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Ohana Steakhouse

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2900 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1251
+1 515-225-3325
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
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West Des Moines Iowa
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family (3) of us went on Election night, made reservations but weren't needed. We usually go to another "chop chop" restaurant not far but this is way more better! You get noodled & 3 shrimp with your meal which the "other" place doesn't give you. Steak & lobster was wonderful, rice, vegetables, soup & salad, noodles & the 3... More 

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Thank littlefox14
Cy G, Owner at Ohana Steakhouse, responded to this review

It's awesome your first visit here went so well! Glad to hear you even had "That Guy" (Cy) cook for you. I look forward to welcoming you back for another order of steak and lobster (with all the extras). All the best, Marco, Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We usually get the Seafood Combination. It is Yummy. Sauces are unique. Service is great. Entertaining and Reasonable.

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

It's wonderful the seafood combo hits the spot here, Kelle! In case you weren't aware, we do sell our sauces so you can enjoy them at home as well. It's always a pleasure having you in. We look forward to seeing you and serving you again soon. All the best, Marco, Manager More 

Winthrop, Maine
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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised! Dinner was outstanding! Our chef Ken was very entertaining and gave us a good meal. We are traveling through so most likely won't be back, but highly recommend this restaurant for good food, good service and friendly atmosphere. In New England we tip the chef, here, we were the only ones who did so. Is that not the... More 

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

Glad dinner was a pleasant surprise! Ken is one of the most skilled chefs I've met, so I'm thrilled he could impress you, Elaine. I'm sure he'll appreciate this review just as much as your tip. Thank you for giving us a try while in the area. I hope your trip back to New England goes well. All the best,... More 

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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

For the money, you can't beat Ohana's. The chefs are wonderful and have great skills. Super entertaining! The scallops with lemon cream sauce are spectacular. Not chewy at all. Plump in size. Very nice. The vegetables and fried rice are also very good. The best part about it is that they are always consistent. Will be back!

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

Consistency is our thing and scallops (with lemon sauce) are our specialty. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoy the food, atmosphere and value. The team and I can't wait to welcome you back. All the best, Marco, Manager More 

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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 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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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

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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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 KC_Chief_32
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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
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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