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Ohana Steak House

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2900 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
515-225-3325
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 9:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Again, delicious

Went there with my colleague and friend Khaled from Egypt. The show from the chef was again splendid but more omportant the food was great (we had scallops ans shrimp). We had yo wait only 5 minutes. Perfect.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Neierke
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Sittard, The Netherlands
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Sittard, The Netherlands
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100 reviews 100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Went there with my colleague and friend Khaled from Egypt. The show from the chef was again splendid but more omportant the food was great (we had scallops ans shrimp). We had yo wait only 5 minutes. Perfect.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Been to plenty of Japanese steakhouses in larger cities, so we know what to expect as you're paying as much for the show/experience as the food. Thus, we thought it would be a fun option for one of the kids' birthdays on a recent Friday night. Biggest gripe was the incredibly rushed, borderline rude, service not from the chef but... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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215 reviews 215 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

If you want good food AND entertainment this is where to go. Kids LOVE it. You do need a reservation as this restaurant is very popular, and for good reason. There is a special sauce here that I want to buy by the quart. So. Good. The calamari steak is the best, but you may be too full of all... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Three of us decided to head to Ohana. Tried to get a sunday reservation but they wouldn't accept it, saying they have to leave seats open for walk-ins. So we arrived at 5 pm opening and were easily seated for a 5:30 start time. By the time we left, the place was full of diners. I had steak and shrimp... More 

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Des Moines, IA
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72 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Ok - So we always pay the extra couple dollars for the fried rice and I can't not get the scallops every time I come. I think a little piece of me would die. They have an awesome surf and turf if you like to mix it up. The steak is super tender! Oh but back to the scallops... Did... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Our family of 5 had all been craving an Ohana fix! We finally made it over to stuff ourselves with spectacular food. I've never been disappointed by anything here. Two people from the other family at our table ordered calamari- we've never tried it but it looked great. I had to get scallops- yum! The sauce served on top of... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This isn't your average run of the mill hibachi restaurant. The food is delivered fresh and is of amazing quality. Cy and the rest of the team prepare everything by hand. You can tell. Our favorite is the filet and scallops. The filet is melt in your mouth tender. The scallops are covered in a lemon-mayonnaise type sauce: I can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Absolutely love going to Ohanas! The filet is to die for. Melts in your mouth its so good. Not a huge fan of fish but the scallops with their special sauce are amazing. You will not leave this place disappointed! Love the atmosphere, its like dinner and a comedy show depending on which chefs you get. Prices may seem high... More 

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Bedford, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Ohana is the best Japanese steakhouse I've been to around the world! The scallops are to die for, the filet is butter knife tender, the calamari was beyond delicious...it was my go-to location for every special occasion and at least once a month the entire time I lived in central Iowa. Now it is my standard that I compare everything... More 

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Sittard, The Netherlands
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53 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This is a Japanese steakhouse. I had dinner there with 4 colleagues. We had a great steak and got great show show from the chef when he was preparing the food in front of us. Will absolutely come back when I'm in the area again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2900 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: 515-225-3325

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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