Matsuhisa Denver

4.8
969 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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JK
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
46 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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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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CB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Excellent restaurant, but our waiter really ruined the experience. Saturday night staff should be on their game. He definitely didn’t seem to want to be there. Not the caliber of service that one expects from a high-end restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was AMAZING AND FOOD WAS GREAT!!

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E
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing cocktails and food. Fried rice appetizer was amazing?

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R
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The sushi and udon was good but it wasn’t worth the very expensive price tag. I probably won’t return.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and service! A tad overpriced though.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We traveled from Pittsburgh to Denver and wanted to try Matsuhisa. It turned out to be a pleasant experience!! So much fun and highly recommended. Food is great and the ambience fun. Of course it’s expensive but you get what you pay for.

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W
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Outstanding food
Lots of mistakes by server
General Manager attentive to our needs

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CM
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply Awesome, such a great experience fantastic for a date, romantic and warm interior, outstanding quality, always enjoy, always consistent...thank you!

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TV
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing and the staff is excellent! A special shout out to Daniel - the sushi chef. He was fantastic.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Disappointed. Food quality was good but not outstanding or memorable, considering the high prices. What really drove the stars awarded down was the service. Waitress was overbearing and spoke to us like we’d never been to a restaurant before. Didn’t allow us time to look at the menu before she was suggesting what we should have. Busboy topped off our water glasses every time we took so much as a sip from our very full glasses. Other staff replaced our dinner plates each time a new dish arrived. Eight times! We couldn’t finish a sentence without being interrupted. Near the end of our meal we realized they forgot an order of nigiri and we chose to leave rather than let them know and put up another round of dishes and water filling.

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CS
Denver
79 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. Grant, our server on every visit, selects amazing food for a specific price. We order $100 per person for food and Grant customizes our menu. Excellent food and service.

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TP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. The menu is outstanding.

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SR
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch is never busy, perfect for a quiet business meeting or a lunch with people had of hearing or a private interlude! Nice food, fresh and attentive servers.

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Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicioso, acogedor, con exelente servicio. Definitivamente para regresar

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AF
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every dish was outstanding in taste and presentation. It is not adequate to describe the food as "sushi" as it it so much more than that. I am very picky and Matsuhisa is one of the two very best restaurants in Denver.

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding as was the service. A little pricey, but overall worth the splurge.

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LW
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

A restaurant of this caliber should not have descending tv screens, nor is the layout conducive to this - it ruined our experience - it was very distracting. This is not a sports bar, when you spend $200+ on dinner you are also paying for ambiance, and the screens really ruin it.

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F
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal of my life

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M
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The recommendations made by the staff and managers were excellent. Try the King Crab Tempura. It's perfect. We are not dessert people but we never miss a dessert at this restaurant. Try the donuts. Don't forget to share.

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