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5515 Mills Civic Pkwy Ste 140, West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 564-7888
Today
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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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
Nice Lunch Specials - helpful Quick Service

I stopped here for a quick bite to eat while traveling. Was glad I did. The lunch specials were very generous and reasonable. It was a well lit quiet atmosphere and seemed like a good place for a business lunch, but it was nice there were others eating solo there at the same time as me.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2014
Happy_Trails052
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Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

As we first walked in the first thing you see is the sushi bar lined with two different types of bar stool and a sushi fridge with it's lights out. The ambience is further highlighted by the pop music playing in the background. Then you look past the sushi bar to see ziplock bag boxes on the top shelf and... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

I stopped here for a quick bite to eat while traveling. Was glad I did. The lunch specials were very generous and reasonable. It was a well lit quiet atmosphere and seemed like a good place for a business lunch, but it was nice there were others eating solo there at the same time as me.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

I will be stoping here again, very foot food and folks was very nice! Sushi was great also , prices was not bad!

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Des Moines
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Probably my favorite thing about Wok in Motion is the fact that both Japanese and Chinese cuisine afficionados will be happy here. The sushi is so good even sushi-phobes will enjoy it. Vegetarians will have nothing to complain about; the vegetable dishes are treated like valued menu items and not afterthoughts (unlike many other restaurants.) It is easy to dine... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Full disclosure: I get take-out, so that's the only experience I've had with the service (and it has been fine!). And I get only the soups, edamame, and seaweed salad instead of sushi, because that's what I'm craving when breaking up an 11-hour drive north. Still, if you want soup & greens & are a road-tired traveler, maybe, like me,... More 

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Hampton, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

We stopped in for lunch on a trip to Des Moines for other business. They had a good crowd, but the service was still very good. We have been there before, and knew that we wanted to have some sushi. We started off with a bowl each of the seafood hot and sour soup, which we both really liked. Then... More 

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Illinois City, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Nothing exceptional but also very edible. I have had better but definitely have had worse. The entire family ordered and shared a number of different dishes, some were gone and some were completely untouched. The lo mein was a bit greasy. Overall, I would eat there again, but its not on my top 5 Chinese experiences.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

I work in the area and tried the place for lunch. The food was ok and the price was in line. I was the only one in the place for lunch which I thought was odd but I think it may be busier at night. Crab Ragoons were good.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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61 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2011

We went to this place after stopping at the Blue Moon Dueling Piano Bar. The Piano Bar said they were serving dinner but when we got there they said "We don't know if we will be serving food" and so we decided not to go to Blue Moon and went across the way to the first food place we could... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5515 Mills Civic Pkwy Ste 140, West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: (515) 564-7888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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