Everybody has a guilty pleasure. I just happen to have a ton of them. I have a group of friends that meet every other month or so for lunch. One of the common places we’ve gone to for about a decade has been Hu Hot Mongolian Grill. It’s a place a bunch of us guys can pig out, catch up on life and then get back to work feeling miserably full.
2035 N Rock Rd
Wichita, KS 67206
Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 10pm
Hu Hot for those that don’t know is a chain at north Rock Road that offers an all-you-can-eat customizable stir-fry. You go in select your veggies, noodles, meats and sauces and then the food is cooked right in front of you.
They are the last standing Mongolian grill dedicated restaurant after Gobi Grill and Genghis Grill closed. Weekday lunches are $10.69, weekend and holiday lunches are $12.79 and dinners are $14.99.
For $10.69, that’s been a good sweet spot for us especially since are lunch get togethers don’t happen to often. If you leave hungry, that’s your own fault.
Over the years, Hu Hot has been consistent for us which has been important since our group has all styles of eaters from picky to the “I don’t care what I’m putting in my mouth”.
Once you select your collection of noodles, meats and veggies, it’s on to the sauce. In our outings, we have found the more sauce the better. We always have our bowls drowning in sauce which result in meals that aren’t so dry.
After your creation is made, it’s off to the grill where two guys are always slamming down their utensils, mixing and turning over the food. It’s like listening to music in the streets with barrels, cans and sticks. Oddly, it’s therapeutic.
Our dishes have always been given complimentary rice. While we have always enjoyed Hu Hot, their rice is not good. It’s hard, lacks any resemblance of good steamed rice, but we still end up eating it.
Hu Hot Mongolian Grill isn’t for everybody and doesn’t appeal to all audiences. There are some diners who are adamantly against all-you-can-eat style of places but for my little lunch group, it’s really hit the spot for so many years.
As for the service, sometimes it’s hit or miss. There are times are drinks are filled up quickly and our meals are thoroughly cooked. Put it this way, more times than not we are taken care of. And it’s never been bad that it’s deterred us from coming back.