Fong's Pizza

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7 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

223 4th St
Des Moines, Iowa, 50309-2205
United States

(515) 323-3333 | map

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Added by DCon on 08-21-2012

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by DCon:
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3.9/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

What looks like a chinese restaurant from the outside and in, this place has a different type of menu on its mind. Chinese lanterns, hello kittys, and Chinese room dividers all make up the place and the whole time I'm sitting there, I'm thinking, "am I really in a pizza place?" Kind of a mix up kind of place form the start but interesting!

Extremely busy the night we came in (Friday) and we had to pull up seats to our group's table. Especially since we all ordered our own pizzas, water, and beer (or wine), there was hardly any room to move around during dinner. Very scrunched but overall had above average qualities.

We could tell what our waiter enjoyed since he recommended the IPA's for beer and anything but Veggie Pizzas for dinner. A bit biased but we ignored it and ordered what we thought sounded appetizing. I went for the Meatarian Pizza and then enjoyed a Breckenridge 471 IPA.

Their beer selection was fantastic, offering over 10 styles and 4-6 in each of these. If you weren't a beer fan, they had an extensive list of "Tiki's" to order and a full bar.

Overall a bit pricey since it was a bit rushed of an evening here and then didn't get to enjoy but one beer with our meal. Would definitely come back but not on a busy night of the week.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of IowaBiertrinker
3.86/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of ALC82
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5

Photo of Boomer4ES
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Herky21
3.16/5  rDev -19.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Atmosphere - it's decorated like a Chinese restaurant inside, and it is connected to a laundromat. The bar is on the left side when you walk in, row of booths straight across from the bar. It's a pretty narrow walkway between the two. Siracha and honey on every table to top the pizza.

Quality - there's a good bottle selection priced reasonably. The pizza is pretty good (late night). Crab Rangoon pizza is a fun one to try.

Service - It can be pretty slow to get a drink or pizza and the bartenders, on average, aren't too personable.

Selection - the bottle selection is better than the tap selection. Overall, it's pretty good for a pizza place. You can always find a good standby from one of the larger craft brewers and a good array of local, Iowa brews.

Food - for $3 a slice you can get some big, new york sized slices. There are some fun toppings too. As mentioned, Crab Rangoon pizza is fun, but not usually available late night.

Value - Reasonable with some decent pizza.

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Fong's Pizza in Des Moines, IA
Place rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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