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512 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 288-8885
Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great sushi and service

Some of the best sushi I've had anywhere. The wait staff is very attentive and professional. Will definitely return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Traveler50311
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Midwest USA
via mobile
Good for:
  • Doing business
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Midwest USA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Some of the best sushi I've had anywhere. The wait staff is very attentive and professional. Will definitely return.

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Burlington, IA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Miyabi 9 is a very special restaurant, given the owner and chef hails from Japan. They seem to do most everything well. Their miso soup, beef teriyaki bento box and tempura vegetables really stand out. We've always been able to get a seat without waiting, though it is a small restaurant in the East Village.

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Sauk Centre, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

What a fun dining experience. Our waiter, a young man, couldn't have been more attentive. I also noticed all the staff washing tables and thanking people as they left. We had two of the lunch combos, and there was so much food! The "rolls" list was quite extensive. We ended our meal with the temparau (sp?) green tea ice cream.... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

This place is AMAZING. Best sushi in des moines by far and the staff is incredible. I recommend the dragon roll and the dynamite roll.

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Des Moines, Iowa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The best sushi restaurant in Des Moines, and in my favorite area - the East Village! Great service, fresh ingredients, loads of menu choices (try one of the Bento boxes), all in a renovated brick building and a very friendly owner. I had to wait once (and not very long) for my lunch order during an especially busy afternoon and... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

On our recent stay in Des Moines we walked by a storefront restaurant and saw people view of front window enjoying Japanese cuisine. Boy was it a good choice. Excellent very fresh fish and sushi rice. Quality matches any of sushi I have sampled in the mainland. Miso soup a little disappointing,broth a little weak to my taste. Nice selection... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Came here after hearing rave reviews and it lived up to my expectations. Had the volcano roll and was beyond impressed!!! Can't wait to come back !!!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Watch it !!!! The owner will charge you extra for " Hot sauce"????? I came on business to the area and the concierge at my hotel told me about that place. Food was ok but the- "Open food- $1" made me wondering ?? So I asked and answer made me very upset !

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Lunch for 2 My husband and I were passing through Des Moines and wanted to grab a bite to eat. LOCATION: Right off the 235. Easy to find. Street parking mostly. ATMOSPHERE: Small, homey and a lot of little personal touches. Walls were scaffold panels to look like they could slide across the room. It seemed like a make-shift shop... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Miyabi 9 is a very small restaurant and when crowded, is like eating in a cafeteria, but I don't think the sushi there could be any better. It's served with flair and delights me each time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 512 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: (515) 288-8885

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 15
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?