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Wasabi - Johnston, Johnston, IA

Wasabi - Johnston

4.7
4.7
41 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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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Contemporary Korean, Creative Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (515) 252-9998

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 41 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend, especially for the sushi. We’ve been looking for a new sushi place since moving here, and it was wonderful.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I come for the ramen and love it.
  3. KM

    KevinM

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good like usual
  4. ML

    MLehman

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always love Wasabi. However, our waitress who was generally good and super sweet disappeared for a 15-20 min near the end.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best.In.Town. A Can't Miss
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas Eve and the waiter and mgr were amazing
  7. KM

    KevinM

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good like usual. Service was a little slower than normal, but overall a good experience
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 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.
  9. PM

    PamM

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  10. BT

    BeckyT

    Des Moines

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day lunch was perfect.
  11. R

    Roanie

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service. Good menu selections. Comfortable seating with attention to social distancing.
  12. BS

    BarbS

    Des Moines

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and I will definitely go back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious
  14. AS

    AliciaS

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Ramen - best in town. The sushi is great too.
  15. JK

    JimandKathyS

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 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
  16. SS

    StaciS

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and great drinks!
  17. AH

    AdamH

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed it. Made reservations and got seated immediately. Great service, great food!
  18. KS

    KareyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were awesome. Price is a little high for the area.
  19. JK

    JimandKathyS

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Wasabi. Food is amazing! We love that we have an excellent sushi restaurant just down the street.
  20. m

    mbug77

    Des Moines

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for taking my friends out for my one friends birthday
  21. JK

    JimandKathyS

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 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.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service, but that’s the standard here!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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
  24. SD

    SuperDNP

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Old school ramen is amazing!!
  25. IA

    IARunner05

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  26. KC

    KeenanC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 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
  27. JR

    JohnR

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch.
  28. BT

    BeckyT

    Des Moines

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Sunday dinner group had a very nice dinner.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Can’t wait to come back!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  31. ST

    StephenT

    1 review

    3.0

    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.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    430 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    430 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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    430 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    430 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.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  35. RO

    RyanO

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  36. CG

    CarlyG

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  37. TF

    ToddF

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  38. CH

    CarlaH

    1 review

    4.0

    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!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing... drinks were great. Try the raspberry martini!
  40. RN

    RexNancy

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    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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Wasabi - Johnston is rated 4.7 stars by 41 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


Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
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Google Map for Wasabi - Johnston

8705 Chambery Blvd, Johnston, IA 50131-3137

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Des Moines

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Contemporary Korean, Creative Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

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