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Wasabi - Waukee, West des Moines, IA

Wasabi - Waukee

4.7
4.7
50 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
Wasabi is located at 9500 University Avenue in West Des Moines. Chefs at Wasabi serve the highest quality New York style sushi, Japanese fusion dishes. Unique custom cocktails and more.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (515) 987-6080
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 50 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 recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Iowa

    Best Overall

  • Iowa

    Best Service

  • Iowa

    Good for business meals

  • Iowa

    Kid-friendly

  • Iowa

    Healthy

  • Iowa

    Hot spot

  • Iowa

    Neighborhood gem

  • Iowa

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Iowa

    Great for scenic views

  • Des Moines

    Best Overall

  • Des Moines

    Best Service

  • Des Moines

    Best Value

  • Des Moines

    Good for business meals

  • Des Moines

    Healthy

  • Des Moines

    Hot spot

  • Des Moines

    Neighborhood gem

  • Des Moines

    Great for outdoor dining

50 Reviews
  1. Joseph

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, great people, and great atmosphere!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Server disappeared- had to find him to get our food

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  3. Docguy

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always outstanding and Henry is super top shelf!!!

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  4. ANNAB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy delicious food. Our favorite waiter is Clark, who is professional and very personable at the same time. This is one of our favorite places to eat in and around Des Moines!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very tasty,nice atmosphere,good service. The only downside is that high chair was dirty.

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  6. ValerieM

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always a great time at this place. I love it! 💕

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and recommend using open table! Wasabi is awesome!

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  8. PAULJ

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was awesome! I had the fried shrimp and my wife had spicy cashews chicken. Two others had sushi they raved about. My plate was huge and with the fried rice I have today’s meal too! Same with my wife’s cashew chicken. While the sushi was raved about the portions were smallish. Our appetizers were spring rolls which were the absolute best I’ve ever had hands down. Service was ok not great but solid. We were seated by window/ door so not great.

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  9. SavanaJ

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my birthday. We had an amazing time!!!!

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  10. ShellyT

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We could not have recieved more attentive, professional, friendly service. Server went far above and beyond! Food was exquisite.

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  11. JasonR

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always awesome every time we go to the restaurant

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  12. Toby

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent with great help for our two grandchildren. The food arrived in a very acceptable time period. Most important the food tasted wonderful.

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  13. BeckyT

    Des Moines

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a beautiful day to be on the patio for lunch. Food was wonderful and the service was great!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorites! Always amazing food and great service! Owners are top notch🤩

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  15. jacks

    Anchorage

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    When we arrived for our reservation on time the restaurant was CLOSED. No killing they were NOT open and we have been told they are out of business. Open Table needs to pay more attention to their listings, OT actually sent me a confirmation ???

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  16. AmyN

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious, our favorite go to place for family celebrations!

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  17. ytcyguy

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good but very expensive. There should be discounts for combinations of orders & apps.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wasabi is great. The server made our whole family (including our young kids) feel welcome. Great food.

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  19. SusanD

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food and pricing. We had reservations and were seated immediately. Our server was a delight and the food very fresh.

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  20. DENNISBfromIowa

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    There was a huge (family) group sitting near us on Valentine's Day and their kids were running around and super loud. The parents had no respect for the other patrons.

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  21. Thomas

    New Mexico

    75 reviews

    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seriously good sushi. Really enjoyed the entire dining experience!

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  22. Papageorgio

    Des Moines

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, size of sushi was much smaller than other sushi places I’ve been for the specialty rolls, other than that everything was good.

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  23. CaribeAzul

    Naples

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Quite a find in Waukee. We'll be back!

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  24. atcw

    Des Moines

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service Great food Great cocktails

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  25. VickiG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were seated near the kitchen - I think it would have been less noisy if we had been seated elsewhere. With that said, we still enjoyed our evening very much, and the food was delish! We had sushi rolls and sashimi - highly recommend!!

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  26. Haddie

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is my favorite Wasabi in the DSM Area. I was there Sat evening with my 6 yr old niece to try “weird” food. Hunter, our waiter, was terrific. She tried curry, octopus, mochi and fried ice cream. AND loved the experience. ; )

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience overall. The food was delicious. However, do not drink the water. West DSM’s water is horrible. You may ask for bottle water. They understand and won’t get offended!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing! we had CJ and he was super sweet and attentive. Other servers would check on us as well so we were well taken care of. The food looked great and tasted even better!!

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  29. marka

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ask for Chloe! Very knowledgeable. Ask her about the secret items on the menu.

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  30. Marianne

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Love this place and the food! We were seated in the back room though, which doesn't have the same atmosphere as the bar or first seating area. A little disappointed since we had a reservation, but still a nice evening with great food and a great waitress!

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  31. mikek

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, friendly staff and terrific food made for a wonderful time. Heartily recommend.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, atmosphere, and service.

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  33. AmyC

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! Always great service no matter the location.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I love this place. We try to eat here once or twice whenever we visit my parents in Des Moines. The service is outstanding, but the appetizers, sushi and sushi rolls are the best.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came for a birthday dinner. We had 14 people and two servers for our group. Overall a great experience!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went with my friend for my birthday and it was excellent.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great sushi’s to choose from!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Happy hour specials are fabulous! And Monday is 30% off bottles of wine, so great way to connect with friends at a low price point.

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  39. MichaelR

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All good! We love it all!

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  40. Debra

    Des Moines

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was amazing. The cocktails were beautiful. My only wish was that the lighting was less fluorescent - would make for a nicer ambience. Good experience!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Wasabi - Waukee using the Order Online button. Wasabi - Waukee also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Wasabi - Waukee also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (515) 987-6080.

Wasabi - Waukee is rated 4.7 stars by 50 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Wasabi - Waukee

9500 University Ave Ste 2101, West des Moines, IA 50266-1870

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    West Des Moines
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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