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Khan's Bar & Grill - Mongolian BBQ on 12th and H Street NE


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The +1 and I headed to lunch on H St. yesterday and wanted to try somewhere we hadn't eaten before. We were late enough we didn't really want brunch, so we decide to try Khan's Bar & Grill.

It's pretty straight-forward as Mongolian BBQ places go, but did have a list of appetizer type things that could be ordered in addition to the buffet-style entrees. There's also a full bar, and a lot of TVs (including a massive projection screen) around the whole restaurant. When we were there it was mostly college basketball on, but I believe Khan's is a big soccer bar. Seems like a good place to settle in and watch some games.

They have a daily lunch special (also valid on weekends) that includes a trip to the bar/grill and a soda for $10 (chicken or beef) or $11 (shrimp), which for the amount of food isn't too bad.

Your waiter/waitress brings a bowl to your table, then you head up to the bar for your non-meat additions (everything from noodles and tofu, to broccoli, carrots, peppers, onions, bean sprouts, and green beans, to pineapple, cilantro, and jalapenos). You then grab a smaller bowl to concoct your sauce. There are maybe 5-6 "main" sauces, then a similar number of "accompaniment" sauces. The mains were things like teriyaki, hot and sweet pepper, sweet bulgogi, and sesame ginger. The additional sauces had garlic, buffalo, hot pepper, etc. There were also little disposable spoons (a la Baskin Robbins tasting) so you could test the sauces before committing.

After building your bowl and sauce, you head up to the grill to hand off everything to the chefs. They start by cooking and chopping your selected meat, then add in the veggies and chop everything up a little more. The sauce goes on at the end just before they slide everything onto your plate. It's a fun little show. You're then offered a scoop of steamed rice if you want.

Nothing earth-shattering here, but it was a good and filling lunch. It seems like it could also be a fairly healthy outing if you avoid the rice and noodles and fill up on vegetables and protein.

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On 3/18/2018 at 7:09 PM, DaRiv18 said:

This was closed when I walked by yesterday. Maybe for over a year?

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