In China New Year’s Eve is seen as an important date, with families gathering together for a reunion dinner. Firecrackers are then let off to signal the end of last year and the beginning of next. The Year of the Rooster will begin on January 28, 2017 and celebrations will last until February 12th. In honor of the holiday, we’ve rounded up a list of restaurants where you can enjoy some Chinese cuisine, with your family, in the Des Moines area.
6630 Mills Civic Pkwy, Suite 3108 • West Des Moines, IA 50266 • (515) 224-2100
Nothing says comfort food like Chinese food. This bustling family restaurant in West Des Moines is a big hit with families. Serving a variety of Chinese, Szechwan, Hunan and Thai dishes, Iron Wok can easily please groups with different cravings.
602 N Ankeny Boulevard • Ankeny, IA 50023 • (515) 964-2422
An Ankeny establishment, Jade Garden serves Hunan, Mandarin and Szechuan cuisine at modest prices. It’s a kid-friendly eatery that makes families feel right at home in a casual yet, adult setting and offers a few simple, delicious and affordable children’s meals.
Jordan Creek Town Center • 110 South Jordan Creek Parkway • West Des Moines, IA 50266 • (515) 457-7772
One of my daughter’s favs, P.F. Chang’s serves up their meals family-style — so everyone has the opportunity to eat a little of this and a little of that. We typically share an order of Lettuce Wraps, which are quickly devoured. And no worries if you have a picky eater, they also have a great Kid’s Menu with several healthy, economical choices.
2607 Beaver Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50310 • (515) 255-0165
Rice Bowl is the perfect place to take your kiddos after shopping in Beaverdale. Families love that many of the Cantonese dishes are served family-style which can make things easier for you and your kiddy crew. Choose from dishes like, Beef Tenderloin with Oyster Sauce, Fresh Shrimp with Lobster-Style Sauce, Diced Chicken with Walnuts or Cashews and more.
1534 E. Grand Avenue • Des Moines IA 50316 • (515) 991-3569
This east side Chinese and Vietnamese restaurant is a great place to bring your little foodies to enjoy a favorite meal. This local, family run restaurant serves up classic recipes like Sweet & Sour Chicken, Mongolian Beef and vegetarian friendly options like Stir-Fry Mixed Vegetables and Lo Mein Noodles with Tofu.
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