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Z'marick Noodle Cafe

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12655 University Ave Ste 120, Clive, IA 50325-8221
+1 515-223-9605
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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127 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I had the Buffalo chicken mac n cheese on suggestion of a staff member. It was just not very good. I may give it another try and avoid the mac n cheese dishes maybe the pad Thai is better but I didn't think it was anything special.

Thank hvac z
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

If Z'marick's would do on-line ordering, I would be in trouble because my visits would substantially increase as this place is already so convenient for me to lunch at everyday if I chose to. I've only ever had two items here: Scotcharoos and their Thai Stir fry over Brown Rice. Amazingly delicious. The spicy sauce, lime flavored rice and roasted... More 

Thank Glenn P
West Des Moines, Iowa
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Always a good spot for the family to eat. Kids eat free Saturdays. Prices are fair and bowls are filling. Everyone has their favorite bowl it seems! Only thing that I would say is a challenge is finding a seat during busy times.

Thank Russell G
Louisville, Kentucky
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2015

We stopped here for lunch during a training session. The food was pretty good, and I would recommend trying it out at least once.

Thank CrystalH98
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

The food is great and fast! We went on a Saturday for lunch and their kids meals were free with a purchase of a Adult size. Our family will be returning!

Thank Samantha H
Marquette, Michigan
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184 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

The food was very quick. I was impressed that they offered tofu as a meat substitute. I would eat here again if I was in a hurry.

Thank auryan
Des Moines, Iowa
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

A completely boring menu. Food arrived quickly and the service was friendly. There's just nothing exciting about this place. They had some nice mac and cheese for the kids but that's about it. If they would get a little more inventive with there menu items I would return because there execution was better them most restaurants.

Thank Matt B
Urbandale, Iowa
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113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2015

I described this to my wife as being very similar to Noodles & Co, with a slightly different set of options. It was amazing how similar everything felt to me. I enjoyed my meal and felt the prices were about average. I wouldn't seek out eating here, but it's definitely somewhere I'd take my family if we were looking for... More 

Thank Brian L
Des Moines, Iowa
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

I have not really branched out much on the menu, I have had the buffalo chicken mac and udon. These are both delicious. I would recommend!

Thank Jrsparland
Des Moines Iowa
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212 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

It isn't just another noodle shop. We started loving Z'Marick's at their original store in Iowa City. They have expanded and this location is usually really good. We did run into some krith-a-raki the other day that wasn't as good as usual... maybe a new recipe?... we hope not! Our grandchildren love the macaroni and cheese.

Thank GoneAgain02

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12655 University Ave Ste 120, Clive, IA 50325-8221
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-223-9605

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