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About 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.

6655 Leetsdale Drive
Denver, CO 80224
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30PM
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 1:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 1:30pm to 9:30pm
Happy Hour is Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 6:pm and Saturday and Sunday: 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Cross Street:
S. Monaco Pkwy

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 329-3366

Website:
http://www.100rolls.com/

Executive Chef:
Ota San

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Banzai Sushi Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (4)
Casual (3)
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Kid-friendly (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Cozy (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
Special Occasion (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Always consistent and reasonably priced. Banzai is our go-to sushi restaurant when we’re looking for a simple sushi experience. What it lacks in ambience it makes up for with variety and options.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 20, 2017

It seems to have gone downhill. My family and I have been going here for years and the past few times we've been in (over the past year) we haven't been all that impressed. Not that it's terrible but it used to be great. Now it just seems to be ok. Not sure what happened. There are other Sushi restaurants that we now prefer.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

This place has been open since for ever. (1st place I had sushi back in the 80’s). Some of the staff is the same from way back in the day. The rolls are fun and the staff is awesome. The fish is decent and spot on for the price point. Good sushi without the BS/scene/ prenticiousness of the Den etc. If it wasn’t a bit of a drive for us we’d be there more often.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Banzai is always a great sushi restaurant. Without the hype of many other places the quality and service is always top notch.

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great selection of terrific sushi rolls, always fresh, and well presented.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The selection of rolls was mind boggling. Everything we had was outstanding. Great service as well.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Wonderful sushi quality and presentation. Slow service today - that has not been an issue in the past.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great food, great service. They go above and beyond to serve their customers. They even went to the grocery story to get something we wanted.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

The service was great. Very kind and they were there for all our questions. The sushi was delicious. Also the amount of rolls was unbelievable very impressive. We be back soon!

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Always amazing food!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great food and service! Super happy hour! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

This is one of the best sushi places in Denver , always good and fresh with imaginative rolls and solid nigiri.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Great service. Amazing food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (México)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Love this place! Great sushi and sake, good prices the fried oysters and the sishito pepers were delicious.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 6, 2017

We've been coming here for over a decade. Even after moving over half-an-hour away, I still bring out-of-town guests here when they visit (i.e. it's worth the drive). The volcano roll is a great appetizer. Try the Roll-R Coast-R (#10 sushi roll) and the Katsudon (on the lunch menu but they'll serve it to you for dinner if you ask). Staff is always friendly. Miso soup is authentic. Atmosphere is quiet on weeknights. Can get a bit loud on weekends when it is full and has a long wait (i.e. make reservations!).

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Spicy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 27, 2017

The "lunch deal" is a great choice and very reasonable in price.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Our go to spot for date night. Everything is always spectacular!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Healthy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The service is outstanding and the sushi is amazing! It was very fresh with great flavor. The Chernobyl roll is very spicy. After you eat it, you'll feel like you ate the sun. Don't let that deter you because it's totally worth it!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 3, 2017

This is my favorite sushi place in denver, you just can't go wrong everything tastes great!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Food was very good. The server said a rude comment that me and my husband took offense to. Won't be back

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 22, 2017

The service was very good. Waitress was very friendly and helpful. We were there on a Sunday evening and we were one of 3 tables that had diners. There is an abundance of hand rolls, and we tried 4 of them. We like tuna, so we focused on that. All the rolls we had included spicy tuna, of which there was an overabundance. What there was not an overabundance of was the tuna itself. Had to look hard to see slivers of it. The rolls varied basically by the fillers and sauce on top. the tuna nachos were ok. too much spicy tuna that was more of a paste. the crab wontons were great. Would probably not go back, although if you want basic sushi rolls, you could eat a lot of not a lot of money here.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Overall we had a good time. But for non-sushi menu items, it was a 50/50 split of food being flavorful or extremely bland.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2016

We have been eating at Banzai for over 21 years and have never been disappointed in the food or service. They are wonderful!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Great roll selection! Very fresh sashimi also. Salmon collar was a great starter. Prices are better than many of the other Japanese places in Denver. We'll be back here often!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 4, 2016

Banzai has and continues to be one of my favorite sushi spots in Denver.

They have 100+ rolls so you should have plenty to choose from.

Oshinko (pickled vegetables) is a great appetizer not on the menu.

The hot nutz is delicious and definitely packs a punch with fresh jalapeno.

The sweetheart roll is shaped like a heart (two halves) and is sweet, crunchy and spicy.

Friendly waitresses.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2016

The overall experience was really well and the plating of the sushi was pleasing to the eye. It's a great place and would go back again.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 22, 2016

Banzai Sushi has a lot of unique rolls (I think it was around a hundred). Unfortunately, the rice was so mushy that the rolls were mostly ruined. It was difficult (but not impossible) to taste the different parts of the roll and how they came together because the mushy rice overpowered them. The textures of the rolls were also ruined.

The service was mediocre at best with tea taking 10 minutes and water sitting unfilled and the two waitresses were difficult to find. The entryway to the restaurant is super cramped and has two sets of doors for some strange reason. The hostess stand is at the back of the restaurant, so it is weird that this place takes reservations.

Overall, the restaurant felt like a cheap sushi buffet, but it had normal sushi restaurant prices.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Banzai has always been an amazing place to dine. I am 36 years old and have been going there for dinner since I was 6. You cannot go wrong ordering anything from the sushi, to the tempura, to the teriyaki steak. It is great for families and they have delicious meals for the little ones as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 9, 2016

I love this place. The service is excellent; great place for families with children.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 18, 2016

Unassuming sushi place off leetsdale. Staff is very kind and the menu is enormous. Sushi is always of high-quality. It gets crowded so a reservation is a good idea.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 4, 2016

To get what I wanted, I had to order 2 meals and I miss the old menu. I wanted Teriyaki steak and Tempura and extra orange vegetables & two shrimp. The food was wonderful, but I still miss the value of the old menu as that was a very complete meal for me. I understand things have to change but I would have been happier paying more for the Old menu and having only 1 meal. It didn't seem as if I could get all I wanted in one meal. Our server was very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 2, 2016

Always very good Sushi. Our Favorite Sushi restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 19, 2016

Always excellent sushi and great service! Highly recommend making a reservation as the restaurant is small and fills up fast.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 18, 2016

Great selection and very fresh taste.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 27, 2016

This place is great, we found it years ago and rarely will we go anyplace else for sushi. The service is amazing and the fish is super fresh.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We had reservations at 7:00, but there was no table reserved and we had to wait 15 minutes to get a table in a heavily trafficked area. A small one opened up and we moved. We quickly ordered and then waited almost an hour for our food when several couples had already been served. A weak I'm sorry was all we got for that. The sushi was good, but not great. When it came time to pay, we had a Restaurant.com coupon, but they had decided that they would not accept those on Valentine's Day. Nothing on our reservation said anything about that and they did not care that we had waited so long. NEVER will we go back. Happy Valentine's Day, indeed.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2016

So glad we had reservations! We walked in and were met with a standing crowd. The gyoza were amazing. The unagi was the best we've ever eaten. The place was humming. The staff kept up with the Valentines crowd. We will be back soon.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 13, 2016

This had a 4 1/2 star rating. But we didn't think it was that good. They didn't give us the booth we had reserved. The wait staff was good. The food was fair. And it wasn't cheap. All in all, we would not recommend it. It was fair, nothing special. Our neighborhood place is way better.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 29, 2016

Banzai Sushi is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. The food is consistently yummy, great sushi, fun combos. We really like the servers and staff, very respectful and professional. Food is reasonably priced. We'll be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 22, 2016

Let is the best! He remembers us every time. Love the food and amazing amount of rolls. Also enjoy that the sushi roll menu is categorized by what is in or on the roll. Excellent as usual.

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