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Golden Lion Mongols Bar-b-q

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3681 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3819
+1 626-796-1832
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

It might not look like much from the outside, but this place is fantastic. Very welcoming staff, took absolutely great care of us, perfect service. Lots of good and fresh ingredients that you choose and put in bowls and bring to the window where your food is cooked in front of you on this traditional Mongolian cooking device. Hard to... More 

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

After enjoying a week in the Southwest, as I came back through Pasadena on my way home, I was ready for something different. Very close to my Best Western was the Golden Lion (also known as the Golden Palace, I guess) Mongolian Bar-b-que. It's nothing fancy, but don't let that fool you -- the food is excellent. I arrived a... More 

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Pasadena, California
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

I have been here many times in the past, but it has been several years since the last time. It is still excellent, but (at least for the group I was with) it is now 'all you can eat'. Which makes it even better. Great ingredients, excellent service - highly recommended!!!!

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Pasadena, California
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134 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I love this place. Actually had my kids take me here for my birthday. I had been going there for lunch for decades, but never for dinner till this month. Lunch has always been a very inexpensive one trip-to-the-trough affair, including soup, drink, rice, some kind of wonderful pita, and salad. Dinner is the same, but for a bit more... More 

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Monrovia, California
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Great cheap eats, with lots and lots of veggies. All veggies are very fresh and crunchy. Load up your bowl!

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Thank Nancy O
Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

They are really funny about their 1Bowl or All You Can Eat options. The main waitress/owner (she's always angry about something, you can't miss her) will watch your every move and SO HELP YOU, if you get 2 bowls at once... Overall, DELICIOUS MEAL, I keep going back!

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Thank PasadenaExaminer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2012 via mobile

Went here last night. I was planning to order off the menu but they had a buffet type of setup happening. A bit confusing for me as the staff don't have great English but we finally understood each other. How it works is, all the ingredients are laid out in buffet style. You go along with your bowls and select... More 

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Higham Ferrers, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2012

It definately does what is says on the tin. YOU WILL BE FULL WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED HERE' Not to expensive either

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Chinese
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3681 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3819
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-796-1832

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?