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Seoul St | central Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
+976 11 31 9031
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08:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

It is one of the very westernized restaurants in Ulaanbaatar. All though the dishes include variaty of meals, tacos, burritos pizza burgur and few Mongolian. Menu is in English and the all the staff speaks good English. Located in one of the busiest steert intown center wich makes a heavy traffic as well as car parking problems. But overal preaty... More 

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Thank Bayasgalan J
Bangkok, Thailand
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1,736 reviews
672 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 882 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

California is now one of several similar type of restaurants in Ulaanbaatar, and is pretty average in most respects. Food is OK and prices are OK, but nothing outstanding.

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Thank Raintree_Thailand
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
1 review
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Had a decent meal, a good server and it has a nice atmosphere. I should mention though they did not honor the price on the menu I received when I ordered my food. Apparently they didn't update the "new prices" in all the menus so I ended up paying 11kT more than what I should have. From my experience of... More 

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Thank rdaltonc
Doha, Qatar
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Restaurant looks a little dated but is overall ok. The clientele is mixed and the restaurant has a family ambiance. The menu offers a very wide range of choices, mainly western food (pizzas, burgers, salads, pastas and a few Mongolian dishes...). The menu is translated in English. Service is good. Quality of food is fine, not extraordinary but not bad... More 

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Thank ExplorerNina
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155 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Restaurant looks a little dated now maybe back in the day it was awesome Menu is vast so many choices Service is good Quite a lively mixed crowd of all ages Atmosphere is ok Ordering is snappy Food is served quirky Portions are huge which leads to a lot of food wastage Quality of food is simply just ok Food... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We visited a few times during our time in UB - huge selection of different types of food (salads, burritos, burgers, pizzas, pasta along with some traditional Mongolian dishes). Easy to follow menu all in English and staff all speak English too. Priced very reasonably and the dishes we tried were great. Be careful what you order though as the... More 

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Thank Helen3014
Chichester, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

A busy place, but not especially atmospheric, it seemed more like a large cafe or canteen. The beer was cold [ always a plus] and the food plentiful and fine. My dining partner had the Mongolian beef, which was enjoyable and I had an artichoke and spinach soup, which wasn't a soup as we would know it, but in a... More 

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Thank AlbertH-B
Perth, Australia
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I have never had a bad meal here but also I have never had a great meal either. It is a busy restaurant filled predominantly with Mongolian families and groups. It can get very busy on Friday and Saturday evenings. The service can be very slow in these periods, expect to wait an hour for food to arrive. Even drinks... More 

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Thank DAF55
Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This place was fine, decent service, burgers were pretty nice, chips were ordinary, quite pricey for Mongolia.

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Thank darknepenthe
miami beach
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159 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Food in UB is getting better each year. So many new restaurants opening up, that offer tasty, high quality meals. California, had a good run for many years but it's never been good. It was good for UB.. the UB of way back when, although, in the many years I've been visiting this city, I've never...ever had a good meal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Seoul St | central Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Location: Asia  >  Mongolia  >  Ulaanbaatar
  • Phone Number: +976 11 31 9031

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?