"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."
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Not just another sushi spot
"Chefs with international experience bring their expertise to Des Moines diners at Wasabi Chi."
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.”
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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.”
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“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.”
"Wasabi literally has anything you could want from an Asian restaurant.”
DES MOINES IS NOT BORING
"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.”
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.”
“Wang's kitchen creates its own positive energy. This is the new benchmark for sushi/Asian fusion in Iowa.”
Great sushi & much more
“Bottom line takeaway for Wasabi...yes, eat some sushi, but venture beyond and you won't be disappointed.”
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“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."