right - not too watery and not too rice-like, with condiments like peanuts and youtiao, i had 2 servings of it.

however, 30+ for 2 bowls of good porridge and nothing else is way too expensive.

Avoid like plague, please.

22 May 2011 • 1 review • 0 follower

worst buffet in my life

I had mongolian BBQ in another country before, and loved it. I went to Kublai Khan expecting the same standard, and was thoroughly disappointed.

Mongolian BBQ: meat was not fresh. The lamb and beef weren't prepared properly, and stinks. A lot. Only the chicken was edible (but what could go wrong with chicken?). The selection was very limited. Lamb, beef, chicken, dried mushroom (NOT FRESH), cabbage, lettuce, bean sprouts, capsicum, carrot, onion (more veg than meat).

Soups: sharks fin, mushroom soup with breaded top. The sharks fin had no sharks fin, was basically goo. The mushroom soup was OILY. Tasted like it had gone bad.

Japanese: sashimi (salmon, octopus, tuna, tilapia??), chawanmushi, teppanyaki. Sashimi wasn't fresh, but edible. Chawanmushi was tasteless. Teppanyaki was a total flop. The chicken was hard, beef and lamb was VERY tough. The meat itself had no taste, and depended on the gravy for taste.

Western: baked oyster (/w cheese), baked mussels (/w cheese), lasgne, drumlet. Baked oyster and mussel was ok. Cheese was hard, oyster was not very fresh. BUT, it was the best food in the entire spread. Lasgne tasted like it was cooked in a burnt pot. I spat it out on the first bite. But if u really can't taste the burnt taste, it actually had quite a lot of ingredients in it (celery was inside, so if u can't stand it, don't try it). The drumlet actually tasted ok, but was SUPER salty. Do try it if u are short of sodium.

Chinese: chicken siew mai, fried food. Siew mai was awful. It is like, I don't know how to even describe the taste. The fried stuff they had also tasted bad. The oil used was re-used too many times. If only the oil was ok, the fried stuff would probably be one of the best food they have. They were quite crispy, and proportions of flour and stuffings were pretty ok.

Dessert: ice cream (peppermint /w choc chips, mango, strawberry,vanilla), coffee pudding, almond jelly with longan. Ice cream was the best, as it was not made by them (probably King's). Coffee pudding was a little weird, a little too sticky, a little too bitter, a little too gooey. Not very well made. But edible. Almond jelly with longan had no longan. Almond jelly was HARD. Tasted so-so.

Drinks: coffee, hot choc, 7up, pepsi, ice lemon tea. Standard off the shelf. What could go wrong?

As for the rest of the food, like cakes, mango pudding, century egg porridge, sushi, pasta, scallop, prawn, salads, roasted duck, I didn't dare try them either because they didn't look appetizing or the rest of the food I tasted was far too terrible.

UOB cards had a promo: 3 eat, 1 free. So at least I paid lesser than I could have.