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1555 SE Delaware Ave, Ste I, Ankeny, IA 50021-4011
515-965-5749
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good & fast food for a great price!

I have eaten at Lucky Bamboo for lunch many times and have never been disappointed. They deliver a great meal in a timely fashion and charge a very reasonable price. Plus, they have recently remodeled making their dining experience even better. I highly recommend Lucky Bamboo as a great place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2014
Bryan T
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Ankeny, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Food is always good, service is fast, and its cheap! Only downfall is they only accept cash or checks.

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Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Went in with 13 people per trip advisor's recommendation... Cash or check only. We all happened to have checks but we are from Omaha... So our out of town check was unacceptable as well. Boo... Starving after a long car ride and we walked out took our money elsewhere.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I have eaten at Lucky Bamboo for lunch many times and have never been disappointed. They deliver a great meal in a timely fashion and charge a very reasonable price. Plus, they have recently remodeled making their dining experience even better. I highly recommend Lucky Bamboo as a great place to eat - dine in or carry out. Oh, one... More 

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Ankeny
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I had never eaten here before and felt like giving this place a try. The food here actually was decent however, I ordered carry out and the year is 2014. It should be fairly safe to assume that they would accept credit and they let me order carry out without warning me that they didn't. Fortunately, I had just barely... More 

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IOWA
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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1555 SE Delaware Ave, Ste I, Ankeny, IA 50021-4011
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: 515-965-5749

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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