Wild Stix

Reviewed on June 5, 2010

Mexican meets Mongolian

Our arrival and initial thoughts

This place has been bad luck for about 15 previous owners. It has been every form of restaurant imaginable up until now. This time it is a Japanese style restaurant with a Mongolian grill. The whole place looks and feels like a very bright club. There is a lot of space and the design makes it feel like a nightclub, minus the dancing. There is a large flat screen TV pumping out a slew of music videos. To get started, you place your order upon entering. We ordered California Rolls, chicken yakitori, and the Mongolian bowl with steak. You get a receipt and hand it to the Mongolian person and they do all of the serving. Kind of like Subway-style Mongolian service. Also offered is a tofu Mongolian bowl, for you weird hippies that don't eat meat.

The Food

The Mongolian bowl gets a thumbs up here. We were hoping for cabbage and bean sprouts, but neither were offered. They had onions, green onions, mushrooms, red and green bell peppers, noodles that looked mushy but came out perfect, carrots, celery, and three sauces to put on top: Mongolian, garlic, and lemon. Additionally, you can add a spoonful of garlic or red peppers to add those flavors. Mikey asked for a lot of red peppers and paid for it dearly. After getting your vegetables, they send it to the cook and later bring out your bowl.

The California rolls included some cream cheese, so if you aren't used to getting California rolls with cream cheese, make sure you request them to omit it.

The chicken yakitori skewers were nice. Breading was crispy and the teriyaki sauce added on top was great.

They also offer a few custom sauces, including a citrus like soy sauce (similar to ponzu), a Jalapeno mayonnaise type looking sauce, and a Habanero sauce of some type. Wild Stix seems more like a Japanese restaurant with a Mexican twist, which isn't bad at all.


We really like this place and hope that it doesn't fall victim to the curse that has taken away all of the other previous restaurants formerly located here. Be warned though, your bill will add up rapidly if you start ordering a bit of everything like we did. The staff is very friendly and attentive and although the bathroom made us feel like we were entering a sexual massage parlor, it is well worth the visit.

Cleanliness Taste Price Service Quality Appearance
4 4 4 4.5 4 4

Overall Grade

Wild Stix is a solid all-around 4. There is a nice selection of different food, and the Mongolian grill is pretty good, though it would be better with more sauces and a wider variety of vegetables. Don't pass this place up. It might not satisfy everyone's palette, but it will sure as hell give it a shot.