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“Skimpy portions high priced” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Hoq

Hoq
303 E 5th, Des Moines, IA
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Ranked #21 of 502 Restaurants in Des Moines
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Urbandale
1 review
“Skimpy portions high priced”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is very pricey and the portions are very skimpy. Which we dont understand the cost. Usually buying local is cheeper. I can get fruits and veggies at the farmers market cheaper than hyves. We ordered 2 salads and a chicken noodle soup. The salad portions were unreasonably skimpy and the soup was way too salty. I told the waitress that the salad was excellent but there was not much salad in the bowl. She said my comment would be noted. She could care less. I appreciate their cause but this us a rip off place. Dont know how there are so many good reviews.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
“Fresh local food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Contempo atmosphere, delicious food using local products. The soups are excellent. Good wine list and good waitress

Visited January 2014
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Davenport, Iowa
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122 reviews 122 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Great Soup”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Very nice, bright space. Visited for lunch, soup and a burger. The shrimp bisque was possibly the best I have had anywhere. The lamb burger was good, not great. Bun was too bigbfornthenburger. At first the jalapeño relish was too agressive, but it mellowed. Business was slow, but the service was a touch innatentive.

Visited April 2014
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Great service (Rebecca), great atmosphere, incredible food. Orders the burger and fries. Everything comes from local farmers and you can taste the difference. Will absolutely go back next time in town and highly recommend.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Des Moines' best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

It must be the best restaurant in Des Moines, cannot imagine better. Nice wine and cocktail list. Between us we had oysters Rockefeller, halibut, and a strip steak to die for, plus tasty house made desserts. Would return again... and again... and again. Pretty adult fare, but there was a large family gathering at another table, and the kids seemed happy. But I would not call this a family restaurant. Cost for drinks and dinner with dessert, $100.00, and well worth it.

Visited March 2014
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