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Wasabi Chi

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Douglas Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-1840
(515) 528-8208 515-528-8246
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Eagan, Minnesota
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I ordered a Philadelphia roll, tuna and avocado roll, miso soup and pork dumplings. The miso soup was wonderful. small cubes of tofu, some very nice seaweed leaves and a great broth served nice and hot, perfect for a cold March day. Both rolls were excellent, I asked for a small side of sesame seeds and they were provided without... More 

Thank André K
Ankeny, Iowa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

When you think Des Moines Iowa, top notch sushi restaurants are probably not the first thing that comes to mind. However, Wasabi Chi could hold their own against most sushi restaurants in the U.S. I travel for work and sushi is a favorite. Fresh food, amazing service, in a great atmosphere. The Waukee location is a must and the Seafood... More 

Thank H341CAkevins
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Sushi probably isn't the first type of food that comes to mind when you think of Des Moines Iowa but that could change after a visit to Wasabi Chi. I was in town for business and didnt want to eat a heavy meal before driving back to the Twin Cities so sushi was my choice. I had seen the positive... More 

Thank Musicman1434
Waukee, Iowa
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We visited wasabi after hearing rave reviews. I must say I absolutely agree, I had the king crunch roll and my boyfriend had the New York strip skillet. Both were fantastic and incredibly tasty! Service was wonderful, we didn't have reservations but didn't have to wait long at all. I'll definitely be back, this is a great place for couples,... More 

Thank Kris F
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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156 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Just awesome Asian fusion. As a Thai food fanatic I loved the Tom Yum soup and their Red Curry Chicken. Good service, great quality and tasting food, what more does one person need!

Thank olbear1962
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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116 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I came here for one night last week, while traveling on business, and found the sushi to be very good, and very well priced for the quantity. The service was also very good too, and I definitely would come back here when next in Des Moines. If you are staying in a downtown hotel, it's located in a great spot... More 

Thank MJN123
Miami, FL
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Both the food and the staff at this beloved Des Moines Japanese eatery are notably superb!! My hubby and I have visited here quite often since moving to Iowa in January. Every single time the food is fresh, hot and delicious and I can't say enough about the fantastic staff. From the hostess to the waitstaff and manager, you are... More 

Thank sweetest12
United States
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

If you love sushi, and even if you don't fried rice, Thai food, fish they know how to cook there!! they really know how highlight the flavors of the ingredients, fresh good quality ingredients, not to mention the excellent service, best place in town to have lunch and/or dinner. You can no choose something in the menu that you wouldn't... More 

Thank Leslie J
Des Moines, Iowa
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We went for our initial foray into the Des Moines sushi scene. The rolls were delicious and the thai appetizers were a delight. The service was quite good (we need to improve our tap water in this town) and the house sake is decent. A good value as well

Thank TomHurley
Des Moines, Iowa
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114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Got the vegetable sushi roll (good) but the spicy edamame (with sri racha sauce) and the avocado salad? Wow! So tasty.

Thank Thomas M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Douglas Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310-1840
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: (515) 528-8208 515-528-8246
Newly opened. Just reviewed today in The Des Moines Register Newspaper. Great value, service and sushi as well as various Asian dishes.

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