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Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Des Moines, Des Moines, IA

Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Des Moines

4.6
4.6
60 Reviews
$30 and under
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2 people

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (515) 379-6800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Des Moines

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Starters

  • Edamame$6.00

    classic with maldon sea salt or spicy with garlic, tamari and togarashi

    • Charred Edamame$7.00

      classic with maldon sea salt or spicy with garlic, tamari and togarashi

      • Miso Soup$5.00

        Classic japanese broth style soup with shiitake mushroom, tofu, wakame and scallion. Vegan kombu broth available

        • Coconut Crab Soup$7.50

          roasted corn, sweet potatoes, yellow curry, coconut milk, cilantro, chili oil

          • House Salad$5.00

            Mixed greens, cucumber, cherry tomato and crispy wonton strips with choice of dressing. Dressings: wasabi soy, sesame honey, carrot ginger

            • Seaweed Salad$9.00

              mix of seaweed, cucumber sunomono, scallion, tossed in sesame dressing

              • Cucumber Sunomono$4.00

                marinated and seasoned cucumber with sesame seeds

                Share Plates

                • Mango Crab Rangoon**$9.00

                  crispy wonton wrappers stuffed with crab mix, mango, cream cheese and scallion, served with mango and fresno pepper sauces

                  • Shishito Peppers$8.50

                    sautéed japanese peppers with citrus, tamari and togarashi

                    • Crispy Brussels Sprouts$9.00

                      tossed in creamy lemon miso sauce and toasted cashews

                      • Calamari**$14.50

                        sesame crusted squid, tempura vegetable, miso aioli

                        • River Rock Beef*$17.00

                          all-natural beef tenderloin, served on sizzling rocks with jalapeño ponzu and yuzu kosho

                          • Ceviche* **$13.50

                            tilapia, white shrimp, lime juice, cucumber, cherry tomato, avocado, cilantro, sweet onion, jalapeño salsa, wonton crisps, togarashi and chili oil

                            • Crispy Rice Cake*$13.00

                              topped with spicy bigeye tuna, scallion and tataki sauce

                              • Dipping Crab$11.00

                                crispy soft shell crab, cucumber sunomono, tempura sauce

                                • Poke*$15.00

                                  sockeye salmon, sweet onion, wakame and avocado, tossed in sesame dressing, served with nori crisps and cucumber sunomono

                                  • Lettuce Wraps$16.50

                                    Sautéed all-natural chicken breast with garlic, ginger, cashews and peanut sauce, served with butter lettuce cups, cucumber sunomono, sesame noodles, carrots, crispy rice noodles and sweet chili sauce. Vegan tofu available

                                    • Chicken Crunch Salad$15.00

                                      napa cabbage, romaine lettuce, radicchio, scallion, crispy wonton strips, shredded all-natural chicken breast and sesame seeds, tossed in sesame honey dressing

                                      • Tuna Tower*$18.00

                                        sesame and ponzu-marinated bigeye tuna, spicy crab mix, avocado and sushi rice, topped with black tobiko and wasabi sprouts, served with honey wasabi, mango and eel sauces

                                        • Vegan Tuna Tower$15.00

                                          sesame and ponzu marinated plant based tuna, avocado and sushi rice, topped with black tobiko caviar and wasabi sprouts, served with mango and gluten free sweet soy sauce

                                          Specialty Nigiri

                                          • Blue Kani**

                                            tempura fried tofu pockets stuffed with spicy crab mix, served with eel sauce

                                            • 4 Pcs$8.00
                                          • Cherry Bomb*

                                            bigeye tuna on top of rice tempura, topped with serrano, sriracha, togarashi and ponzu sauce

                                            • 2 Pcs$9.50
                                          • Itchy Salmon**

                                            baked atlantic salmon on top of spicy crab mix, topped with serrano, cilantro and ponzu sauce

                                            • 2 Pcs$8.50
                                          • Itchy Seabass**

                                            baked seabass on top of spicy crab mix, topped with serrano, cilantro and ponzu sauce

                                            • 2 Pcs$9.50
                                          • "Everything" Smoked Salmon*

                                            smoked salmon on top of cream cheese stuffed rice tempura, topped with everything furikake, scallion and ponzu sauce

                                            • 2 Pcs$8.50

                                          Specialty Sashimi

                                          • Truffle Salmon* **

                                            atlantic salmon drizzled with hot sesame oil, topped with ikura, truffle ponzu sauce and wasabi sprouts

                                            • 5 Pcs$14.50
                                          • Ceviche-Style Hirame*

                                            olive flounder topped with cucumber, pickled shallots, cilantro, aji limo, merquén, lime juice and black pepper

                                            • 5 Pcs$15.00
                                          • Madai Chimichurri*

                                            red sea bream topped with cucumber, cherry tomato, aji rocoto, olive oil, marcona almonds, maldon sea salt and chino chimichurri sauce

                                            • 5 Pcs$15.00
                                          • Tuna Tataki*

                                            Pepper seared skipjack tuna topped with daikon Momiji, garlic chips, scallion and tataki sauce

                                            • 5 Pcs$14.50
                                          • Yellowtail Serrano*

                                            yellowtail topped with cilantro, serrano and ponzu sauce

                                            • 5 Pcs$15.50

                                          Kodomo / Kids

                                          for youngsters 12 and under

                                          • Little Bento Box$11.00

                                            Choice of maki roll, all natural chicken tenders, shrimp tempura, crispy sweet tofu or pan seared salmon, served with edamame, choice of starch and fruit. Maki Roll Choices: California Roll, Crunchy Kido, Avocado, Sake. Starch Choices: French Fries, White Sticky Rice, Brown Sticky Rice, Sesame Noodles

                                            Nigiri & Sashimi

                                              Salmon

                                              • Kunsei Sake* **

                                                Atlantic smoked salmon. Chile, marine net pen

                                                • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$8.50
                                                • Sashimi (3 Pcs)$11.00
                                              • Sake* **

                                                Atlantic salmon. British columbia, faroe islands, norway, marine net pen

                                                • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$8.00
                                                • Sashimi (3 Pcs)$10.50
                                              • Sake Toro* **

                                                Atlantic salmon belly. British columbia, faroe islands, norway, marine net pen

                                                • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$8.00
                                                • Sashimi (3 Pcs)$10.50
                                              • Aburi Sake Toro* **

                                                Seared atlantic salmon belly. British columbia, faroe islands, norway, marine net pen

                                                • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$8.00
                                                • Sashimi (3 Pcs)$10.50
                                              • Wild Salmon* **

                                                Sockeye salmon. Alaska, gillnets

                                                • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$8.50
                                                • Sashimi (3 Pcs)$11.00

                                              Shellfish

                                              • Ama EBI*

                                                Spot prawn with fried head. Canada, north pacific ocean, pots & traps

                                                • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$8.00
                                                • Sashimi (3 Pcs)$10.50
                                              • EBI

                                                Cooked white shrimp. USA, gulf of mexico, bottom trawls

                                                • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$7.50
                                                • Sashimi (3 Pcs)$10.00
                                              • Hotate*

                                                Hokkaido scallop. Japan, off bottom culture

                                                • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$8.00
                                                • Sashimi (3 Pcs)$10.50
                                              • Uni*

                                                Red sea urchin. Canada, pacific northwest, diver caught

                                                • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$13.00
                                                • Sashimi (3 Pcs)$15.50

                                              Fish Roe & Other

                                              • Ikura* **

                                                Chum salmon roe. Alaska, purse seines

                                                • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$9.00
                                                • Sashimi (3 Pcs)$11.50
                                              • Masago*

                                                Smelt roe. Iceland, purse seines

                                                • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$6.50
                                                • Sashimi (3 Pcs)$9.00
                                              • Tako

                                                Spanish octopus. Spain, pots

                                                • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$8.00
                                                • Sashimi (3 Pcs)$10.50
                                              • Tamago

                                                egg custard

                                                • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$5.00
                                                • Sashimi (3 Pcs)$7.50
                                              • Tobiko*

                                                Black flying fish roe. China, brasil, indonesia, traps

                                                • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$7.50
                                                • Sashimi (3 Pcs)$10.00
                                              • Unagi

                                                BBQ american eel. Maine, fyke nets

                                                • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$9.50
                                                • Sashimi (3 Pcs)$12.00
                                              • Snow Crab$9.00

                                                Tuna

                                                • Tombo Ahi* **

                                                  Seared albacore. Canada & alaska, pole caught

                                                  • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$7.50
                                                  • Sashimi (3 Pcs)$10.00
                                                • Maguro*

                                                  Bigeye tuna. Hawaii, deep set longline

                                                  • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$9.00
                                                  • Sashimi (3 Pcs)$11.50
                                                • Bonito

                                                  Bonito, Seared skipjack. Japan, pole caught

                                                  • Nigiri$7.50
                                                  • Sashimi$10.00

                                                Whitefish

                                                • Dutch Yellowtail* **

                                                  Hiramasa. Netherlands, recirculating aquaculture system

                                                  • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$9.50
                                                  • Sashimi (3 Pcs)$12.00
                                                • Black Tuna*

                                                  Squid ink and soy cured escolar. Hawaii, deep set longline

                                                  • Sashimi (3 Pcs)$11.50
                                                • White Tuna*

                                                  Escolar. Hawaii, deep set longline

                                                  • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$7.50
                                                  • Sashimi (3 Pcs)$10.00
                                                • Hirame*

                                                  Olive flounder. Je ju island, korea, indoor flowthrough tank

                                                  • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$9.00
                                                  • Sashimi (3 Pcs)$11.50
                                                • Madai*

                                                  Red sea bream. Japan, marine net pens

                                                  • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$9.00
                                                  • Sashimi (3 Pcs)$11.50

                                                Vegan

                                                • Avocado

                                                  • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$4.00
                                                • Inari

                                                  fried tofu

                                                  • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$6.50
                                                • Unami

                                                  BBQ eggplant eel, sweet soy sauce

                                                  • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$7.00
                                                • Tobiko Caviart

                                                  seaweed caviar

                                                  • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$7.50
                                                • Masago Caviart

                                                  seaweed caviar

                                                  • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$7.50
                                                • Ikura Caviart

                                                  seaweed caviar

                                                  • Nigiri (2 Pcs)$7.50
                                                • Kaluna Nigiri$6.50

                                                  Specialty Maki

                                                    Not Raw

                                                    • Cloud Nine 2.0

                                                      avocado, spicy crab mix, tempura shrimp, baked seabass, cilantro, serrano, ponzu sauce

                                                      • 8 Pcs$14.00
                                                    • Crunchy Red

                                                      shrimp tempura, crab and tampico mix, avocado, serrano, beet tempura crisps, eel sauce

                                                      • 8 Pcs$10.50
                                                    • Hawaiian Roll

                                                      tempura fried, mango, salmon, crab mix, mango sauce

                                                      • 6 Pcs$12.50
                                                    • Hotel Cali

                                                      tempura fried, spicy crab mix, cream cheese, jalapeño, avocado, sweet chili sauce

                                                      • 8 Pcs$11.50
                                                    • The Iguana

                                                      shrimp tempura, crab and tampico mix, serrano, eel, avocado, soy paper, cucumber wrap, ponzu and eel sauces

                                                      • 6 Pcs$14.50
                                                    • Snow White

                                                      crispy seabass, avocado, burdock root, bibb lettuce, soy paper, creamy spicy and eel sauces

                                                      • 5 Pcs$11.50
                                                    • South Pacific

                                                      eel tempura, cream cheese, pineapple, scallion, eel sauce

                                                      • 8 Pcs$12.00
                                                    • Super Asparagus

                                                      cooked salmon, cream cheese, asparagus, eel sauce

                                                      • 8 Pcs$10.00
                                                    • Thriller

                                                      shrimp tempura, spicy crab mix, togarashi, ponzu and creamy thriller sauces

                                                      • 8 Pcs$13.50
                                                    • Tidal Wave

                                                      shrimp and crab stick tempura, crab mix, cream cheese, honey wasabi and eel sauces

                                                      • 8 Pcs$13.50

                                                    Raw

                                                    • Alaska Roll*

                                                      snow crab, cucumber, avocado, sockeye salmon, ikura, lemon

                                                      • 8 Pcs$15.00
                                                    • Amazon Roll*

                                                      red sea bream, olive oil, smoked salmon, crab and tampico mix, jalapeño, wasabi sprouts, maldon sea salt, chino chimichurri sauce

                                                      • 8 Pcs$15.00
                                                    • The Beach*

                                                      seared albacore, spicy bigeye tuna, spicy crab mix, burdock root, avocado, cilantro, serrano, ponzu sauce

                                                      • 8 Pcs$14.50
                                                    • Godzilla Bomb*

                                                      tempura blue kani, bigeye tuna, yellowtail, togarashi, serrano, ponzu sauce, sriracha

                                                      • 8 Pcs$15.00
                                                    • Green Eggs & Hama*

                                                      yellowtail, garlic chip, wasabi tobiko, spicy salmon, cucumber, ponzu sauce

                                                      • 8 Pcs$14.50
                                                    • Hot Popper*

                                                      smoked salmon, cream cheese, jalapeño tempura, soy paper, sriracha

                                                      • 5 Pcs$10.00
                                                    • Lion King*

                                                      crab mix, cucumber, avocado, spicy salmon, scallion, eel sauce, chili aioli

                                                      • 8 Pcs$12.50
                                                    • Pretty In Pink*

                                                      snow crab, cucumber, salmon, bigeye tuna, soy paper, wasabi tobiko

                                                      • 8 Pcs$15.50
                                                    • Roja*

                                                      bigeye tuna, yellowtail, avocado, cucumber, cilantro, soy paper, sriracha

                                                      • 5 Pcs$12.00
                                                    • Salmon Skin Roll*

                                                      crispy salmon skin, bonito flakes, cucumber, avocado, burdock root, ikura, lemon

                                                      • 8 Pcs$8.50
                                                    • San Marcos Maki*

                                                      bigeye tuna, shrimp tempura, crab and tampico mix, avocado, charred jalapeno, togarashi, serrano, ponzu sauce

                                                      • 8 Pcs$14.00
                                                    • Spanish Fly*

                                                      yellowtail, spicy crab mix, bigeye tuna, shallot, cilantro, serrano, yuzu ponzu sauce

                                                      • 8 Pcs$15.00
                                                    • Spicy Gringo*

                                                      salmon, bigeye tuna, dutch yellowtail, ginger, garlic chip, BBQ paper, shallot, serrano ponzu sauce

                                                      • 5 Pcs$12.00
                                                    • Tataki Maki$14.00

                                                      shrimp tempura, spicy salmon, pepper seared skipjack tuna, crispy panko, thai basil, eel sauce

                                                      Classic Maki

                                                        Not Raw

                                                        • Cali Roll

                                                          crab mix, avocado, cucumber

                                                          • 8 Pcs$8.00
                                                        • Crunchy Blue

                                                          spicy crab mix, cilantro, crispy panko, eel sauce

                                                          • 8 Pcs$8.50
                                                        • Crunchy L.A.

                                                          crab mix, avocado, cucumber, crispy panko, sweet chili sauce

                                                          • 8 Pcs$8.50
                                                        • Just Shrimp Tempura Maki

                                                          shrimp tempura

                                                          • 8 Pcs$7.50
                                                        • Spicy Tako

                                                          spicy octopus

                                                          • 5 Pcs$8.50

                                                        Raw

                                                        • Cabo Roll*

                                                          spicy bigeye tuna, crab mix, cucumber

                                                          • 8 Pcs$9.00
                                                        • Negi Yellowtail*

                                                          yellowtail, garlic chip, scallion

                                                          • 8 Pcs$10.00
                                                        • Philadelphia*

                                                          smoked or raw salmon, cream cheese, scallion, cucumber

                                                          • 8 Pcs$11.00
                                                        • Rainbow Roll*

                                                          bigeye tuna, salmon, yellowtail, ebi, crab mix, avocado, cucumber

                                                          • 8 Pcs$14.00
                                                        • Sake*

                                                          salmon

                                                          • 5 Pcs$8.00
                                                        • Spicy Sake*

                                                          spicy salmon, cucumber

                                                          • 5 Pcs$8.00
                                                        • Spicy Tekka*

                                                          spicy bigeye tuna, cucumber

                                                          • 5 Pcs$8.50
                                                        • Tekka*

                                                          bigeye tuna

                                                          • 5 Pcs$8.50
                                                        • Spider Maki*

                                                          crispy soft shell crab, masago, avocado, cucumber, sriracha, creamy spicy sauce

                                                          • 10 Pcs$14.00

                                                        Vegan Maki

                                                        • Avocado

                                                          avocado, brown rice

                                                          • 8 Pcs$6.50
                                                        • Avo Kaluna

                                                          plant based tuna, avocado, sesame seeds, scallion, sweet soy

                                                          • 8 Pcs$10.50
                                                        • Cowgirl

                                                          pickle vegan tempura, sriracha-fried onion rings, BBQ paper, vegan mayo, tonkatsu sauce

                                                          • 5 Pcs$8.50
                                                        • Crunchy Cabbage

                                                          tofu and napa cabbage vegan tempura, scallion, vegan creamy spicy sauce

                                                          • 8 Pcs$9.50
                                                        • Eden Roll

                                                          sweet potato vegan tempura, grilled asparagus, edamame hummus, sundried tomato, brown rice, soy paper, olive oil, maldon sea salt

                                                          • 8 Pcs$9.50
                                                        • Green Goddess

                                                          spicy plant based tuna, cucumber, cilantro, shallot, avocado, black tobiko caviar, ponzu sauce

                                                          • 8 Pcs$13.00
                                                        • Kappa

                                                          cucumber, brown rice

                                                          • 8 Pcs$5.00
                                                        • Prince Roll

                                                          eggplant vegan tempura, avocado, sweet soy sauce

                                                          • 8 Pcs$9.00
                                                        • Shiitake To Me

                                                          mushrooms sautéed in coconut milk, shiitake and sweet potato vegan tempura, truffle oil, thai basil, sweet soy sauce

                                                          • 8 Pcs$12.00
                                                        • Spicy Kaluna

                                                          spicy plant based tuna, cucumber

                                                          • 5 Pcs$7.50
                                                        • Thai Hippie

                                                          tofu vegan tempura, avocado, cucumber, carrot, cashews with thai basil, cilantro, mint and red onion salad, thai peanut sauce

                                                          • 8 Pcs$10.50
                                                        • Unami Express

                                                          pineapple, red pepper, thai basil, BBQ eggplant eel, masago caviart, scallion, sweet soy sauce

                                                          • 8 Pcs$12.00
                                                        • Unami Maki

                                                          BBQ eggplant eel, vegan cream cheese, avocado, sweet soy sauce

                                                          • 5 Pcs$9.00
                                                        • V.L.T.

                                                          bibb lettuce, cucumber, cherry tomato, avocado, shallot, smoked tomato paper, maldon sea salt, vegan mayo

                                                          • 5 Pcs$8.50
                                                        • Vegan South Pacific

                                                          BBQ eggplant eel tempura, vegan cream cheese, pineapple, scallion, sweet soy sauce

                                                          • 8 Pcs$11.00
                                                        • Veggie

                                                          red pepper, vegan cream cheese, avocado, cucumber

                                                          • 8 Pcs$7.50
                                                        • Vegan Hot Night$13.00

                                                          vegan shrimp tempura, avocado, plant based tuna, sesame seeds, sriracha

                                                          • Vegan Black Dragon$12.50

                                                            bbq eggplant eel tempura, vegan cream cheese, vegan shrimp tempura, black tobiko caviar, sweet soy sauce

                                                            Last updated: February 24, 2022

                                                            What 60 people are saying

                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                            4.6
                                                            4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                            • 4.7Food
                                                            • 4.5Service
                                                            • 4.5Ambience
                                                            • 4.4Value

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                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Denver

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                              overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                              Sushi was great. Likely understaffed while we were there!

                                                            2. RM

                                                              RubenM

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Wife, son and I had a great first time experience here. Service from Casey was great.

                                                            3. OL

                                                              OliviaL

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Their service has gotten a lot better! We got all of our food and drinks so fast and they were all great! We had a wonderful date.

                                                            4. MD

                                                              MarkD

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              Reservations early at 5:15 so no waiting. Eating early on a Saturday night prior to DM Civic Center event. We had Crab Rangoon appetizer, SAKE Salmon, and Title Wave roll. King Estate Pinot Gris wine was perfect match. Our server, Grace, was informative, helpful and fun. Overall this was a really great meal at a very reasonable price. We will always remember the Blue Sushi as the Godzilla place due to the art work. We will be returning soon.

                                                            5. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Awesome! Food was amazing!

                                                            6. LG

                                                              LaurenG

                                                              Chicago

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Our waiter Casey was super fun! He is great at his job!

                                                            7. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                              overall3food2service1ambience3

                                                              The server was lack luster to say the least. Expensive prices for small portions and honestly I’ve gotten better sushi for cheaper in a strip mall. Wouldn’t recommend the expensive price tag for subpar food and service.

                                                            8. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Denver

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Loved it! Such good food!

                                                            9. KM

                                                              KMot

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Sam was our server and was an absolute joy. Good food, good energy, love blue sushi!

                                                            10. LB

                                                              LisaB

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Excellent customer service and great ambiance for a night out! Blue Sushi is one of my favorite restaurants in Des Moines.

                                                            11. CK

                                                              ChristineK

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              5 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                              Met a friend here for dinner and drinks. The food is really good, love the atmosphere, and our service was pretty good. Took a little while to get the bill but that was it. I would definitely go back.

                                                            12. AR

                                                              AriR

                                                              Chicago

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We went during happy hour and it was amazing!

                                                            13. HM

                                                              HollyM

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great atmosphere! Great sushi! If you want an awesome non-alcoholic drink, you have to try the Coco Hydration!

                                                            14. S

                                                              Sarc

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              It was great as always but a little slow on some of the sushi

                                                            15. KR

                                                              KathrynR

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              16 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              16 reviews

                                                              Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We were impressed. We had the crab soup to start and then the tidal wave and the Cali roll. There was a wide array of specialty cocktails also. Everything was delicious and the service was very fast and friendly. We will be back.

                                                            16. KH

                                                              KaylaH

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 23, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              I loved our server Grace she was such a sweetheart! I loved the food so much.

                                                            17. KE

                                                              KariE

                                                              Chicago

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              10 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 23, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We brought a couple with us that hadn't eaten in the dining room before and they have had sushi all over the world. They were impressed with the ceviche and every dish they ordered. So glad I brought them. I knew they would love it. Thanks for exceeding our expectations and for taking reservations.

                                                            18. MT

                                                              MatthewT

                                                              Kansas City

                                                              1 review

                                                              3.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                              overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                              The service is always spotty at Blue Sushi - when we made our reservation as well, they had asked if it was for a special occasion and we had said it was for a birthday and then nothing special happened, which if fine just not sure why they asked. The food tasted a little fishy but understand that is not their fault - I just never feel wow'd when I leave there, I prefer Akebono or Sakari to Blue.

                                                            19. VG

                                                              VianeyG

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Really great service. I couldn't remember my waitresses name but she was so sweet. The sushi came out so fast for me and my date. Thank you!

                                                            20. JD

                                                              JoshD

                                                              Chicago

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 7, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Went there on a Monday, and the place was fairly full. The staff was very friendly, and the food was good.

                                                            21. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Exclusive

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great sushi!

                                                            22. i

                                                              iowastate3456789

                                                              1 review

                                                              2.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                              overall2food5service1ambience3

                                                              Great food, TERRIBLE service. We were there for 3 hours and our food took forever to get and even put into order.

                                                            23. RV

                                                              RVogel

                                                              El Paso

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              Great sushi, wonderful vegetable appetizers, and very attentive service. We will definitely be back.

                                                            24. BR

                                                              BradR

                                                              Tampa

                                                              1 review

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Ray was an awesome server last night! Great food and drinks!

                                                            25. J

                                                              Jessica

                                                              1 review

                                                              2.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                              overall2food4service2ambience2

                                                              Not a great experience. We had a reservation and got sat at the worst table in the restaurant and the food took over an hour to come out. The server checked in once.

                                                              Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Des MoinesResponded on February 21, 2022

                                                              Jessica, I'm sorry to hear this. I'd like to look further into this if you'd allow it. My email is, Ryan@FRG.rest if you want to contact me. We are pretty disheartened, as our manager did come over while y'all were at the restaurant and he apologized, as well as gave y'all a guest-credit for the next time. Were there other grievances that our manager wasn't made aware of? Please let me know if so, so that we can address appropriately. Thank you, -Ryan w/ BSSG & FRG

                                                            26. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 18, 2022

                                                              overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                              Service and excellent as always. However, the Thriller wasn’t nearly as good as it usually is. We didn’t finish it.

                                                            27. JK

                                                              JohnK

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              13 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                              Nice server, very good food.

                                                            28. DD

                                                              DebraD

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great place to celebrate with friends and family. Great vegan options.

                                                            29. EM

                                                              EmilieM

                                                              Minneapolis

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Great quality food, knowledgeable staff, fun atmosphere (maybe a bit on the noisy side). We had a great time, enjoying fun/tasty sushi!

                                                            30. KK

                                                              KrystiK

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                              We enjoyed our dinner. Food and ambiance were good. We would go back.

                                                            31. F

                                                              Flashattack

                                                              Washington DC

                                                              296 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              4.0

                                                              296 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                              overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                              In the Court Avenue area, we had a very nice dinner. Even benefited from some Happy Hour pricing! Kirin on tap and a great selection of fresh sushi!

                                                              Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Des MoinesResponded on February 21, 2022

                                                              Thanks so much! We do hope to be able to serve y'all again! Cheer's, -Ryan w/ BSSG & FRG

                                                            32. E

                                                              Ellie

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                              overall4food3service5ambience3

                                                              Tasty drinks, large variety of sushi, great service!

                                                            33. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              It was pricey, but oh man was it good sushi

                                                            34. F

                                                              Foodguy

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Seats were too low in booth

                                                            35. KE

                                                              KariE

                                                              Chicago

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              Dined on February 10, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Can't say enough about how awesome this place is. Every server acts like they want to be there! Tuna tower was fabulous

                                                            36. TW

                                                              TanyaW

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on January 23, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              This place was the best! Great food and wonderful service! Thank you!

                                                            37. E

                                                              Erikashmo

                                                              Chicago

                                                              19 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              19 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 22, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Service was great. Seaweed salad had great flavor and textures. The coconut soup was delicious. Sushi rolls were Very good. Each with their own flavors. A really great experience.

                                                            38. RE

                                                              RachelE

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              Dined on January 16, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Always phenomenal food, always. Took our kids and they loved everything - they were gracious to find us a place near the back to not disturb other diners. You can make this spot loud and fun in/near the bar, intimate adults only in a booth, or make a fancy dinner for family/kids. Always great food, and the staff is always on point. One of our favorites.

                                                            39. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Des Moines

                                                              1 review

                                                              vip
                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on January 4, 2022

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Loved it! Great service and the menu is terrific!

                                                            40. L

                                                              Lauren

                                                              1 review

                                                              5.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Blue offers the best sushi in Des Moines. Great vegan options.

                                                            FAQs

                                                            Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Des Moines offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 379-6800.

                                                            Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Des Moines is rated 4.6 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

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                                                            Google Map for Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Des Moines

                                                            316 Court Ave Des Moines, IA 50309-2210

                                                            Additional information

                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                              Des Moines

                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                              Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                            • Cuisines

                                                              Sushi

                                                            • Dining style

                                                              Casual Dining

                                                            • Dress code

                                                              Casual Dress

                                                            • Parking details

                                                              None

                                                            • Payment options

                                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                            • Additional

                                                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                            • Phone number

                                                              (515) 379-6800

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