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“Hard to find, but worth the effort!”

Sam's Fine Food & Egg Rolls
Ranked #102 of 569 Restaurants in Des Moines
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Ames, Iowa
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Hard to find, but worth the effort!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

Tucked away in a little strip mall behind a grocery store, Sam's little place is short on space but long on flavor, service and value! Big appetizers, a nice variety of entrees, and fresh ingredients. Take out or dine in, Sam and his staff makes everyone feel welcome. Try the Hot and Sour Soup!

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank tdomek
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English first
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

I stumbled upon Sam's after moving to the southside. I'm so lucky my google search lead me there! The food is amazing and the prices are great for what you are getting. But what really makes the place is Sam himself. He's so friendly and makes you feel like you've been coming there for years. His wife is pretty nice too :)

  • Visited March 2013
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3 Thank Kayla C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Chinese food I've ever had.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2012

I eat alot of Chinese food and eat at the best places in every city I'm in. This is by far the best tasting I have ever had. You havn't lived untill you've eatin Sam's food!

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2 Thank Dweezer
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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2010

Sam's dinners are excellent, but before you order just a dinner, be sure and order a side of pot stickers and egg rolls. They are wonderful. Hot, with just the right amount of seasoning.

Oh, about dinner, Sam will spice it up or down according to your taste. So speak up!! I love mine spicey and he can "heat'" it up to the point it is too hot for me. My wife wants little or no spice in her meals and we both have our way at Sams.

Been going for ten years and it stays very consistently excellent.

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5 Thank kenl210
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des moines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“excellent food...friendly people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2009

Small, friendly little place. The food is 'out of this world' and comes fresh cooked and in large portions. Prices are very reasonable. Sam and staff are fun people and so friendly. Love it!

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3 Thank jhansonia
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