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China Moon Restaurant

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225 SE Oralabor Rd, Ste 8, Ankeny, IA 50021
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great restaurant

I stopped going to other Chinese restaurants China Moon is friendly, clean, and they make what you want even replace one item for something you want instead . Excellent food and service!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Ree W
Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I stopped going to other Chinese restaurants China Moon is friendly, clean, and they make what you want even replace one item for something you want instead . Excellent food and service!!!

Thank Ree W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

I CALLED MINUTES BEFORE CLOSE yet the gentleman was the absolutely Best i have a son in bridges of iowa and on weekends can order delivery. Of course i could not get my restaurant.com certificate to come up on my phone, so he suggested they deliver to him, then I could call back with the certificate # after 11pm or... More 

1 Thank innovatingchange
Des Moines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had eaten here 10+ years ago. It was horrible. My daughter recently ate here and liked it, so we decided to give it a second chance. It was great. LOVED the vegetable rice soup and spring rolls. The orange chicken and Molgolian beef were excellent. Crab rongoon very good too. Didn't care for the hot tea - it was... More 

1 Thank Cyndeetrek
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Casual dining and good food. I ordered the meal for two. The Mongolian beef was very good and the garlic chicken good. Their soups are also very good as are the egg rolls and crab Rangoon, which have a bit of sweet to them. I will return the next time I'm in the mood for Chinese food when I'm in... More 

3 Thank init4keeps
Dubuque, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Had dinner by myself here. The service was excellent, as the staff was very attentive and friendly. I had the Hunan Chicken and a cup of Hot and Sour soup. The soup was excellent and the Hunan Chicken was good, but seemed a little too buttery.

2 Thank Jim H
New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We may have to change our minds. We used to say, "Don't eat seafood in Wyoming; and don't order Chinese in the Midwest." The China Moon was a delight. Not the best Chinese food we have ever had; but still an authentic style and flavor. If you are traveling through Iowa, this restaurant will provide a nice break from the... More 

2 Thank 17Bob17
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

While China Moon's prices aren't as cheap as your to-go type Chinese food places; the unhurried dine-in atmosphere, quiet oriental music, decor and very efficient, friendly staff make dining here an enjoyable event rather than a rush job. They have a full bar with several draught and bottled beers, house red & white wines, plum wine, hot sake and about... More 

4 Thank OTR_Again_IM
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Food is consistently good, and cooked fresh when you order. Scallops are tender, fried foods are crunchy, and spices are always perfect. Staff is attentive and friendly. Elegant decor, but reasonable prices. This is my favorite Chinese restaurant in the Des Moines metro area.

2 Thank Heather H
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

China Moon is in a strip mall. But when you walk in the décor is very pretty and authentic. The staff was very friendly and efficient. I was there for lunch and had the Almond Chicken. All meals come with soup, egg roll and crab ragoon (the best I have ever had). The chicken had a great sauce and very... More 

1 Thank madtravler711
Mitchellville, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Lunching at China Moon was a pleasant experience. We were warmly greeted with excellent service. The food was great and served promptly. No chewy, stringy meet served here. The chicken and beef were both tender and delicious.

1 Thank Tamara H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 225 SE Oralabor Rd, Ste 8, Ankeny, IA 50021
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: 515-964-8400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese


Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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