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Ohana Steakhouse

2900 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1251
+1 515-225-3325
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (21 reviews)
“steak” (10 reviews)
“lemon sauce” (4 reviews)
Steakhouse, Japanese, Asian
$$ - $$$
2900 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1251
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

This place is GREAT! It’s fun to watch the chef cook right in front of you! They are humorous and involve people at the table and throw food right into your mouth! FUN! And it’s my favorite place to eat! They don’t fill you up...More

Thank Beccag63
Cy G, Owner at Ohana Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

I am so thrilled you always have fun at The Greatest Tasting Show in Town! Becca, thanks for always visiting us for a great time (and introducing others to the Ohana goodness). I can't wait to welcome you back for more scallops and steak. All...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

They have good food, but you don't get a lot for your your money. I felt the food was very good, but not enough of it. You are paying for the show. So, if you have never seen the show, go, but there are places...More

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Cy G, Owner at Ohana Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

More than just the quantity, we aim to provide the highest quality and delicious food along with the entertainment. In fact, that's why we're known as "The Greatest Tasting Show in Town." It's what we've always been about, so I am glad that showed and...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Very family friendly. Very good food, made right in front of you. Our chef was Ray and other attendant was Coby and both were wonderful! We had two small kids with us and they enjoyed it and ate well. Very interactive chef. While it is...More

Thank init4keeps
Cy G, Owner at Ohana Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

It's awesome you and your family had a fantastic time here! Ray and Coby will be just as thrilled as I am to see this -- we all look forward to welcoming you back to "The Greatest Tasting Show in Town." All the best, Marco,...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

The drinks are potent, the food was amazing -- highly recommend the Royal Combination, I had the scallops in lemon sauce and filet (but there are about 6 choices!) -- and the "show" is a lot of fun! Yes, it's a bit pricey -- but...More

Thank jmolnari
Cy G, Owner at Ohana Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Glad the whole experience was simply a treat! My team and I look forward to welcoming you back for more drinks and of course more scallops. All the best, Marco, Manager

Reviewed 6 April 2017

I consider myself quite the foodie, and Ohana's is my favorite restaurant in my hometown of Des Moines, hands-down. The quality of the food is outstanding; the atmosphere is fun; the staff is friendly. I order the Royal Combination with a filet and scallops -...More

Thank Courtney H
Cy G, Owner at Ohana Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

First off, Courtney, I have to thank you for visiting us all this time! It's wonderful the scallops, steak, and of course the lemon sauce always hit the spot. I look forward to welcoming you back next time you're back in Des Moines. All the...More

Reviewed 27 February 2017

I enjoy going to this restaurant to watch the cook prepare the food. I like the grilled meat and vegetables. The price of the meal is competitive with most other restaurants. There is free parking beside the building. I have not had to wait to...More

Thank david_hance_iowa
Cy G, Owner at Ohana Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

It's wonderful you really enjoy watching our cooks perform, David! They always love working up a crowd and I know they'll appreciate the compliments. You know we can't wait to welcome you back. All the best, Marco, Manager

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great experience, food was amazing. The cook was fun and as a walk in we got in quick. The host with long hair was a little pushy and rude prior to the cook coming. He didn't give us time to decide on things.More

Thank debs476
Cy G, Owner at Ohana Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

I'm sorry to hear about service before the chef arrived -- you should expect everyone on my team to be friendly and accommodating. With that being said, I am glad things turned around when your chef arrived! Thanks for the great review, Deb -- hope...More

Reviewed 9 November 2016

My family (3) of us went on Election night, made reservations but weren't needed. We usually go to another "chop chop" restaurant not far but this is way more better! You get noodled & 3 shrimp with your meal which the "other" place doesn't give...More

Thank littlefox14
Cy G, Owner at Ohana Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2016

It's awesome your first visit here went so well! Glad to hear you even had "That Guy" (Cy) cook for you. I look forward to welcoming you back for another order of steak and lobster (with all the extras). All the best, Marco, Manager

Reviewed 27 October 2016

We usually get the Seafood Combination. It is Yummy. Sauces are unique. Service is great. Entertaining and Reasonable.More

Thank Kelle B
Cy G, Owner at Ohana Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2016

It's wonderful the seafood combo hits the spot here, Kelle! In case you weren't aware, we do sell our sauces so you can enjoy them at home as well. It's always a pleasure having you in. We look forward to seeing you and serving you...More

Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised! Dinner was outstanding! Our chef Ken was very entertaining and gave us a good meal. We are traveling through so most likely won't be back, but highly recommend this restaurant for good food, good service and friendly atmosphere. In New England we tip...More

Thank Elaine W
Cy G, Owner at Ohana Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Glad dinner was a pleasant surprise! Ken is one of the most skilled chefs I've met, so I'm thrilled he could impress you, Elaine. I'm sure he'll appreciate this review just as much as your tip. Thank you for giving us a try while in...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$45
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2900 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1251
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-225-3325
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Enjoy a unique, entertaining, dining experience at the hands of the talented chefs of Ohana Steakhouse: the greatest tasting show in town! As long as you're not afraid of flying shrimp and the chef with a big knife, the chefs at Ohana Steakhouse will serve up one of the most entertaining dinners in Des Moines. Your personal chef will perform teppanyaki-style cooking for your culinary delight.
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