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Mandarin Grill

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1250 NW 128th St, Clive, IA 50325-7432
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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.

Thank Deana C
West Des Moines, Iowa
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41 reviews
19 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.

Thank Russell G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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. =)

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 

Thank Jay W
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 

Thank JeffsView
Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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 

Thank Vic L
Des Moines
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227 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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.

Thank Proteeus3
Burlington, IA
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60 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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!

Thank Worktraveler31
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133 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2014

Second time to the Mandarin Grill. Both times had the sushi and it is very good and fresh. Nothing spectacular to report but the Mandarin Grill is a solid restaurant for sushi.

Thank jimp976
Des Moines, Iowa
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87 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

Eat in or carry out, never a disappointment. Crab rangoon are great and I love the dressing they use on their salad. However, if you order to go, your meal does not include the salad, which is a disappointment. Please consider changing this policy.

1 Thank Tammy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 NW 128th St, Clive, IA 50325-7432
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
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?