Wasabi is a group of three family-owned restaurants in Des Moines focusing on bringing the high-quality taste and aesthetic of New York City sushi to Iowa.

 
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LOCATIONS

 
 

WASABI CHI (DES MOINES)

5418 DOUGLAS AVE
515.528.8246

 

WASABI TAO (DOWNTOWN)

400 WALNUT ST
515.777.3636

 

WASABI (WAUKEE)

9500 UNIVERSITY AVE
515.987.6080

 
 
 

PRESS

 
 

Crazy-good

"This place [Wasabi Chi] is crazy-good. I've never had more elegant Asian food. If you want to see a less-predictable, more chef-driven, inventive side of Asian food, you must try this place."

DES MOINES REGISTER BLOG

 

Not just another sushi spot

"Chefs with international experience bring their expertise to Des Moines diners at Wasabi Chi."

JUICE

 

New York style

“The owners [at Wasabi Tao]...have crafted a stylish sushi bar in the heart of downtown Des Moines that feels like it's airlifted straight out of Manhattan.”

DES MOINES REGISTER

 

Big city ambiance

"Our service was great, the food was excellent and we felt like we vacationed in a swanky, exotic restaurant/lounge, even if it was just for an hour or so.”

METROMIX DES MOINES

 

Signature dishes

“The beautiful Spicy Girl Roll playfully slinked across the plate, bringing a luscious play of crispy calamari, meaty salmon and slithery touches of mango and avocado. Next time I will pass over the Chinese standards in favor of the signature dishes. That's where the kitchen truly distinguishes itself.”

DATEBOOK DINER

 

Variety 

"Wasabi literally has anything you could want from an Asian restaurant.”

DES MOINES IS NOT BORING

 

Sensational presentations

"The top new restaurant of the year was Wasabi Chi, the best example yet of both the positive feng shui & stylish sushi. Jay Wang's cafe upgrades the genre with original methods and personalized style. His presentations are sensational.”

CITYVIEW 

 

Best sushi in Des Moines

"Rest assured that if you love sushi or you’re trying it for the first time, Wasabi Chi is the place to go.”

CITYVIEW

 

Asian fusion

“Wang's kitchen creates its own positive energy. This is the new benchmark for sushi/Asian fusion in Iowa.”

CITYVIEW

 

Great sushi & much more

“Bottom line takeaway for Wasabi...yes, eat some sushi, but venture beyond and you won't be disappointed.”

DES MOINES REGISTER

 

Memorable

“Drive a few miles over to 54th Street and Douglas Avenue to enjoy a memorable meal at Wasabi Chi. It's casual, but you won't find better sushi in town, let alone seafood ceviche, squid salad and — not kidding here — crème brûlée."

DES MOINES REGISTER 

 
 
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CONTACT

 
 
 

WASABI CHI

VISIT

5418 Douglas Ave
Des Moines, IA


SAY HELLO

515.528.8246
Facebook & Instagram
#wasabichi #mywasabi


HOURS

Tues – Thurs: 11 – 9:30
Fri  – Sat: 11 – 10:30
Sunday: 12 – 9:30
Closed on Mondays

Wasabi TAO

VISIT

400 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA


SAY HELLO

515.777.3636
Facebook & Instagram
#wasabitao #mywasabi


HOURS

Mon – Thurs: 11 – 2:30, 4 – 10
Friday: 11 – 2:30, 4 – 11
Saturday: 12 – 11
Closed on Sundays

Wasabi waukee

VISIT

9500 University Ave #2101
West Des Moines, IA


SAY HELLO

515.987.6080
Facebook & Instagram
#wasabiwaukee #mywasabi


HOURS

Mon – Thurs: 11 – 2:30, 4 – 9:30
Friday: 11 – 2:30, 4 – 10:30
Saturday: 12 – 10:30
Sunday: 12 – 9:30

 
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