2017 Best of Topeka: HuHot Mongolian Grill

Made-to-order stir-fry entices diners

Best Buffet


HuHot Mongolian Grill


Since its opening in 2006, HuHot Mongolian Grill has been a favorite of Topekans. General manager Andy Diegel joined the HuHot team a year later.

“People enjoy the fact that it’s all-you-can-eat,” Diegel said of the restaurant. “That’s a big selling point here in Topeka.”

The restaurant, 5900 S.W. Huntoon St., is known for its buffet options and its made-to-order stir-fry. It offers 60 different ingredients, with thousands of combinations to mix and match.

Andrew Diegel talks about HuHot Mongolian Grill, which was named Best Buffet for 2017.

Sixteen different proteins — ranging from cod, mahi mahi and shrimp to chicken, beef and pork — are a few of the menu items diners can order. Four different noodle and rice options are served, and the grill offers gluten-free choices for those with dietary restrictions.

“I think people really enjoy our quality ingredients,” Diegel said. “It’s really fresh. We prep everything the morning of.”

First runner-up: Longhouse Buffet at Prairie Band Casino & Resort

Second runner-up: Blue Moose Bar & Grill