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

Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Des Moines

4.2
4.2
94 Reviews
$30 and under
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Asian

  • 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

What 94 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Iowa

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Iowa

    Lively

  • Des Moines

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  1. AH

    AnitaH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    The music was so loud we couldn't hear the server. Service was abrupt. Food was delicious, but I won't be going back.
  2. M

    Mindy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Service wasn’t great. Wasn’t busy, and yet our plates weren’t cleared til the end of our visit and our waters weren’t refilled for a very long time. Waiter barely came to check on how we were doing. Also, all of our food came at different times (15+ min difference when we all ordered at the same time).
  3. AS

    ASHW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Sushi and Crab Rangoon sounded so good, but actually tasted bland, they all tasted the same and were flavorless. Could be so much better.

    Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Des MoinesResponded on November 11, 2022Thanks for coming in and for the review. We're sorry that you weren't a fan of your order. If you'd like to elaborate further my email is, Ryan@FRG.rest Thanks!

  4. LS

    LSmith

    Des Moines

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went for lunch. Enjoyed the food and especially the service.
  5. DM

    DustinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got 6 different rolls, edamame and brussel sprouts. Everything was amazing and got better with each piece. Definitely will return.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious sushi! Very clean, food was fast.
  7. MB

    MonaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience at Blue! Will definitely eat there again!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Come here every Sunday for all day happy hour.
  9. BS

    BobbiS

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time there. The food was great and the server was well informed. We were headed to a show and got done in plenty of time. We would go back there again.
  10. JN

    JustinN

    Des Moines

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Waited over 45 minutes for our food. I realize sushi takes time but I haven’t had to wait this long at other restaurants. And the food was just as good. The waiters seemed very frustrated because they knew people were having to wait so long. I only gave our disgruntled waiter a good tip because I felt sorry for her.

    Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Des MoinesResponded on October 19, 2022Hey Justin, I'm sorry that you didn't have the best time with us. I think that it was a night of struggles for us, as we were short-handed that evening. We can only hope that you'll give us a second chance down the road. Kind regards, -Ryan w/ BSSG

  11. CK

    CindyK

    Austin

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great sushi. Great location. Highly recommend.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great experience
  13. s

    stevens

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was very good but the server we had was not able to keep up with her tables. Long waits for everything.

    Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Des MoinesResponded on September 22, 2022Hi, thanks for coming in! We're sorry about the slow service. We're looking into this on our end. Appreciatively, -Ryan w/ BSSG & FRG

  14. KB

    KaraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was delicious. Our server Nicolias had great recommendations of sushi and dessert to try. I will definitely be back for more. 😁

    Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Des MoinesResponded on September 22, 2022Thank you so much, Kara! We can't wait to see you again!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is excellent! Large sushi selection and some of the best sushi I’ve had. We had the Tidal Wave and Godzilla Bomb rolls - both excellent. We also tried the lettuce wraps and mango crab rangoon for appetizers - delicious. Our server Katherine was great. Beautiful decor and ambience. We will be back!
  16. HI

    HungryInDM

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food tastes great and our server was friendly. Unfortunately the kitchen staff can’t get the timing correct of prepping orders for a table. This was our second visit when there was a 20 minute time lapse between the first and last entree was delivered to our table. It makes for a very awkward dining experience.

    Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Des MoinesResponded on September 14, 2022Hello, thanks so much for the support. We do have a "sharing style" of dining, but if you let your server know that you want everything to come out together, we'll do our absolute best to ensure that. We do have two kitchens from where our food items come out from, but if we're made aware, things won't come out in those intervals. Thanks so much! -Ryan w/ BSSG & FRG

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, service was excellent. Server was lots of help
  18. BT

    BeckyT

    Des Moines

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sam is a wonderful server. Happy Hour all day on Sunday. Great food.
  19. LM

    LydiaM

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    There were only a few other tables but the service was very slow (5:45 reservation on a Thursday night); we sat without drinks for long periods of time. The food was just okay which is not what I remember from this restaurant in the past. Edamame was mushy, rolls fell apart and everything seemed to lack flavor. Minor last complaint is that the booths sit so low you feel like you are a kid sitting at an adult table 🙃.
  20. C

    Coquette07

    Des Moines

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was surprised by how "not busy" Blue Sushi was. The sushi is always tasty, and the atmosphere is inviting.
  21. IT

    IowaTraveler777

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Our service was subpar, but the sushi was good. Salads for some in our party came out after the sushi. It took us awhile to track down our server so that we could get our check.
  22. SA

    SteveAndMell

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful. We were relative noobs when it came to ordering sushi and sashimi from the extensive menu, but our server was a wealth of information and suggestion. The menu is extensive and the atmosphere comfortable and welcoming. Thank you for blessing Des Moines with your cuisine.
  23. S

    Shelby

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary date night! Our waitress was amazing - super friendly, quick and knowledgeable! Crab rangoons, drinks, and sushi were all so delicious! We will be back for more very soon! 😋 Highly recommend!!
  24. TW

    TanyaW

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing. Service is fast and efficient and friendly! Will definitely be back!
  25. DM

    DesMoinian

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Got seated in timely manner. Server took order and didnt check on us for 50 minutes afterwards. Food took 50 mins to prepare. We had to reschedule our other planned events.

    Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Des MoinesResponded on July 21, 2022Dez, we're terribly sorry to hear this and we'd love the opportunity to look into this a bit further. If you'd like to email me, that is, Ryan@FRG.rest Thank you. Kind regards, -ryan w/ BSSG

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have great food here. I think they’ve been short staffed but they do well even if takes a bit to get food.
  27. A

    Acro1

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Sushi was okay. We waited too long for cocktails and some additional orders. Overall it wasn’t too bad but not great.
  28. LS

    LaurieS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had vegan sushi and it was excellent! The service was also first rate.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great meal at Blue...but tonight was fabulous!! Can't wait to go back again!!
  30. M

    M201

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were amazing!! I loved the atmosphere!
  31. M

    Mindi

    Des Moines

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great waitstaff
  32. MT

    MarkT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vegan menu to choose from, nice to have the inside mostly to ourselves. Not too loud but wasn't dead quiet either.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was delicious as usual. Lots of vegan options. I enjoyed the tofu lettuce wraps and avocado roll. We ordered Brussels sprouts but never got them. Our waitress gladly removed them from the bill. Only complaint was our waitress didn’t come around often and no one was bringing water refills around.
  34. M

    Midwestmom

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grace the server was so knowledgeable and wonderful recommendations! Sushi was fresh and lots of unique options compared to normal menus.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Sushi was great. Likely understaffed while we were there!
  36. RM

    RubenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife, son and I had a great first time experience here. Service from Casey was great.
  37. 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.
  38. MD

    MarkD

    Des Moines

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 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.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! Food was amazing!
  40. 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!

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 4.2 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Des Moines

316 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-2210

Dining areas

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, Japanese, Asian

  • 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

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