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House of Chen - CLOSED

705 E Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010-6522
+1 515-233-3144
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
1 week ago
14 Aug 2016
“Crappy carryout”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
705 E Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010-6522
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a fairly small restaurant, but I was happy with the food and the service. The prices I thought where great for as much as you get. The location could be hard to find if you're not from this area. Very happy and will come...More

Thank Diane T
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Staff was nice enough but food was not impressive. It did not have any flavor at all. 6 meals +eggrolls and not one good dish. Do not recommend.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant serves good Chinese and Laotian food and has been at this and only this location for at least ten years. I have never been able to get sizzling rice dinner anywhere in Ames but here. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids. Small...More

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

There is no restaurant by this name at this address. It's the back of a Kohl's store. So the Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5- no screaming kids.

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 23 March 2016

The owner is very personable - the food was good. Opens for lunch and closes for awhile in the afternoon, reopens for dinner. Not expensive.

Thank rrcer
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

The food here was hot, fresh, a lil too spicy, but good. There are Laotian choices, which makes this about the only place in town with Lao food. Friendly service. This would be a "best buy" because the prices are really good for lunch. And...More

Thank init4keeps
Reviewed 6 September 2015

This is a nice restaurant and not outrageously priced. The food seems genuine and not overly Americanized. Try it once in awhile.

Thank citainc
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

I probably have tried just about everything on their menu. But had not tried their soup lunches. Yesterday I ordered the House Special Soup Lunch. It was absolutely wonderful! Great tasting, slightly spicy beef broth, with noodles, vegetables, shrimp, chicken and pork. I also like...More

Thank Louisa T
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Great food and service as always. Limited seating but, always great food. Fresh, quality ingredients. They do alot of take out.

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 30 June 2015

If you are looking for great Chinese food and nothing else, House of Chen is one of your best choices in Ames. It is a bare bones kind of operation with a helpful staff, but none of this is why you want to eat there....More

Thank bauerjan
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Open Hours
11:00 - 13:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 705 E Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010-6522
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-233-3144
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