Best Japanese Restaurants in Des Moines

Expert recommended Top 3 Japanese Restaurants in Des Moines, Iowa. All of our japanese restaurants face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


512 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309 Directions

Since 2007

Miyabi 9 Restaurant offers sushi, bento boxes & Japanese entrees served with beer & sake in a small, artsy storefront. The place is a small quaint place located in the east village. The chef/owner is wonderfully cheery and is accommodating. Miyabi 9 Restaurant serves real authentic Japanese curry, which is thicker and sweeter than normal curry. The space is small and clean, simple, and minimalistic. The staff is friendly and helpful. The restaurant's Japanese specialties are served with a bowl of steamed rice, choice of soup and a house salad dressed with Ginger/ Apple soy. Try the House Salad, Seaweed Salad, Squid Salad, Hiyayakko, Tempura Veggie, Edamame, Shumai Japanese Dumplings & Oyako-Don.

California Roll, Tuna, Sweet Tofu Pocket, Smoked Salmon, Eel, Squid, Asparagus-Cuc Roll, Flying Fish Roe, Yellowtail, Mackerel, Japanese Style Omelet, Crab Stick, Surf Clam, Uni, King Crabmeat, Quail Eggs Topping, Octopus, Mussels, Salmon Caviar, Alligator Roll, Shrimp, Scallops, Salmon, Toro, Iowa Roll & Alaska Roll

Price: Starts from $2

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Lunch: Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner: Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri & Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun & Mon Closed

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215 10th Street, Suite 120, Des Moines, IA 50309 Directions

Since 2013

Akebono 515 is a sleek, contemporary restaurant & bar offering sushi, cooked Japanese dishes & cocktails. It is located on the corner of 10th and Mulberry. Akebono Japanese Restaurant is locally owned and new to Des Moines, which brings new culinary ideas, fiery dinner shows, top-notch sushi, and a new flair to Japanese cuisine. Akebono strives to create lasting relationships with customers that they can get to know personally to call them friends. The service staff is great and super knowledgeable about everything on the menu. The dinner features traditional favorites with a modern flavor, offers a choice of meats and fresh vegetables prepared by experienced chefs for a culinary treat.

Hamachi Kama, Tuna Cucumber Salad, Scallop Tempura, Shrimp Tempura, Pulled Pork, Chicken Tempura, Zucchini, Dynamite Mussels, Portabello Mushroom Tempura, Seared Scallop, BacOn-Wrapped Asparagus, Togarashi Shrimp, Akebono Salad, Poke, Buddha Shrimp, Grilled Chicken, Apara Niku Maki, Tropical Salad, Anime Burger, Yakisoba, Ribeye & Seoul Burger

Price: Starts from $2

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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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1014 East 14th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310 Directions

Since 2015

Teriyaki House Japanese Grill serve Teriyaki Bowls, Sandwiches, and Rolls. The concept of Teriyaki House is to produce fresh quality, fast food at a very reasonable price, and their ingredients are all made in-house. Teriyaki House Japanese Grill is a great place to fill a somewhat nutritious meal in a clean, stylish environment. There is a special for East students. Their service staffs are quick and friendly. There are a number of low-cost high-value additions you can make to increase your meal's size, including additional proteins, grilled vegetables, shrimp, appetizers. They have a variety of choices to include low fat and gluten-free options. Teriyaki House Japanese Grill also serves in Ankeny.

Steak, Scarlet Roll, Signature Salad Dressing, Pork Fried Dumplings, Ranch, Chicken Egg Roll, East Roll, Chicken Roll, Salad Platter, Fried Rice, Crab Rangoons, Beef Roll, House Dressing, Lo Mein Noodle, Chicken Egg Rolls, White Rice & Ginger

Price: Starts from $4

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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sun Closed

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