Banzai Sushi
Banzai Sushi

Banzai Sushi

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.100rolls.com/
  • Phone: (303) 329-3366
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30PM
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Ota San
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Monaco Pkwy
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Banzai Sushi
An oasis of Japan in the heart of Denver, Colorado.
Banzai Sushi features the highest level of Japanese
cuisine crafted with a creative touch.



We're the home of "100 Rolls". Select from 100 sushi combinations ranging from the usual to the outrageous. There is a sushi roll here for
every taste. Or choose from our innovative lunch and dinner menus featuring fully cooked selections of fish, chicken or beef. All prepared in the time honored cooking traditions of Japan.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Banzai Sushi reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (22)fit for foodies (17)kid-friendly (12)good for groups (11)special occasion (9)great for lunch (7)hot spot (6)romantic (4)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Date night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    My wife and I along with 4 good friends had a great time here. Very good atmosphere, and great service provided us a very fun evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memories of Good Japanese Food
    RDCATVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Loved the atmosphere...not so modern and highly shiny like so many new restaurants that just create bounced noise. Great place for conversation and yet still has the energy of a vibrant place. Liked the fact that there were many Asians eating at Banzai. I recently rediscovered this restaurant. It used to be a favorite when I first moved to Denver about 35 years ago and forgot about it after I moved to new neighborhood and had a family. Definitely will be back frequently. In fact my friends that I brought along the last two times raved about it and beg me to bring them back when they have a craving for Japanese food. I like the fact that Banzai serves good basic authentic food and not much Asian Fusion. Yay!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Imaginative sushi and teriyaki
    luvit1VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We always enjoy the creative combinations in Banzai's sushi. Excellent hibachi and teriyaki also.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Foodie2
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I made a last minute reservation on Open Table at Banzai to treat my teenage daughter to lunch.The parking lot was empty and we were 10 minutes early for our 1:50 pm reservation-according to what Banzai had on Open Table, there were reservations up to 2:30 pm. When we walked in, the employs were at the far end near the sushi bar and everyone turned and stared. Very awkward. We were sat at a table and the waitress asked if we knew what we wanted to order before handing us the menus. I was stunned. I said,"no." And she said, just so you know, we are closing soon. We felt rushed from that point on. The sushi was Ok, just ok, but the tension of our greeting and annoyance with us being there ruined it. Won't be back.
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  • Good Shushi Also
    MikesTakeVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Very friendly and pleasant atmospere with a great menu variety. Very efficient and excellent service. A neighborhood gem. Now that I have used all of the common cliches, Banzai Shushi is a great place for Shushi and other Japanese entrees and appetizers and I high recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time eating Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was my first time eating Sushi, and I was very pleased with the experience. The waiter was very helpful in explaining the different types of Sushi and the food was amazing! Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spacing
    loverealjapanesefood
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Would be nice if the small tables and sushi bar chairs had more spacing in between. It would be hard to keep private conversations when you're sitting "elbow to elbow" next to a stranger.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Back to an old favorite haunt
    RDCATVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    When I moved to Denver a long time ago, Banzai was a favorite haunt for Japanese food. But as years passed and I moved, I forgot about Banzai thinking it might have disappeared like many other restaurants. Then one day I saw an AARP coupon for Banzai Sushi and knew I had to go back. Wow, it was wonderful and just as I remembered it. Food was delicious, service was great, and loved that the managers or owners came around to check on our experience. I certainly rediscovered a place to return to often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    myotisfriend
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Have been a fan of Banzai for years. Everything is always fresh and delicious. And, soon, there will be a menu just for vegetarians/vegans! The owner, Stopher, is great...walks around and gets to know the people who come in ...again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommended by friends
    Foodlover8
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We went to Banzai for my birthday dinner. The service was very good....they continuously refilled our waters, and the sushi came out fast. We ordered 5 different types of sushi, and they were all good except one. I like that thry didnt skimp on the wasabi. Also, we ordered their dumplings, which were way too soft and salty. Overall, we left full and satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great owner, great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Really enjoyed our first time there, owner was fantastic. Had 5 rolls, all totally different, and all delicious. Can't wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as Always
    Yongster
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food is always great. I put in a reservation because we had planned a larger party, and it is a small space. I also had to be out at a specific time, and Topher was great at accommodating me and letting the rest of the party enjoy the dinner. I normally order our standard rolls (Red Hot Mama, Patrol, Tsunami, and Captain Crunchy), but this time I ordered the Chiriashi. It was wonderful, its like having a deconstructed Nigiri. This is one of my favorite Sushi spots. Always consistently good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Great sushi and bento
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Our favorite place for sushi and sashimi. Try their bento combinations for lunch. So much food that we had to take some home for a snack later. Very kid friendly with their own bento box like menu. The fish is fresh and the sushi rice is well done. You can have sushi at the bar or at the table.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Love it!
    zuukman
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    always fresh, great food, served by kind, attentive staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SrLoboVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Oishii desayo, as always! (Plus 30 more.......................................................)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 53 reviews are from the Banzai Sushi reviews archive.
  • Delicious
    BrittK303
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Really good sushi and great atmosphere, the price is a little higher than I would like but the fish is fresh and the selection of rolls in HUGE!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    ErokVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I had heard good things about this place but was disappointed. With all the other great sushi in Denver, I would probably not go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sushi!
    Winendineme
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The sushi at Banzai is great quality, good prices, and the service was excellent. The only disappointing thing is it's quite small and dated, however I will be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TomHVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Restaurant seems to be sinking to mediocracy in recent times. Not up to past standards.
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  • creative sushi!
    luvit1VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Banzai Sushi has a totally unique menu of sushi combinations, with very good fresh fish/seafood and ingredients. We liked it a lot, and will be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Selection of Rolls
    Bill2222
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Wow. Over 100 kinds of sushi rolls and hand rolls to choose from. Beautifully presented and prepared carefully. I can tell the components are fresh and well thought out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sushi
    Monte
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Good service and very friendly staff. The owner of the restaurant came over to our table to thank us for coming.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • lovechild
    lovechild
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I've gone here for years and always being my friends. .. The last three times the sushi rice had been over cooked, thus making the rice rolls mushy sticky. Also the salmon roe had not been fresh either. I don't know if there are other cooks or why the quality has changed so much. I am hoping this is indeed a temporary experience and bonzai will return to its awesomeness! I will vintners to go there, but will be selective and will not eat rolls until I see an improvement toward the original high quality I know it can be.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jimbob
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We have eaten at the restaurant many times and this was the first where we felt the meal was mediocre. The rice was dry and fish unflavorful. The wait staff person must have been new for he tried hard but did very little. We will go back for this could have just been one of those nights, and past experience would say so.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Banzai
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We've been going to Banzai for year. I'm a big fan of yellow tail and my girlfriend love mackerel, and they do a great job with both. And their roles are amazing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Banzai Sushi
    Vandy18
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This place had great sushi and it wasn't ridiculously expensive. I would say, in my opinion, second best sushi place in Denver. I would highly recommend you check this place out if you are a sushi lover!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good sushi
    Faye
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The sushi here is always tasty. I like the creativity they have, and large selection of rolls.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Cynthia
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We had a party of 4 and ordered several different rolls; everything was terrific. Service was okay; a tad slow, but the server was very friendly and gave some great recommendations. My only 'complaint' is that the booths are very small. All 4 of us were constantly bumping elbows.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Banzai
    guaclover
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The sushi is always fresh and the wait staff is wonderful!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovechild
    lovechild
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Always a favorite with bringing my friends or a dat101 sushi rolls. All my friends enjoy this place been going for 10 years at least. Lunch, dinner, special occasions. Banzi has been given best sushi several years. Consistent food experience. Authentic Japanese. LOVE THEIR RED BEAN ICE CREAM.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well kept secret
    sgjeadVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    First time diner - long-time sushi lover. Banzai is right on the beaten path, but easy to miss unless you know it's there. Terrific service, nice ambiance, great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Relaxing Evening
    KLLK
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Wonderful relaxing evening, great service. Beautiful food, fresh and tasty. Easy for conversation, not too noisy. Amazingly reasonable even with drinks. Looking forward to going back soon. Reservations a good idea!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Sushi, Reasonably Price
    Zombyboy
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    This was our 4th trip to Banzai and we have yet to be disappointed. The service has always been friendly and helpful and the sushi is fresh and tasty. While there are a few better sushi joints in town, most of them are significantly higher in price and not nearly as conveniently located (your mileage, quite literally, may vary). It is a small place, though, and it doesn't have the ambience of a place like Sushi Den. Still, it's become a favorite of ours.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    AmandaK
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We'd been looking for a great sushi place, and Banzai was wonderful. Our server was knowledgable and friendly. We'll definitely visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Love Banzai - always can try something new. Fish tastes fresh and always enjoy!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome place
    aleks89
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Had a great time. Owner and wait staff were super awesome. Food was delicious! Highly fecommen this place
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    LCMG
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Banzai is my go-to restaurant for good food, running into friends, celebrations, and last-minute sushi urges.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My wife and I went to BanzI
    Benjamin
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    My wife and I went to BanzI for her birthday dinner recently. As we've come to expect it was a great meal in a friendly energetic restaurant. We sat at the sushi bar per our request and loved interacting with the sushi masters. The fish is always fresh and delicious, my guess is they do enough business so it doesn't have a chance to sit around for too long. Thanks for another great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Their Spicy Tuna Nachos are
    FlavorjunkieVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Their Spicy Tuna Nachos are a yummy way to start your taste adventure here! They have numerous rolls--most created and named by customers. The Sesame Street and Jon San & Jon San are two of our favorites. We always have the Hula roll for "dessert". The owner is very friendly--an interesting conversationalist. They also offer Izakaya specials on Sunday evenings. This restaurant is a real find!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place
    parisdenver
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Suprisingly nice place for an average location away from popular neighorhoods
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.