Chiba Bar

4.8
26 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese Speciality
Izakaya style Japanese small plates and donburi & stunning cocktails in a small, hip space with colorful cyberpunk murals & an industrial vibe. Big city vibes in COS.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 26 people are saying
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MarthaE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place. Drinks were excellent. Food was really good. My new favorite place downtown.

JC
JohnC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a regular we enjoyed it for an evening meal and drinks

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool spot. If you enjoyed Neuromancer, you’ll get a kick out the drink names.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening date night with the husband. Nice atmosphere and nice place

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chiba is one of the best hangouts in Colorado Springs. The food is always impressive and fresh. The staff are attentive and engaging. It’s a fun and hip place to eat, drink, and engage with friends.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about the place

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a hidden gem, making this our spot.

ML
MattyLo
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chiba is a largely undiscovered gem in the Springs. Having frequented just about every speak easy, classic cocktail lounge, and noteworthy bar in the city, I am confident to say that Chiba remains consistent and quality above the rest.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Very cool place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit to Chiba bar is the best. The service is outstanding and attentive- the food is unbeatable and the atmosphere is super fun. They serve the best sushi in town and have some bangin specials each week. Their cocktails are out of this world delicious AND super pretty too. I love Michael, Autumn, and the rest of the team there!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the vibe of this place. The food and cocktails are simple and well executed and the staff is attentive. They are strictly following CDC guidelines and we felt as safe as we could have asked for in these crazy times. Looking forward to going there again and again.

ML
MattyLo
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, service and the drinks off the menu are fantastic. The ambiance feels like you’re in blade runner, but a nicer blade runner

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Cool spot to grab a drink and talk. Good first date type of place. The wait staff was super helpful and knowledgeable. The food was better than expected. I would recommend for sure.

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Binkett
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect, fresh, and delicious!! Service was prompt and attentive without being overly so. The safety precautions taken for COVID are good and we felt safe. Will eat in again!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food..great drinks

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Eviltaco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like cyberpunk, Chiba is absolutely amazing. Great food, awesome drinks, great atmosphere, it’s my favorite bar.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Had a nice dream night. Ordered two of their bowls which turned out delicious. Not to loud just right atmosphere.

JT
JulesT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s challenging enough to have a night out during a pandemic, let alone a birthday party where the number of guests keeps changing and there are still guidelines to adhere to. Michael Carsten and his staff did everything possible to make my birthday celebration in a public space, feel like we were in someone’s home- but with impeccable service! In addition to that, the Rice Bowls to die for, and the cocktails were spot on.
I think I’d like to have my birthday once a week from now on!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fist time going was not disappointed. Amazing good service help explain what to order. Was a awesome experience.

JK
JimK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy Japanese Bistro small bite menu but food was delish and staff was awesome. Very welcoming.

CW
CharlesW
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chiba Bar was phenomenal as always. Amazing food. Amazing Cocktails. And all for an extremely reasonable price.

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Uenoparker
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty rolls and gyoza. Interesting cocktails you won't find elsewhere. Sci-fi themed decor.

BP
BethanyP
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came from Buffalo and the food and service was outstanding! I would recommend this place to anyone!

KK
KipK
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My bride and I discovered Chiba Bar last winter and have been several times since then. We really enjoy it and have been consistently impressed with all facets of our dining experience. The best two adjectives I can describe it with are: unique and funky (without being weird).

Food: the menu is quite small by modern standards and consists of innovative Asian inspired dishes. Both of us have thoroughly enjoyed the quality of food. The portion size is good but not huge.

Drink: Chiba Bar has a very unique, interesting variety of cocktails. It’s definitely not your run-of-the-mill Bar menu consisting of an Old Fashioned, Margarita, Cosmo and Mule. Instead you’ll find an innovative menu of cocktails, some of which include spirits I’d never heard of. The ones we’ve tried have been outstanding and... get this... very reasonably priced!

Atmosphere: The owners describe the Chiba Bar vibe as Cyberpunk Izakaya (Izakaya is a Japanese strange pub) which is fitting. It’s relatively dark with intimate booths and high tops. There are a couple mirror balls hanging from the ceiling and modern, Japanese-looking graphics on the walls. It’s in the heart of downtown so people watching opportunities are excellent!! It’s not especially quiet but we’ve never had problems carrying on normal volume conversations.

Service: We’ve been very impressed with the service every time we eat there. Friendly, very accommodating, and attentive without being overbearing.

If you’re looking for a large, “safe”, chain restaurant in the suburbs with a five page menu (one of which is titled “For The Kiddos”) then you should probably eat elsewhere. If you enjoy a funky, downtown, Asian/Industrial atmosphere with a limited but interesting menu and inventive cocktails then you really should give Chiba Bar a try.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had a lot of fun the waiting staff was helpful and their drinks were great. You need a mask when you enter or use the restroom right now but that’s a plus to me.

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vipMwilyms
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go now. Excellent fresh, unique, beautifully prepared food and cocktails. Impeccable service and a totally unique atmosphere in Colorado Springs. One of our favorite places downtown.

AG
AshleyG
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, experienced bartenders, fun atmosphere

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chiba Bar using the Order Online button. Chiba Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (719) 321-0760.

Chiba Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 26 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.