Wasabi - Johnston

4.7
35 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
Wasabi Johnston is a modern restaurant and lounge specializing in ramen and sushi. Hoping to bring new school vision to old school values.
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4.7based on all time ratings
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4.7
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4.6
ambience
4.6
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KevinM
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good like usual. Service was a little slower than normal, but overall a good experience

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day lunch didn’t disappoint at one of our favorite local restaurants. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. They were very busy and the staff seemed overwhelmed, but service never suffered. The manager came around with roses for the mother’s, and apologized for any wait or delays. Service and food was amazing as always! Will return time and time again.

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PamM
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Mother's Day lunch at Wasabi Johnston! The raspberry cosmo and sweet potato tempura were amazing!

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vipBeckyT
Des Moines
22 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day lunch was perfect.

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Roanie
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Good menu selections. Comfortable seating with attention to social distancing.

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BarbS
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and I will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious

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AliciaS
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Ramen - best in town. The sushi is great too.

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JimandKathyS
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! Disappointed the waiter had on a gator and did always even have that on. Would have been more comfortable if he had a mask on

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StaciS
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great drinks!

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AdamH
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed it. Made reservations and got seated immediately. Great service, great food!

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KareyS
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service were awesome. Price is a little high for the area.

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JimandKathyS
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Wasabi. Food is amazing! We love that we have an excellent sushi restaurant just down the street.

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mbug77
Des Moines
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for taking my friends out for my one friends birthday

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JimandKathyS
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We love Wasabi. The food is amazing. We were disappointed that with a reservation that we got the table right by the door. Every time someone came in or left, we got a chill.We mentioned it to our waitress when she first came over, but she just shrugged it off.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, but that’s the standard here!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for lunch in the area. Comfortable enough for casual or and refined enough for work meetings

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vipSuperDNP
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old school ramen is amazing!!

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IARunner05
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so happy to have tried Wasabi - Johnston. I had no idea it existed and always was challenged as to where to get sushi when in Des Moines. This is without a doubt going to be my go to location for the future. We sat inside, but there is outdoor seating on a patio. Service (Emily) was awesome...super attentive and positive. Food was excellent! Dessert (some sort of chocolate, chocolate, chocolate dish) was delicious.

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KeenanC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Was a great meal. Ramen was excellent, especially the “old school” bowl ! Wanted to go back, but had to leave town sooner than expected

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JohnR
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch.

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vipBeckyT
Des Moines
22 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Sunday dinner group had a very nice dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. Staff is friendly, and the food is always amazing. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.

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StephenT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

AC was not functioning properly, staff was apologetic but it was still extremely warm. Food was excellent as always, but it’s hard to enjoy a meal while you’re sweating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
401 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

This was our second visit to Wasabi - Johnston, since we wanted to eat a light dinner after having a heavy lunch. We enjoyed the sashimi dinner as we had our first visit. This time we got the crab wrapped salmon appetizer, which was also delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
401 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were plesanatly surprised by this small restaurant near the hotel where we were staying. The miso soup did not have enough tofu in it, but the sashimi was very fresh and tasty -- all high quality cuts. Our wine choices were delicious, so we enjoyed this dinner immensely overall. Our server was very attentive and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Wasabi. Always great food, great service, and a good time. We bring family and friends all the time!

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RyanO
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always our favorite place to get sushi in the Des Moines area. Easy to get in and out and delicious food!

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CarlyG
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wasabi in Johnston is amazing! Our server was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. We love coming to this restaurant for any occasion.

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ToddF
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all, the service was great! Shane and Will are great and will treat you like family!

The food was awesome and very well priced. You can't go wrong with Wasabi-Johnston!

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CarlaH
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good. My daughter had never had sushi previously and enjoyed her dinner. Will be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing... drinks were great. Try the raspberry martini!

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RexNancy
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, obviously made with fresh ingredients. Vaun was our waiter and also head bartender. He was terrific, made helpful suggestions for ordering and was knowledgeable about both food and drink. He even chased down a car of customers that forgot their cell phone. We're putting this place on our "go to" list of places to dine.

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KathleenH
Boise
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and presentation was amazing!

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You can order delivery directly from Wasabi - Johnston using the Order Online button. Wasabi - Johnston also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Wasabi - Johnston is rated 4.7 stars by 35 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.