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Jiang's Mongolian Grill Opens in Algonquin

Customers can create their own stir-fry at the new restaurant at the Algonquin Commons.

After spending 12 months remodeling their new space in Algonquin Commons, the owners of Jiang’s Mongolian Grill finally opened to the public this month.

And so far, the public has been very receptive to the restaurant, which is located at 1740 S. Randall Road in Algonquin, the owners said.

“All of the customers have enjoyed our services and good foods,” said David Chen, translating for owner Shan Hao Zhao. “They gave us the best comments on the quality and the quantity.

“They accepted and were satisfied by the different taste,” he said.

Zhao brought the restaurant to the community after noticing the Algonquin area didn't have a Mongolian grill, he said. He surveyed the community, found they were receptive to a Mongolian grill, and proceeded with his plan.

He has been cooking in the area for 20 years, and has been operating a Chinese Buffet restaurant in Villa Park since 2000. The sign announcing his newest venture in Algonquin was up for several months, and community members were getting excited for it to open.

The owner, however, said the renovations took 12 months because they wanted to make sure everything was done right and they were bringing a high quality restaurant to the community.

Inside, the restaurant has a large Mongolian gas grill that chefs use to cook many meals at once.

It features a make-your-own stir fry where customers can select their own meats, vegetables and sauces. The restaurant also serves some Japanese cuisine.

Zhao said he believes customers will be happy once they try the restaurant.

“What we provide at the Mongolian Grill is quite different from other Asian foods, such as Chinese, Japanese, Thai, etc.,” he said.

He also added that the food they feature is low-sodium, low-sugar and low fat.

“It is a healthy food to the public,” he said.

The owners said they hope the Algonquin-area will come give them a try.

“We sincerely welcome the people to come to our restaurant and enjoy the delicious and different foods,” he said. “We also welcome customers to give us any opinion on improvements.”

Stephen J. Taylor November 26, 2012 at 12:54 PM
I would like to see this restaurant to become successful, but they need several improvements before that can happen. My wife and I dined there just over a week ago. The Chinese rolls presented upon seating was a nice touch, but they were tasteless. The protein selection was excellent, but the accompanying vegetables to add to what was to be grilled lacked variety. The spices also lacked variety and were provided in the institutionally size containers. Once the choices were provided to the chefs were cooking we were strongly encouraged to return to our table rather than gather around the grill to watch the action so there was no opportunity to show off any cooking presentations like BD's Mongolian Grill in Naperville). Drink refills were hard to come by as our server had many other tables and duties. Yes, I will give them a second chance as the restaurant is nearby, but significant improvements are needed as noted above for me to consider a third visit.
D.R. November 26, 2012 at 06:34 PM
My husband and I are very much looking forward to trying this restaurant!
FrankTheFixer January 20, 2013 at 02:16 PM
Took the wife and kids on Friday night. The place was packed and there is a huge variety.

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