Hubby and I have just discovered the awesomeness of Genghis Grill, so I wanted to write a quick post to share. We were at Whole Foods and spotted it across the street. We needed lunch ASAP, so we thought we would try it. We were so impressed, we went back the next day.The concept is simple: you pick your meat, spices, veggies, and sauce, then they grill it up and return it to you with your starch of choice. The thing that makes it so awesome is all the choices. They have chicken, pork, turkey, sausage, fish, scallops, calamari, “krab,” etc. They have 12 spices, tons of veggies (traditional stir fry veggies, jalapenos, etc.), and 14 sauces. Then you can choose white rice, brown rice, fried rice, pasta, or tortillas. (Tortillas?! Yes, we’ll get to that.)
The first time we went, we both got bowls with fried rice. I had chicken with ginger, curry, garlic, red pepper flakes, tons of veggies (including bamboo shoots!), and Dragon sauce. I was really impressed with my creation and the fried rice was delicious. But the second time we went I decided to get fajitas. So in my bowl I put chicken, steak, citrus garlic herbs, salt, black pepper, cayenne, red pepper flakes, onions and peppers, jalapenos, pico de gallo, cilantro, and roasted tomato sauce topped off with a touch of island teriyaki. Then I asked the grill chef for tortillas. They were the best fajitas I ever ate! Our server (Miah, who rocked) even asked if I wanted cheese and sour cream to top them with. (I went with cheese only.)
We also tried the princess pineapple coconut cake ($5.49), which was very good for a quick service kind of restaurant.
The prices are really good, too. A small lunch bowl (10 ounces, not including your starch, and you can pile as much in the bowl as gravity allows) is $7.99. A regular lunch bowl (big enough for Hubby) is $9.99. Soft drinks and tea are $2.29.
The service at Genghis Grill was impeccable both times we were there. When you go the first time, your server walks you through the process after giving you a little orientation. A manager came to our table both times to check on us. I don’t know how they find so many awesome employees since a lot of other places seem to struggle with it but they do.
We both agreed that Genghis Grill is way better than Pei Wei and we think it’s really cool that you can get Asian, Mexican, or Italian there.