Denver, Colorado may not come to mind immediately when you think of good sushi or one of the top things to do in the city. However, just because Denver is far from a coast doesn’t mean that fresh and delicious sushi isn’t found here. From casual sushi restaurants to upscale Japanese eateries, these top sushi restaurants in Denver are perfect for sushi lovers.
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For fresh sushi in Denver, look no further than Sushi Den. This restaurant actually gets some of its fish straight from Japan. Yes, some of the fish served at the restaurant is flown in from Japan, while others come straight from the Denver fish market daily. With a wide variety of fish served here, there is a great selection of nigiri and sushi rolls found on the menu (even vegetarian rolls too!). Run by three brothers, this sushi restaurant has been a staple in the Mile High City since it first opened back in the 80s.
A sister restaurant to Sushi Den, Izakaya Den is another sushi restaurant in Denver that serves sushi, traditional Japanese fare and Japanese fusion dishes too. This restaurant will please a variety of palettes, even those who aren’t interested in sushi dishes at all. From tapas plates to sushi to udon, you’ll want to try something new every time you visit this sushi spot.
Sake lovers and sushi enthusiasts will not be disappointed with Sushi Sasa. For guests who don’t eat sushi, you’ll want to order the ribs made from five spice rub and sriracha barbecue sauce. Pair your meal here with a lychee martini or sake flight. This chic restaurant is a popular spot, especially during brunch and weekly happy hour.
Located in the LoHi neighborhood of Denver, Sushi Hai has made a name for itself due to its expansive sushi menu and laid back vibe. Within its 3,000-square-foot restaurant, Sushi Hai has a couple of private rooms perfect for larger groups. Head here during happy hour to snag some cheap sushi. Broncos fans will be happy to know that happy hour lasts all day here during Sunday game days.
Sushi-Rama offers a unique dining experience in the Mile High City. Sushi served by conveyor belt is what Sushi-Rama is all about. There are four locations of Sushi-Rama found around Denver, in the Denver Tech Center, the RiNo district, in Lone Tree and Aurora. If you’re looking for a somewhat quick sushi experience for your lunch break, Sushi-Rama is where to go.
Perfect for date night or a celebratory dinner, Matsuhisa Denver is an upscale dining experience for sushi enthusiasts. This posh restaurant is actually one of 40 locations found around the world, and each location produces impeccable food and rave reviews. From caviar to waygu beef, the menu is speckled with uniquely delicious Japanese dishes.
This ramen spot in Denver doesn’t just serve delicious ramen but also a variety of sushi rolls too. Tokio offers affordable prices for both ramen soups and sushi rolls. If you’re feeling adventurous, dine in with a sushi-loving friend and choose the chef’s choice sashimi plate or opt for one of the unique specialty rolls. You won’t be disappointed.
If sustainable sushi is what you’re seeking in your sushi restaurant, then choose to dine at Bamboo Sushi. This sushi restaurant chain became one of the world’s first certified sustainable sushi eateries. The menu at Bamboo Sushi varies from sushi rolls to salads to cooked meat dishes and vegetarian options too.
When there is perfect weather in Denver, there is nothing better than enjoying a well-made sushi roll on Sushi Ronin’s patio. With a head chef that has worked at Sushi Den, Sushi Hai and Sushi Sasa (three restaurants that are all found on this list), you know that the sushi here is bound to be good. There are a variety of options found on the menu here, from an expansive sushi selection to an entire dining menu featuring noodles, rice bowls and salads.