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Le's Vietnamese Restaurant

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113 Colorado Ave, Ames, IA 50014
(515) 292-0002
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A chinese gem in Iowa

New Chef. Finally an authentic chinese restaurant in Ames. Delicious authentic chinese dishes on the wall menu by the enterance. Still have some Vietnamese dishes on the table menu. Friendly & effecient service. Affordable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

New Chef. Finally an authentic chinese restaurant in Ames. Delicious authentic chinese dishes on the wall menu by the enterance. Still have some Vietnamese dishes on the table menu. Friendly & effecient service. Affordable.

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Ames, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I have been a couple of times with my husband and both times have been impressed. The food is delicious and comes in very large portions and it only cost about $7 - $10 a plate. The staff has always been friendly and helpful. And did I mention that you can get bubble tea there!

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Since Ames is becoming more diverse, it is very exciting to have real Asian food. I'm very happy that Le's still has it's old menu and the new menu. A lot of people are very exciting to have a restaurant like this in Ames.

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Ames, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

This establishment has changed hands and the entire menu has changed. It is now generic Chinese food, as depicted in the cheesy plastic picture menus on the walls outside. With items like "intestines with vegetables", I won't be back.

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I came here with out of town family looking for good Asian cuisine. I was not disappointed. It was a group of 8 and they moved tables for us and got us seated right away. The waitress was amazing. She actually talked with us and made us feel very welcome. The food was amazing. I asked if there could be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

It had been over 10 years and I went back to lees. I had the special chicken curry. I was warned that it would be spicy and it did not disappoint. The service was prompt friendly and the food was very good.

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Cozy, welcoming and quiet, this is the standard by which I judge all Vietnamese restaurants. Kay and company are simply the best. Great value, attentive service and savory fare that makes this one of my top 10 favorite restaurants. If you like ginger, don't miss the Mekong Chicken!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Traveling in a group with small children, and with just 45 minutes to spare for lunch. I was very impressed by the friendly and welcoming staff, their "can do" attitude when I mentioned that we were in a hurry. The food was good to excellent. Only ate there once, but will return if I am in Ames again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I eat there once or twice a month. Haven't found anything I didn't love. The curry beef is my favorite. Lunch menu very reasonably priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is the BEST! Don't let the strip mall fool you. The food is excellent, I know the owner personally. She demands the best and she only serves the best. Give it a try, another local Ames gem!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113 Colorado Ave, Ames, IA 50014
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: (515) 292-0002

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

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