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Lucky Bamboo

1555 SE Delaware Ave, Ste I, Ankeny, IA 50021-4011
515-965-5749
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Ranked #45 of 99 restaurants in Ankeny
Cuisines: Asian
Most recent review
- Jun 25, 2014
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IOWA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We have continued coming to Lucky Bamboo at least once a week for nearly a year. The restaurant and the food is still one of the two best in Ankeny. The December 2013 review by another reviewer is subjective and inaccurate in suggesting the buffet across the street to be better. We used to be fairly regular customers at the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This is by far the worst Chinese food I have ever had in my entire life. Major lack of flavor. Chicken and sauce taste and smells very bad and rotten. Major lack of the American Chinese food fare... this not a legit Chinese food joint. Go across the street to the buffet you might be a lot luckier and the... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Reasonably priced. Fast service and consistent food. I enjoy most of the dishes I have tried. I like the orange beef, and the lunch special vegetable chicken.

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IOWA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We are new to ANKENY and to Lucky Bamboo but we will become regulars. The early reviews made us cautious but we decided to give it a try. We are very glad we did. The decor doesn't excite your dining experience BUT the food makes up for it. The portion was generous, flavorful and very fresh. Our Kung Bao was... More

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Des Moines Iowa
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This was one of the best Chinese restaurants we've visited in central Iowa. The first impression is less than stellar: an order-at-the-counter place with fluorescent lighting and zero decor. But the food and prices were A-1. It was just two of us, so we didn't get to try much. The sizzling rice soup boasted a savory broth and the entree... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Lucky Bamboo has always been the top of my list for Chinese in Ankeny. They have a great selection of food, and it is always made fresh and served hot. When ordering to go, they tie the bag up so your food isn't going to spill out. I love that this place had a 'special' you can get all day... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Two of us had a very pleasant first experience at here. We shared a "full order" of Mongolian Pork, white rice, a large bowl of Chicken Sizzling Rice sou, 2 egg rolls and hot tea for a total cost under $20. The soup had an extremely tasty broth though it was a bit light on the chicken, rice and veggies.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Tried this place for the first time and was very pleased . Its a small place in a strip mall but don"t let that fool you. We had take out and the service was quick the prices were very good and the food was prepared well. Will be using them again. Oh all most forgot they do not accept credit... More

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Ankeny, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Average for a place like this. Typical prices. Fresh food. Friendly staff.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

The place may not look like much but the food is really good, the food is always hot and quickly prepared!

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