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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service

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APPETIZERS‎
Egg Rolls (2)
1.95
Pot Stickers (6)
4.30
BBQ Spareribs (4)
5.00
Siu Mai (6)
4.30
Crabmeat Rangoons (6)
4.30
Satay Beef
4.30
Chicken Salad
5.50
Flaming Pu Pu Tray
4.95 Per person
SOUP‎
Wonton Soup
1.60
Egg Drop Soup
1.45
Hot & Sour Soup
1.45
Hot & Sour w/ Seafood Soup (2)
5.00
Chicken Sizzling Rice Soup (2)
4.75
Vegetable Sizzling Rice Soup (2)
4.75
Shrimp Sizzling Rice Soup (2)
5.00
LUNCH SPECIAL‎
Served from Monday - Saturday 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Served w/ your choice of soup: Egg drop or hot & sour as well as an eggroll & steamed or fried rice
Indicates that the entree or soup is spicy (you can requested otherwise)
Moo Goo Gai Pan
5.25
Egg drop
Hot & sour
Steamed
Fried
Chicken w/ Vegetables
5.25
Egg drop
Hot & sour
Steamed
Fried
Garlic Chicken
5.25
Egg drop
Hot & sour
Steamed
Fried
Cashew Chicken
5.25
Egg drop
Hot & sour
Steamed
Fried
Almond Chicken
5.25
Egg drop
Hot & sour
Steamed
Fried
Kung Bao Chicken
5.25
Egg drop
Hot & sour
Steamed
Fried
Lemon Chicken
5.25
Egg drop
Hot & sour
Steamed
Fried
DINNER SPECIAL‎
4.75 Per person added to price of each entree
Appetizers: BBQ sparerib, egg roll & crabmeat Rangoon soup: choice of hot & sour or egg drop entree: choice of 1 of any entree beverages: bottle of beer or glass of soda rice: steamed or friend extras: hot tea
Velvet Seafood Delight
10.95
General Tsou's Chicken
9.75
Happy Family
9.75
Sweet & Sour Triple Delight
9.75
House 3 Delight
9.75
Sesame Beef
10.00
Beef w/ Orange Flavor
10.00
Kung Bao 3 Combo
10.95
DELUXE DINNERS‎
All deluxe dinners are served w/ an egg roll, crab rangoon, & chicken salad, shrimp & chicken sizzling rice soup, steamed or fried rice & hot tea as well
25.90
Pineapple Chicken
Mongolian Beef
38.85
Pineapple Chicken
Steamed
Fried
Mongolian Beef
Steamed
Fried
Sweet & Sour Triple Delight
Steamed
Fried
51.80
Pineapple Chicken
Steamed
Fried
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Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

We had not eaten at this restaurant since it was remodeled. We were very impressed with the atmosphere and with the quality of food and with the staff. Definitely will be returning.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank mark c
Reviewed September 20, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful place to come eat. They make your food fresh when you order it. The menu selection is huge!! Very friendly staff, willing to make your dining experience as nice as they can. We have eaten here on three separate occasions and they are consistently...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank MaryNDaveP
Reviewed July 21, 2019

CC was well-lite and clean. Our server was friendly and enthusiastic. Entrees come with a choice of 2 soups and either egg roll or crab rangoon. Their egg roll filling was good, but the wrap was thick and crusty; not thin and crispy. I ordered...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank OTR_Again_IM
Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner after China Cafe was newly opened. On a Friday night it was not busy inside, but there were quite a few orders picked up and food delivery services stopping in for orders to go. We immediately found s table for two...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank JerriAL1
Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

China Cafe in Johnston has been going through many changes in the last few years. Initially there was a well established restaurant with the same ownership for many years, that was a good place to have oriental food locally. They then sold to an proprietor...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank YentaLeah
Reviewed June 18, 2017

In comparison to chopsticks down the street it comes in second. The portions were there however, just not enough meat in my opinion. Still the lunch menu is under the $10 mark and I would eat here again and stick to the sweet and sour...More

Date of visit: June 2017
2  Thank WHDSM
Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Great flavor, not repeated by dish either. Had special combi fried rice - huge portion with lot of meat, chicken, shrimp. Seafood was good as expected for Iowa. A bit noisy dine in, but take out was very busy at 530.

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Jerry U
Reviewed September 3, 2016

Stopped in and had the Moo Goo Gai Pan and Egg Drop Soup. This restaurant gives you the choice of fried or white rice with your meal and then asks if you want more. The food was good and I would stop here again if...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank OnTheRoadAgain1056
Reviewed May 14, 2016

I've been disappointed, since returning to the Des Moines area, to not find a single Chinese restaurant I want to return to. After Colorado Springs, the choices here are pedestrian at best. China Cafe was perfectly adequate, busy, had good service, and the food was...More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank JohnnyB33
Reviewed March 1, 2016

Great variety of foods, and great tasting food! Family atmosphere and is very cozy an relaxing. Great place.

Date of visit: February 2016
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