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Blue Sushi Sake Grill
Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Blue Sushi Sake Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bluesushisakegrill.com/locations/
  • Email: cstoleson@bluesushisakegrill.com
  • Phone: (303) 640-3655
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Asian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Brandon Kalfut
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wazee
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet offered Thursday, Friday + Saturday nights 5 p.m.-close at the corner of 16th & Wazee streets.
A word from Blue Sushi Sake Grill
Blue Sushi gives traditional sushi an American attitude. Do you like your sashimi, nigiri and maki straight up? No problem. Want something a little different? We’ll entertain your palate with something unexpected, such as our signature edamame hummus or black tuna.

Blue also offers Asian-inspired cold plates, hot plates, entrees, soups, salads and desserts.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSushi
Diner Reviews
  • "Went on a Sunday at 6pm and happy hour lasted until 8pm; there were many appetizer, drink, and sushi choices on the happy hour menu that were very affordable. Our table of 4 had a lot of fun and the service was very friendly. The sushi looked and tasted good. Get the Blue Crunchy or whatever, that was my favorite. I'll probably be back for a fun date."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Great menu,happy hour specials and sushi. The crowd on the night I went was diverse. Great atmosphere for small or large gatherings. The only thing I didn't care for was the film of fish playing on loop and the small aquarium next to the bar. I find that a little sadistic ."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We are vegetarian and they have a great selection of unique and tasty vegetarian sushi as well as other options. They also have an expansive selection of sake."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Blue Sushi is our go to spot for sushi. The happy hour menu is expansive and well worth the effort of heading downtown. We tend to gravitate towards the appetizers and nigiri (cherry bomb is the best!), but the rolls are pretty good too."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "we had a great time! service and food was great and they were very accommodating to our large group! next time we are in Denver and want sushi we will defiantly return!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great place for Happy Hour. HH menu is a scaled down version of their main menu, so you can definitely make a meal out of it. Recommend HH is you are looking for reasonably priced sushi and with a friendly wait staff."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Not your standard sushi place, but good. The rolls were interesting and tasty as were the drinks. We came in early (530) for happy hour with 2 tween kids. It was comfortable for our family but still on the hip side. Happy hour was a great deal and the servers were super nice and helpful. Probably wouldnt bring kids there after 7 as it was more bar-ish."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This place is not a traditional sushi restaurant -- the focus is on rolls rather than nigiri. It's fine; nothing special. If you want high-quality, more traditional sushi, there are better options."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I have walked by this place several times but I've never actually stopped by until now. I read the reviews online, looked at some photos, and decided to reserve a table for my friend's Bachelorette Party. It was perfect! The waitress was very friendly and accommodating. She even split our checks without any hassle! The food was good and the drinks were fabulous! Everyone was really impressed and had a great time."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "So most everyone in our party of 8 is a sushi lover...Needless to say they LOVED it! My wife said some of the best sushi she's ever had. The two non sushi lovers..myself included weren't happy. Our meals were small and not filling. I ordered the Ceviche as a meal and it was small. Another (petite woman) ordered some chicken and found herself ordering an extra portion to fill up. Once again the sushi was apparently excellent so it's hard to complain but figure I'd make it known for the non sushi fans. Btw....I made the reservation for party of 6 instead of 8 on accident and they were very accomodating. No complaints. ..just work on your non sushi menu and I'll return! Otherwise great job!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My husband and I were given a gift card to Blue Sushi and had been told it was good...and it was just that. Nothing to write home about. We say at a terrible two top table basically in the middle of a hallway. We have other sushi restaurants that we would prefer to go to."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I enjoyed the entire evening at Blue! The service was excellent, the food was amazing. Only ate off the sushi menu with the exception of the hot peppers appetizer, but our server made excellent recommendations. I cannot wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We decided to go to Blue Sushi after reading the Yelp reviews. I eat sushi all across the US and have to say this was a great spot. The nigiri pieces were very fresh, the sushi roll selection was great as not everyone in the party was wanting raw selections. The service was spot on. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to others. We'll be coming back next time we are in downtown."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I celebrated our birthdays here with my daughter and boyfriend. Food and service were great . Overall it was an enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The only problem I had was a slow drink delivery and a server who spoke so quietly I had to ask her to repeat almost everything she said. The food was fantastic, and so pretty, that we took pictures of our plates. We will be back. Great experience!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I tried Blue Sushi Sake Grill during Denver Restaurant week so we had the price fixed menu. I started with a sake sangria which was awesome and my husband started with a Sapporo followed by some hot sake later. The edamame hummus appetizer was good, however, the crositini they served with it was way too hard to eat, so much so that I was concerned about breaking a tooth so we passed on the bread and ate the veggies with the hummus. My sea bass entree was delicious and my husband and I shared some of the maki which was also delicious."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Food was very good once we were served--slow service for 3 of 4 rolls ordered--1 roll prepared incorrectly--manager corrected and gave discount"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Quite possibly the best margarita I have ever had + the spicy edamame is not to be missed!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "It was my second time here and we stopped on a Sunday during Happy Hour. The drink and food specials were out of this world. For $30, I got an appetizer, salad, 3 drinks, and 3 plates of Maki - with tons to take home! This place is so fantastic - I cannot say enough how much I loved it and how my friends and I will be coming back AGAIN and AGAIN!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We had a great night with great service. We highly recommend the tuna tower on the appetizer menu."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "OMG the pepper appetizer is to die for! great atmosphere and good sushi! Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I love their lunch specials, and it's a decent spot with a fun atmosphere. Service is hit-or-miss, but I've had a server there a couple of times who is incredibly attentive and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Just moved to Denver and had a big sushi craving......the sushi was not the best. Rolls were inventive, but taste was bleh!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Completely different sushi experience than I've ever had experienced before. I went here with my boyfriend for a Valentine's date dinner and we were both very impressed. Very trendy and classy decor inside. Most of the menu is a nontraditional but far from disappointing. We went with previous Yelper's recommendations and had the Itchy Salmon, Black Dragon rolls and the Black Tuna Sashimi. All amazing and delicious!! But we are both light eaters and were quite satisfied so you might want to order more sushi than what we ate. We'll definitely be back!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Sushi was amazing. Beautiful presentation. The sea bass was delectable. Loved my lemon drop martini. Would definitely eat here again!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This place was incredible, grest food, great service, great prices, great everything! !!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Always a great dining experience!! Awesome Happy Hour. Great service, great, food, great atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Fantastic sushi, great ambiance and friendly service. I recommend the Hawaiian roll. Our server even sang an opera happy birthday to a girl!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "The food here is so amazing. Their house salad with a wasabi vinaigrette is one of my favorite tastes in Denver. The sushi is creative and delicious. Like many restaurants in downtown Denver, they don't really do well with the lunch rush at noon. The service is friendly and professional, but they don't quite have all their dance moves down. That said, I highly recommend this place. I take folks here from work all the time."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "We arrived a few minutes late for our 7:30 reservation for 2 (Blue is no longer offering Valet service which I used on my 1st visit here well over a year ago). We were seated right away at a very small table for 2 near the sushi bar. The place was bustling & there were a couple of different birthday celebrations that evening. It took a few minutes for our server to greet us & bring water (with thin cucumber slices - love!) but after that, service was very attentive with other services picking up empty plates, refilling water, etc. We ordered a newer Veggie roll but weren't informed they were out of a main ingredient until most of the way through our meal so we took the suggestion of the server for a substitute that was great."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great service, great food, great atmosphere! Waiter and manager went out of their to make it an enjoyable visit. Can't wait to visit again! The river rock beef tenderloin preparation and presentation were outstanding!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Went for lunch on MLK Day and there was no one in the room we sat in, but it still took 10 minutes to get the menu and about 30 to get our sushi rolls. Our waitress was awful; she never checked on us and never was visible. Luckily another checked on us and we were able to let her know that we'd been waiting a long time. Food was passable, but after the wait, it wasn't worth the great price. Won't go back."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Service was great. Friendly, knowledgeable wait staff. Good selection and specialty rolls. The seared albacore was amazing. The octopus roll had good flavor but was a bit rubbery. I would return and try different nigiri and load up on seared albacore."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Braved the snowstorm since we had a sushi craving. Tried the Tako Yaki Tori, Hamachi with Pop Rocks, Steamed Sapporo Mussels, and an assortment of maki. All very, very delicious. One of my favorite places for sushi. Amy our server, was extremely professional, friendly, efficient and gave great suggestions!!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "We thought we had a favorite spot for sushi--until we found Blue, however. This place was recommended by a friend from Omaha and we are so glad we tried it. The sushi was fresh, very tasty, creatively prepared, and unique. We had a basic Seattle roll, a Philly Bomb, and the Tidal Wave; the Seattle was anything but basic--really the best tasting simple roll we've had. The other two rolls were unique but the flavors and fish worked quite well together. The menu offers many other items, including excellent appetizers and dinner plated items, and the bar menu is extensive and drinks are wonderful. If it were possible, we would request our server, Nicholaus, every time we went! He was knowledgeable, friendly, attentive, and quick."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Best sushi around, the Blue Balls are amazing! Service is great!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "The menu is really extensive, with lots of unique rolls to choose from. If you're looking for "traditional" sushi, I wouldn't recommend it, as the sushi rice was not great. If you're looking for some new kinds of rolls, it's great!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Blue Sushi Sake Grill has all the familiar sushi you'll find elsewhere, along with some very creative twists that work very well."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "We got there before happy hour was over andwhat a surprise. Normally, happy hour has a limited menu and not good choices, but not true at Blue! The hostess that greeted us was friendly and make me feel like we were part of the place. The waitstaff were all friendly and lots of smiles!. For sure, we will be back!"
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Went to dinner at Blue Sushi because they were the only sushi place downtown with an open table last minute for 4 on a Saturday night. I was so pleasantly surprised by Blue Sushi's prices and we all absolutely loved the rolls! My new favorite sushi spot!!!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013