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Douglas Ave, Des Moines, IA
515-528-8246
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Description: Newly opened. Just reviewed today in The Des Moines Register Newspaper...
Newly opened. Just reviewed today in The Des Moines Register Newspaper. Great value, service and sushi as well as various Asian dishes.
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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Sushi

This was our first time here and we will be back again. Very good sushi and very good service. I would recommend them to anyone.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Randy B
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Grimes, Iowa, United States
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Grimes, Iowa, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was our first time here and we will be back again. Very good sushi and very good service. I would recommend them to anyone.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

My husband and I come here frequently. The service is always great, and the food is fresh and incredible. My favorite is the Marilyn Monroll, and my husband is partial to the Spicy Tuna Godzilla, which is also excellent.

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DES MOINES
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It can be especially hard to fine good seafood and well made sushi. The sashimi and nigiri at wasabi chi were good. The fusion offerings like the tuna tacos and fried ice cream are also interesting and worth a try. Good service and value make this a place I will add to my list of repeat restaurants.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great place to grab sushi or other Asian food. We always have a great experience. Jay and Addison have done a tremendous job with both Wasabi Chi and Wasabi Tao.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I'm not a review person, I've in fact never written a review. But I felt our experience tonight warranted one. I googled "places to eat in DSM" because it seems that by husband and I ALWAYS end up at the same two restaurants and I wanted something new. Wasabi Chi was several pages down on the list but had good... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Don't let the location or outside appearance fool you.....these guys know how to do sushi. Always fresh and exceptionally tasty. Some of the best in the country. Who would have thought in the middle of Des Moines, Iowa? Worth the trip and worth the visit. We have gone many times and continue to bring the family back again and again.... More 

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Johnston, Iowa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This place offers an eclectic menu with Thai and Chinese cuisines. Their sushi is some of the best in town. The restaurant in inside is updated, but nothing special. The bar was lacking... Seemed slightly dirty and not stocked... Not to mention, over priced. The crab wontons are amazing... Don't miss them.

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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I ate here for lunch and were shocked with the amount of food we got with our meal. We ordered a lunch special or something, that let us select either 2 sushi roles for $8.50, or 3 for $12.50. I wasn't sure how large the roles were, so we each went with 3. The meal also comes... More 

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Johnston, Iowa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Great place for Asian fusion. Their meals are decisions, but their sushi is what keeps me coming back. In my opinion, they have the best ragoons in town.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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383 reviews 383 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

The food was fresh and prepared well. The service was good. I may return if in the area and not willing to drive elsewhere. It does not stand out above the rest.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Douglas Ave, Des Moines, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: 515-528-8246

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sushi, Asian

Description

Newly opened. Just reviewed today in The Des Moines Register Newspaper. Great value, service and sushi as well as various Asian dishes.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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