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Mandarin Grill

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1250 NW 128th St, Clive, IA 50325-7432
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
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Ankeny, Iowa
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have enjoyed this establishment at its original location and it's newer location for over thirty years. They have the best potstickers I have ever had, and Chef Kevin's hot braised wings are amazing !!!

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Thank EH1966
Boone
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188 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed lunch at the Mandarin. Booths and tables both available. Quiet, thus enabling conversation. Service was professional and personal. The menu item we ordered were very flavorful and fresh. Vegetables were crisp, and the spices just right. We would suggest using organic carrots, sliced by the chef, though, as opposed to the "baby carrots." We will return soon. Perfect... More 

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Thank Michael M
Des Moines, Iowa
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We had the best server, Julian, was so friendly, made suggestions, answered questions. The food was really good, fast, fresh and we had plenty left over, also tried sushi which was really good. Will be back.

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Thank Deana C
West Des Moines, Iowa
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Food came very quickly on a Saturday evening. Orange beef was tasty and a bit spicy! Korean bul-go-gi was decent though I'd choose something else next visit. The veggies accompanying were nothing to write home about. People have said the TNT sushi roll is very good there - didn't get a chance this time.

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Thank Russell G
dsm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Mandarin beef is the absolute best. Served over a bed of lettuce may seem odd but it's delish! Sizzling rice soup and pot stickers are also a must. =)

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Thank cerretv
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is a regular stop for our work crew. We enjoy dining here at least once a week for lunch. They have freshly made sushi, with a large selection to choose from. I especially enjoy the Chinese lunch specials. Everything from chicken chow mein...Shrimp lo mein...Sweet and Sour chicken...Midnight Shrimp, my personal favorite, and their super delicious Hot n' Sour... More 

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Thank Jay W
DES MOINES
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42 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

There are some interesting menu choices. The dishes were as advertised on the menu and done well. The ambience is also good. Unfortunately the service was bad. The waiter was not attentive, the joint was not busy so no excuse for the rude behavior. Similar service was being dished out to other tables around us. The owner and hostess was... More 

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Thank JeffsView
Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

When The Mandarin was in Beaverdale it had charm, value and personality. Food is just ok now. Portions are inconsistent, family order would only feed 2, don't know what the rest of the family would have eaten. Atmosphere, the music, is American not the restaurants culture. They have taken items out of the menu. You must ask for sweet n... More 

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Thank Vic L
Des Moines
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227 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

They make the best Ja Ja Mung in town upon request. It's a Korean dish but they'll make if for you if you ask them. It's quite a treat.

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Thank Proteeus3
Burlington, IA
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

We really enjoy the quality of food at Mandarin Grill and Sushi Bar in Clive. We tried the vegetable egg rolls, crabmeat Rangoon and hot wings as appetizers and liked them all. They also have really tasty chicken lo mein. It's a nice local Chinese place that cooks fresh to order. Highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 NW 128th St, Clive, IA 50325-7432
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
Description
Great long-time Des Moines area restaurant that moved to a new location a few months ago. Recently got an excellent review by the Des Moines Register's restaurant critic, who is really good. Just ate there tonight and I'd love to give them a good review.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?