“ Just off Argyle Street. „
Aye, I definitely like the idea and we went there with my girlfriend at the very beginning...maybe it has changed since then, but I have to say that we were not too impressed! The service was a bit poor, we had to go and order our beer at the bar. The menu is well presented yet, this is important as most of us are not familiar with this kind of cuisine...once you have made-up your mind, you need to get to the other end of the restaurant where the raw food is waiting for you in front of the grill. I was not too impressed by the trip across the restaurant...in America, I did visit a similar restaurant once and the restaurant lay-out was much better designed. Another issue was the cleanliness of the place...if you arrive early, thats fine, but imagine at the end of the night, once all the people have been queuing on top of the food? Will not go back there, sorry!
If you are looking for a different kind of night out, this is the place to go. Situated just off Argyle Street/Trongate in the Candleriggs, Kublai Khan's Mongolian Barbeque is a fantastic night out. It operates on a set menu basis. For £11.95 you can choose from about eight starters ranging from vegetarian sushi to tiger prawns. The starters are all beautifully presented, but not too substantial, leaving room for the real treat - the self service BBQ. For the main course you are given a Balti dish and then from buffet tables you choose noodles/rice, then from a variety of freshly chopped vegetables and then from a great selection of meats. Among the meats are good old chicken, seafood and exotics such as shark, ostrich and wild boar. From the wall you then follow recipes and add from a range of herbs, spices, oils and sauces to produce exciting and adventurous flavours. You can even experiment and suggest your own recipe. After you have mixed up your own culinary delight, you then take to the chef who cooks it right before your very eyes. This gives you time to chat and to plan what you are going to mix up on your second, third and fourth trips to the buffet! If you have room after your unlimited trips to the BBQ, you can choose from a delicious range of handmade desserts. The Malteser icecream is to die for. The drinks from the bar are very reasonably priced considring it is a city centre establishment. There is a pre-theatre menu available, for £6.95 before 6.30pm. I have visited in a group of friends twice, and I would not hesitate to return. (I'm sure there is also one in Edinburgh).