Wave Bistro

4.7
339 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
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Wave Bistro is a family owned, Asian-Fusion restaurant. We blend different tastes such as Japanese, Thai, Chinese, and French cooking methods to craft unique and flavorful dishes.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm


Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm


Sunday closed
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Phone number
(402) 496-8812
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
George Liao
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Private party facilities
Sundays are available for reserving private dining events. A minimum of 25 people is required. Please call for further details.
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Private party contact
Connie and George: (402) 496-8812
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Catering
We offer personalized catering services for office events, wedding receptions, and other events. Please call to schedule an appointment.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North of 144th and Maple
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
339 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
77%
Very Good
18%
Good
2%
Fair
3%
Poor
0%
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DT
Omaha
2 reviews
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very nice. We are a group of 5 gals Who get together once a month and enjoy dinner and drinks. We thoroughly enjoyed our stop at the Wave Bistro.It is definitely on our list of places to return, if for nothing else to have the delicious dessert drink conjured up by James.

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OT
Omaha
8 reviews
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant, quiet, excellent food, great service. The owner stopped by to check that we were satisfied. We ordered pork dumpings for a starter which were delicious. The honey ginger soy glazed salmon was succulent and flavorful, cooked perfectly and served with the best broccoli. The lemon creamy almond shrimp were large and plentiful, almost too many but we managed them all. They were deliciously creamy with a subtle crunch. One of our favorite Omaha restaurants. We have dined there often and will return.

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M
Omaha
10 reviews
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual.

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p
Denver
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Wave! The group sitting in the booth next to us were a little loud making it difficult to hear conversation at our table at times but, we’ve never experienced this before and after they left, the noise level was much better. As always, the food and service were stellar. Especially loved the short rib curry - one of the specials on the menu this evening.

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OT
Omaha
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The restaurant was pretty quiet. The food was delicious, and with wonderful presentation. The service was good.

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OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

James, our waiter was great. Looking forward to going back to another fabulous meal.

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MC
Atlanta
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful and the staff was so nice. I definitely enjoyed the experience and I will definitely be back.

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DW
Omaha
2 reviews
4.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The restaurant is "Asian Fusion". Some items classic, others rather unique. We both had something unusual and they were both very good. They obviously were short on servers (one of the managers was waiting tables), so services was a little slow. Overall excellent.

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M
Omaha
11 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, the service and dinner were excellent. You are made to feel very comfortable while dining.

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m
Dallas
3 reviews
2.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Terrible food! Overpriced. Will not return.

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JC
Omaha
1 review
2.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Having read the generally positive reviews, we were disappointed at the mediocre quality of the food. I write this with regret, because we were hoping otherwise.

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J
Minneapolis
10 reviews
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visited Wave Bistro to celebrate a girls weekend to Omaha. We were greeted promptly by a friendly hostess. We were seated in a comfortable, quiet booth. Juan was our server and he was outstanding! Friendly and knowledgeable, he explained the cuisine and offered recommendations. We enjoyed appetizers of calamari, firecracker shrimp rolls and spring rolls. All excellent! Our entrees included Thai Green Curry Shrimp, Orange Chicken and Cashew Crusted Salmon. All excellent and delicious! The sweet buns with fresh butter at the start of our meal were amazing!! With so many dining choices available, we were so pleased we chose Wave Bistro to celebrate a fun weekend. Excellent service and delicious food!!!

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GO
London
1 review
5.0Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best potstickers I have ever had. They are hand made on premise and are beyond delicious. I also ordered the sliced beef in hoisin sauce which was also fabulous. We were traveling through on our way to Phoenix and I am saddened that I don’t live in Omaha, so I can eat here more often.

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RP
1 review
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service both excellent. We really enjoyed the entire meal- selections were tasty and serving size more than adequate. Especially like the Pad Thai shrimp but the Bazil crusted chicken was its equal.

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JB
Omaha
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food is great, the service terrific, and Connie always comes around to check to see how you're doing! They also gave me a complimentary Mother's Day dessert!

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TA
Omaha
1 review
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Although our meal was delicious, and nicely plated, it was the service that made the evening amazing. So attentive, courteous, and accommodating. A dining delight!

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K
Phoenix
1 review
5.0Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My absolute favorite restaurant in the City of Omaha!

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E
Omaha
41 reviews
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Omaha, and so very handy when I go to the Marcus Majestic for a movie. Try it, you will enjoy the food very much!

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JH
1 review
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was great. They often came around to see how our food was . I had the Orange Chicken and calamari appetizer and both were delicious

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BS
1 review
4.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, great food, awesome desserts. My favorite go to restaurant for girls lunches or dinner with friends.

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OT
Denver
5 reviews
3.0Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The ambiance is very 1980s, including the Whitney Houston/Bodyguard elevator music piped throughout the dining room. It was somewhat distracting. I was hoping for something a bit more modern, or at the very least, current for my business meeting. The food was good but not necessarily memorable. Nice wine selection, a knowledgeable server, and very kind staff.

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DR
Omaha
1 review
4.0Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food. The owner was very hands on. Gave only 3 stars for service due to our server, he seemed to be extremely over extended. He took our order and delivered the bill. Other than that, nothing. He seemed to be the only one taking orders.
The owner deliver our food, refilled our cocktails and brought our debit card back.

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m
Omaha
25 reviews
4.0Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wave Bistro has above average food - but not great food. I think pricing is appropriate for what you get. My Shechuan Shrimp was tasty but not great - shrimp was a bit overcooked. My husband had a shrimp & noodle dish (I don't remember what it was called) lots of noodles very few veggies. Our friends both enjoyed their dinners. Lettuce wrap appetizer was a big hit.

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M
Omaha
8 reviews
5.0Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent experience

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RF
1 review
5.0Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is My husband and my go to restaurant - quality of food and service is excellent and consistent! Based on past experiences, I scheduled a business meeting. I would highly recommend. Fast se Vice and excellent food. Quiet enough to have business discussions.

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BL
1 review
4.0Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was fine. Food was good. It was a bit noisy and not great for an our special occasion-anniversary. It seemed short-handed but our service was still pretty good. Kind of strange seeing folks eat at the bar. I will come back cause I like the food alot but probably not on a special occasion.

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OT
Omaha
1 review
4.0Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great dinner best for adults

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SP
Omaha
1 review
4.0Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was our first time visiting Wave for anniversary. The bread and spring rolls were top notch. My dish was fantastic and my wife was very good. We will be back.

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PF
1 review
5.0Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, as always!! Wish I could eat there every week. Connie, you and your staff are terrific!! Thanks for always taking great care of us.....Patti, Diana and Peg

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C
1 review
5.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and presentation was great. Talked with the owners and they are great hard working people that put out a great food. My family had an amazing dinner.

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JC
Omaha
7 reviews
5.0Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to Wave several times and never had a miss. Very pretty dining room and always good service, always with one of the owners checking on us. Great restaurant!

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OT
Omaha
3 reviews
4.0Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Had trouble with reservation at beginning but owner came out and resolved promptly.

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D
Omaha
10 reviews
3.0Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Seemed to have our reservation but somewhat confused when we arrived. Had reservation for three but had a table for two available.

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l
Omaha
3 reviews
5.0Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

James was awesome!! The food was delicious and beautifully presented.

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j
1 review
5.0Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleased with menu choices will return food was excellent

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OT
Omaha
1 review
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Will definitely be back.

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L
Las Vegas
209 reviews
5.0Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

EXCELLENT. Solid 4.5+ Stars. YES, we would go back. LONGER VERSION: Over the years we have been to Wave 30+ times and it always does a great job. This time was no exception. Although we now live in Denver, we come to Omaha for business 6-8 times a year and visit Wave when we can. The Pan Asian/Creole/French inspired menu should please most. FOOD: The almond rolls as a quick appetizer are just too addicting - they should be outlawed. Yummy! :-) We shared the mushroom soup - Excellent. My wife had the Sea Bass, I had the Teriyaki glazed Salmon. Very, very good - yes we would order them again. Wines by the glass are a bit sparse, but still adequate and should please most. SERVICE: Excellent from James - our main server - and a mainstay at Wave. Advice and attentiveness you would expect. OVERALL: This is a well run family bistro by George and Connie, and Wave has been a mainstay in West Omaha for over a decade. Don't let the corner Strip Mall location next to Home Depot fool you - this is a very nice upscale neighborhood gem of a place. Suggest you get reservations on weekends. Prices are reasonable.

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OT
Omaha
2 reviews
2.0Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

service was poor. 1 waiter for the entire restaurant. I will never come back. I had been to this restaurant over 10 times in past and food is excellent, but the absence of service is not acceptable, maybe for a $10 plate, but at their price point, no.

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M
Omaha
8 reviews
5.0Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around food is always very good

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D
Omaha
6 reviews
5.0Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and always welcomed very well. Service is always professional and courteous and care for you very well. Food is fantastic.

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