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2900 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1251
+1 515-225-3325
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ohana Steakhouse is a hidden gem in West Des Moines! It's a little on the expensive side for the area it's in, but comparable to other hibachi-style restaurants, and totally worth it. I love to come here with my family for birthdays. Everything is good, but the sea scallops in butter sauce are to die for! The service is excellent... More 

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Thank Tasha J
Cy G, Owner at Ohana Steakhouse, responded to this review

This review is a treasure to read, Tasha! Whether it's for a regular night out or a birthday, it's wonderful you always enjoy things. Can't wait to welcome you back for more scallop sauce! (As a side note, there's actually no diary in the lemon sauce—so, butter is not one of the top secret ingredients in the scallop sauce. But... More 

Iowa
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our anniversary outing- so selected hibachi style Japanese steakhouse. We did not have reservations on a week night. So had to wait about an hour, but relaxed in the bar and enjoyed conversation. We were seated at the Hibachi with all strangers when we got there, but everyone visited like a small town diner. We enjoyed the company.... More 

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

It's wonderful your first visit went so well -- and on your anniversary on top of that! I'm so glad you both enjoyed your evening and can't wait to welcome you back. Happy Anniversary! All the best, Fabi, Assistant Manager More 

Whitewater, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I travel to Des Moines a couple times a year on business which means that I get to enjoy Ohana 3-5 times a year. I have been doing so for over fifteen years now. Last Thursday night, on our way home from a family vacation in the Black Hills I detoured my family over 300 miles to go to Ohana.... More 

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

Seriously, Tumbo, we should be thanking you! Three hundred miles just to see us -- man, I bet Ray was beyond thrilled to see you and your family! Thanks for always visiting us while you're in town (or even within 300 miles of being in town). Reading your review truly made my week. All the best, Fabi, Assistant Manager More 

Norwalk, Iowa
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This was not my first visit or last. I love the scallops! Our entertainment was just average this time and typically it is a little better. Our cook was a little nervous or at least it appeared that way. My husband had the steak and it was cooked perfectly. I had scallops with the sauce and could eat that all... More 

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Thank Dawn W
Cy G, Owner at Ohana Steakhouse, responded to this review

I'm surprised your cook seemed nervous—they shouldn't have been worried, even when serving a veteran like yourself, Dawn! Still, glad that didn't stop you and your husband from enjoying the scallops and steak. We look forward to seeing you again. All the best, Fabi, Assistant Manager More 

Dubuque, Iowa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Plan to have a delicious meal and great entertainment. Ken was our chef and he provided some great laughs.

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Thank Gail K
Cy G, Owner at Ohana Steakhouse, responded to this review

Yeah, Ken's a hoot! I'll be sure to pass this along to him, Gail -- I know he'll appreciate seeing this. All the best, Fabi, Assistant Manager More 

West Des Moines, Iowa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Great place to eat and get entertained.Cook at your table and watch the show.great food.share a table with people you dont know but a way to make or meet other people.

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Thank Rodney T
Cy G, Owner at Ohana Steakhouse, responded to this review

Great place, great food -- Rodney, this review's just, well, great! I'm thrilled you always have an amazing time here. All the best, Fabi, Assistant Manager More 

Des Moines
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97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

Expensive because of the show you get, but it's worth it. Food is great. Be careful of you go as a couple because you'll end up sitting with a bunch of strangers. Better to go as a group of 6-8 people.

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Thank Casey Y
Cy G, Owner at Ohana Steakhouse, responded to this review

Glad we could make dinner worth it, Casey! We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Fabi, Assistant Manager More 

Ankeny, Iowa
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

I was here for a birthday dinner with my son and his fiancé. We had a 7:00 reservation but didn't get seated till 7:30 and then waited at the teppanyaki table for our chef who was at another table still working on their meal. We actually got drinks and water about 8:00 an hour after our reservation. When the soup... More 

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Thank Denise B
Cy G, Owner at Ohana Steakhouse, responded to this review

Sorry for the rough start, but glad we could turn things around! It sounds like a very special birthday indeed, so I'm sure Cory will be just as thrilled as I am to read this, Denise. We can't wait to celebrate with you again. All the best, Fabi, Assistant Manager More 

West Des Moines
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Always good. Always fun. Steak, shrimp, scallops love it all. Love the fried rice and watching them make it is fun.

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Thank Alyse C
Cy G, Owner at Ohana Steakhouse, responded to this review

It's always a pleasure, Zak. Thanks for the rave review -- can't wait to welcome you back for more scallops and fun! All the best, Fabi, Assistant Manager More 

Norwalk, Iowa
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We have been going to Ohana's since they opened, and are never disappointed. The food is consistently well prepared, and delicious. You will NOT go away from this eatery hungry. The Scallops are wonderful, along with the shrimp, calamari, and steaks. The scallop sauce is to die for!

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Thank bktom2
Cy G, Owner at Ohana Steakhouse, responded to this review

Reading your comments on the scallops, shrimp, calamari, and steaks -- wow! Seriously, I can't thank you enough for visiting us all this time. I'm glad your meals here have been simply amazing. All the best, Fabi, Assistant Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $45
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Japanese, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2900 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1251
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-225-3325
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.

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