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May House Cuisine

3417 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014-7530
+1 515-292-2089
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible7%
22 Jul 2017
“Good Asian food. Fast. ”
15 Jun 2017
“Hot food. Fairly fast ”
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Asian, Chinese
3417 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014-7530
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We had cash today and came in to try it again, give it another chance. I got the happy family. Very good. And we got the potstickers, very good but deep fat fried. Very crispy. Very old decor. Staff ok. Hot tea is free with...More

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Not a fancy place. Staff is ok. Fairly clean. The food is good. Cash only place. Everything but 5 appetizers or so is $8. Those appetizers are $3. The potstickers aren't the regular kind. It takes a good 10+minutes to make them. These were just...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I came to get hot and sour soup because I was ill, then realized at the door that since I had no cash I was out of luck a d we t elsewhere. MarcyDiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids.

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Outside looks like a rundown shack; inside just a few tables. Very cold in winter. However, food is very good with unique and authentic regional choices. Portions are plentiful and prices very affordable.

Thank Ch0ucr0ute
Reviewed 8 October 2015

This place has been here in various incarnations for what, 35 years? Used to have good mongolian beef, sweet and sour pork, moo goo gai pan as the Wok Inn. Current mongolian beef only average, didn't try the moo goo gai pan, and they said...More

Thank Cubecritter
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

First, this is a cash only place. No checks, no credit cards. The prices are OK 8 bucks a meal for the ming's beef. The food came out hot, fresh, tasty but a tad spicier than I like. And there was plenty of food. The...More

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 1 April 2013 via mobile

Place stinks and bathroom horried. I ordered the chow mein i cant begin to explain how terrible it tasted. Never going back again ever!! Fyi im asian i know how it is supposed to taste. They say aunthetic ?who are they kidding!!

1  Thank Foxonfox
Reviewed 6 August 2012

I don't know if the reason so many of the chinese/vietnamese/japenese restaurants in Ames are Cash ONLY because they don't trust college students, don't want to pay the credit card fee or just like the ability cash affords one on tax day. Really aggrevating in...More

1  Thank Azona50036
Reviewed 9 July 2012

My 11 year old son begged to stop here, as we were driving by. This was not a planned visit, but - it was a nice visit. Looks small from the outside, not fancy - causal dress is fine. Tables reminded me of a basic...More

1  Thank Victorious1203
Reviewed 28 May 2012

Their food is great but for a change they have 2 menus. One for the average customer that wants great food and another to get the food that is authentic to the region. There are specials that are worth the visit. The decor is ok...More

Thank linda29355
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  • Address: 3417 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014-7530
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-292-2089
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