Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Denver

4.7
146 Reviews
$50 and over
Sushi

Blue Sushi Sake Grill in Denver, Colorado specializes in fresh, fun takes on traditional sushi, sashimi and other Japanese fare. If you enjoy premium cold sake, there are plenty of options available at Blue Sushi Sake Grill as well and a staff who can help you pick the best choice for your dish.

One of the real highlights of eating at Blue Sushi Sake Grill is the communal atmosphere. The chefs will stagger your plates so the whole table has enough time to try a little bit of everything before placing another order. This is perfect for those who are new to traditional Japanese cuisine.

Safety precautions

Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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CatherineC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! Never had a bad experience Felt. Amazing food and service.

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LexiP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation and ended up arriving early, we were sat immediately! It was lovely to have such a nice array of choices on the menu, although slightly overwhelming, but the food was DELICIOUS! Not too expensive as well. Highly recommend the Hot Popper Maki and the Spider Maki.

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Lynn
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

I ordered a lunch special, which is good because you get a salad or soup. I don't eat with you very often, but as I remember, the sashimi is larger and maybe a better cut if your entire order is from the regular menu. I think I will come again soon and test this out. The service was outstanding. I don't know the name of our server, but she checks all the boxes. A very enjoyable lunch with my grandson

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vipMemphisMich
Memphis/West TN
69 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was our son’s 27th birthday and we had the highest expectations for the evening! We arrived a bit early and the male host welcomed us and escorted us to our table. Our precious waitress could not have been more informative and gracious, her guidance exemplified our experience. I asked another hostess to help us celebrate our sons 27th birthday and a desert was surprised to our son with candles! The sushi was incredibly fresh, we had leftovers because the portions were so generous. My only complaint is that the host who checked us in did not let @opentable know that we arrived for our reservation and so we got the nasty email about booking a table and not showing up. Friends, that is not how I conduct business. If I cannot make my reservation, I respect the restaurant and I will always let them know if I’m running late or cannot make it. In times like these, I am so grateful for the privilege of being able to enjoy a meal out. And the fact that the host overlooked our presence is insulting.

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Consumer
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall the food was pretty good and I would go back again. However I am from Nebraska and Blue Sushi - Lincoln Ne has way better sushi. They make the rolls a little differently and it makes a huge difference.

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JennD
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are not vegan but indulged in a plethora of the vegan specialty sushi rolls and loved almost every one of them! I highly recommend the BBQ one!

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MeganK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We were really pleased to see all the vegan options on the menu, it was hard to choose what to order! All the rolls we ordered were delicious. We also ordered the hot sake and it came in a stone or ceramic bottle with really cute little stone cups. The experience was great. My biggest concern was that it took almost an hour for our food to come out after we ordered, so if you're limited on time, avoid the peak hours here.

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FredSi
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour was a blast, and grateful for the prices otherwise I’d be completely broke. Haha. Ton. Of. Fun.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food3service3ambience5

We ordered food and loved the food. The problem was when we ordered two more rolls it never came. 25 min later I asked for the check. The waiter was great and he was disappointed that the chefs put our order on the back burner. We will still come back because staffing is still slim because of Covid

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi roll selection is unique and full of flavor. I enjoyed every sushi bite. This is the first time I’ve tried sea bass nigiri and it has become one of my favorites! The hamachi sashimi is always my go-to, and I’d have to say this is the closest to the ones I’ve had at Nobu, Matsuhisa, and Jing. I will definitely be coming back here!

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KellyL
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue is quickly becoming my favorite restaurant. They have amazing vegan sushi!! Thank you!

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JohnV
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in an excellent location, right on 16th Street. The sushi rolls are really good. I liked the cooked ones a bit better than the raw, but that's personal taste. Definitely recommend this place and I'll be going back again.

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KevinS
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place, great food and service. Highly recommend.

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JasonW
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food and location is always amazing. Go for the company you are with and service won’t matter.

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bartiepartie
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I'm writing this in regard to their service, but not about the servers. The host was extremely rude for no reason. We had called earlier the week to make a reservation for a large party. The gentleman on Tuesday said no problem, I will take care of it. I arrived 30 minutes early on the day of because I wanted them to know we were still coming in. The host claimed to have no knowledge of it, and even though I was trying to be flexible and told her we don't have to sit at one long table, just a couple larger tables near each other she still went out of her way to make sure to seat my party at different tables spread throughout the restaurant. Even worse, she had a couple other smaller but still large, separate parties coming in after us and she put their tables right next to each other. The restaurant was not busy when we arrived and there were 12+ tables open and the accommodation could have been made. I have worked in the industry before and was very courteous to the host and we also assured them we would tip well. But still, she was no help and went above and beyond to not accommodate our group.

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JimmyT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I would recommend and we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Food selection was ok. We got two rolls and they were outstanding but the menu was limited. Service was ok. I think they could use more help like everyone else in the business. Ambiance was fun. Pricing was a bit high but understandable.

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KathyM
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food, I’ve never been disappointed and had a newbie that decided he loves sushi

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vipErinK83
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance were perfect! We loved the happy hour selection of rolls, snacks and drinks and can't wait to come back again!

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vipLulu
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2014
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good sushi, friendly servers, easy parking (across street) and lively atmosphere make for a pleasant dining experience. Close enough to Pepsi Center for a pre-event meal. Seasonal, outdoor sidewalk seating. Inside of restaurant can be cool, due to AC. Getting the bill may also take a while, so ask well before you're ready to leave.
I recommend the restaurant and plan to return.

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Micah
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went on a Sunday at 6pm and happy hour lasted until 8pm; there were many appetizer, drink, and sushi choices on the happy hour menu that were very affordable. Our table of 4 had a lot of fun and the service was very friendly. The sushi looked and tasted good. Get the Blue Crunchy or whatever, that was my favorite. I'll probably be back for a fun date.

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vipSagar
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2014
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We are vegetarian and they have a great selection of unique and tasty vegetarian sushi as well as other options.

They also have an expansive selection of sake.

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Rivott41
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2014
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Great menu,happy hour specials and sushi. The crowd on the night I went was diverse. Great atmosphere for small or large gatherings. The only thing I didn't care for was the film of fish playing on loop and the small aquarium next to the bar. I find that a little sadistic .

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vipEzum9
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good stuff. We'll be back. Thanks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Blue Sushi is our go to spot for sushi. The happy hour menu is expansive and well worth the effort of heading downtown. We tend to gravitate towards the appetizers and nigiri (cherry bomb is the best!), but the rolls are pretty good too.

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mountaingrl
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we had a great time! service and food was great and they were very accommodating to our large group! next time we are in Denver and want sushi we will defiantly return!!

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vipMendoza
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2014
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great place for Happy Hour. HH menu is a scaled down version of their main menu, so you can definitely make a meal out of it. Recommend HH is you are looking for reasonably priced sushi and with a friendly wait staff.

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Fkyb
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not your standard sushi place, but good. The rolls were interesting and tasty as were the drinks. We came in early (530) for happy hour with 2 tween kids. It was comfortable for our family but still on the hip side. Happy hour was a great deal and the servers were super nice and helpful. Probably wouldnt bring kids there after 7 as it was more bar-ish.

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vipFoodinista
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2014
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This place is not a traditional sushi restaurant -- the focus is on rolls rather than nigiri. It's fine; nothing special. If you want high-quality, more traditional sushi, there are better options.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2014
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I have walked by this place several times but I've never actually stopped by until now. I read the reviews online, looked at some photos, and decided to reserve a table for my friend's Bachelorette Party. It was perfect! The waitress was very friendly and accommodating. She even split our checks without any hassle! The food was good and the drinks were fabulous! Everyone was really impressed and had a great time.

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Vellutini
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2014
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food is great, service is okay.

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Sandyman
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So most everyone in our party of 8 is a sushi lover...Needless to say they LOVED it! My wife said some of the best sushi she's ever had. The two non sushi lovers..myself included weren't happy. Our meals were small and not filling. I ordered the Ceviche as a meal and it was small. Another (petite woman) ordered some chicken and found herself ordering an extra portion to fill up. Once again the sushi was apparently excellent so it's hard to complain but figure I'd make it known for the non sushi fans.

Btw....I made the reservation for party of 6 instead of 8 on accident and they were very accomodating. No complaints. ..just work on your non sushi menu and I'll return! Otherwise great job!

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vipHlg1234
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2014
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My husband and I were given a gift card to Blue Sushi and had been told it was good...and it was just that. Nothing to write home about. We say at a terrible two top table basically in the middle of a hallway. We have other sushi restaurants that we would prefer to go to.

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Gina
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to go to Blue Sushi after reading the Yelp reviews. I eat sushi all across the US and have to say this was a great spot. The nigiri pieces were very fresh, the sushi roll selection was great as not everyone in the party was wanting raw selections. The service was spot on. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to others. We'll be coming back next time we are in downtown.

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NFrank
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the entire evening at Blue! The service was excellent, the food was amazing. Only ate off the sushi menu with the exception of the hot peppers appetizer, but our server made excellent recommendations. I cannot wait to go back!

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Mootie
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My boyfriend and I celebrated our birthdays here with my daughter and boyfriend. Food and service were great . Overall it was an enjoyable evening.

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vipGLEE
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2014
Overall4food3service3ambience3

My husband and I tried Blue Sushi Sake Grill during Denver Restaurant week so we had the price fixed menu. I started with a sake sangria which was awesome and my husband started with a Sapporo followed by some hot sake later. The edamame hummus appetizer was good, however, the crositini they served with it was way too hard to eat, so much so that I was concerned about breaking a tooth so we passed on the bread and ate the veggies with the hummus. My sea bass entree was delicious and my husband and I shared some of the maki which was also delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2014
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was very good once we were served--slow service for 3 of 4 rolls ordered--1 roll prepared incorrectly--manager corrected and gave discount

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MyLuvs
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my second time here and we stopped on a Sunday during Happy Hour. The drink and food specials were out of this world. For $30, I got an appetizer, salad, 3 drinks, and 3 plates of Maki - with tons to take home! This place is so fantastic - I cannot say enough how much I loved it and how my friends and I will be coming back AGAIN and AGAIN!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff was pleasant, but the caliber of food is top notch! The sushi that comes from behind the bar melts on your tongue revealing a different flavor like a timed attack as each bite progresses.

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Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Denver offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 640-3655.

Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Denver is rated 4.7 stars by 146 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.