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270 SW 1st St, Grimes, IA 50111
+1 515-986-4063
11:00 - 22:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My family orders takeout from Fortune Garden about once a week. On average our dinner is ready in fifteen minutes. Our favorites are the crab rangoons, hot and sour soup, beef lomein, satay beef, Kung boa chicken, but we have devoured everything we have tried. Love this place.

Thank liljodo
Des Moines, Iowa
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Of the two places in Grimes for Chinese, Fortune Garden is by far the better of the two. They are fast and friendly. Highly recommended.

Thank Dilkin70
Grimes, Iowa
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We love Fortune Garden & think it is the best Chinese food in Grimes. You must have an egg roll (or several)! All of the food we got was great - sweet & sour chicken, shrimp lo mein, & a spicy chicken dish I can't remember the name of. The only downside is that they are super popular, so the... More 

Thank Kirsten B
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Fortune Garden is located in a strip mall, very basic, looks like they do most of their business as carryout. The lemon chicken was pieces of chicken in breading just like sweet/sour, but came with a lemon sauce instead of the red sauce. While tasty, it was pretty "blah" and served with no vegetables. Eggrolls were tasty, served hot and... More 

Thank Mel M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Consistently delicious chinese food. They are very busy so dont be offended if they ask you to call back in a little bit you will thank yourself for being patient in the end. Really really good eggrolls. My mother law specifically requests that we wait until the day she is coming to town to order so she can partake.

Thank John B
Des Moines, Iowa
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Love sesame chicken and chicken and broccoli. Favorite chinese takeout in DM metro. Order the egg rolls and crab rangoons.

Thank Reader95
Des Moines, Iowa
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

The food was mediocre at best, which is not surprising for a little local Chinese restaurant. What made the experience a '2' was the fact that lunch took nearly an hour. It's good that they're busy, but definitely not enough help for the number of meals they were serving in the small dining room plus a busy take-out service.

Thank promopower
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

This place has excellent take out - bet beware of the wait. They are notorious for delays. 10 minutes can easily mean 30. Best egg rolls! I like garlic chicken and cashew chicken.

Thank CarpitIA
Des Moines, IA
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253 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

The first time we ordered here was take-out. Quoted 20 minutes. After sitting and waiting for 40 minutes my husband's food had been sitting in the window since we got there and she just called back to have them fix mine that they forgot. At that point we walked out. One was going to be luke warm and the other... More 

Thank deegeegirl
Des Moines, Iowa
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554 reviews
506 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

This place seems to always give 100% great food. Nothing fancy, just fabulous food. And consistency. I generally get the Mongolian pork. The egg rolls are the best I've ever had. And the hot and sour soup is perfect. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids.

Thank init4keeps

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 SW 1st St, Grimes, IA 50111
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Grimes
  • Phone Number: +1 515-986-4063

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