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2607 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-3909
+1 515-255-0165
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Urbandale, Iowa
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whatever you order here, upgrade it to a dinner to get egg roll, fried rice, and THE BEST egg foo young! I recommend the Almond Gai Ding Chow Mein that is on the lunch menu. The egg drop soup is also very good. Service is very good, prices are reasonable. The only thing that would make this place better is... More 

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Thank anita175
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The Rice Bowl has been in Beaverdale since 1963.It is Cantonese food and a welcomed change from the many other Asian style places in the Metro area. The friendly service and bright dining area are most relaxing.

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Thank Julie P
Des Moines, Iowa
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134 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

This is the kind of restaurant that our parents went to if you are 60 some years years old... or maybe your grandparents.... it's Cantonese style... it's not my type of place but I'd rather talk about the good things great service and the food I enjoyed was the egg rolls and the chicken rice soup the main dish I... More 

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Thank Cliff K
Des Moines, Iowa
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

As another reviewer said, this is a gem. It is Cantonese style which means the seasoning is subtle. There are no heat ranges because Cantonese does not use hot spices. However, there is much more to Cantonese than just chop suey. My favorite is shrimp in lobster sauce. There is no lobster in it, that is just the name of... More 

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Thank seacorp
des moines
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149 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Family owned business since the 1960's. Retro decor - orange vinyl booths, bare tables. This is a neighborhood place - not fancy, not the best food but wonderful service, very reasonable prices and a neighborhood gem.

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Thank runread
Otho, Iowa
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2014 via mobile

Server was extremely attentive and pleasant. Interior however reminded me of a church basement. I can't say the food I chose was bad but it was uninspired and bland. My husband likes bland so he was happy. The menu was small and didn't indicate any heat levels whatsoever so I don't think anything had heat but I could be wrong.

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Thank LindaGE52
Des Moines, Iowa
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2014

I had not been to the Rice Bowl until today when my Aunt introduced me to it. I don't think I'll ever eat another egg roll that tasted as good as what I had there. In addition, it is immaculately clean and the owner had an amazing personality. I will definitely be eating there again in the future!

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1 Thank Christine T
Grimes, Iowa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2014

This restaurants food is like no other. Clear your mind of the typical Asian food you've been eating everywhere else. Try to forget the greasy commercial spring rolls and thick, brown sauced flavorless entrees. In a time of the over the top multiple layers food, there is so much to be said for simply dressed foods that allow all the... More 

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north liberty
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2013

Growing up in Des Moines, we visited the Rice Bowl at least once a month. Now that I live out of town, I make sure to stop by the Rice Bowl every chance I get. Excellent egg rolls, egg foo young, and fried rice.

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2 Thank Jessica N
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Love this family owned restaurant. The fried rice is amazing and the egg rolls are the best in Des Moines. Other menu options are outstanding as well

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2607 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-3909
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-255-0165

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?