Raleigh >Food & Dining > Bali Hai
2414 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2760835.814597 -78.625996
My favorite lunch stop – The flavor of the food is the reason I choose this Mongolian over the others. Sure, the others give more choices of vegetables and spices. The Bali Hai chefs take control of your dish ... and create an incredible taste.
No Organization – Building is run down and unappealing. The selection of vegetables was ok but we were used to having a larger selection at other Mongolian BBQ places. You have 3 choices of meat (beef, pork, turkey) opposed to other places that have these along with shrimp, crabmeat, and chicken. You are asked basic questions about how spicy you like it and a few others. I am used to mixing my own flavors. We sat and were served 1 fork each and a drink in a plastic Pepsi cup. We did not get to choose what kind of rice. The taste of the food was good. The cash register is located between the bar, soda fountain and the cooking area. This puts you in everyone's way when you go to pay. When the waitress smiled and said $8.25 each I knew I would not be back.
B13 – Make 'e Spicy!!! I just ate there again today and it was great as usual. I got a spicy 13 which is off the scale but this is one of the only places that can make my meal as spicy as I like it! This has been my favorite mongolian place since a friend took me there over 7 years ago. There was another guy there who said he's been going there for nearly 20 years. It has to be consistently good to keep customers for that long, keep up the good work guys!
Dirty Chop-Stick, but Great Food – Bali Hai is in an old Western Steer type restarant -- not very big & somewhat run down. There is no decore, atmosphere, or view. However, they do a much better job making great food. You will get one or two salad bowles to fill with raw vegitables and thinly sliced frozen meats -- whatever you like in a stir-fry. They will ask you if you would like one of the three sauces, or a combination sauce (my favorite). Then they ask how spicy you want it (01-10) -- I like a 5. Your last choice is white or brown rice -- I reccommend brown. Then they cook it on a dome table similar to Japaneese style, but you can go sit at your table until it is ready. Yumm.
Go with a second option in mind... When you get there look for the sanitation score... If they didn't manage an "A" move on.
Great place for Mongolian style grill – This is definitely the place to if you want Mongolian style grill. Price is reasonable and service(dinner time) has always been more than you would expect from this type of restaurant. Most importantly, the taste of the their sauce is addicting and goes very well with the fried rice they serve. After going to a terrible place like CrazyFire, I learned to appreciate what this restaurant provides to our town.
D7 - my favorite!! – Bali Hai is the best Mongolian BBQ restaurant I've ever been to (and I've been to quite a few). It's not much to look at, but the food is awesome! Try the combination 7 (D7). The best thing about Bali Hai is that the cooks mix the sauces for you. You don't have to concoct some mystery sauce for yourself.
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