A Dong Restaurant

Vietnamese Restaurant and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Sherman Hill, Des Moines
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9.2/10
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  • Katie L.
    "And non-veggies can't go wrong with the Pho!"(13 Tips)
    Ally B.
    "Try the fired shrimp roll! :)"(3 Tips)
    Professor at S.
    "Excellent vegetarian options, all fresh and delicious."(11 Tips)
    Laura H.
    "Most authentic Vietnamese food."(2 Tips)
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  • Ferdinand H.
    Ferdinand HaiJuly 14, 2013
    #116 wasn't bad but could've been done better. Vietnamese Coffee is always worth it. Spring rolls missing some ingredient. Will come back and try out more food.
  • Laura H.
    Laura HassebrockJanuary 31, 2012
    A Dong dishes are made with fresh ingredients grown right outside the restaurant, and the menu (featuring over 100 dishes) hasn't changed since the restaurant opened. The owner is also the head chef.
  • Katie L.
    Katie LoughmillerAugust 19, 2013
    Not only is the food here DELICIOUS, it's SO CHEAP! Awesome spot for vegetarians - order the 8C! And non-veggies can't go wrong with the Pho!
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda StevensonDecember 30, 2012
    17c extra extra spicy! As a vegan, I appreciate that they have an extensive veg menu. I don't think you could go wrong with anything on this menu!
  • Ken L.
    Ken LassiterSeptember 25
    Best Asian food we've had in DM. Prices great. Nice downtown but off the beaten path location. Cool place. First of many visits I'm sure.
  • Juice Magazine
    Juice MagazineJuly 9, 2013
    Stir-fried vermicelli with tofu and bean sprouts for only $6.75. Yum! Read more
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ClarkDecember 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Holy cow... or should i say Chicken? I thought the curry was good, then I tried the lemongrass. Everything just keeps getting better. I love this place!
  • CASSIE S.
    CASSIE SEMERADJanuary 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    #80, omg. The taro bubble tea is amazing too. And the sauce they give you with eggrolls, is the stuff dreams are made of.
  • Traci S.
    Traci SJune 25, 2010
    Any veggie dish is awesome. And, the shrimp and chicken crab ragoons are the best in town. Ask for your dish spicy. The iced coffee is out of this world!
  • TEKKNICOLOR
    TEKKNICOLORSeptember 6, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    #1 - Pho. The dish I have to have at least once a week to survive.
  • Jarad B.
    Jarad BernsteinAugust 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    It may not be the prettiest restaurant in town, but this is the most amazing Vietnamese food in a city known for it. 16c ftw.
  • Healthiest Iowa
    Healthiest IowaDecember 14, 2011
    Try the Vote Wellness Entree from December 27, 2011 through January 3, 2012! Traditional Vermicelli Noodle Bowl, Green Curry, or Lemon Grass (Chicken or Tofu)
  • Danielle W.
    Danielle WhiteJanuary 4, 2013
    Was awesome the chicken egg rolls with cream cheese are amazing!
  • Jessica D.
    Jessica DemastusOctober 28, 2010
    119 is my comfort food. If the day is less than satisfactory, 119 makes it all better. & it's even better as leftovers!
  • Bianca C.
    Bianca CarbonaraOctober 21, 2012
    110 is a delicious choice for first timers looking to get their feet wet.
  • TEKKNICOLOR
    TEKKNICOLORJune 8, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    An extra, ice cream scooper size, side of rice is $1. So just have pho instead ^_~
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick McDaniel Jr.August 6, 2013
    Number 17 with white noodles. It's great! Amazing pho too!
  • Bill G.
    Bill GoekeOctober 17, 2014
    Note: If you order the quail, there is some deassembly required
  • Ashley K.
    Ashley KasperJune 15, 2015
    Vegetarian pho and shrimp spring rolls 😍
  • Otis K.
    Otis KhounloMay 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If the pho is too little for you, all you have to do is ask for a bigger bowl. It doesn't tell you in the menu.
  • Professor at S.
    Excellent vegetarian options, all fresh and delicious.
  • Laura H.
    Laura HassebrockJanuary 24, 2012
    Most authentic Vietnamese food. Get the #89 Shrimp rolls
  • phoever
    phoeverJanuary 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the fried shrimp rolls. Cheese& shrimp wrapped in rice paper & deep fried. Yum! They're not on the menu but can't me missed.
  • Drew V.
    Drew Van Woert 🍺July 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    #20 is super good time fun
  • Drew V.
    Drew Van Woert 🍺August 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    #20 tasty and fresh
  • Sheri K.
    Sheri KlemmerOctober 25, 2010
    They have the best peanut sauce! Also the "limeade" is beyond wonderful.
  • Ally B.
    Ally BizzleFebruary 18, 2011
    We love to sneek away for a snack with out the kids. Try the fired shrimp roll! :)
  • Katie I.
    Katie IndraOctober 23, 2011
    #70 spicy is the best! And their egg rolls are the best in town!
  • Greg L.
    Greg LaraiaJune 24, 2010
    23c. Can't go wrong with anything on the vegetarian menu. 23c is my favorite though.
  • Jesse V.
    Jesse VanDerPolJanuary 14, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    If you are wanting a great soup with delicate flavor give the #15 a shot. It has become my regular order.
  • Dave E.
    Dave ElfersApril 27
    Remodeling looks great. Curry soup is the greatest.
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MartinJuly 26, 2011
    70 spicy and 89 chicken!!! Both amazing!!!!!!!
  • Jennifer (Fern) M.
    Delicious FRESH Vietnamese egg rolls!
  • Bakari T.
    Bakari ThomasMarch 31, 2013
    Try anything. You won't disappointed. Never had bad food here.
  • Marcos B.
    Marcos BautistaApril 29, 2012
    Get the Cha gio egg rolls! And pho! Yes sir!
  • Nicole D.
    Nicole DuncanSeptember 22, 2013
    Make sure to try the #59 , just the right amount of spice.
  • Becky M.
    Becky MollenkampJanuary 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Be sure to ask for mint in your spring rolls. Takes them to a new level -- and they are the best rolls in town!
  • Bobbi P.
    Bobbi PearsonJune 26, 2013
    Delicious and awesome prices!
  • Matt S.
    Matt StumpJuly 15, 2011
    Add the cock sauce and housin sauce to your meal. Mix and enjoy!
  • Lindsey S.
    Lindsey SmithMay 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    10C is my fave. Try it!
  • Michael C.
    Michael CoreyFebruary 6, 2010
    Anything with yu choy (greens) is a yes. My favorite Des Moines haunt.
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan McChurchMay 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I believe the #18 is the best... but i can't remember... Read more
  • Mike H.
    Mike HenneberryAugust 25, 2012
    Unbelievable. Great food, greater prices.
  • Laurah M.
    Laurah MwirichiaJuly 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great prices! Great food!
  • barbara w.
    The pho is amazing!
  • Rachel D.
    Rachel DymondMay 10, 2012
    #29 - Lemon Grass Chicken with noodles! Yum!!!!
  • Ezra K.
    Ezra KatzMarch 21
    Been here 5+ times
    Super authentic Vietnamese and Chinese food.
  • Mark 🍻 L.
    Mark 🍻 LynesSeptember 20, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The candy bowl is full of opportunities!
  • Del B.
    Del BoogsJanuary 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    #15 soup: pho and wonton soup hybrid. yum
  • Dale K.
    Dale KerschkeFebruary 7
    Pho soup and 89 shrimp
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