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Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, now open in Mountain View

Uploaded: Dec 9, 2015
The corner of Castro Street and Evelyn Avenue in downtown Mountain View has been brought back to life with the opening of Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, a large international chain with several Bay Area locations.

The new restaurant took over 102 Castro St. soon after Hunan Chili closed in 2013, but just opened its doors in late November.


Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, one of the newest additions to the downtown Mountain View dining scene.

Pass by on a cold night and you’ll get the gist of the hot-pot concept: the windows stream up from large metal pots full of hot broth sitting at the center of tables, with plates of raw add-ins like vegetables, meats, seafood and noodles brought to diners, who then cook the soup to their personal content.

Little Sheep's soup bases are prepared from a "secret" recipe with up to 36 different herbs and spices, according to the restaurant’s website. For the soup base, you can choose from spicy, original or half and half. Then, take your pick of endless meats — from angus and kobe beef to beef tendon balls and pork belly — or seafood (mussels, clams, scallops, cuttlefish balls, shrimp, calamari). Vegetable, noodle and other add-in options are equally endless. Finish with sauces, which vary from location to location. Explore the full menu here.

Other Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot locations nearby include San Mateo, Union City, Cupertino and San Francisco. Farther-flung outposts are in China, Japan and even Canada.

The Mountain View restaurant is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30-10 p.m.
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Posted by resident, a resident of Old Mountain View,
on Dec 9, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Isn't this restaurant headquartered in Beijing? So California would be their remote outpost.

We've enjoyed their branches in San Mateo and Cupertino. The Cupertino restaurant is always crowded with long waits at some hours, so it is nice to have a branch closer to home. Ordering can be complicated for beginners, but the waiters are helpful. The restaurant is called "Little Sheep" for a good reason. Lamp is their best dish, so you'll be fine if you order lamp as your primary dish, then use the veggies, seafood, noodles, etc. to round out the meal.


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Posted by Bored M, a resident of Cuesta Park,
on Dec 9, 2015 at 5:23 pm

Hey Resident... Little Sheep is headquartered in Lousville, KY. It's owned by Yum Brands which bought them years ago for over $500mm. Yum also owns KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. All ethnic favorites!


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Posted by hmm, a resident of Midtown,
on Dec 10, 2015 at 10:00 am

Wikipedia says their headquarters is actually in Inner Mongolia (a province of China). They were bought by YUM in 2011, but apparently the headquarters remains in China. Most of their restaurants are in China. Web Link


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