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Wasabi - Ames, Ames, IA

Wasabi - Ames

4.4
4.4
42 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
Wasabi Ames is a modern restaurant and lounge specializing in ramen and sushi. Hoping to bring new school vision to old school values.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (515) 450-5068

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Ames

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

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

What 42 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Iowa

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. M

    Mark

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent Service was very helpful Great overall experience
  2. PA

    PerlaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Wasabi. Great food, great ambiance, there is something for everyone. Convenient location.
  3. MK

    MaxK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sushi in a nice clean restaurant. Service was very prompt on a busy Friday night. Parking lot is too small, about half the size it needs to be.
  4. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service. Nice ambiance. We will be back
  5. r

    robertb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was great and service was wonderful. Definitely will be coming back soon.
  6. h

    hospitalian

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are parents of an Iowa State student here for the weekend. We could not have been more satisfied with our experience at Wasabi. Our server was great, food was amazing and the value was superb. We will be back!
  7. JP

    JenP

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Sushi party platter and a few appetizers for our party of five worked out great! We had great service, a nice spot in the restaurant and enjoyed our food and time together!
  8. MV

    MrsV

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Food was average. Waited for over an hour for food. Service was average. No yum yum sauce. Lots of better choices in Ames.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service was slow. Spicy Orange Chicken tasted “past it’s use by date”. Otherwise a pleasant experience.
  10. k

    k2hdine

    New Orleans

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was good, service was unremarkable, but the serving size was small for the price.
  11. KT

    KirkT

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Parking for Iowa State football Game too!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was fabulous!
  13. M

    Mark

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent as was the service! We will come back
  14. TO

    TeresaO

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    server forgot to order our entree. let us hanging on a beer that never came and then charged us for it. Desert took forever! She presented the check and choose to highlight 20% Does your staff do that often? Try to trick your guest? wonder how many times she has gotten away with that! Maybe reevaluate your service and you would get 20% on your own without being Deceitful.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great birthday dinner
  16. S

    Sarah

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Way too expensive for what you get. Go spend your money somewhere else.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another wonderful meal there. Service was great— I highly recommend Wasabi
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was delicious— fresh and generous portions. Our server was lovely, but the service was very slow.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The sushi, rolls and sashimi are very good. Their other menu items are great and the curry is a must try. I’m not a fan of katso anything but it was done well. Good drink selection at the top of the price chart. BUT, a very good drink selection. Service is good and prompt. I return here often for their sushi. A good place to entertain.
  20. F

    Familyfun

    Minneapolis

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent'nn
  21. k

    k2hdine

    New Orleans

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lexi was a friendly and efficient server. Made our first visit to Wasabi a memorable one and the food was delicious.
  22. CH

    CalebH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good would recommend to ask my friend and family
  23. L

    Lam4

    Switzerland

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    SO dark , feels creepy rather than intimate. Server completely disinterested. Food good however so that's reason to come despite the other issues.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food Great server
  25. SP

    SharonP

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoy the food and cocktails. I can’t wait to go back and try more of the dishes.
  26. BB

    BethB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    IT was very good! Loved the enviorment, the food and the wait staff was very good. Will definately be back
  27. CD

    ChrisD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing as always. Drinks were great too.
  28. DK

    DKJKD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best sushi we’ve had in a long time! Good service!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food
  30. j

    jennifert

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  32. MC

    MissChriss25

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Came here for my sister’s birthday, made a reservation since it was graduation weekend and were sat outside. They were busy, and we had a large party- but that’s truly no excuse for our food taking an hour and a half to come out to us. I had to go inside multiple times to ask where our server was, as well as get the status of our drink and food orders. The food was good, when it finally showed up- but not worth a 90min wait.
  33. KB

    KimB

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in Ames for our son’s college graduation and chose this restaurant because it was the only place on Open Table taking reservations and WOW! The food, the service, and ambience were wonderful and talk about VALUE. We were so pleasantly surprised by the bill that we had to check it and verify that it really was our bill. Maybe it’s the fact that we are used to Chicago prices, but we had the most delicious dinner for such a reasonable price. I highly recommend Wasabi in Ames!!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  35. N

    Noah

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great food at decent prices. Atmosphere was nice and area was clean. Finding parking was difficult.
  36. F

    Familyfun

    Minneapolis

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, Excellent service by Kristin, Super clean. Fried Green Tea ice cream for dessert is a must!! Highly recommend!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The sashimi was superb as was the sushi. I will return, appreciating the freshness of the fish in the middle of the continent.
  38. R

    4Rhubarb

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food is always good at Wasabi’s but this time the service was superb, very personalized.
  39. AJ

    AnnJ

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our waitress was wonderful. Great experience. We would definitely go back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2020

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    I have always been a fan of wasabi since the open the 1st restaurant in Des Moines. When Ames open I was super happy and exited to have such a great restaurant close (because I live in Huxley) but the 2 times that I had been in the Ames location the service is not the standard of what I know of Wasabi, Johnstone and Ankeny location top of the line. Ames location unfortunately very slow on the service. In both occasions we arrived with reservation already scheduled and drinks where asked after 15min already sit at our table, then at least another 15 min to order appetizers and you don’t want to know how long it took to order the main dish. The restaurant wasn’t busy in the area that I was seating it was a total of 12 - 14 tables but only 3 of those with customers. Please don’t take this negative or as a complaint, take this as a way to improve and be able to bring the same care and customer level service that distinguish your franchise. Please do not lower your standards.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Wasabi - Ames using the Order Online button. Wasabi - Ames also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 450-5068.

Wasabi - Ames is rated 4.4 stars by 42 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 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Wasabi - Ames

926 S 16th St, Ames, IA 50010

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Ames

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

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