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
20 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (16)neighborhood gem (11)special occasion (9)good for groups (5)romantic (4)great for lunch (3)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
  • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 61 reviews are from the Wave Bistro reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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.
  • The best double duck ever
    TooTallSidVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    I find it hard not to order the duck in a nice restaurant - done right, I just love the flavor of duck. This was a leg and a breast. One slightly spicy, the other rich and creamy. It was wonderful switching back and forth on the plate. And finally, it passed my other big test - the side vegetables were done perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    SylviaT
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    From the moment we stepped into this restaurant and were faced by a portable cost rack, we knew we were in for a sub-par experience. This isn't a bad place, just mediocre. I can see no reason to seek it out, unless you lived in the neighborhood. A real throw-back to the 90's vibe.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wave Bistro is the Best
    MJOMahaVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    I am most impressed with the quality and preparation of the food. I tried three different appetizers and three different entrees among those ordered by our group and each one was faultless. I especially liked the duck prepared two ways, and the crab cakes, which were the best I have ever had. To top it off, the creme brûlée was served three ways also. The chocolate was not expected to be my favorite--but it was so good, I only wish I had more. The staff could not be more pleasant, unaffected and dedicated to you having a great meal. I hope to return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, but...
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    The food selection is impressive, as were the specials. My halibut was wonderful. My wife ordered Pad Thai, with a "3" hot sauce on a scale of 1-10, with 10 the hottest. The dinner provided was closer to an 8. I should have sent it back, but instead surrendered my delicous halibut in a trade with my wife. Bad news- the place is very very very loud. Forget meeting friends there and visiting- The ceilings are high and most all surfaces are hard, so the noise bounces around. I would not consider the restaurant for any business meal. Maybe if they change the decor and let me know I will go back. Again, awesome food, noise like sitting on Dodge Street.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great find while visiting Omaha
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    A little off the beaten path but well worth the short drive. The service was cordial and gracious, the staff all took a real interest in how we found the meal. The food was just all around excellent from the appetizer to the entrées to the dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great off-beat Thai
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    My husband and I went here following TripAdvisor's suggestion. The food was excellent, the service quite good. Server was knowledgeable, non-intrusive, was brighter than the average bear with a good sense of humor. Simple but tasteful decor, ample parking. Lack of baffling in this high ceiling room made everyone's conversation available to all. I had a green curry tofu - super - and my husband had Duck Two Ways. He was quite satisfied. Would recommend it to whomever is in the area, worth traveling too, for we out-of-towners.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.