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Miyabi 9

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512 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-1922
+1 515-288-8885
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service here is rushed and neither pleasant or welcoming. They aren't outright rude, stopping short of rolling their eyes if you don't order---- and mind you, we didn't order as we were not given Sushi menus. There were two large and loud parties seated nearby, so perhaps they were busy or annoyed with them. The food was ok. I... More 

Thank MIbeachgirl
Taipei, Taiwan
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have a great lunch menu. Fast and courteous service. Went with the sushi special with some Miso soup, it was a great lunch on a rainy day.

Thank ChrisandHolli
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I chose the sushi lunch special. The raw fish was completely fresh and delicious but I noticed that at least 2 of the sushi rice portions beneath the fish were a little bit too cold and too firm right in the middle of the rice. I don't know how that happened but I think it means the rice portions had... More 

Thank IowaSusan
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Not lots of smiles here but the staff was friendly, the skilled sushi Chef was very informative and did exquisite work. It was an honor to watch him make the sushi platters. His concentration was flawless and he definitely created artwork with his food. I could not give a less star for lack of smiles since this place is nothing... More 

Thank HonestJJReviews
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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166 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We plan our departure from Minneapolis to arrive in time for lunch at Miyabi 9. The bento box lunch is top-notch- especially the teriyaki salmon. Cooked just the right amount so it's still moist. The accompanying tempura, miso soup, salad, 4 rolls were each tasty and well prepared. It's obvious only fresh ingredients are used. OK, we may have been... More 

Thank Ronnjonna
Johnston, Iowa
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89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I've been here many times and by far my favorite way to dine is by omakase. I have never been disappointed or felt that I was being served the easy specials. You can set your budget and give ideas to the chef. I especially love the Uni here, because I know that they only accept fresh deliveries and will reject... More 

Thank Dave C
1 review
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

You won't get better sushi in Des Moines. It's one of the better "Americanized" sushi joints you can try, and the service is commendable. Prices are about on par with other restaurants of its kind and the selection of rolls and quality of the food is superior to most.

Thank DavidDDW
Granger, In
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I had great expectations for this restaurant because of the praise of a local here in Des Moines about this restaurant and owner Mike Miyabi. I base this review only on the one visit I did with my daughter. I have been to more then a few sushi restaurants and my opinion is this an average sushi bar maybe even... More 

Thank redwhiskeypete
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Miyabi 9 is located along a row of eateries. Seated at the bar....generous bar table space twice the depth of what one would find in a typical tsukiji shop. Asked for ocha but they didnt have. Was a little surprised at that. Miso soup was ok. Missing the little clams which would have given it umami. Squid salad ,Agedashi tofu... More 

Thank Weng Heng L
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Nice experience at Miyabi 9. Good sushi, good Japanese food, good service. Place is clean, decor nice, location - convenient. Would go back again in a heartbeat.

Thank SharDave

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$15
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 512 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309-1922
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-288-8885

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Ankeny, Iowa
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?