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1315 31st. Street, Des Moines, IA 50311
+1 515-277-6704
11:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Des Moines, Iowa
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Restaurant with a great vibe and awesome sushi adjacent to Drake campus. Well-crafted signature cocktails, elegant yet satisfying appetizers, gorgeous yet delectable sushi rolls, and the best tempura sesame chicken! The lighting is subdued but the place never feels "dark" thanks to the rows of windows and blue back lighting. The music is a nice mix and never too loud... More 

Thank Ginnie P
Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Our family loves Haiku! The sushi is very fresh and of high quality. The sushi boats offer great variety and are fun for all ages. Be sure to get some seaweed salad ...fantastic. Fun modern environment!

Thank TravelingMomFROMIowa
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Stopped by Haiku during lunch service recently. My wife and I are pretty avid sushi diners with broad palates. We began our meal with edamame which was nicely prepared. Pot stickers followed with a standard dipping sauce. The dough was nice cooked and crispy. We ordered some rolls which included a dragon. Dragon rolls are often prepared with a sauce... More 

Thank IllinoisFamilydude
Lake Villa, Illinois
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290 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Went here after graduation and it was surprisingly empty. Our party of 7 had the crab salad (excellent & big portion), sesame chicken (delicious) and the party sushi platter. Took almost 50 minutes to get our party platter (super odd as only 4 other people in the place) but they did send over a small plate of crab rangoon while... More 

Thank Tami W
Des Moines, Iowa
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211 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

We have been eating at Haiku consistently since it opened and go there for dinner whenever we have an evening event near or at Drake. One of the diagonal parking spots in front is typically available and there has always been a table available for us when we go there for an early-ish dinner. I love the Haiku Salad to... More 

Thank IowaMum
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

In our 5 months in Des Moines we have tried all of the "Top 10" sushi venues and our only repeat, 10+ visits, is Haiku. The convenient location just a hop off of 235 near Drake University, combined with the prompt service are immeasurable. At two of Des Moines finest (as reviewed by individuals who have never eaten a meal... More 

Thank Dan P
Des Moines, United States
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

My hubs and I frequent Haiku often........the Shrimp Shumi, Squid salad, Edamame as appetizers are awesome....The sushi menu is expansive and absolutely the best sushi i have ever had.....the staff goes above and beyond in service to the point we feel they are friends. The decor has a contemporary vibe. The manager, Rachel, is from Asia and has made Iowa... More 

Thank CynthiaRBrady
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107 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

A friend & I met here on a Thursday night at 7:45. Pleasant atmosphere. We took a few minutes to look over the menu then ordered a sushi to try & coconut shrimp. Coconut shrimp was GREAT! Shortly after our food was served & we were still enjoying our appetizers the server came over & asked to take our soy... More 

Thank Showagapelove
Overland Park, Kansas
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Blue lighting is very modern, although televisions are distracting. A wide variety of sushi to pick from. Next to Drake University campus.

Thank 807Sharon
Kiev, Ukraine
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

There is no better place for sushi in Des Moines area. Great food, great staff, exceptional fish. Try Haiku Salad and Love Boat!

Thank iKiev

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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, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1315 31st. Street, Des Moines, IA 50311
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-277-6704

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