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Wasabi - Waukee, West des Moines, IA

Wasabi - Waukee

4.5
4.5
29 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

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

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  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 29 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. P

    Papageorgio

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    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.
  2. CA

    CaribeAzul

    Naples

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Quite a find in Waukee. We'll be back!
  3. VG

    VickiG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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!!
  4. a

    atcw

    Des Moines

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service Great food Great cocktails
  5. H

    Haddie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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. ; )
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    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!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!!
  8. m

    marka

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ask for Chloe! Very knowledgeable. Ask her about the secret items on the menu.
  9. M

    Marianne

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    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!
  10. m

    mikek

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, friendly staff and terrific food made for a wonderful time. Heartily recommend.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food, atmosphere, and service.
  12. AC

    AmyC

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Always great service no matter the location.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for a birthday dinner. We had 14 people and two servers for our group. Overall a great experience!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went with my friend for my birthday and it was excellent.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great sushi’s to choose from!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  18. MR

    MichaelR

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good! We love it all!
  19. D

    Debra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    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!
  20. P

    derekP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Eating at Wasabi in Waukee was a great experience. Even the decorations made you say "wow."
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Lake of the Ozarks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy Wasabi in Waukee. Great location and amazing food.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We've been here several times and this was the first semi negative experience. The lights were brighter, they tried to sit us next to the kitchen even though plenty of tables were available and our server, while nice, was not very polished. Delivering entree before clearing apps and not cleaning table despite a small spill.
  23. a

    ashintz

    Milwaukee

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, quiet place to have a working lunch. Service was prompt, with drinks brought right away and soda refilled the right amount of times. Myself and a colleague were meeting to go over some projects and this was the perfect location for that. Lunch portions were ideal - I had the 7 pc sushi and tuna roll while she had the sushi bento box. Miso soup was served quickly, and the main courses arrived soon after. The tuna roll was neat and tidy, and there were two pieces of seared preparation of nigiri along with 5 traditional pieces of nigiri. The seared preparation was an interesting and unexpected surprise that was really cool to see. To have that much effort and focus put in on lunch prep was amazing. I’d highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to trying Wasabi again in the future!
  24. IF

    IowaFoodie

    Des Moines

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fantastic meal on the beautiful patio; Alan always anticipates our needs!
  25. A

    Amber6151

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Prices seemed a little high though, even for happy hour.
  26. TG

    TiffanyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Wasabi and have enjoyed the addition so we can bring her friends and family.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the place, food, service and atmosphere are absolutely amazing
  28. LG

    LGFood

    Des Moines

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food not rushed and good service
  29. BG

    BeckyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites. Consistently good food and service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

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 4.5 stars by 29 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


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
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

  • 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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