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The 7 Best Chinese Restaurants Near Des Moines

Updated: May 2, 2022

Need general Tso’s chicken or fried rice in your life? These are our best spots for Chinese food in Des Moines. We evaluated tons of reviews and then analyzed top sites for the best Chinese restaurants in Des Moines. Sit down and feast on hot pot, or order Chinese classics takeout. These Des Moines restaurants do it all!

Find the perfect Chinese restaurant

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May May Hong Kong BBQ

Chinese, Federal WayChineseFederal Way, West Campus
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Eat Time

Asian, $$, BurienAsian, $$Burien, Evansville
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Szechuan First Restaurant

Chinese, $, KentChinese, $Kent
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Chinese Restaurants in Kent

    Three Best Rated

Golden Dynasty

Asian, $$, KentAsian, $$Kent
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    Best Chinese Restaurants in Kent

    Three Best Rated

Mama Dough

Chinese, $$, KentChinese, $$Kent
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Wild Pepper Szechuan Cuisine

Chinese, $$, TukwilaChinese, $$Tukwila
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Happy At the Bay Teriyaki

Asian, $, KentAsian, $Kent
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

How does it work?

Finding the best Chinese restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We analyzed 10951 Des Moines restaurants on Yelp and Google, 1095134 Des Moines restaurant reviews, and 1286 lists and articles – looking closely at what Three Best Rated had to say – and applied our boam magic. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Three Best Rated - Best Chinese Restaurants in Kent. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Frequently asked questions

Mandarin Kitchen, Yummy Chinese, and Dragon Gate are the highest-rated Chinese restaurants for take-out in Des Moines.

Mandarin Kitchen, Yummy Chinese, and Dragon Gate are some of the highest-rated late-night Chinese spots in Des Moines.

There are 3 Chinese restaurants in Des Moines.

Yummy Chinese is the highest-rated Chinese restaurant for delivery in Des Moines.

Mandarin Kitchen, Yummy Chinese, and Dragon Gate are vegetarian-friendly Chinese restaurants in Des Moines.

Drink pairing tips

  • The best drink pairing for pork in sticky soy glaze

    Knowing what to pair with pork in sticky soy glaze can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Riesling. This, off-dry, white wine balances the sweet and tangy pork in sticky soy glaze.

  • The ideal pairing for steamed fish

    Experts often pair steamed fish with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

Did you know?

  • The ideal pairing

    Often considered one of the most go-to drinks in China, baijiu is a popular choice across the country, often made with sorghum.

  • A classic dish

    Making peking duck, often paired with pancakes and soy sauce, is a long-held tradition in China.

Parking info

There’s nothing like finding the perfect parking spot right away when you’re going out for a meal. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Chinese spot.

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