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The Wave Island Sports Grill & Sushi Bar

$$ - $$$
Japanese, Bar, Sushi, Asian, Pub
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525 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201-3801
+1 509-747-2023
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 02:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 00:00
Wed 11:00 - 02:00
Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Spokane Valley, Washington
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190 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love the variety on their menu, the atmosphere was awesome the server was very attentive and friendly! We will be back here for sure!

Thank Leslie K
Salt Lake City, Utah
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I have never.been to this particular combination of sports bar and sushi bar...but the sushi is outstanding and the beer selection is phenomenal...all with NFL football playing in the background. Seriously, the food is great and menu is varied beyond sushi so there is something for everyone. The staff know their beers and you can sample the drafts to make... More 

Thank Richard H
Twin Falls, Idaho
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Service was good. Food was also good but not spectacular. We ordered drinks during happy hour but wasn't told until we ordered a second, that 1/2 price drinks only applies to the back bar.

Thank Jennifer A
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

A group of five us came in for dinner this evening. It's was busy so we expected a wait. We walked in and gave our name and were told it would be 20 minutes (pretty typical) so while we waited they asked if we were all 21 which we were. There was a table in the far back corner of... More 

Thank Alyssa k
Spokane, Washington
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

One of our favorite sushi bars in town. Open late and great happy hour. You get a lot for your money. The Ralston roll is one of my favorites

Thank bigfrogribbit
Yakima, Washington
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I had sushi which was quite good. Mac salad was island-esc which mad me very happy. If you like island cuisine this place will be right up your alley. I would definitely go back the next time I was in the area.

Thank julietpnw
Moses Lake
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Lots of choices. I had the Kalua Pork sandwich - it was good, not spectacular. The people I was with had different types of sushi that they said were very good. Great drink selection and tons of menu items.

Thank Steffanie B
spokane wa
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

found this by chance and WOW that is the best food we have had. the drinks were fab, clean and totally refreshing. we had a great starter of tempera and a squid plate that had so much going on and the roe mixed with it was delicious. highly recommend this if you are looking for a great hawaiian and sushi... More 

Thank Joyce R
Kaneohe, Hawaii, USA
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337 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We went there for a Hawaii basketball gathering. I didn't expect much but the food was pretty close to home. Our waitress was pleasant and knowledgable of Hawaii cuisine. Great variety. I understand that the original owner was from Hawaii. It shows. Try the shrimp tempura, edomame and Gyoza. All excellent

1 Thank Mark M
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112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

My first time here. Great sushi choices. Everything tasted fresh and was presented very well. John at the bar was our waiter, he took great care of us. Really good draught beer sections too. Laid back atmosphere and really fun.

1 Thank dragontravel2012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Japanese, Bar, Sushi, Asian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201-3801
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Spokane
  • Phone Number: +1 509-747-2023
Corner of 1st & Howard in downtown Spokane, formerly RAW, the WAVE is a Sports/Sushi Bar, with award winning food and comfortable cool atmosphere. Business, family, friends, it's a spot for everyone with soemthing for everyone! Open 7 days a week, we offer lunch, dinner, a late night vibe, catering, and private rooms. Catch the WAVE!

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