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Rice Bowl

2607 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-3909
+1 515-255-0165
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good14%
  • Average21%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“eggrolls” (3 reviews)
“chow mein” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian
2607 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-3909
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Small quaint restaurant featuring several Chinese menu items. Excellent Egg Foo Young, probably the best in town and the gravy is delicious. Everything I have eaten there has been good.

Thank mitchdsm
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I was looking for a new place to occasionally grab lunch. While the wait staff were pleasant and the food came out as quick as expected, the flavors were subpar and the egg foo young was drowning in overly sweet, metallic tasting sauce. I can't...More

1  Thank Anne B
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Whatever you order here, upgrade it to a dinner to get egg roll, fried rice, and THE BEST egg foo young! I recommend the Almond Gai Ding Chow Mein that is on the lunch menu. The egg drop soup is also very good. Service is...More

Thank anita175
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The Rice Bowl has been in Beaverdale since 1963.It is Cantonese food and a welcomed change from the many other Asian style places in the Metro area. The friendly service and bright dining area are most relaxing.

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This is the kind of restaurant that our parents went to if you are 60 some years years old... or maybe your grandparents.... it's Cantonese style... it's not my type of place but I'd rather talk about the good things great service and the food...More

Thank Cliff K
Reviewed 21 September 2016

As another reviewer said, this is a gem. It is Cantonese style which means the seasoning is subtle. There are no heat ranges because Cantonese does not use hot spices. However, there is much more to Cantonese than just chop suey. My favorite is shrimp...More

Thank seacorp
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Family owned business since the 1960's. Retro decor - orange vinyl booths, bare tables. This is a neighborhood place - not fancy, not the best food but wonderful service, very reasonable prices and a neighborhood gem.

Thank runread
Reviewed 4 September 2014 via mobile

Server was extremely attentive and pleasant. Interior however reminded me of a church basement. I can't say the food I chose was bad but it was uninspired and bland. My husband likes bland so he was happy. The menu was small and didn't indicate any...More

Thank LindaGE52
Reviewed 14 June 2014

I had not been to the Rice Bowl until today when my Aunt introduced me to it. I don't think I'll ever eat another egg roll that tasted as good as what I had there. In addition, it is immaculately clean and the owner had...More

1  Thank Christine T
Reviewed 20 March 2014

This restaurants food is like no other. Clear your mind of the typical Asian food you've been eating everywhere else. Try to forget the greasy commercial spring rolls and thick, brown sauced flavorless entrees. In a time of the over the top multiple layers food,...More

4  Thank Fran B
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  • Address: 2607 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-3909
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-255-0165
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