Matsuhisa Denver

4.7
990 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
Enjoy world renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s Japanese-Peruvian cuisine in this beautiful and unique setting located in the heart of Cherry Creek.
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RH
Denver
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tonight was my wife’s birthday, but there isn’t a better place in town. It is our go to sushi place, nothing else compares. Another night, a fabulous experience. Sean, the sommelier, picked out yet another few bottles that blew us away. Hands down the best food, service and wine in the city.

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o
Denver
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

By a long shot, the best sushi and Japanese food in Denver. Nobu hits it out of park -- from the traditional to the 'new age' -- all of his chefs have a love for the food and you can taste it.

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PB
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual. Best sushi in Denver. Expensive but well worth it. Amazing service, atmosphere and food

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JA
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Most dishes were wonderful and very fresh. The service was below what we've experienced at similar restaurants.

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TC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is amazing and the food was over-the-top.

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

First, the food and service are excellent. But - a business that is this expensive that does not pay for the valet parking is suspect in my opinion. $7 . . . $10 with tip. Come on. Upon leaving the restaurant this small issue always rankles me. Most every other high-end restaurant in Denver validates parking or just has free valet. It is not the $10, it is the principal of the thing after spending so much on dinner. We have eaten here a number of times, and lately I have to question my choice. The last meal on Sunday the 12th was for three people and it was $666.00. We had four at our table a few months ago and it ended up being over $1,000, both amounts I stated included the tip BTW. Excellent food and service, but even trying to be conservative, the bill always ends up exorbitant. BTW - no wine, strictly a few cocktails.

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c
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great server - highly recommend. Perfect food recommendations and server was timely and professional during a working dinner.

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OT
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

We've dined at this restaurant a few times, and it is normally fantastic. Unfortunately, this night was not one of those nights. The service was very poor. They changed waiters on us three times. The service was choppy and intermittent. Overall, it felt as though they were trying to rush us out even though there were still other folks dining. If I were looking to offer them an excuse, it would be the private party they had going on in a private room. However, they had tons of staff running around an empty bar. That said, I put the blame directly on the management. They were either not present or not paying attention. Our dining experience felt very much like a two or three star restaurant.

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JG
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could afford to eat here every day, of be one happy lady! Amazing food. Incredible service. Love the ambiance.

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P
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food orders were a little slow this time and we never receive one of the orders until we were requesting the check. I still love to eat at this place and believe it is one of the best in Denver, but they had an off night with our table.

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SL
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

denvne out a very few places in Denver where you get high quality sushi and the prices reflect that.

Our server was attentive and knowledgeable to all the dishes.

Great for a special occasion and expect to drop some coin, but it is worth it.

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere-- Japanese and California combined. I had a great table for two. The food was artistic and delicious. Loved the California rolls and the tempura and the sparkling water and the moshi for desert. The waiters were nice and I like it how they say welcome to my house when you enter. Great valet parking and loved the water fountain in the entrance. My only complaint was the restrooms.

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OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday party. It was great

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KS
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Phenomenonal sushi. An exceptional dining experience all the way around.

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KM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Customer for life. Consistently an amazing experience! The food and service are always, always top notch! The absolute highest compliments to everyone involved at this restaurant!!

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SC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Matsuhisa. The food is amazing! Their house wine is very close to the best Chard I have ever tasted.

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M
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space, delicious food, great experience. Our waiter gave us the choice of giving a price range and letting the chef send out whatever he thought was nest based on our taste. It was the perfect amount, always a fun surprise and so worth it. Would highly recommend!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the six signature Nobu dishes and they were amazing! The presentation and service was impeccable. I would go back every day if I could. I highly recommend this restaurant for any date night or gathering.

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IW
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food. I highly recommend the Sea Bass and Cod, but be aware they nickel and dime you for everything. $6.00 for extra sauce on shaved ice desert suggested by the waitress. We had no idea it was extra. Expensive even for a bowl of white rice. It's a good meal, but not worth the price.

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JK
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The food was ok. Way over priced. I was a nobu the night before in NYC and it was less than this place and better

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AM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bartender Alison was fantastic. Great knowledge of the menu, made thoughtful recommendations and maintained a perfect balance between professionalism and friendliness. Bento box was fantastic!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excelente!

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SC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was outstanding. Sean had great wine recommendations

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JK
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Missed the mark on Saturday night. Food quality wasn't normal for Matsuhisa. Spider roll crab meat was soggy and weird. Sushi was below average and didn't seem fresh. Took 15 minutes to get water, it actually showed up AFTER the appetizers showed up. Drinks were slow too and the place wasn't that busy.

This was always one of my favorite restaurants in Denver. Seems like they are missing a beat right now.

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B
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

As a sushi lover I think that as long as the quality of the fish is great anything more is an unnecessary expense.
Trying to do too much to a simplistic dish is just eye candy.
service was very good until it got busy then our waiter seem to forget about us.
Spending a lot of money for great sushi is what we always do, so the overpriced experience is what we knew we were getting ourselves into. It wasn't a surprise as much as it was a disappointment.

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W
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Great service. Expensive, but we knew that when we booked.

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CF
Hawaii
48 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is of the highest and most exacting standards. Fish is so fresh. The best sushi in Denver.

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A
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dining experience I’ve had in Denver hands down!
Took some good friends there had a terrific time
Even though there are tables next to you, we had great conversation and didn’t notice the people talking at the next tables
Food was outstanding
Best Lamb I’ve ever had!

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V
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maybe the best restaurant we've eaten at in Colorado. Creative and fantastic.

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JR
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely incredible quality of food and drinks. This is a great place to eat that even has a few “only in Japan” style dishes but mixes them nicely with the creative drinks and ambiance. Great waitstaff too!

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H
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matsuhisa at 1st & Steele is a well-designed space for enjoying excellent food and service. The noise level is especially pleasing in that quiet conversation is possible in the midst of a filled-to-capacity room. Our favorite dish was the sea bass, but we enjoyed all of our selections. Our server, Stephen, was especially helpful in making recommendations for us.

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NT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed celebrating our daughters birthday. We put our faith in our server to order our appetizers, entrees and sushi, and she nailed it! We couldn’t be more grateful.

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JK
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

I’ve been there three times and I always feel ripped off.

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AA
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delightful to introduce an out of town guest to your wonderful restaurant. Dinner was superb.

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d
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Wonderful! Fantastic! Magnificent! As always!

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Super average service , a bit surprising actually

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R
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant I have ever been too. Food was fantastic, service was fantastic, ambiance was fantastic.

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DF
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the bento box lunches. The food is delicious and service is excellent. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and quiet. This is one of my favorite lunch spots in Denver.

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FF
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Outstanding traditional sashimi and sushi dishes and a number of unique presentations. This is my go-to spot for business dinners and upscale date nights.

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DT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The service made the lunch disappointing. Loved the black cod other things were lack luster. For these prices I expect the waiter to be on the ball, however this was not the case for me.

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