New HuHot Mongolian Grill brings create-your-own stir-fry to Southern Utah

Flames from the grill rise up while an employee of HuHot Mongolian Grill prepares a customers food, location and date not specified | Photo by Laura Sporrer courtesy of HuHot Mongolian Grill, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — HuHot Mongolian Grill, one of the nation’s fasting growing Mongolian grill concepts, plans to open its newest location in The Shoppes at Zion Thursday.

The hot food line at a HuHot Mongolian Grill, location and date not specified | Photo by Laura Sporrer courtesy of HuHot Mongolian Grill, St. George News

The create-your-own Asian stir-fry concept is conquering the nation with an all-you-can-eat offering that can satisfy any craving and accommodate almost any dietary restriction or allergy.

Guests custom-make their own meal by choosing from dozens of meats, seafood, noodles, fresh veggies and signature sauces. After filling their bowl, they hand it to the grill chef, who stir-fries the meal right before their eyes on a huge Mongolian grill. In minutes, a flavorful meal is ready to enjoy.

The full-service restaurant also offers appetizers, desserts and Coca-Cola Freestyle for a complete dining experience, as well as carryout options for convenience.

HuHot Mongolian Grill co-founder and CEO, Andy Vap, started the company because he wanted to create a fun restaurant that could appeal to everyone.

“With all the different options at the food bars, the variety of sauces from mild to spicy, and the interactive experience at the grill, I knew this would be a hit with families like mine,” Vap said.

HuHot has grown to be a hit with families, couples, students, friends and co-workers.

The first HuHot opened in Missoula, Montana, in 1999, and the first franchise opened in 2001. Since then they have grown to almost 70 locations in 18 states. This HuHot will be the fourth location in Utah.

We are very excited to open and can’t wait to introduce a restaurant to everyone here in St. George!” Travis Everett, general manager of the new location, said.

Prior to opening, on Tuesday and Wednesday, HuHot will be holding two invite-only charity events, with all sales going to The Dove Center and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue.

To learn more about HuHot Mongolian Grill, please visit its website.

HuHot Mongolian Grill is located in The Shoppes at Zion, 250 N. Red Cliffs Drive, Suite 23, in St. George. The restaurant will be open Sunday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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9 Comments

  • Kilroywashere July 17, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    I’m there. There is an art to stacking Mongolian stir fry plates. Meat on bottom first. No shame, part of the tradition. Brocolli must be taken seriously. The key is not spilling until it gets to the grill chef. Lol. Great news.

    • RadRabbit July 18, 2018 at 8:40 am

      I’m pretty excited about this one too looks like it’ll be a good one.

  • RVer July 18, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    What happened to the Mongolian grill that used to be in that mall? Did they just close up shop, or did they move?

    • RVer July 18, 2018 at 12:51 pm

      Whatever the case, I am looking forward to Hu Hot. The best, in my opinion, is still Chang’s Mongolian in Oregon and Washington.

    • RadRabbit July 18, 2018 at 3:59 pm

      I had heard they wanted to retire and were just done, I liked the place.

      • RVer July 22, 2018 at 7:47 pm

        We liked it too, and they were very nice in there. We were sad when we saw it had closed. We did try HuHot today. This is a corporate-owned location, and the grill was really good. The ingredients were fresh, they have a good selection of sauces (the one with Chinese hot mustard was very good and integrate well with the others), and the guys working the grill did a great job. Our server was really good too. We plan to return regularly as long as they keep the quality like it is now.

        We’d recommend skipping the hot and sour soup and egg drop soup (they were OK, but nothing to write home about) – but everything else was really good.

        My only recommendation would be to let people use two bowls when gathering their ingredients. Changs Mongolian does that, and it lets you put plenty of meat in one, and veggies in the other, and you don’t have to try to pile them to the ceiling. They combine it at the grill. The plates they put your food on after cooking at HuHot are more than large enough to accommodate it too. It might cut down on spilled items since you see people piling them as high as they possibly can.

    • comment July 18, 2018 at 9:39 pm

      They got shut down due to health code violations. Pretty sure this is the same thing different name

  • Striker4 July 18, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    I’m not going into any details …but I won’t be stopping by to eat there ….bon appetite

  • Jeff July 20, 2018 at 11:20 am

    They retired not shut down. This place is not as good.

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