This was our first visit, and based on the large crowd ahead of us we were apprehensive about the wait - which turned into 30 minutes. But once seated and we tasted our appetizers, the wait time faded because all we could think about was how fantastic the food was. We were also pleasantly surprised to receive soup and salad as part of our order of sushi rolls and nigiri. Not only was all of our food very fresh, flavorful and well presented, but our waiter Nick made our first time experience a real joy with his recommendations, tips and especially top rate service skills. Ask for him! We're new to Des Moines and have been searching for our favorite sushi place - we just found it. Noisy, crowded, high energy... definitely. And we'll be back again and again whenever we need that "sushi fix".