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225 SE Oralabor Rd, Ste 8, Ankeny, IA 50021
515-964-8400
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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67 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
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 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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.

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New Braunfels, Texas, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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 

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Iowa
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138 restaurant reviews
350 helpful votes 350 helpful votes
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 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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 

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Mitchellville, Iowa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

The food is always good, the only two Asian spots was Taste of Thailand, or China Moon. Try and not even PF Chang's China Bistro can touch this.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Food is always fast.. The Shrimp fried rice is the best in town

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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
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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