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2900 University Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266
+1 515-225-3325
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Enjoy a unique, entertaining, dining experience at the hands of the...
Enjoy a unique, entertaining, dining experience at the hands of the talented chefs of Ohana Steakhouse: the greatest tasting show in town! As long as you're not afraid of flying shrimp and the chef with a big knife, the chefs at Ohana Steakhouse will serve up one of the most entertaining dinners in Des Moines. Your personal chef will perform teppanyaki-style cooking for your culinary delight.
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese Steakhouse

Typical Japanese steakhouse where food is prepared on hot grill in front of you. Good quality food. Fun experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Norwalk, Iowa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great food prepared right before your eyes. I highly recommend the Scallops with lemon sauce. Melt in your mouth deliciousness! The staff are courteous, and accommodating. The steaks are cooked to perfection. The chefs are humorous, and talented. We've been fans for many years.

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Cy G, Owner at Ohana Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us all this time! From the scallops to the steak, it sounds like you really enjoyed everything, and we couldn't be happier. Our ohana is looking forward to sharing more laughs and good times with you. All the best, Fabi, Assistant Manager More 

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145 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Typical Japanese steakhouse where food is prepared on hot grill in front of you. Good quality food. Fun experience.

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Cy G, Owner at Ohana Steakhouse, responded to this review

Sounds like everything was spot on! We look forward to seeing you for another Spatula Smackdown. All the best, Fabi, Assistant Manager More 

West Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Looking for a good place to have a few average drinks with really good food and a fun cook then this is the spot for you. I personally like going there 2-3 times a year any more and it would become boring. Nothing really changes.

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Cy G, Owner at Ohana Steakhouse, responded to this review

It's always a pleasure to see you throughout the year, Jose, but it sounds like things never change. We try to experiment with new tricks in our show and offer different daily specials to freshen things up. All the best, Fabi, Assistant Manager More 

Sittard, The Netherlands
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114 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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Cy G, Owner at Ohana Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thanks for bringing Khaled over to our place while he was visiting! It's great to hear we kept up with the great food and show you've grown to love. We can't wait to see you again for another round of scallops and shrimp! All the best, Fabi, Assistant Manager More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Cy G, Owner at Ohana Steakhouse, responded to this review

I apologize if the server seemed pushy during your visit. We certainly wouldn't want to be rushed while eating either, so I can understand your frustration when you received the bill. While the server might have given you the bill before the desserts came out, she most likely just left it there for your convenience so you wouldn't have to... More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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215 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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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Cy G, Owner at Ohana Steakhouse, responded to this review

Sounds like you always have a fun time when dining with us! Great choice with the calamari steak -- it's definitely a fan favorite around here. Yes, you can actually buy the sauce! Feel free to take some home when you visit us next. All the best, Fabi, Assistant Manager More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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158 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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Additional Information about Ohana Steakhouse

Address: 2900 University Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Phone Number: +1 515-225-3325
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 45
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Japanese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2900 University Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-225-3325

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 45
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Japanese

Description

Enjoy a unique, entertaining, dining experience at the hands of the talented chefs of Ohana Steakhouse: the greatest tasting show in town! As long as you're not afraid of flying shrimp and the chef with a big knife, the chefs at Ohana Steakhouse will serve up one of the most entertaining dinners in Des Moines. Your personal chef will perform teppanyaki-style cooking for your culinary delight.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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