A Dong Restaurant

Vietnamese Restaurant and Asian Restaurant$$$$
Sherman Hill, Des Moines
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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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • CASSIE S.
    CASSIE SEMERADJanuary 5, 2012
    #80, omg. The taro bubble tea is amazing too. And the sauce they give you with eggrolls, is the stuff dreams are made of.
  • phoever
    phoeverJanuary 14, 2010
    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.
  • Jarad B.
    Jarad BernsteinAugust 5, 2011
    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.
  • 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!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ClarkDecember 19, 2012
    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!
  • Juice Magazine
    Juice MagazineJuly 9, 2013
    Stir-fried vermicelli with tofu and bean sprouts for only $6.75. Yum! Read more
  • Jesse V.
    Jesse VanDerPolJanuary 14, 2010
    If you are wanting a great soup with delicate flavor give the #15 a shot. It has become my regular order.
  • TEKKNICOLOR
    TEKKNICOLORSeptember 6, 2013
    #1 - Pho. The dish I have to have at least once a week to survive.
  • Otis K.
    Otis KhounloMay 4, 2011
    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.
  • Becky M.
    Becky MollenkampJanuary 14, 2010
    Be sure to ask for mint in your spring rolls. Takes them to a new level -- and they are the best rolls in town!
  • Greg L.
    Greg LaraiaJune 24, 2010
    23c. Can't go wrong with anything on the vegetarian menu. 23c is my favorite though.
  • TEKKNICOLOR
    TEKKNICOLORJune 8, 2012
    An extra, ice cream scooper size, side of rice is $1. So just have pho instead ^_~
  • Bianca C.
    Bianca CarbonaraOctober 21, 2012
    110 is a delicious choice for first timers looking to get their feet wet.
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick McDaniel Jr.August 6, 2013
    Number 17 with white noodles. It's great! Amazing pho too!
  • Sheri K.
    Sheri KlemmerOctober 25, 2010
    They have the best peanut sauce! Also the "limeade" is beyond wonderful.
  • Danielle W.
    Danielle WhiteJanuary 4, 2013
    Was awesome the chicken egg rolls with cream cheese are amazing!
  • 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)
  • Bill G.
    Bill GoekeOctober 17, 2014
    Note: If you order the quail, there is some deassembly required
  • Michael C.
    Michael CoreyFebruary 6, 2010
    Anything with yu choy (greens) is a yes. My favorite Des Moines haunt.
  • 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
  • Abbie T.
    Abbie ToneyJanuary 20, 2010
    More vegetarian options than any place in town. All delicious and affordable.
  • Bakari T.
    Bakari ThomasMarch 31, 2013
    Try anything. You won't disappointed. Never had bad food here.
  • Katie I.
    Katie IndraOctober 23, 2011
    #70 spicy is the best! And their egg rolls are the best in town!
  • Ally B.
    Ally BizzleFebruary 18, 2011
    We love to sneek away for a snack with out the kids. Try the fired shrimp roll! :)
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MartinJuly 26, 2011
    70 spicy and 89 chicken!!! Both amazing!!!!!!!
  • Ashley K.
    Ashley KasperJune 15, 2015
    Vegetarian pho and shrimp spring rolls 😍
  • Dave E.
    Dave ElfersApril 27
    Remodeling looks great. Curry soup is the greatest.
  • Matt S.
    Matt StumpJuly 15, 2011
    Add the cock sauce and housin sauce to your meal. Mix and enjoy!
  • Nicole D.
    Nicole DuncanSeptember 22, 2013
    Make sure to try the #59 , just the right amount of spice.
  • Drew V.
    #20 is super good time fun
  • Jennifer (Fern) M.
    Delicious FRESH Vietnamese egg rolls!
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan McChurchMay 26, 2011
    I believe the #18 is the best... but i can't remember... Read more
  • Drew V.
    Drew Van Woert 🍺August 3, 2013
    #20 tasty and fresh
  • Rachel D.
    Rachel DymondMay 10, 2012
    #29 - Lemon Grass Chicken with noodles! Yum!!!!
  • Marcos B.
    Marcos BautistaApril 29, 2012
    Get the Cha gio egg rolls! And pho! Yes sir!
  • barbara w.
    The pho is amazing!
  • Del B.
    Del BoogsJanuary 12, 2011
    #15 soup: pho and wonton soup hybrid. yum
  • Mark 🍻 L.
    Mark 🍻 LynesSeptember 20, 2011
    The candy bowl is full of opportunities!
  • Lindsey S.
    Lindsey SmithMay 24, 2012
    10C is my fave. Try it!
  • Kelli J.
    Kelli JaiNovember 23, 2010
    Try #8C - if you're a vegetarian!!!
  • Ezra K.
    Ezra KatzMarch 21
    Super authentic Vietnamese and Chinese food.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HenneberryAugust 25, 2012
    Unbelievable. Great food, greater prices.
  • Bobbi P.
    Bobbi PearsonJune 26, 2013
    Delicious and awesome prices!
  • Rob F.
    Rob FrostOctober 19, 2011
    Gotta try #35, I get it everytime I come here
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