Wasabi - Ankeny

4.6
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$30 and under
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Sushi
Wasabi serves the highest quality sushi and Asian dishes in the Des Moines area.
Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Thursday 11:00am to 9:30pm.
Friday and Saturday 11:00am to 10:30pm.
Sunday 11:00am to 9:00pm.
Social Hour Monday thru Friday 3pm - 6pm.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentines Dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food an environment we’re good. Wasn’t please when I looked closer at my receipt and found a re-Corking fee for the wine bottle. Although the waitress asked, she didn’t explain costs. The cost of re-corking was $11 and all she did was push the cork in with her thumb. It wasn’t a sealed bag like other places do it. Next time pay me $11 to push my own cork in.

I get the rules and laws, but don’t ask me and then just shove the cork in with your thumb in front of me and charge me money.

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WWADI
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and high quality food. Can’t wait to go back!!

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KimberlyP
Des Moines
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food here is a awesome! I actually crave the jalepeno tuna appetizer. The drink service can be a little slow when they are busy, but not a big deal.
We love this place and we will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even on an extremely busy night everything was outstanding. Wasabi Chi is our all time favorite Sushi restaurant in the metro and we are so happy to have one close to home.

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Mrothmay
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently delicious and beautifully presented.

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vipDSMdiner
Des Moines
16 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! Nice atmosphere with great service and the red curry was delicious. Will definitely return.

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vipRobertD
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Marlissa was great. The food enjoyable. Becoming a favorite spot.

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vipBocaDave
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wasabi in Prairie Trail in Ankeny is an upscale restaurant featuring a sushi bar as well as a full-service bar serving cocktails, wine, beer and saki. The modern facility with both high top tables and booths hip décor and large TVs over the bar. The decorative live edge wood planks along a back lit wall was imaginative, beautiful and different. I was impressed with the Oriental beers available including Japanese beers, expected in a sushi restaurant, as well as Chinese Tsingtao and Thai Singha. Edamame always goes well with drinks and the steamed soy beans were properly steamed with the appropriate amount of salt. Wasabi lists another appetizer as pan fried pork dumplings otherwise known as gyoza, the Japanese pot sticker. 6 dumplings were served with a soy-vinegar dipping sauce, the skins were thin as they should be and the filling moist and tasty. For our next course we ordered some nigiri sushi. The tuna and salmon sushi served with the traditional ginger and wasabi showed this restaurant really knows what it is doing. The fish was of a very high quality and extremely fresh while the rice underneath was just perfectly prepared and not excessive. Since we had never eaten here before we were reluctant to devote the entire meal to sushi but I assure you on our next visit it will be sushi all the way, that is if I can convince my wife not to order the grilled salmon teriyaki. The salmon teriyaki was perfectly prepared, a large moist portion of very fresh salmon that my wife declared as the best salmon teriyaki she had ever eaten, quite a compliment from a salmon lover. I ordered the Yaki Niku Beef, described on the menu as char-grilled beef with seasoned vegetables with yaki niku sauce. The dish was served on an oval cast iron plater sitting on an oval wooden tray that more resembled how fajitas are served. The yaki niku sauce is slightly sweet and while the beef was tender the vegetables were somewhat mushy. Although that dish was tasty, there are so many other in

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Overall the food was very tasty. I didn’t care for the calamari as I’ve never had it prepared this way and it’s always been breaded. Otherwise the food was wonderful. It would be nice if you separated those that are bringing small children to dinner from those that are not dining with children.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ayusa was our waitress and she did an amazing job! Not only help us with the selection of the right appetizers and the roll selection but her attitude make of this dinner a great experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food, great service, felt a bit rushed but like this place

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dawnaj10
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven't been to Wasabi in Ankeny yet, you need to go! Wonderful service, amazing food, yummy drinks, beautiful atmosphere!

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FranciscoM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Expensive, in comparison to 16 other similar places visited in the last 3 months. Chirashi Dinner portion served was below expected, price is almost 25% above other similar restaurants. Saporo Beer at 10% above cost of other places.

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vipGromans
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food get the Poke leave room for the sushi

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vipAngelaM
Des Moines
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was nice night- it is darker and more romantic, nice atmosphere. The brussels sprouts were very good, the sushi was good too. Service was quick. Not a lot of vegan options on the menu, but they had standard sushi restaurant fare.

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JanaN
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

The food was excellent and beautifully presented. Our server was charming. However, we had reservations but still had to wait 10-15 minutes for a table then another 10 for a server to come by. The restaurant is beautiful but there was loud dance music with an unrelenting beat. Made it nearly impossible to talk. We will return but not on a Friday. Maybe it will be quieter.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I liked the food and our waitress was awesome but the music was very loud - I could barley hear my boyfriend sitting right across from me. We’ll be back, but probably not for an anniversary dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of the best restaurant experiences we’ve had in a long time. We sat at the bar across from the sushi chefs and ordered drinks and the dinner for two. The quality of the food and drink is amazing and so fresh. The service was perfect and timely as well. The owner came by and talked with us for a long time and spoke about his story and the sushi process and answered questions we had. He is super nice and personable!! This is the only place we will go for sushi from now on as nothing else will be able to compare

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SusanB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can't wait to go back! The best Sushi we have had in a long time. We had a GREAT waitress and everything we ordered was AMAZING. Ankeny Roll was our favorite!!!

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vipAnnemarieM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location in the heart of Prairie Trail and an upscale, contemporary atmosphere. Ample staff servicing the customers even during the soft opening. Typical, location unique, quality menu with eclectic cocktail selections. Mark this one as a must do.

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StephanieM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi and ramen was delicious. Welcome to Ankeny!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super impressed :)

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Runner29
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great addition to Prairie Trail in Ankeny! Food is amazing!

FAQs

Wasabi - Ankeny does offer delivery in partnership with Toast and Uber Eats. Wasabi - Ankeny also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 993-0195.

Wasabi - Ankeny is rated 4.6 stars by 25 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.