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225 SE Oralabor Rd, Ste 8, Ankeny, IA 50021-9117
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Ankeny IA
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice people, always friendly and a quiet place to gather for dinner. The food in general is great, but as I'm something of a hot and sour soup snob, I weigh my visit based on that. If it's not good, I just won't be back. It's that simple. China Moon's hot and sour is the best in Ankeny.

Thank drdeputy
Grinnell, Iowa
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We have visited China Moon often, and we know what to expect: clean and inviting dining space, attentive, sensitive and respectful staff, and succulent food that is prepared with artistic flair. We absolutely love to eat at China Moon! We often will drive the hour from our house to introduce out-of- town guests to an unforgettable meal worth the distance.

Thank Esther W
Ankeny, Iowa
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This was my first visit to China Moon in several years. The place was clean, the lunch selections were affordable and the service was excellent. That said, the food itself was average.

Thank Iowa50021
Des Moines, Iowa
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Friends and I eat dinner here approximately once per month. Henry in our usual server who is very attentive and remembers our favorites. Thus is one of the few places that offers complete silverware - knife, fork, spoon - which I think is awesome. There is usually a daily food and drink special. Prices are reasonable; service is great. I... More 

1 Thank torpdo
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

Boyfriend and I will definitely be back! The place is really well kept, staff was extremely nice and the food was ready in minutes! I ordered an alcoholic drink and it was in a cute panda bear cup. Lol gotta give them props for the creativity 👍👌

1 Thank Stephanie C
Des Moines, Iowa
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114 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

As a person who dines frequently at Asian restaurants, I was underwhelmed here. I came with a large group of friends and colleagues, and few of us were delighted with our meals. The food is somewhat bland and uninspired, and suggests to me that they're trying too hard to accomodate Iowan palettes without becoming the grease fest that is the... More 

Johnston, Iowa
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Ate there recently with my family. I had the buffet which was typical Chinese flare. Nothing amazing but nothing terrible. My wife ordered broccoli chicken, the chicken was just weird, no other way to put it. We didn't eat it and probably will not go back. If go would just do buffet.

Thank krogersku
Des Moines, Iowa
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

I stopped going to other Chinese restaurants China Moon is friendly, clean, and they make what you want even replace one item for something you want instead . Excellent food and service!!!

1 Thank Ree W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

I CALLED MINUTES BEFORE CLOSE yet the gentleman was the absolutely Best i have a son in bridges of iowa and on weekends can order delivery. Of course i could not get my restaurant.com certificate to come up on my phone, so he suggested they deliver to him, then I could call back with the certificate # after 11pm or... More 

1 Thank innovatingchange
Des Moines
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143 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had eaten here 10+ years ago. It was horrible. My daughter recently ate here and liked it, so we decided to give it a second chance. It was great. LOVED the vegetable rice soup and spring rolls. The orange chicken and Molgolian beef were excellent. Crab rongoon very good too. Didn't care for the hot tea - it was... More 

2 Thank Cyndeetrek

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 SE Oralabor Rd, Ste 8, Ankeny, IA 50021-9117
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: 515-964-8400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?