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    Sushi in Des Moines

    Going to Des Moines tomorrow for the Boys Tourney. I teach at CR Jeff, so I will watch that one, but then I have about a 1-2 hour wait in between until my brother comes down from Ames to watch the Linn Mar game. I'm a big sushi fan and was lookin to grab some lunch. Any suggestions. I found a few sushi places thanks to Google, but I want to know which ones are actually decent. Thanks!



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    Re: Sushi in Des Moines

    there's a place called 'Junko' in the skywalk. It's real good. I went there today.


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    Re: Sushi in Des Moines

    You can take the skywalk to Capital Square. There is a good place there in the skywalk...sorry, I couldn't attempt to tell you what the name is.



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    Re: Sushi in Des Moines

    Junko Japanese Cafe was pretty good.


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    Re: Sushi in Des Moines

    Taki is good but I think it's in Urbandale.



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    Re: Sushi in Des Moines

    Miyabi 9. End of discussion. Right on Grand just down from the capital building. Not a very big place, but the best sushi I have had in the midwest and I eat a LOT of sushi.


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    Re: Sushi in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by bb4cy View Post
    Taki is good but I think it's in Urbandale.
    Yeah... 86th and Hickman area.

    Adding to the suburbs options... Samurai is pretty good out near jordan creek mall.



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    Re: Sushi in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    Miyabi 9. End of discussion. Right on Grand just down from the capital building. Not a very big place, but the best sushi I have had in the midwest and I eat a LOT of sushi.
    Thats what I was lookin for. I love sushi. IMO it brings out the true flavor of the fish, which I love.



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    Re: Sushi in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    Miyabi 9. End of discussion. Right on Grand just down from the capital building. Not a very big place, but the best sushi I have had in the midwest and I eat a LOT of sushi.
    Miyabi is hands down the best I've had in the Midwest besides Chicago. I frequent Wok in Motion the most out of anywhere though.



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    Re: Sushi in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Yeah... 86th and Hickman area.

    Adding to the suburbs options... Samurai is pretty good out near jordan creek mall.
    It's in the same complex as Mama Laconas is/was.



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    Re: Sushi in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    Miyabi 9. End of discussion. Right on Grand just down from the capital building. Not a very big place, but the best sushi I have had in the midwest and I eat a LOT of sushi.
    Just my opinion, but they are WAY too heavy on the sauces, and their tempura maki is WAY too heavy for me. Their spicy rolls weren't even remotely spicy, and their specialty rolls are pretty boring, too.

    Their straight up sushi and sashimi is outstanding, though. The uni is one of the best pieces of sushi I've ever had.

    In short, if you stick to the basics, it's pretty damn good.


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    Re: Sushi in Des Moines

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    Just my opinion, but they are WAY too heavy on the sauces, and their tempura maki is WAY too heavy for me. Their spicy rolls weren't even remotely spicy, and their specialty rolls are pretty boring, too.

    Their straight up sushi and sashimi is outstanding, though. The uni is one of the best pieces of sushi I've ever had.


    In short, if you stick to the basics, it's pretty damn good.
    Awesome! Thanks a lot!



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    Re: Sushi in Des Moines

    I'll put in a vote for Appare (86th and Douglas). We like it better than Taki or Wok in Motion. I've been meaning to try Miyabi but haven't made it there yet. Sounds like we have to try a little harder.



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    Re: Sushi in Des Moines

    Des Moines and Sushi.


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    Re: Sushi in Des Moines

    I just feel bad for you since you teach at Jeff and all...

    Go teach at Wash! (I'm a 2007 alum) They need all the I-Staters they can get!



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