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“My favorite restaurant. Ever.”
Review of Ohana Steakhouse

Ohana Steakhouse
Ranked #21 of 267 Restaurants in West Des Moines
Price range: $12 - $45
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
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.
Reviewed June 2, 2010

I've loved Ohana's Steakhouse since I was ten years old. When it was my birthday my parents NEVER had to ask me where I wanted to eat. Ohana means family--and they treat their customers as such. This restaurant knows that when you treat your customers well and make sure they enjoy themselves, they will come back.

The food may be a tad pricey, but they give you your money's worth. A common misconception for this place is that they will have authentic Japanese food. This is not the case--Ohana's cooks American food, JAPANESE-STYLED. They offer steak, shrimp, scallops, chicken, and veggie alternatives. The scallop sauce is LEGENDARY. I've seen people request the sauce on the side. I am one of them. Their shrimp and chicken is their best, in my opinion.

You are given miso and salad to start. You automatically get shrimp, veggies, a choice of fried or steamed rice, and noodles included in your meal. Your choice comes from your drink and your main choice in food. Normally people are too stuffed for dessert--but they offer some tasty after dinner treats. Kids also have a separate menu, including dessert. This is a GREAT special occasion for kids, they will have a BLAST here.

If you are having a special occassion or a party, this is the place to go. Chefs will do knife tricks, and make it fun for you while he cooks your food for you. They have a great bar selection, as well. The bar is usually crowded with people waiting to be serviced, though.

I do not recommend this restaurant to people who are searching for something budget-friendly or just need a 'quiet meal'. Ohana is all about having fun and they will more than likely seat you with other people if there is less than six people in your group. Do not expect a private meal. In other words--expect to be with a crowd, and expect noise.

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Reviewed February 8, 2009

Went a few years ago. Good, but left hungry.

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Reviewed November 9, 2008

Ohana Steakhouse is incredible! You are surely getting what you pay for. The cuts of steak and chicken are thick and of great quality. The chefs are entertaining and great about asking if you would like your meal cooked special (e.g. make it spicy, add lots of garlic..etc) which really personalizes the experience. The building is older and a little out dated so some people opt to go to Taki... but I go to dinner to eat not analyze the year the wall decore was updated! We tried a newer japanese steakhouse and the chefs buy you drinks so you don't realize how bad the food really is. I am so glad Ohana has great chefs and an atmosphere that you can have a cocktail with dinner and not feel bad you did not get loaded because your meal was fabulous! Good job Ohana, we will never go anywhere else again!!!

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Reviewed August 21, 2008

We've been going to Ohana's for many years and have always had good meals there. The entertainment value is very good, the service great, and the food is outstanding.

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Reviewed June 4, 2008

not worth it.

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