Wasabi - Ames

4.5
17 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 17 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on all time ratings
4.7
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
value
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BethB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CD
ChrisD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always. Drinks were great too.

DK
DKJKD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best sushi we’ve had in a long time! Good service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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vipjennifert
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

MC
MissChriss25
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 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.

KB
vipKimB
Chicago
22 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!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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Noah
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 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.

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vipFamilyfun
Minneapolis
50 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

R
4Rhubarb
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

AJ
AnnJ
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
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.

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vipAngelaB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cool place and has nice outside seating. Service and good both very good. Will be back.

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Tinfin
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our daughter and her fiend to dinner after moving into ISU. The rolls were absolutely incredible, very innovative combinations. Super impressed and will be back!

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 4.5 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.