Banzai Sushi

4.7
218 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese
We are open but only accepting reservations over the phone during covid -19.

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.
What 218 people are saying
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KirstenV
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We've eaten at Banzai many, many times, and it's always a great experience. The staff are friendly and efficient, and the food is consistently wonderful!

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SolidButABitPricey
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I have been going to Banzai since it opened over 2 decades ago. I've enjoyed the restaurant throughout the transition from one owner to the next (I believe there have been five) and the food has always been good. Historically the restaurant was one of the best sushi values in the city, a real hidden gem, however with a recent [substantial] increase in prices I am sad to say that Banzai is now as pricey as, and in some cases more than, other sushi restaurants in the city. I feel like the current ownership is pricing the restaurant out of the market. I'm sad about this since I've probably eaten there 200+ times since the 1990s. I'll probably go back but it certainly won't be as often as I would have previously.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been a Banzai customer for years. They are a great neighborhood gem in SE Denver.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi, friendly service, nice ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We ended up leaving before our table was ready because it was too busy there for us to get our food in a timely manner

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy night but great service great food

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vipfinicky
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great service and wonderful food. Best veggie tempura in town - fresh vegetables and perfect batter. Creative selection of rolls.

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vipLisaB
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service was not as good as usual. They forgot my sashimi order which was all I was having. My friends got their order. Very disappointed.

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JohnS
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best sushi I’ve had in Colorado since moving back from California. Very fresh, well presented.

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AtoZdining
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch special is awesome! Service was friendly and helpful

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vipluvit1
Denver
117 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we love banzai sushi, it is close to our house and greatly enjoy the food and kind service. We’ll be back soon!

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vipSarah
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting Banzai. Very creative menu. Will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for years. Love banzai

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vipSushiyes
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly fresh and delicious.

Sweetheart roll is delicious. Agedashi tofu comes with a wonderful broth.

Staff is always helpful and attentive

We tried the calamari appetizer which was the only item I wouldn't order again. It comes with 4 pieces (like onion rings) and the octopus is too chewy.

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Stephy
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Been a sushi staple for many years - keep coming back and continue to be impressed with the quality of the sushi and great service. We will definitely continue to dine here!

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EmmaK
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going here and trying a new roll each time. They have quality sushi and a great menu

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goodtastes
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

For what it was it was decent, but I wouldn't propose to anyone after dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

An excellent selection of rolls.

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KimD
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Efficient and friendly service. The sushi was really good and the lunch specials make it an affordable lunch choice. I will for sure be going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always the food and service is great.

Great value for the time and money.

Don't miss it.

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vipTuraluralura
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the fresh sushi. They cut large pieces of fresh fish. The servers are efficient and friendly.

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vipluvit1
Denver
117 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Banzai Sushi! It's a welcoming and relaxed sushi restaurant in our neighborhood, with consistently delicious food. We will be back!

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Elevation
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible staff , amazing chefs, great environment. 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice staff and food was excellent

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DavidG
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Banzai. You never fail to deliver. We had a very enjoyable evening even with some rather tough peeps who joined us. Your servers were gracious and spot on. Thanks.

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Cjsneakers
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is our favorite sushi place. Can't say enough about their food.

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vipswany07
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Banzai! Hanna down the best sushi place in Denver. Not over priced or ever too crowded. Why wait in line for other mediocre sushi when you can get great ambiance, service and exceptional food here?

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vipluvit1
Denver
117 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food at Banzai Sushi are consistently great, and we love eating there. It's right in our neighborhood, and the restaurant has a good balance between friendly, welcoming and great sushi.

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vipSushiyes
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Updated flooring and bar area.
Busy at 6pm on Friday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
58 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Just the perfect place after a long week on a cold & snowy evening. A pot of green tea was perfect to warm us up. We chose the New Style Roll to split as an app. Amazing! The scallop and thinly shaved lime on the outside were awesome. I had the tempura entree and my husband chose the tonkatsu. Huge portions! We traded tastes. Everything was tasty and fun. The only drawback, they were slammed. The noise levels got a bit high with every table filled. You’ll definitely want to make reservations before you go.

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BarrettL
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Banzai has friendly staff and great, fresh sushi menu. I love the small, cozy interior, and the staff is always accommodating. The sushi is fresh and affordable.

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viprustyb
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was very nice and gave an authentic Japanese feel. On the smaller side capacity wise so a bit more intimate. The service was spot on and attentive. The food was awesome! (I judge a place by its seaweed salad and their's was delicious). I can not wait to go back. (Beats the pants off of Hapa and other froufrou sushi joints).

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vipEat2live
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Everyone around us was eating the sushi rolls. Now I know why. Anything else was not very good.

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BenB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with very fresh sushi and on par with the price of lesser places.

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vipSushiyes
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Onon our server was friendly, helpful and attentive.

The food came out in stages so we didn't have to have a table crowded with food at all times.

The ability to use OpenTable for reservations is great as Banzai gets very busy and reserving a booth is nice to do.

The floors and bar were just refinished giving the restaurant a modern and airy atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long time customers and always enjoy the food and experience

BW
BenjaminW
Berlin
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Used to be a staple but haven’t been in awhile. Food and service were excellent. Will go again soon

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SolidButABitPricey
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I've been going to Banzai since it was opened and through the 4 owners up to this point. The food and experience and valued have stayed consistently solid and I will continue to go there based on that.

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vipWino
Denver
92 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to go here. Good food. Good staff. Quality sushi. Very pleased.

FAQs

Banzai Sushi offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 329-3366.

Banzai Sushi is rated 4.7 stars by 218 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.