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China Cafe

5969 Merle Hay Rd Ste B, Johnston, IA 50131-1397
+1 515-276-6688
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good45%
  • Average33%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
18 Jun 2017
“Second to Chopsticks”
19 Sep 2016
“Flavor, hot , delicious”
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5969 Merle Hay Rd Ste B, Johnston, IA 50131-1397
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

In comparison to chopsticks down the street it comes in second. The portions were there however, just not enough meat in my opinion. Still the lunch menu is under the $10 mark and I would eat here again and stick to the sweet and sour...More

Thank WHDSM
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.

Thank Jerry U
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...More

Thank OnTheRoadAgain1056
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...More

Thank JohnnyB33
Reviewed 1 March 2016

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

Thank hailey h
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.

1  Thank 170bb
Reviewed 11 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...More

2  Thank ksoelberg
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.

1  Thank IowaRod
Reviewed 26 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...More

1  Thank Hortonpatj
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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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