Hazara is tucked away behind the Wrestling Palace off the busy Peace Avenue. It is one of Ulaanbaatar’s longest-standing restaurants and serves authentic North Indian cuisine, which is perfect for those craving a spicy kick to their meal. Try the popular chicken murgh malai, succulent and creamy chicken marinated in yoghurt and spices, or signature dish raan e hazara, a leg of lamb marinated overnight with bay leaves, cardamom and other Indian spices. The restaurant décor is warm and simple, the ground and mezzanine floor provide plenty of space for diners, while wooden and brass tables and seating separated by bright wall hangings give meals at Hazara an intimate feel.
Since opening its original branch in 2006, Altai Mongolian Grill has expanded into a chain of six restaurants, three of which are located in Ulaanbaatar with the other three restaurants spread across the globe in Russia, China and the USA. The Altai Mongolian Grill introduces an innovative way of dining. Rather than a set menu, guests create their own meal according to their individual preferences from a number of vegetables, meats, noodles, seasoning and sauces before the skilled Altai chefs cook the meal. While menus vary from location to location, the Bimex Holding Building branch features a varied range of ingredients for guests to mix and match including beef, mutton, horse meat and soy chunks which can be cooked in sauces including Asian ginger root and Korean bulgogi.
They say wherever you go in the world, you’re bound to come across an Irish pub, and Ulaanbaatar is no different. The Grand Khan Irish Pub is the perfect destination for diners looking for a relaxed, casual environment in which to enjoy some wholesome pub grub. Traditional homely dishes reminiscent of the Emerald Isle, such as Irish stew and Irish-style lamb shanks, are available alongside a range of sandwiches, soups and pizzas. Those with a more adventurous palate can try Asian dishes including tagturitan soup, a spicy chicken and potato-based Korean stew, or crispy pork belly with noodles. Irish and Mongolian beers are available and the pub features outdoor covered seating, where guests can enjoy a drink and snack while taking in the hustle and bustle of the surrounding streets.