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5969 Merle Hay Rd Ste B, Johnston, IA 50131-1397
+1 515-276-6688
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Great flavor, not repeated by dish either. Had special combi fried rice - huge portion with lot of meat, chicken, shrimp. Seafood was good as expected for Iowa. A bit noisy dine in, but take out was very busy at 530.

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Thank Jerry U
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Stopped in and had the Moo Goo Gai Pan and Egg Drop Soup. This restaurant gives you the choice of fried or white rice with your meal and then asks if you want more. The food was good and I would stop here again if in the area.

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Thank OnTheRoadAgain1056
Urbandale, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

I've been disappointed, since returning to the Des Moines area, to not find a single Chinese restaurant I want to return to. After Colorado Springs, the choices here are pedestrian at best. China Cafe was perfectly adequate, busy, had good service, and the food was prepared well and was hot. And thoroughly undistinguished

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Thank JohnnyB33
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

Great variety of foods, and great tasting food! Family atmosphere and is very cozy an relaxing. Great place.

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Thank hailey h
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2014 via mobile

Fast food Chinese place. Crab Rangoon seemed to be only cream cheese no crab. Pot stickers were normal. Sane as any other Chinese restaurant. Mu shu chicken was good. Good service. If I lived here I would come again.

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1 Thank B B
Granger, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2013

China Cafe is our favorite Chinese restaurant. It is a quaint family owned restaurant right off of Merle Hay Road. Whether you are ordering for carry out or going in for a nice quiet dinner or lunch you will be greeted with a smile. They have very friendly service and wonderful food, I am never disappointed! They give you a... More 

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2 Thank ksoelberg
Iowa
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2012 via mobile

This place has great food in a simple restaurant. It is a great place to enjoy a nice Chinese dinner in a relaxed comfortable atmosphere. The service is always great and there is never a wait.

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1 Thank IowaRod
Johnston, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 December 2010

Great food, friendly and fast service! It's a small family owned restaurant that is accommodating in many ways. Some of the best pot stickers in town too! Done carry-out many times also and never had anything messed up in our order. My family has been going there for15+ years and will continue for many more!

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  • Address: 5969 Merle Hay Rd Ste B, Johnston, IA 50131-1397
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Johnston
  • Phone Number: +1 515-276-6688

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