Rice Bistro and Sushi
Rice Bistro and Sushi

Rice Bistro and Sushi

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ricebistrodenver.com/
  • Phone: 3032211430
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm : Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Asian, Chinese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Holly and Orchand
  • Parking: Public Lot
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Rice Bistro and Sushi reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (23)fit for foodies (17)great for lunch (15)good for groups (13)special occasion (6)kid-friendly (6)romantic (3)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Scott
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food tasted very good. However, I had a negative reaction to the shrimp dish -- which occasionally happens when the shrimp is not rinsed well. The service was timely and the busing and water service were excellent. Unfortunately, the waitress did not seem happy in her job and clearly did not offer a friendly experience for our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it
    Garnie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We live this restaurant for both dining in and delivery. Fodd is excellent. We have introduced several friends to the Bistro and the too love it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Dave
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food was very good but unfortunately the service did not match the quality of the food. Rice Bistro needs to be vigilant not to become like Jade Garden down the street.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Evening out
    Mimi
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food is always very tasty, a very enjoyable evening . The menu has a good variety of choices especially if someone in your group doesn't want to order sushi. Great place for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The sushi chefs did a great job! They even were kind enough to send over a specialty roll on the house, that was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was the first time I had eaten at Rice Bistro for lunch, and I was pleased with the range of selections and the moderate prices.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Robin Bellerson
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I had the sushi and the chef recommended sashimi....holy moly, was it good!!! The fish was tasty and fresh and perfectly cut. I have never had snapper as sashimi, and I'm so glad to have been introduced to it. This place will definately become my neighborhood staple.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rice Bistro--great Asian food
    Darrel
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We eat at Rice Bistro often and we are always pleased. We enjoy nearly all the menu items, but the sushi is outstanding and great for take-out. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good!!
    bhart
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    I have always had a great meal at Rice Bistro and Sushi. The service is good and the wait staff very friendly! I have introduced Rice Bistro and Sushi to my friends who enjoy it also. Whenever I order the sushi it is very tasty and fresh, you can't go wrong with anything on the menu!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Went to lunch with a friend and was pleasantly surprised with how nice the decor was for a strip mall place. the food and service were great too, would definitely come back for lunch or even dinner! They had great lunch deals too - for sushi and/or asian dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 297 reviews are from the Rice Bistro and Sushi reviews archive.
  • Not a bistro
    Suppotlocal
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Nothing special about their "specials". Same sauces used on three dishes ordered at our table, much like any neighborhood Chinese restraunt .
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Gluten Free Offerings!
    AuroraCeliac
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Outstanding attention to my Celiac Disease needs...both in the ingredients and preparation!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I always recommend this restaurant
    Vegetarian
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I've never had a bad meal at Rice Bistro. The staff is friendly and helpful and the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • impressive Chinese food
    Heather
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This might be my favorite Chinese restaurant in Denver. I love that they have paleo friendly options and gluten free! I had the salt and pepper calamari, which they made GF for me. A companion had basil chicken and another the volcano shrimp. I really liked all of them. (more of a 4.5 star)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit disappointing
    Darrel
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    I'm not sure why, but our visit to Rice Bistro the other evening was not quite up to our expectations. We love this place and have eaten here many times, but this time the food didn't seem as delicious as usual. The pot stickers were mushy and the crunchy scallops and shrimp weren't as tasty as we have had in the past. The sauce for the scallops and shrimp was very sweet, and the may have been the issue for us. The mu shu pork was very good, as always. The service was very good, as always. I believe they have opened another restaurant and perhaps the emphasis is on it, causing the original to lose a bit of its edge. We will go back soon and give it another try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mmm...
    foodie
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    The staff was very nice and the food came out faster than i expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yum!!! Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I am a huge sushi lover and this place did not dissapoint. Will be back. Try their take on caprese
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious sushi
    bhart
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    I found the sushi here to be very fresh, tasty and well presented. Had dinner with my bridge group, and they each enjoyed an Asian dish and I shared several sushi items with a friend. We will definitely be back. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. We were there on a night when there was a large party, so we had to wait a little longer than usual, but it was well worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rice is very gluten free friendly
    fralphVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Rice is very gluten free friendly and very accommodating to dietary needs.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Dinner
    Mmmyum
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We had the best calamari!! We also had a delicious chef's special and the sushi was great at well. We will definitely have to come back to this restaurant - super good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Place for Valentine's Day
    PeterandKathy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a great small and private booth. Conducive to conversation. The service was really quite fast. The food was tasty and there was plenty of it. Lots to take home. I would definitely return. A great neighborhood find.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    Scott
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The restaurant does not have an overly fancy ambience but the service was great and there is a nice selection of sushi and Asian inspired meals. Our meals were great. Will come back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite sushi!
    Hfox
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    This place is fantastic! It's rare to find a restaurant that can maintain a reasonable noise level, even when busy, and serve amazing good! My favorites are the Grand Canyon Roll and spicy edemame. Unique rolls, fresh fish, great service - highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So disappointed!
    MickyVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Have been to Rice Bistro many, many times. This time we had an Open Table reservation and were told we still had to wait 20 minutes. We decided, instead, to eat in the bar where there is full food service. The bartender was kind and attentive tho disappointed in the rate of our drinking. Tho the food was good, we won't be going back after the rudeness of the manager. It is a shame but I think Rice Bistro doesn't have the ability to handle the crowds they are getting.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Sushi
    Zerocool
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The Sushi is good and the wait staff are very efficient. Good people and food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Close place for a quick lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    It is about a mile from my work place and 5 miles from home. Been here 4 times and never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice menu, we had sushi
    reviewVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Very nice menu, we had sushi but the entrees also looked good, will have to try that next time, good date night out
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh and flavorful Asian
    Cheesey
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Love the fresh vegetables in the dishes, brown rice option. Steam baskets great low sodium option. Can add sauce to taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Asian
    eMBee
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    5 of us met for dinner and did enjoy the food. I have had better asian/sushi at a couple of places, but for a neighborhood place it was very good. Ambiance is very good, seemed clean... service kind of typical these days (a bit forgetful, only familiar enough with menu to say what they like, interrupting whenever in the area, without concern for the patrons conversation or paying much attention to who might really need what, if anything).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food, Service a perfect 5 star
    disappointedVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    A first visit with another couple and it could not have been better. The sushi was generous for sharing. The menu had so many great choices...it was difficult to narrow it down to one. We ordered several sushi items and each had an entree. We all felt we would return to try some of the other items. Our server, Nathan, made the dining experience perfect. He was on top of the entire evening...there when you needed him and anticipated what we might need even before we new it!! When we return, we will insist on being seated at one of his tables. We felt he made the experience a five star dining experience.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food and friendly staff
    Heather
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We dined for the first time on New Year's Eve. The food was excellent but a bit on the pricey side. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The sashimi was really delicious and the roll I ordered was nicely presented. The only complaint I have is that the booth we were seated in was really small and the seat itself was really uncomfortable. If I eat here again I will ask for a larger booth or sit at a table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rice Bistro
    Darrel
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We have eaten at Rice Bistro often and also done sushi take-out. The food is always great, the portions are generous, and the service is consistently good. We have taken friends there and they are always impressed. I highly recommend Rice Bistro to anyone who loves sushi and/or oriental food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night meal
    dkgoerz
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My wife and I enjoyed eating off the happy hour menu. We also ordered off the regular sushi menu. It was worth the drive from Parker. It was new years eve and the atmosphere was appropriately happy!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We Love Rice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We've been going to Rice for years and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rice Bistro, Surprising and GF
    DubC
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Went here on a whim for some sushi after checking it out online. Surprised at the non-sushi menu offerings, including such things as sesame chicken and pad thai. That gave us pause, but we ordered up some nigiri and maki anyway. And it was good! Staff was trained on food allergies and all GF items are clearly marked; they also have GF tamari, which was a nice surprise. I would be curious to order omakase next time we go, if it's available; their approach to sosaku-zushi is markedly unique (e.g., Caprese Roll, Big E Ranch Roll) and well considered. They seem willing to push the envelope more than most. This may not be the place for sushi 'purists', but they're definitely missing out by keeping the blinders on...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    We thoroughly enjoyed our night out. Our waiter was the best and recommended some awesome dishes. We will be back again soon!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    SushiandSizzle
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Great food and service. Michael was a fantastic (and handsome) waiter. Look forward to returning in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You can't miss
    CPTP
    Dined on 10/28/2013
    This is a neighborhood favorite. You just can't go wrong. It is excellent. The soups, sushi, wine and appetizers are prepared carefully, and presented in an artful manner. The main courses serve at least two, as does the sushi. The service is impeccable, the atmosphere casual, and the servers respectful and thoughtful. I recommend with no reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Sushi down South
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    Great sushi! I usually don't get Nigiri and Sashimi, but loved it here. Great service, and good food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Myrla
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    I took my work team out for an eveing and we enjoyed the food and the entire experience! I have a global team so had several folks from Singapore and everyone enjoyed the sushi. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.