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Lemon Grass

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1221 8th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265-2623
+1 515-440-4709
11:30 - 08:00
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Sun 11:30 - 08:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I can't get enough of the delicious food at Lemon Grass. I enjoy eating there - it's cozy. But it's also easy to pick-up at lunch for a spring roll snack or after work for dinner. Only thing is to be careful on the spice level but that's typical with Thai food. It's a restaurant for anyone - there's plenty... More 

Thank gingergeorge1991
Holland, Michigan
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent Thai food. Lengthy menu of Thai food. Each dish prepared to your liking: spicy from 1 to 5. Our waitress was pleasant and knowledgeable about the different dishes. Alcohol is available. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Joan W
West Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

One of the best Thai restaurants in Des Moines area. Their yellow curry fried rice is just amazing ! But, I have to warn you that they are not consistent with their spice levels. You are better off going with lower spice level that your usual.

Thank DSMIA2015
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

This restaurant has good food and good service. The wait staff knew their menu down to the ingredient. Service was prompt and the food got to our table quickly. The menu is mostly Thai with a few Laotian items.

Thank JeffsView
Urbandale, Iowa
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97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I were craving a really good Thai meal and stopped by Lemon Grass for a delicious meal. My daughter had a house favorite, Larb, a spicy beef dish served with sticky rice. I chose a shrimp curry at a #2 spice level. It was hotter than I expected, but not enough to deter my taste buds. The... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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134 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

I am a big fan of Thai food and am always looking for a great new restaurant (or at least one that I have not yet tried) and figured I would check out Lemon Grass. The restaurant is of smaller size but quaint (with outside seating). My usual dish is Pad Thai and Spring Rolls. The Pad Thai was not... More 

Thank Irishdoc1
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631 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I had a business lunch meeting at this restaurant and I certainly was impressed with the soups, the entrée and the service.

Thank chicago90Phoenix
Mason City, Iowa
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

First time at a Thai restaurant and both the food and the service were great. My wife and I will be returning.

Thank Stallie46
Des Moines, Iowa
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

Its not fancy but its clean and nice,,great service from real people. They always nail the spice level, the spring rolls are the best in town and portions are more than ample. If you want to try something different they are very good about explaining different diches

Thank Sean S
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

I was in town for business and wanted something simple but satisfying for dinner. "Pho," I decided. "A big bowl of pho would be perfect." After searching for recommendations online, I traveled from West Des Moines into Des Moines to visit A Dong restaurant. Not noted on the website was the fact that it was closed. Dang. Went online again... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 08:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1221 8th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265-2623
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-440-4709

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