Bayan Mongolian BBQ
Address: 8020 Douglas Ave SE, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Telephone: +1(425) 888-2110
Price: $ (average price is less than USD 10)
Cuisine Type: Mongolian
I must confess that I have a soft spot for Mongolian restaurants. I love how everything right from the noodles, veggies and sauces is self-serve and how you can pick what you want to eat. For a long time I was a loyal customer of Khan’s Mongolian Grill on Gilman Blvd, Issaquah. And then on beautiful sunny afternoon, after a hike at the tiger mountains we discovered Bayan Mongolian BBQ in Snoqualmie and since then my loyalties have switched.
Bayan is very conveniently located in Snoqualmie ridge, with plenty of parking and outdoor seating. The only view from the outdoor seating area is the gas station, therefore we decided to sit indoors. Not that it made a big difference to the view. The restaurant is clean, spacious and the staff is very friendly and courteous. They have a huge basket full of toys and puzzles for kids, so totally kid friendly too. Their lunch special came with a drink and potstickers along with a medium bowl of noodles for under $10. They have veggie pot stickers too, which you don’t find in most restaurants.
This place is certainly heaven for vegetarians, their selection of veggies is far better than any of the Mongolian restaurants I’ve eaten before. As far the noodle selection goes, they have only 2 options, yakisoba and rice noodles. I really liked how all their sauces were self-serve too, not just sriracha. You can use little cups provided to pick sauces of your choice and I filled my cups with a little of almost every vegetarian sauce and lots of spicy Mongolian sauce. They offer a choice of tofu, chicken, pork, shrimp and steak for protein and serve the noodles with a scoop of brown or white rice.
They have dedicated one side of the grill for vegetarians and use separate tongs to cook veggie food. This is a pretty big deal considering how most other places don’t do it. The veggie pot stickers were a little oily but the filling was very tasty. It came with a yummy sweet and spicy dipping sauce. They also have soups and wraps on their menu. They serve beer, wine and have a modest dessert menu too.
Overall a great place to visit when a craving for Mongolian food hits. The gas station view is not exactly something that i’d want to see while eating, but considering the quality of food and the good service, the view isn’t a big deal.