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Da Kao Chinese & Vietnamese Cuisine

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800 West 7th Street, Sioux City, IA 51103
712 252 3937
Today
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Great food!

I love the ginger chicken, and the fact that you can get any of the dishes extra spicy. Sometimes the wait is a bit long, but the food and portion size are worth the wait! You won't leave hungry, for sure. Overlook the bar across the street and give Da Kao a try. Their delivery service is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
June P
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Sioux City, Iowa, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ann Arbor, MI
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Stopped here on our cross-country trek because I like Vietnamese food, and it's in short supply in Iowa. This place is legit: the pho is amazing and the vermicelli bowls are great. And when they say spicy, they mean spicy!! I was thrilled (and if kept me full all the way across South Dakota).

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South Dakota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is a high-quality, well-run place. The food is fresh, authentic and flavorful and the staff works very hard. The food style leans toward Vietnamese, but the Chinese dishes are quite good as well. When we are in the mood for Asian cuisine, it's tough to choose between Da Kao and Diamond Thai (which is right down the street). Both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This place is a locals favorite! If your a fan of chains and Chinese buffets then it may not be the place for you. Atmosphere is average and the food is prepared quickly, but the fresh, quality ingredients and flavors are outstanding! I've been visiting this place for over 20 years, live in Denver, and visit here every time I'm... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I love the ginger chicken, and the fact that you can get any of the dishes extra spicy. Sometimes the wait is a bit long, but the food and portion size are worth the wait! You won't leave hungry, for sure. Overlook the bar across the street and give Da Kao a try. Their delivery service is very speedy if... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
Top Contributor
232 reviews 232 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Da Kao is what I would consider a "hit or miss" place. I have had fantastic service with wonderful food and I have had slow service with just so-so food. The last time we went, a person who seemed to be the owner was there and stopped by to explain some of the menu items. He was friendly and patient.... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
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103 reviews 103 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Food was food not great. Have had better have had worse. In sioux city it is pretty good compared to the others. Service like all the other reviews leaves something to be desired

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

Slow, rude service Food is ok but spicy! I guess I'm a jerk for expecting a refill on my water because that never happened We were the only people in the entire place, now I know why Won't be In a hurry to go back any time soon Disappointing

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Ordered delivery at 5:35 and they showed up 3 1/2 hours later at 8:55. Even with all the lights off , they rang the doorbell and woke up our kids. We had long forgotten about the order and made our own dinner. Worst part is they still charged our credit card for the meal. We called once after 1 hour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Me and my family been coming here for years. We tried different things on the menu and we're never disappointed. service is good and food comes out quickly. Needless to say best Vietnamese/Chinese in SC.

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Saxapahaw, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I've searched for better Vietnamese food in bigger cities and all around with no luck. The service is usually good and the atmosphere is OK -- but this is the place to go if you like fresh spring rolls or traditional Vietnamese food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 West 7th Street, Sioux City, IA 51103
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Sioux City
  • Phone Number: 712 252 3937

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?