Fontana Sushi - 534 E. Alameda Location

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$30 and under
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Come join us for sushi and Japanese cuisine. Our Master Sushi Chef, Danny Niu, studied and worked in Tokyo for seven years and brings both classic training and contemporary creativity to his food. Enjoy dining in a casual, welcoming atmosphere and remember to ask about the Chef's weekly specials. There are always a few surprises! Please do not combine coupon offers.
What 25 People Are Saying
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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi I’ve ever had. And the best miso soup ever! I love this place. Will definitely be back soon.

MM
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food.

JM
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Pushy servers. Good food but no atmosphere. Would not come back. There are better sushi options

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

From the Open Table App this place sounded like an amazing place to grab sushi, what a disappointment! Upon entering the restaurant the place was mildly busy. We were seated right away and greeted with a nonchalant attitude and dirty silverware and plates! Once our order was placed we were excited to try the sushi bc of other amazing reviews! Well, the monkey ball and spider man rolls were great but everything else was subpar. We asked for another tea and were blown off. As an interracial couple our service was not like other tables. Once we asked for the check 🧾 our server proceeded to throw a piece of paper at our table then walk off! I would stay as far away from this place as possible. The food doesn’t seem fresh, the drinks and cleanliness could easily end up on Gordon Ramsey’s 24 hours to hell and back. I have never been so disappointed, disrespected and just unsatisfied. Steer clear, I recommend sushi Rama, hapa, bonzai or sushi hai!

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere for food and conversation. I loved my California rolls & spicey tuna rolls. We had to ask for more water and our check, but we got our food quickly.

OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone there is great! Sushi is very fresh and they make some amazing flavors to accompany the sushi.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome rolls! Haven’t had one we didn’t love yet!

DF
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, wonderful food.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I was upset that there was no communication that when we booked online for reservations it would not allow us to use or Groupon. No one communicated that. I was very unhappy and would not recommend

OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was visiting Denver for a girl’s weekend- we opted for sushi one night. The rolls were tasty, (get the fresh wasabi- changed my wasabi life!!), very friendly staff and reasonably priced.

R
Denver
70 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Service is a little slow on the weekends but this is our go to sushi spot.

R
Denver
70 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

This is our favorite go to sushi spot. Service is a little slow on fri/ sat nights but other than that I can't complain.

DF
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good fresh neighborhood sushi restaurant in a no frills setting with friendly staff. Great fresh wasabi option and very fresh fish specials. I wish I lived closer!

RC
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Very odd that before an introduction or anything else she immediately said that if we used Open Table then "no coupons". We hadn't suggested or implied we were using a coupon. We didn't use one. It was fairly rude.

WM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always the freshest fish. Anne is always so welcoming.

C
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I live in California but regularly fly to Colorado. I have eaten at both Fontana Sushi Locations and have been very pleased with both. I will definitely go back the next time I am in Colorado!

R
Denver
70 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is our favorite sushi spot in Denver. Just as good if not better than sushi den but way less expensive. Get the fresh wasabi, it's worth it.

H
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was really good, but there was a very off-putting tone. Immediately when we walked in, the hostess said we could not use coupons if we used Open Table. I didn’t have a coupon anyway, but that was really weird. I also felt up-sold on my drink and paying extra for better wasabi. But I did enjoy my food!

RO
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply Amazing!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delightful, cozy, tasty with great staff

BS
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The only complaint i have is that there was 1 maybe 2 servers working the entire restaurant on one of the busiest nights of dining. 12/31. We had to get up and ask the hostess to put in out drink order and when the sake came it only came with 2 cups a dd there was 3 of us so i just drank sake from the craft.

SB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Fontana. The food is always exceptional and the service is great. We are never rushed, they don't mind if you linger and enjoy! This is absolutely a great neighborhood gem for quality, affordable sushi.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Very good food. The food was a little slow coming out, but we weren't in a rush. They have what look like amazing lunch deals that we would like to go back and try.

A
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found my new favorite place for sushi!! Pay a little extra and get the fresh wasabi, it's so worth it!!! Beautiful sushi to look at and to eat!!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've eaten a lot of sushi and the sushi here is great. Fresh, high quality. Even better than more popular restaurants in town. The restaurant is cute, neighborhoody. I really didn't expect it to be so good. We had gyoza and poki tuna salad for appetizers, a fire-cracker roll, monkey brain and a plate of assorted sushi that was served with fresh wasabi and a garlic butter sauce. We could not have been happier with the whole experience! We're definitely coming back.