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Chinese Home Style Cooking

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2702 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014-7460
+1 515-292-0123
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Marshalltown, Iowa
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I tried this after finding out they will be closing soon. I like to try new foods so I ordered the Sacha beef. The owner explains that Americans don't normally order this due to the distinct flavor. That was the point, I wanted to try something new. She agreed to make it with a small amount of... More 

Thank pottershelby
Ames, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I love the hot and sour soup at this place. I will order two bowls and have it as my meal. The owners are very genuine people who greet everyone with a smile.

Thank Tim B
Ames, Iowa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The vegetables were fresh; the meat was perfect; the sauces were amazing; and everything was very clean. The chef and the waiter and the owner were all so friendly! They'll spice it up - or not - as you like it. So delicious! I've heard they are planning to close in November! What can we do to change their minds?

Thank jjoh32
Jacksonville, Illinois
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101 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Chinese Home Style is a little difficult to find. It is next the C Store by Campus. The owners are there to greet you with a great smile and a friendly hello. The couple will soon recognize you as a regular and learn your taste. All the meals are prepared to order. You can ask for more 'spice' extra veggies... More 

Thank cyclonesdan
Lincoln, Nebraska
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

I found this place off Trip Advisor and took a chance. Well worth it and the reviews were spot on. Don't be turned off by the building, it's actually sort of charming. I had the crab Rangoons + the Szechuan chicken. I've eaten at many Chinese restaurants and this was the first time the chicken was breaded and it was... More 

Thank mojozenguy
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

We read the reviews left by others and agree that the food is delicious. We had Szechuan chicken and the Imperial chicken with excellent egg rolls. Unfortunately we were only passing thru and probably won't have the chance to eat here again. Maybe we can move them to Texas!! Don't be fooled by the "hole-in-the-wall" appearance! Give this place a... More 

2 Thank G-Tex66
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Family run, authentic, and better with every bite! Dine in or carry out. Order from the counter menu and take a seat. Water and tea are included complimentary. I was even offered a soup as I waited for my meal. Everything is made to order and came out fresh. The younger gentleman at the counter helped me with my choice.... More 

1 Thank Rick Z
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Tina and Chen run the best Chinese joint around. Try the spicy crab rangoons. Can't say enough great things about CHC

1 Thank Caseyjoenz
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

I think the quote" do not judge the book by its cover" applies on this restaurant. The place looked obsolete, but the food was delicious and the staff (owner) were nice! There was only one couple having lunch when we were there. It seems people were prefer to order the food to-go rather than sit-in.

1 Thank hdfs
Ames, Iowa
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

Outstanding Chinese food made fresh at the time of the order. Everything I had has been wonderful. You can find some exotic dishes that other Chinese restaurants don't have.

Thank Terry M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2702 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50014-7460
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-292-0123

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