Serves meat, veg options available. Part of chain restaurant offering Mongolian stir-fry meals. Could customize your meal as you take a bowl and fill it with toppings. Huge selection of fresh vegetables and grains as well as vegetarian protein such as seitan and quorn. Sauces are clearly labeled. Request to have your food be cooked separately in a wok so there is no contact with meat. Stir fried meals may also be changed into soups using vegetable broth or wraps. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, American, Chinese, Buffet, Take-out, Asian, Non-veg
305 Yorktown Center (Highland)
Lombard, Illinois 60148

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  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by etoiles
  • vegetarian

Endless vegetarian & vegan possibilities!

Posted on 06 / 12 / 2012

Flat Top Grill is a wonderful place for vegetarians to visit. It is a Mongolian style grill where you put together your own dish. You pick up a bowl and if you would like, you can put brown rice, white rice, or two types of noodles in the bowl.

Then you add veggies to the bowl. There is a huge variety to choose from including edamame, peppers, onion, stir fry mix, bok choy, spinach, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, etc... In the vegetable section there are 4-5 dishes of different vegetarian proteins such as quorn and seitan which you can also add to your dish.

Than you add sauce to your dish and there is a big chart on the wall indicating if that sauce is vegetarian or vegan. Skip the meat section and add garlic, cilantro, or wasabi to your dish if you'd like.

Last is the part I like best and what makes this place stand out from other Mongolian type grills. You put a plastic stick in your dish to tell how you want it to be cooked. No stick means to cook it regular and stir fry it. You can also choose a yellow stick where they stir fry it and then add vegetable broth to make a soup, green stick to bring lettuce leaves with it to make lettuce wraps or a stick where they roll it in moo shu wraps.

You can also add a blue stick to add a tasty bread to your dish and there is also a stick to add tofu to your dish. You always should put in the white stick which means dining restrictions and means they will cook your dish separately from the meaty dishes so you do not end up with a chunk of meat in your dish by accident.

There is a different price for a single trip to the stir fry or multiple trips depending on how hungry you are.

I love this place! My food is always delicious and I love that there are so many possibilities of food combinations.

Pros: Cooks veggie food separately., Endless veggie options., Reasonable prices.
Cons: Can see raw meat., Make reservations for weekend evenings.


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Last updated: 2013/05/16


Added: 2011/07/16


Added by: etoiles