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Kazahana, Telluride, CO

Kazahana

4.7
4.7
108 Reviews
$50 and over
Sushi
The newest addition to the dining scene in Telluride, Kazahana offers classic Japanese cuisine prepared by Chef Naoki Takahashi and his team. Highlights on the menu include nigiri, sashimi, chirashi, tartar, ceviche, as well as a selection of sushi rolls and hot entrees. Beverage options include Japanese cocktails, whiskey and beer, and a top notch selection of sake and wines. The 10-seat Omakase Bar features a 15+ course chef's choice tasting menu with optional sake and wine pairings.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (970) 729-8933
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Telluride
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Omakase Dining

    $200.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Omakase at Kazahana is an elegant and formal dining experience served in a beautiful space. Chef Naoki Takahashi will prepare 18+ courses using the finest seasonal ingredients available in the world. Omakase literally translates to "I leave it up to the Chef", so diners will not need place an order. Cocktails, fine wine and sake are available from your server at additional cost. Wine and Sake pairings designed by Beverage Director Colin O'Neill are also available. Reservations are available anytime from 5pm to 830pm for up to 6 guests. Omakase dining with Chef Nao will be an unforgettable dining experience.

What 108 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Sushi

108 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time here. We did the a la carte menu and sat at the bar. We focused on sushi- mainly nigiri and sashimi and it was fantastic. Tony, the sushi chef kept delicious bites coming and offered a few new things to try (pickled wasabi is amazing). The aburi was ok, but the nigiri and sashimi really were stars. Fresh, perfectly cut and portioned, and one of the most delicious sushi experiences I have had in a while. Everyone was great with service and very nice. One of my new favorites.

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  2. Punnina

    Las Vegas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! We have dined here several times while visiting Telluride and we look forward to our next time! Everything TOP

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  3. LauraR

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Omakase with perfect wine pairings. Highly recommended.

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  4. kcfoodie

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, and our service was excellent. A wonderful addition to Telluride!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef provides an amazing meal and adding Luke’s service and knowledge further elevates the experience.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    I thought the quality of the food for the price was unacceptable. I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone. Truly a disappointment considering people have spoken so highly of it.

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  7. susanw

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    The portions were tiny. Some of the food was very good, some fishy. We were a large table and and the bill was a lot. We wish we had made reservations elsewhere.

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  8. RobinfromT

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was probably the best meal I have ever had in Telluride - maybe ever! I have lived here for over 30 years and it was incredible! We ate off of the Omakase Menu - I highly recommend it!!

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  9. papmd

    Denver

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sushi and innovative combinations. Excellent service by the entire staff. We will be back

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  10. LexiS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    overall2food5service1ambience1
    Our server was not attentive at all. All our food arrived at separate times. The wait time for ordering was 45-55 minutes for one sushi roll

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  11. Fitcook

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were top level. The chairs were not very comfortable. Definitely on the pricey side.

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  12. BruceS

    Tallahassee

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Even better than Honga’s in its glory days (and that was excellent too). Omakase isn’t cheap anywhere so complaints about prices cannot be taken seriously. If you don’t like the price then don’t partake!

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  13. Carrie

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We had a la carte, not omikase. The sushi was good. Not better than most places I enjoy around the country. The prices are unsightly high and it’s priced per piece, not per 2 pieces. That they charge $9 or more for plain edamame should be a clue to their over charges. The food is fine, but I don’t need to go back. Nothing special

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend the omakase tasting experience with wine pairings. Food service and ambience were outstanding. Nice to add a new restaurant to our favorites in Telluride!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing - very impressed. Service and atmosphere were also good. Not sure I’d come here again because the price tag to get this quality of sushi in a remote mountain town is just too high. Our bill was astronomical.

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  16. AlliBG

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a reservation for a standard table but asked about the Omakase experience and they fit us in. It was hands down the best sushi I have ever had. Watching Chef prepare each course was amazing and I would eat anything he put down in front of me!!! Pricey, but worth it for a special night!!! We’ll be back.

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  17. GailM

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last night’s experience at Kazahana was beyond excellent. Tony is an gifted sushi chef. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting at the sushi bar and interacting with Tony. It was a delightful evening and we will most definitely be back. Thank you Tony and Jose for a wonderful dinner! Next time we plan to do the Omakasa dinner. Can’t wait. See you in September.

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  18. Tory

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was absolutely amazing, definitely worth the money in Telluride. It’s a unique experience with perfectly seasoned food, great drinks, and an even greater vibe. The wait staff is also very knowledgeable and accommodating. Definitely recommend!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food on par with any high end sushi restaurant; great ambience; a welcome addition to Telluride

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  20. JacquelineD

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the restaurant that Telluride has been missing!!! Incredibly fresh, staff was very knowledgeable, food to service was SUPERB! Best experience we have had dining in Telluride all summer! highly recommend, we will be back very soon!!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Omakase in Telluride! This rivals the best sushi anywhere.

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  22. MountainMama

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So exciting that there's a good sushi option in Telluride! It was gloriously spacious downstairs, nice and cool and the fish was great. Lots of great sake options too.

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  23. RyanR

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chino was amazing. He provide some of the best service we have ever had. Not only was his service impeccable but his guide in our dining experience was incredible the food was the best sushi we have ever had. New telluride favorite!

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  24. SanAntonioAustin

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and service. Kara took great care of us. She knows the menu and made great suggestions and adjustments. We enjoyed a set menu and the cod was a highlight. We also ordered a lot of sashimi and rolls all of which were fresh and satisfying. Aburi nigiri was a favorite! Great dinner!! Thank you!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sat at the bar with open table. Reservation host was unbelievably accommodating bartender, immediately acknowledge, dust, great food, great service definitely come again thanks.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Omakaze experience! Loved the chefs and the service.

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  27. david

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best sushi dinners I’ve had in years. Quality was impeccable, presentation was beautiful, atmosphere incredible. We will be back and I highly recommend. All staff members exceptionally delightful and helpful.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    absolutely amazing food and staff. our waiter was so patient and helpful with the menu and made our dining experience wonderful. we got to try a specialty dish on the house and the chefs were so kind and proud of their beautiful work. will be coming here lots more times… highly suggest the thin rice paper mochi and all three cuts of toro nigiri 😊

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the BEST experience only to be topped by a double rainbow across Columbia!!! Would highly recommend the wait staffs suggestions! Will be back for sure!

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  30. BillL

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous sushi with the perfect sake and wine pairing. Chef described each serving with great detail and enthusiasm. It seemed each serving exploded with flavor on my pallet.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best unagi

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  32. papmd

    Denver

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food and sake. Superb wait staff. We will be back

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is top notch. Better than almost any prime urban star sushi restaurant. Room is beautiful. And team works so hard for the customers. So do the chefs!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic. It was a bit pricey for what you get but the entire town is $$$

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Omakase was good but they included edamame, small bowl of miso soup, and small bread pudding desert as one of the 15 ‘courses’ so it’s more like 12 pieces of sushi which isn’t much for $150/person price tag, plus 4% for kitchen staff 11% for tax and 20%+ for tip. 15 actual pieces of sushi or 15 courses would have been better.

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  36. JimF

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kazahana raises the dining standard in Telluride. Great to have an option from the standard mountain cuisine.

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  37. Jesst

    Fort Lauderdale

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible dishes and truly wonderful service. Beautiful place.

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  38. Jeff

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and the individual experience with the chef was outstanding in every way.

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  39. LisaB

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!! My new favorite!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good sushi and nice atmosphere. Great addition to the Telluride dining circuit. I prefer the upstairs dining. Great Toro.

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FAQs

Kazahana is rated 4.7 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Kazahana

126 E Colorado Ave, Telluride, CO 81320

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Telluride
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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