Fong's Pizza

Des Moines, IA
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223 4th Street
Des Moines, IA
Opened in 2009
Daily 11am-2am
(515) 323-3333

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Fong's Pizza



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Everyone You
Decor 6.7
Drink Quality 6.5
Drink Selection 7.8
Food Quality 8.2
Food Selection 7.9
Mood 8.2
Music 5.6
Service 9
Tikiness 6.5
Tilt 9.5
Vibe 8.5

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Humuhumu’s description

Fong's Pizza opened in January 2009 as a partnership between Jeff Bruning (part owner of several other Des Moines bars) and Gwen Schlepphorst. Bruning had dreams of opening a tiki bar, Schlepphorst had dreams of opening a late-night pizza joint. Fong's Pizza took over a space vacated by King Ying Low, a Chinese restaurant that had operated for over one hundred years.
Fong's is a funky mix of Chinese, Polynesian and uniquely
American touches. Tiki drinks are served in tiki mugs from Tiki Farm (when secured with an appropriate deposit). Pizza is available by the slice until well past midnight; during lunch and dinner service a wider menu is available with some traditional Chinese and Polynesian offerings.


Eastcoastdoug has visited Fong's Pizza.
June 24, 2018, 7:48 PM
Great bar!!!! So out of the norm!!! Just awesome and our bartender Brea, is a badass!!’
pukapetty has visited Fong's Pizza.
May 31, 2018, 4:25 PM
Okay so I was in town for my sister's graduation and her and her friends took me to Fong's. This place is fun and hilarious. Drinks are...alcohol. Too many flavored rums on the menu so I opted for the Dr. Fong and somethig similar to a painkiller but with a dash of guava added. But goddamn do they have a lot of mug offerings and the crab rangoon pizza is strangely delicious. Picked up a t shirt because the design was funny.

If you're in Des Moines for some reason, just go. Maybe even have a beer or something easy.
KillDevilJones has visited Fong's Pizza.
February 25, 2018, 2:35 PM
Went to the downtown Des Moines location for lunch on a Saturday with some buds when we were in town on business ( there’s also one in Ankeny). Pretty packed and the wait time was about 25 minutes- which tells you how popular it is. We ended up at the bar and had a great time with the bartender, Brea. Super funny and knowledgeable. We had several different pizzas (I liked the Crab Rangoon pizza the best. The place was small and brighter than I expected- probably cooler vibe at night- but everyone was very friendly and welcoming. They had a decent rum collection, but I would have expected more from a “tiki” bar. Fun tee shirts and a couple mugs for sale, including Fong’s- specific mugs made by Tiki Farm. We didn’t have any drink (on business, middle of the day- say what you will), but the food and vibe were well worth the trip. If you’re in the area, you will not regret a trip to Fong’s.
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