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Sushi Hai
Sushi Hai

Sushi Hai Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sushihai.com
  • Phone: (720) 855-0888
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday to Thursday 11:30am - 9:30pm;
    Friday and Saturday 11:30am to 10:30pm
    Hai Bar Below: Wednesday 7pm to 11:30pm
    Friday and Saturday 6pm to 1am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Room that seats eight to twelve.
  • Private Party Contact: 720-855-0888 x
  • Entertainment: Hai Bar Below:
    Karaoke on Wednesday nights from 7pm to 11:30pm
    DJ from 8pm to 1am on Fridays and Saturday nights
    Late night Happy Hour menu from 11pm to midnight in Hai Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lowell Blvd and 32nd Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet $7 available Weds to Saturday
A word from Sushi Hai
Like the Highland neighborhood we call home, Sushi Hai is refined, with a funky bite to its elegance. Modern with a Japanese flair, and filled with exceptional art created in the neighborhood, the restaurant can seat up to 175 people - and every table feels special. We also offer three private Tatami Rooms, which accommodates eight to twelve diners in traditional Japanese floor-seating.

We at Sushi Hai welcome you to come indulge your senses.
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Diner Reviews
  • "There are better sushi resturants in the Denver area. Seriously disappointed we spent so much on such tasteful sushi"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The sushi (try the # NINE with strawberries...sounds weird, but amazing!!) is pretty good, but we definitely ate more moneywise than we intended. We ended up with a private room, where we could hear the music playing perfectly...which was a strange reggae mix that didn't seem to fit a sushi restaurant. Our server was friendly and nice, and frequently brought us new bottles of water and made some good suggestions. Overall, a good experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had never eaten in the Highlands, and needed a place for our parents' 40th Anniversary dinner. There were only 6 of us, and a coworker recommended Sushi Hai. We were surprised to find there was a street fair going on, so parking was a little bit of an issue since there is only on-street in the Highlands. Other than that, the food was great and the price reasonable!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Love this spot, great food, great energy! Located in a precious neighborhood in Denver, perfect for date nights or entertaining guests! Great price point for delicious and unique sushi! I make a point to go to Denver just to eat here! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The atmosphere was pretty cool, similar to what you might expect from a sushi bar / sushi restaurant. The waitress was nice and checked in on us a few times. The Edamame was pretty good, no complaints. The waitress told us the calamari from the menu was better than the special so we ordered that. The sauce in the dish it was served in had a bit of a kick to it and was very good. The calamari itself was a little dry and had a sort of dehydrated or un-frozen kind of way about it. It wasn't bad though. The rolls were all good and tasted fresh, but seemed to be missing a bit of something. It could have just been me and liking a little something, a little kick or a sauce on them but they just seemed to be OK."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We loved the sushi & sashimi. Attentive service, too."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Really like the neighborhood and ambience of the restaurant. The sushi was good, but not great, for the price. Would definitely recommend the restaurant."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "My wife and I went here for the second time and had just awful service. The last time we went, everything was great, including the service, so we expected more. However, when we're paying that much for food, we expect good service anywhere. The biggest example of how awful it was is that she didn't even read our sushi order back to us (which then resulted in one of our plates coming out wrong). I have never seen that happen at a sushi restaurant."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Didn't love how I was there during happy hour but couldn't take advantage of the happy hour prices due to my living social deal. Also, for how expensive the rolls are they had little to no flavor."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The valet parking person vanished and nowhere to be found - after prepaying for free parking. The service was horrible and we were really good customers. The food was so so."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We brought my sushi-loving 13-year old daughter here for her birthday dinner with the rest of our family. The food was terrific, but our service was just so-so. Our waiter wasn't very friendly. For a celebration dinner, receiving a poor reception from the staff definitely put a damper on our fun. Left feeling disappointed by the experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Being in the highlands I would expect something more from a great location and trendy atmosphere. Instead all i got was a overpriced fish that wasn't tasty, a waitress that seemed a bit too tense, and some edamame that had uncooked garlic "tossed" on it. Unappetizing, unappealing, unimpressed. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The sushi was outstanding and innovative...best I've had in Denver. The service was Vertu good."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Made reservation for Sushi Hai through Open Table. Reservation was moved from Sushi Hai to Hai Bar without notice. Hai Bar dinner seating is in a dark space with little ambiance. Server was friendly, but was soon overwhelmed with a large group. We ordered an appetizer which was never served. We notified the server that it was not served. Regardless, it appeared on our bill. Sushi and rolls are always good, but servings are small compared to other similarly priced establishments. We drove past 5 great sushi bars to get to Sushi Hai. Probably won't do that again."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Whether it's your first time trying sushi or you are a seasoned connoisseur, Sushi Hai has something for everyone. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Great Food!! I had the Lamb Chops and that was easily the best Lamb that I have had in a very long time. I ranked our service poor however. Our waiter may have been new and that would have been ok. I would never hold that against anyone, but his lack of effort is what earned him a poor ranking. Even if he was new to this restaurant, I am sure he would of had to have had previous experience. I would go back here in a heartbeat and will. It was a great place to take a date and has a cool atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The sashimi I had was B+ quality - better than some in Denver, but not the best. The waiter was fine. BUT, this is THE noisiest restaurant of ANY kind I've been to in years. At a small table, I could hardly hear my date even when leaning more than half way across the table. This was true even after the peak crowd thinned some. There is no functioning acoustic treatment to absorb sound. I will not return again. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The downstairs is a bit dark, but could be romantic if the occasion was right. Prices were what you'd expect for sushi. Started with edamame (steamed and sea salted) then moved into the rolls with the obligatory spider roll, spicy tuna roll, tidal wave (this had a sesame wrap outside--very, very good), and finally an octopus roll which unfortunately lacked in flavor what it possessed in chewiness. Compared to Sonada's, I would prefer their sushi, but the waiter here was pretty awesome and the deep fried cheesecake was a slice of pulmonary-destroying deliciousness. The green tea and mango sorbet was also excellent. I would go back for sure. There's also a valet here as well as Highland parking can be a challenge."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Decided to try after a recommendation from a coworker and it was great. The place doesn't seem that big from the outside and when you first enter it but don't be fooled there are a lot more tables in the back and downstairs. We decided to try a little bit of everything starting with a couple of appetizers, followed by some sushi and finally sharing a main dish. It was all great, the food, the service and the ambience."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The best sushi I have in Denver so far. You have to get the surf and turf roll!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We dined for my birthday last week, and it was our first time at Sushi Hai. We ordered off the regular menu. My husband had the Teriyaki Chicken, and said it was the best he'd ever had. It was a large piece of chicken, accompanied by a pineapple rice browned patty and vegetables. Amazing sauce. We shared the Caesar salad, which was good. I had sashimi. The tuna was dark red, fresh, and very tender. The best part of the meal was the people sitting around us - they were so friendly, recommending saki's and sharing from their bottle! When Kevin learned that it was my birthday, he spoke to our waiter, and they brought a piece of chocolate torte, which was delicious. We will definitely be back! Large and informative Saki selections."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We had a reservation at sushi hai, but they were going to seat us right by the front door when it was freezing outside. Not wanting a draft everytime the door opened, we asked if we could be seated further back in the restaurant. We ended up sitting in a big booth in the hai bar, which was great, however it got a little noisy."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I'm glad I tried it once but I won't return. Pricey for the sub-par sushi and we didn't get greeted for about 10mins after sitting down. The atmosphere is nice; good drink list."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I've had the pleasure of visiting Sushi Hai on many occasions and each time is a good or better than the last. My most recent was for my birthday where the restaurant gave my party the choice of a private room or table. That says a lot about the restaurant to make people feel special. In the past, I've enjoyed Sushi Sasa, Sonodas, Sushi Han in Denver. Each of these places has let me down later on - Sushi Sasa with the complete change of staff. Sushi Hai continues to outshine. Highly recommend this sushi restaurant. I did not go to Karaoke nor the DJ nor the bar downstairs, so I won't comment on those."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Valentines/anniversary dinner and they sat us next to the DJ. I was very dissapointed especially when I noted that it was an anniversary dinner when I made the reservations online. There were no napkins and when we asked we were given several small cocktail napkins. I was very dissapointed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Premium pricing for mediocre sushi that we waited 45 minutes to get. Sushi wasn't made with sushi rice. Pro tip: if you see "fish tacos" on the menu and you want good sushi, go somewhere else."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "This is my families favorite restaurat, wonderful food and a great atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I highly recommend going here for anyone looking to have a group out for good fun and a good atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Perhaps it was just the hour we were there (6 pm), but we could talk without shouting. Very comfortable noise level. And the food was fine."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "I had my usual edamame spicy and w/ garlic - excellent. The sushi rolls are the best and then I got an order of chix yakisoba to go which heats up the next day perfectly!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "I always have a great lunch or dinner here. Today I met Kira (server) who was a ton of fun. Trying to get her a job as Interior designer somewhere. Had the spicy garlic edamame and a couple sushi rolls as well as the yakisoba. All were excellent."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Every time I eat here the sushi is great. Service is scetchy. We were greeted warmly then our server was slow to wait on us & seemed annoyed. She took our order then we had a $12 mysterious charge. When we inquired she said it was because it took the sushi chefs a long time to prepare what we (2) of us ordered (cucumber wrapped rolls instead of rice) so they charged us an extra $3 per roll. Many sushi restaurants have these low carb rolls on the menu with no up charge. I just wish the waitress mentioned this before we ordered or even when she handed us the bill. Last time we ate here they charged us extra for tuna tetaki. They said it cost more to sear the tuna sashimi. This seemed crazy but at least the waiter told us before we ordered."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "We had calamari to start, and it was excellent. All of the sushi, sashimi and rolls we tried were great. Our server was excellent and very helpful."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This is a great little sushi joint with a location that can't be beat. We had a great time!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Typical of a holiday dining experience. Lack of wait staff and poor organization made it a less than great experience. Other trips to Sushi Hai have been very good. Slow and confused service can always be a problem on nights like this. It is a nice neighborhood sushi restaurant."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Food: We ate the rolls and they were really good. I enjoyed the food and the size and quantity were perfect for a party of two. We actually had some left over! Location: The north side has changed from the days I grew up there which is for the better. Parking was hard as it was a Saturday evening but you can valet for $6 which is a steal. Or you can drive around and find parking nearby. Restaurant: My friend and I talked until we were done chatting and realized the restaurant was actually closed. :-) I was happy that they didn't kick us out and we had time to catch up. Overall experience: I will defiantly go back when I am in Denver again. Great eats and the ambiance was soothing."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Food was excellent. Service friendly, attentive, and timely. Our first time dining at Sushi Hai. We certainly plan to come again."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "A great place to get sushi on a date. They had very fresh fish and the rolls we got were all a little unique in a good way."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Horribly slow service for New Years Eve! We cancelled our bottle service and just went to a house party because our drinks took 30 minutes to arrive. Not a good impression of this place at all."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This was my second time eating here and both times it has been awesome! The staff is super nice as soon as you walk In the door. And the waiter was in his game introduced my husband and I to an amazing wine. The food was amazing and so yummy. We will be going back!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013