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1315 31st St, Des Moines, IA 50311-2803
+1 515-277-6704
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“edamame” (2 reviews)
“sushi” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
$$ - $$$
1315 31st St, Des Moines, IA 50311-2803
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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...More

Thank Ginnie P
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
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...More

Thank IllinoisFamilydude
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...More

Thank Tami W
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...More

Thank IowaMum
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...More

Thank Dan P
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...More

Thank CynthiaRBrady
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...More

Thank Showagapelove
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
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

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  • Food
  • Value
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 St, Des Moines, IA 50311-2803
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-277-6704
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