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Ohana Steak House

2900 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Ranked #11 of 206 Restaurants in West Des Moines
Mon - Wed 9:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 9, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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84 reviews 84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Johnston, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We always celebrate any occasion at Ohana, every single time I give it a five. I am very picky the service and food is Excellent.

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North Miami Beach, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

even though i went about five yrs ago from this post i never got a chance to say what a awesome place!! went for my friends birthday by recommendation we did the hibachi grill with one of the chefs everything tasted excellent even the vegetables :) good service

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Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We ALWAYS go here on Wednesdays when in town. The two for one steak and shrimp is always good. The chefs give you a great laugh. Sometimes the wait staff is a little slow. Overall we return again and again

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Webster City, Iowa
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94 reviews 94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Went last night for the first time. We had a wonderful dinner. We had a 15 min wait, so we ordered a Volcanato dring, yum. We had scallops for dinner and they were cooked perfict. A little on the high price, but a ton of food. Nice place to go for a special night. We had a new server and... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The low bar stool cushions were filthy. If a friend had furniture that dirty I wouldn't sit down. They had a dirty trash cans visible to the guests. The food was great. Our chef was a little over the top. He made several inappropriate comments including when one of the teenagers asked where the restrooms were he said do it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Very entertaining dining experience. The chefs are great at catering to everyone's needs. The bar staff is also great. It's nice to have a drink as you wait for your table. Reservations are recommended.

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