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3013 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311-3926
+1 515-633-9393
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Des Moines, Iowa
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610 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 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.

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Des Moines
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110 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 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, dont' expect anything fancy. They also have good delivery

Thank Turbo_Todd
1 review
Reviewed 31 August 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 food! My friends and I love getting their food for study sessions, post- exam celebrations,... More 

Thank Elizabeth J
Johnston, Iowa
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85 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 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 this place a shot, have never had a bad experience or meal in 12 years.

Thank krogersku
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 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 speak english crap. I didnt even want a refund i just wanted her be aware... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 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 restaurants.... I am drooling on the keyboard just thinking about it. The cashew chicken was... More 

1 Thank rpm003
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Reviewed 29 November 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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