Discover the Best Sushi in Denver

The OpenTable Team

In the early 1980s, Denver had few sushi restaurants to speak of and Coloradans’ excitement for eating it was pretty minimal. However, as Denver became the center of the state’s culinary boom, sushi rolls and sashimi proved a focal point in the city’s food revolution. But where are diners going for the best sushi in Denver? We gathered data from thousands of restaurants to find the top ones among locals and visitors. Here are the must-try sushi restaurants in the Mile High City.

Restaurants:Banzai Sushi, Uchi Denver, Fontana Sushi - 534 E. Alameda Location
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Japanese, Sushi
Neighborhoods:Virginia Vale, River North (Denver), Baker

Banzai Sushi

$$$$·Japanese·
Virginia Vale
222 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Some people are willing to sacrifice having the best sushi in Denver just to have their food delivered. This isn’t necessary, thanks to Banzai Sushi. And while eating at home may sRead more
96% recommended

Uchi Denver

$$$$·Sushi·
River North (Denver)
1,217 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Sitting in the River North Art District is one of the “new kids on the block” when it comes to the best sushi in Denver. The concept was originally founded in Texas, so it’s no surRead more
95% recommended
Sushi in Denver / Colorado
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Fontana Sushi - 534 E. Alameda Location

$$$$·Sushi·
Baker
37 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Authentic
The tiny building footprint of this location deceptively hides the open-yet-intimate spatial dining area. Even the aquarium is strategically placed to make this hot spot appear rooRead more
93% recommended

Matsuhisa Denver

$$$$·Japanese·
Cherry Creek
1,432 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Specialty oyster dishes, a large sushi variety, and cocktails that resemble works of art are just the tip of the iceberg. World-renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa provides Japanese-PeruvRead more
94% recommended
Japanese in Denver / Colorado

Sushi Sasa

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown / LoDo
2,683 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Bright colors, perfect lighting, and private dining areas with sliding shoji doors create an atmosphere that’s unique among Denver’s sushi offerings. Anyone who hasn’t experienced Read more
92% recommended
Japanese in Denver / Colorado

Hapa Sushi Grill and Sake Bar Lodo

$$$$·Sushi·
Downtown / LoDo
655 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
The Blake Street location isn’t the only option for Hapa Sushi Grill, but it does offer an easily accessible eatery in the Downtown area. “Hapa” takes traditional Japanese cuisine Read more
94% recommended
Sushi in Denver / Colorado

Sushi Hai

$$$$·Sushi·
Highlands
792 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
Creations from local artists line the walls of this eatery, and the modern — if not post-industrial — décor creates an ambiance unattainable anywhere else. It’s also home to the HiRead more
90% recommended
Special Occasion in Denver

Sushi Rama- Lone Tree

$$$$·Sushi·
Highlands Ranch / Lone Tree
1 review
If a unique concept is as important as finding the best sushi in Denver, Sushi-Rama is the obvious choice. Menu options are served via kaiten-zushi — what most Americans would callRead more
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Sushi Ronin

$$$$·Sushi·
Highlands
168 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
Bar-style seating, pendant lights, and contemporary décor give this eatery an ambiance that’s all its own. Patrons wearing everything from button-up shirts to sports jerseys can beRead more
95% recommended
Sushi in Denver / Colorado

Sushi Bay

$$$$·Japanese·
Highlands
Bright lights illuminate the walls and bar in this minimalistic decorated eatery. Although the décor may be simple, the menu offerings are anything but bland. The drink menu includRead more
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Taki Sushi

$$$$·Sushi·
Downtown / LoDo
Patrons seeking the best sushi in Denver are immersed in an authentic Japanese sushi bar atmosphere — complete with an open-kitchen layout and bright lights that help the warm blueRead more
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Bamboo Sushi Denver - Lohi

$$$$·Sushi·
Highlands
125 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Frequent visitors of the LoHi neighborhood have no doubt tried out this eatery, but they may not know that it was the first sushi restaurant in the world to be certified sustainablRead more
93% recommended
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Tokio - Denver

$$$$·Asian·
Downtown / LoDo
The décor in this eatery is undeniably Asian, and anyone who steps foot inside might think they’ve been transported to a different country. Having some of the best sushi in Denver Read more
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Blue Sushi Sake Grill

$$$$·Sushi·
Downtown / LoDo
133 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Hot Spot
Tucked away in the downtown area of LoDo, Denver’s oldest neighborhood, is a sushi restaurant that offers fun and updated takes on traditional Japanese fare. Large Buddha statues, Read more
94% recommended
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Ototo

$$$$·Japanese·
Wash Park
261 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Offering robata-style tapas, noodles, sashimi, and grilled whole fish, this diner’s delight brings even more heritage and skilled chefs to the Sushi Den family. In fact, “ototo” isRead more
95% recommended
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Sushi Den

$$$$·Japanese·
Wash Park
125 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
This local hot spot is typically considered the preeminent sushi restaurant in Denver. After starting on shaky ground in 1984 due to a nearly non-existent demand for the Asian stapRead more
95% recommended
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Osaka Sushi

$$$$·Japanese·
Cherry Creek
This eatery’s layout is simple yet contemporary. The heart-shaped indoor signage proclaiming “I Love You” is taken seriously — as evidenced by the attention paid to the fresh handmRead more
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Izakaya Den

$$$$·Japanese·
Wash Park
1,711 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
This gastropub was featured on Denver’s 9 News during Asian Heritage Month, but sushi lovers have long known the founders as the same people who brought Sushi Den to the city. PatrRead more
96% recommended
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