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Great China Restaurant - CLOSED

8569 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-4321
+1 515-270-1688
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
Jan 4, 2016
“Closed as of 1/2/2016 - call to see if they're reopened”
Sep 22, 2015
“Great China is great for a visit with friends.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Chinese, Asian
$$ - $$$
8569 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-4321
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

Best Chinese restaurant in DSM. Best value, service and quality of food. Clean, Fast, friendly and tasty

Thank Alex S
Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

I thought this was one of the better Chinese restaurants in dsm. My kung bau chicken was almost all meat. Not filler like most other places.

1  Thank KWBeachCpl
Reviewed March 17, 2013

I just moved out here from NYC, so I know Chinese food, and I read the reviews of this place and checked out the weppage. I saw that this placecwas family owned and run.mSo I thought this might be decent... Was I ever wrong !!...More

Thank Andy F
Reviewed August 21, 2012

I make a 24 mile round trip from Des Moine's east side to get carry out from this place.We ate here often when we lived on this side of town, and continue to make the trip as we just can't get this taste closer to...More

Thank Chad L
Reviewed October 8, 2011

The food had no taste. One of the dishes I ordered was a lobster dish which when I asked it it were fresh they told me it was. When I got the lobster it tasted like it had been in the freezer for years. So...More

Thank StayAway12345
Reviewed August 15, 2011

We've been going to Great China for 20 years. Best hot and sour soup around. Can't beat their lunch deals. Family owned, love this place!

1  Thank Diggity02
Reviewed July 28, 2011

We love this restaurant. We frequently order out and always the order is correct. They are VERY fast (order is ready 10-15 min after I call) so you'll want to leave right away. Our favorite dishes are the empress chicken, hunan chicken, kung bao chicken,...More

1  Thank Jenn G
Reviewed November 26, 2010

My husband-to-be took me here for our first date. Classic appetizers and soups coupled with a variety of entrees make this a classic Asian experience. It also has a much nicer, more upscale feel than many area Chinese restaurants. We've been back several times since...More

Thank Diamond_Debutante
Reviewed December 8, 2009

I enjoy Chinese food, and Great China is one of the best I've run across. I'm a former West Des Moines resident but visit frequently for business, and the Great China is always on my list of dinner choices. Love their pork fried rice and...More

Thank vineman51
Reviewed September 28, 2008

i have lived by this place for 3 years, never been. Today I went for it. I went on a Sunday so it was buffet day. I went with orange chicken to go. They made it and put in several containers for me. First off...More

Thank backniowa
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8569 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322-4321
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Urbandale
  • Phone Number: +1 515-270-1688
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