Wave Bistro
Wave Bistro

Wave Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.wavebistrorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4024968812
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Asian
  • Executive Chef: George Liao
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: We offer personalized catering services for office events, wedding receptions, and other events. Please call to schedule an appointment.
  • Private Party Facilities: Sundays are available for reserving private dining events. A minimum of 25 people is required. Please call for further details.
  • Private Party Contact: Connie and George 4024968812

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North of 144th and Maple
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Wave Bistro
Wave Bistro is a family owned, Asian-Fusion restaurant. We blend different tastes such as Japanese, Thai, Chinese, and French cooking methods to craft unique and flavorful dishes.
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Wave Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.9
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (15)fit for foodies (14)special occasion (13)good for groups (7)romantic (6)notable wine list (4)great for lunch (4)hot spot (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Good Food Good Service Just Good
    BellaunoVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Love Wave Bistro. Consistently good. Eclectic menu surprises with unusual flavors. Love the sweet rolls. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Impressed
    datenite2
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We were extremely happy with the service we received and the awesome tasty food we ordered. The pecan crusted salmon and the Teriyaki chicken were bursting with flavor. We ordered the seafood gumbo to go for lunch at home for the next day and it was delicious and a very generous portion...enough for 2! Definitely one of the best in town. Check it out...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    CookieVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    James was an awesome attentive server! Excellent place to dine1
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Omaha's Best Kept Secret
    bill
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    WAVE is one of the loveliest restaurants in town. The decor, music, white table cloths, and wait staff are impeccable. Chef George is so well trained, experienced and will fix it any way you want.........with a menu so delicate and unique. This is not your usual Asian restaurant. Both Connie and George (owners) are so personal and friendly that it's no wonder they have so many regulars. Hidden away in an unsuspecting location, it is worth the effort to find it. Do become a regular. You will love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time...we'll be back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We LOVED the bread, almond butter, and crab cake appetizers! The waiter was OUTSTANDING and very knowledgeable. One entree was over-the-top awesome. We did 4 stars instead of 5 because the other entree was okay.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    Stormin
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Went to Wave as part of Restaurant Week. They had a great menu and the food was outstanding. I had chicken with mushrooms. Great flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    TAKB
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We loved it! One of the highlights of our Omaha Restaurant Week experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    GeckyBoz
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Tried this out during Omaha Restaurant Week. It was a surprising find that we all loved and plan to go back to. The service was great and the food was excellent. The best part of the meal and what I definitely plan to go back for was the jumbo lump crab cake and the Lemon Creamy Almond Shrimp. The shrimp sounds just plain weird being served with fruit salad and all but it's one of those dishes that just goes together beautifully.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    CookieVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food and service were outstanding. The owner gave personal attention to each of the guest in her bistro. Couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate our anniversary! Loved it!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food - great atmosphere
    Mamahoskins
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Went here for anniversary dinner and we will be going back again next year.... Or sooner!! :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asian fusion never tasted so good!
    Chippers1
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had a family dinner for four here for my mother's birthday. I had the pecan salmon over jasmine white rice. Best salmon I have ever had, and I eat a lot of fish. My father's sea bass was amazing. Buttery, light, perfectly cooked and great presentation. My wife's chicken was good and overall would have been fantastic at another restaurant. However, in comparison to the other dishes is now labeled, good not great. The best dish of the night was the gumbo that my mother ordered. Absolutely the best gumbo I have ever tasted. Authentic, deep in flavor, real shrimp, real anduie sausage. Truly amazing night. Will recommend this place to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 62 reviews are from the Wave Bistro reviews archive.
  • Great food and service
    Jakesaly
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    White cloth dining in and great food, yet casual enough not to feel stuffy. Our waitress broke out our bill by couples without even asking, eliminating the hassle trying to figure our responsibility. The food is prepared deliciously and the presentation is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    Wave
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This restaurant and services are the best in town. Food is amazing and services was outstanding. Took My Mom For Mothers day brunch and she was very impressed also.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb food
    SadieVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Excellent quality food. However, felt service was rushed. Brought desert menu before finishing entree.Probably will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deserving of rating
    Picky
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This is one of the highest, or the highest, rated restaurants in the Omaha area. It is deserving of this rating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Great atmosphere and food. Knowledgeable wait staff and wonderful service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attentive Staff Great Food!
    Dinneronweekends
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Had a great dinner experience with relatives from out of town
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Visit
    DiningOmaha
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    This was our first time to Wave and we must say that the food was divine! My husband and I had the chicken lettuce wraps as an appetizer. I had the Thai Green Curry Chicken and he had the special of the day scallop dish. Both were wonderfully flavored and the portions were large. I would definitely recommend this place to a friend. The food and the service were both great - and if the other dishes are anything like the two were tried, you cannot go wrong here.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Surprise
    happydiner
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    The food and presentation and the service were amazing!!! will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite
    Kkbgma
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Awesome food and great service by Juan. The crab cakes are the best I've ever had and the salmon was delicious too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was outstanding.
    Linda
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Everything was outstanding. I was kicking myself the next day that I had not taken a picture of my Seschwan Shrimp. It was amazing. The drinks and service were top-rate. The owner made a point to talk to us to see how everything was, which is always greatly appreciated. I have recommended your restaurant to so many people and every one agrees that there is a reason that you are rated # 1 !
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's Day Special!!
    Ace78
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great food and Excellent Staff!! Wait staff was very attentive and courteous. Food was hot and fresh. Main course was tasty and filling. Thanks for a Great night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Valentines Day Dinner
    Johnny
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Special menu was great. The food here is always supurb. Close to Marquee theater and great for before or after movie. This place is great all of the time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding menu, reasonably
    Hank
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Outstanding menu, reasonably priced, great for a special occasion, great daily specials.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great but service
    Mattster9809
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Food was great but service was a little slow...It was New Years Eve and they were packed so we were fine with it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We had the New Eve special and it was So good. For some reason it was chilly in the resturant, about the time we received the main course the heat came on. That was the only compliant we had, even-my husband was cold. We for sure will be back, when we are in town again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good, Always Friendly
    Booklover
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I am a regular customer of the Wave Bistro because I can always be assured of excellent cuisine, friendly servers and management, and, like Cheers a place where they know your name. Hopefully, they will continue for a long time. It's a bargain, too, at the prices they charge for food and wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unbelievably Original
    Gazelle
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The food is is of the highest quality and is beautifully prepared, plated and served. The asian fusion style delivers an impressive, memorable sensory experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Turtle
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    We had a group of 7 - everyone loved what they ordered. I had a Thai green curry shrimp dish that was outstanding - leftovers the next day were just as good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • At the Wave
    J234
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    Found on Yelp: in strip mall which limits what owners can do with the space. That said, it is very engaging & not at all like the standard plastic set up one normally finds in such places. Food fantastic, wine selection good. One, fairly minor, complaint on service. Attitude & conduct of staff was really good. But didn't seem there was always clarity about who was doing what. Were greeted by someone who was doubling as a bus-girl Weren't sure if she actually realized we had a reservation. The one waiter was working our table & 3 or 4 others. So, owner helped out: but they were often working at cross-purposes which meant we had to clarify orders at times. I certainly recommend the place but, it would help if they cleared up communications.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Very enjoyable, Great Waitress, food was very good as expected. Wine list could use a bit of growth but we enjoyed the pick that was suggested. We like the flair that this restaurant brings to the food. I recommend this place highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around good place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    a group of six went. All ordered something different and appetizers. Starters were good and everyone liked their meal. This isn't the first time i've been here and not once, has someone not liked what they ordered. Dessert was very good as well. (Creme brulee) Service was great and i strongly advised this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 90% there.
    JACK
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    The food, ambiance, and wine list were exceptional and a real surprise to us for that part of town. A hidden secret. What they lack is in the connection to "Open Table" reservation system. It did not work as far as sending an invitation out to someone else that you would like to join your party. They asked for email addresses and did not send the invitation out as expected. It created a real problem. Fix that problem and they make up that very important 10% to the overall score.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    diners1n2
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    Knowledgeable waitstaff, food was well prepared and well presented. We went with expectations for a good experience and left raving about the meal and service. I recommend this to anyone celebrating a special event, get together, or night out. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    FabFood
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    My husband and I recently dined at the Wave Bistro. We had an excellent experience. We were dressed very casually, coming from our son't football game. While the setting is nice and a bit formal, we noticed that there was a wide variety of dress among the diners. We did not feel out of place. The food was fabulous! My dish Seafood Dynamite (or something like that) was superb -- flavorful and interesting. The crab cakes were really well done -- delicious. I would highly recommend the Wave Bistro -- a great find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I hadn't been to the Wave
    MJandfriends
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    I hadn't been to the Wave for a while but brought some friends that haven't dined there before. The food was still excellent and everyone was pleased. Thanks again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A touch of class
    Chaserroo
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Great food, knowledgeable staff, and a fun environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Young
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    Wouldn't say it was a foodie kind of restaurant but if you like Asian cuisine with Westernized flare it is an elegant dining room and the food is delicious. Never had a bad meal. The chicken noodle soup was subtlety divine. If you make a rese via OpenTable, make sure they do their end so you get your points. Once I didn't get my points.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have loved this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    We have loved this restaurant since its opening. It is truly a gem -- service is attentive without being intrusive and the food is excellent. We're always recommending it to friends and acquaintances.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Rachel54
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Wave was the best dining experience we've had in recent memory. The food and service were absolutely outstanding!! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.