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China Place

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3013 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311-3926
+1 515-633-9393
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Jul 5, 2017
Apr 26, 2017
“Good Food, Bad Location”
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3013 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311-3926
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Reviewed December 17, 2017

Orange chicken here is one of the best I've had. The price for lunch is great too! The service is also friendly and prompt.

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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

very tasty loved it i recommend to anyone who loves Chinese and they people were nice as well i will come again

Thank dholmer17
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Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

I ordered takeout food and had never been there before. The food was good, especially the egg rolls and the crab rangoon. Hot and sour soup was delicious. Friendly staff, too. Parking was a huge issue, as I could only find street parking and it...More

Thank Jayne R
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

The food is very good here and they have reasonable prices. Nothing fancy. They also deliver and are conveniently located across from Quik Trip on university. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids.

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed October 29, 2015

This is a really good cheap chinese, they have great rangoons and really good egg drop soup. Peanut oil is tasty that things are cooked in, so the fried items are extra good, they have good wings too. This is super cheap chinese food though,...More

Thank Turbo_Todd
Reviewed August 31, 2015

I love how close they are to Drake campus and that they deliver to the campus buildings! The drivers are polite and always get my orders right. When I carry out or dine in the people are very friendly, helpful, and fast to get my...More

Thank Elizabeth J
Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten at China Place for years. Lived in the Drake area and ate here frequently. Now we drive 15 minutes to get there and still manage to go 3-4 times a month. Best generals chicken around. Excellent egg rolls and crab rangoons. Give...More

Thank krogersku
Reviewed July 21, 2011

First off let me say that this was my favorite place until i complained about an order. my food tasted like it was warmed up in the microwave. when i called and complained she wouldnt even give me a refund she pulled that i dont...More

4  Thank TMAMA515
Reviewed January 3, 2010

I was a student at Drake University and probably ate at China Place close to 100 times over the course of 4 years. It was consistently excellent. The General's chicken was my personally favorite.... sweeter and slightly hotter than is found at many other Chinese...More

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Reviewed November 29, 2008

Hands down, the best cheap Chinese in Des Moines. Nothing is greasy - even the breaded meat items such as Orange or Sesame Chicken.

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  • Address: 3013 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311-3926
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-633-9393
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