Gengy’s – CLOSED
(beside Dalma Court Motel)
Waitakere City 09 837 1000
Gengy's is very particular to ensure that Halal…Announced 1 year ago
- Mon – Thu, Sun 5.30pm – Late
- Fri & Sat 5pm – Late
- Conference Facilities
- Private Functions
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
- Price Range: Spendy, $25 - $35
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 180 in restaurant & 150 upstairs
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free On-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Halal
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Meals: Dinner, Dessert
Certified HALAL, Gengy’s Mongolian BBQ Buffet specialise in just that – Mongolian BBQ Buffet. It’s a unique dining concept where you get to choose your food and then watch it being spectacularly cooked, right in front of you.
Choose from the wide selection of beef, pork, chicken, seafood and vegetables on offer, then add your own sauces, oils and spices for a delicious taste sensation. Gengy’s talented chefs will then cook your creation to perfection on their hotplates.
The buffet is three course, with soups and salad to start, and hot and sweet pancakes with icecream and toppings to finish. It’s an all you-can-eat, create-your-own feast!
Gengy’s provides you with a dining experience you’ve never had before. Enjoy a fresh and tasty style of cuisine in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
24 Reviews for Gengy’s – CLOSED
They cooked the meanest food!
I wouldn’t say it was filthy there, but I certainly wouldn’t say it was clean…..
Frankly I can see why it’s closed.
I’m having a group birthday dinner there tonight. They said they were expecting quite a few big groups so shows that quite a few people are still going there which is a good sign.
Upon invite from the head office, we personally inspected it the other day to see for ourselves if shutting down for 3 days and upgrading to a B food grade made a big difference.
The only thing I found, from the long list of things from previous recent reviews, was rubbish bags in the garden by the entrance, which were gone by the time we left again, about 10 mins later.
The bar/booking chick was lovely, helpful and professional and all the meat and veges on the buffet looked very clean and fresh, however we were there just before opening.
I thought the pool might be nice to look at through the windows but apparantly it probably wont be lit up like in the pics Gengys have for advertising.. and it was green, because its winter apparantly;… looked like the ‘duck-couple’ were enjoying it thou!
Here are some of the down sides to the night.
- found a hair in my meat
- had to eat with a dessert spoon as the waitress never brought us forks
- water was brought to us towards the end of our meal
- waitress was not friendly
- took about 10 or so minutes for our drinks to come even though there was only one other table in the whole resturaunt
- the meat was not being kept cold besides fans were on blowing on the meet (to keep cold? or to keep off insects?)
- the vegetables looked old and dry
Up sides to the night:
- the food was nice (besides the hair) and then men who cook the food are friendly despite the language barrier.
When you walk in, don’t sit on the right hand side of the place because the window sills there were covered in dead flies. There were also flies flying around that area too.
Flies around uncooked meat in the open = not a good idea!
We found a dead fly in one of the meat buckets at the buffet table (where you go to get your food). We told the waitress about it. Not only did she try to grab it right in front of us (rather than removing the whole bucket of meat where the dead fly was), she also failed in picking it up after 3 gos and during the attempts, moved the dead fly around the meat as well! Then she took the tongs away to wash it and put it up into the meat!
The window sill next to the area where you go to get the fries, spaghetti etc also had dead flies.
The toilet facilities were tired and old.
Hats off to the cooks though as they did a good job cooking.
They cook meat on the same pan where they cook pork.
The person who eat Halal food only, Please never go.
As a place it is very crowded and a good place. But very disappointed to see that they have written Halal food in front of the counter and they are cooking meat and port together on the same pan.
I doubt, if they really have Halal meat.
Also surprising was the fact that the cooks are cooking several meals at once which you have to wait in line for and they seem to ‘know’ which is your meal. But do keep an eye on where they place your food as once they gave the food to the wrong person. I’ve only seen this happen once in the several times I’ve been there.
Waiters/Waitresses are so busy that sometimes they just don’t have the time to personally serve you, so rather than wait for them to come and get you a drink, get up and go to the bar.
During summer, the guests of the restaurant may use the swimming pool and you can watch the kids swimming from inside the restaurant or take your meal outside by the pool. It is good value for money and for children you pay $1 per year of their age. ( I can’t remember what age this goes up to).
Gengys caters for small and large groups although you might want to book in advance if your looking at taking a large group. There is a separate function room to celebrate weddings, birthdays etc.
The only ‘problem’ I have with Gengys is the Car parking. It is very popular as mentioned before and therefore parking space is at a premium not to mention very narrow so be careful when reversing out etc.
Well I loved the place, the food the atmosphere. It was so friendly when my family & I went there. We took our children which aged from 1yr to 13yrs, all up there were about 16 of us. We weren’t looked down on for the loud laughter either. My boys loved the food as they chose what they wanted to eat and took it to the kind chefs that were awaiting to cook it for us. My niece loves the place so much that she wants to go there for her 5th birthday which is coming up soon and we’re all going again and the majority of us live in Kaitaia (1hr 45mins south of Cape Reinga). So Gengy’s Henderson….. look out we’re coming back real soon!!!!
The food, including the meats were not kept cool, in fact they had pedestal fans blowing on the food/meat to try and keep the flies off it, which didn’t really do the job all that well as I found sand flies in my broccoli. I’m amazed that we actually continued to eat there after witnessing this and I only ate vegetables as I was quite concerned about getting ill. Granted it was the middle of summer and very hot, but to have no refrigeration and the place was swarming with flies, as a result, I will NEVER eat there again.
i mis gengyssoo much!!!the food is the best…can’t wait until i come back to nz im coming for a very big and long waited feed!!hello chefs and waitreses from henderson and northcote…and niiki and monty…miss the great hospitality tht you showed me and the other staff!!!will visit when i come home!!!and if your food didnt taste quite right???its because you mixed it wrong!!!
I LOVE GENGYS!!
You can go back and try as many combinations as you please.
Dessert pancakes are made fresh while you wait and you add ice creams and sauces.
If you’re feeling really brave, take your togs and have a swim in the lovely outdoor pool but be prepared, everyone will watch you