Sakaba

4.7
72 Reviews
$50 and over
Sushi
Quietly sophisticated with a generous nod to tradition - the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch's newest food and beverage outlet is Japanese dining in its purest form. Sakaba serves only the highest quality, and freshest fish and ingredients paired with the Vail Valleys finest Sake list, Japanese beer and spirits, while maintaining the craft cocktail tradition of its former namesake.

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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 72 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
3.9
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoannaV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall it was meh. Matsuhisa in Vail is much better by far. Our server was very nice but a little pushy on wanting us to order. We didn’t want dessert as we were meeting up with people afterwards but finally ordered creme brûlée just to leave us alone. This dessert in particular was terrible. Overall it wasn’t a bad dinner, but it wasn’t good. Definitely go to Matushisa in Vail for a top experience in regards to food as well as ambience.

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AndrewG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you enjoy sushi you will love this. Great ambience and service. Pricey but what you might expect from a high end restaurant in a high end place

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the miso black cod! Incredible

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in the world. I’ve been to the top sushi restaurants in LA, Las Vegas, Chicago, New York, and London. Nothing beats Sakaba. I don’t know how they do it.

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WesleyS
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We are Sushi fanatics and couldn't have been more disappointed in Sakaba. Simply put, the menu was EXTREMELY overpriced for what you get, the rolls were embarrassingly uneven and the selection was quite simply poor.

Unfortunately this was a shock and certainly not what we expected for a restaurant in the Ritz Carlton.

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MarseeP
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were top notch! I would highly recommend

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vipPunkies123
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is quite pricey but food was delicious. We tried almost all of the rolls. They were small but the flavor was great. Price is understandable given this is in the mountains in beaver creek! Would return!

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Tami
Algeria
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

It is way too expensive!

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vipsakillets
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

For starters we were sat in the bar area rather than the actual restaurant. The menu was in Japanese so unless you are aware of exactly what type of sushi you want then you have to google... OR have a waiter that can help you. When I expressed my frustration over the menu to our waitress, she simply said she had the same problem when she started working there.... How about some help explaining the different types of tuna on the menu? (for example).
The food itself was very good although overpriced- which is expected at the Ritz.
Overall, it was a let down.

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LessleyF
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi ever. Atmosphere was great and the service was outstanding.

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vipElmoT
Detroit
73 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had two wonderful diners here. The service was superior.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Terrible service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was mediocre for the price point. Being a value person.. it was not worth the money.

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EstebanR
Monterrey
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great experience overall until our server forgot one item, then another one and took forever for those last items. Some type of confusion went on or they went out to buy the lobster :-)

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vipUWSmoose
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highest level Japanese food - rivals the best anywhere

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vipCriticAM
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Everything we ordered was amazing. Our server was very sweet and diligent. The only thing standard was the edemame. Everything else was a pleasant surprise. What a great sushi. Be prepared for a big check but it will be totally worth it.

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COfoodie
London
16 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, even going next door to get little kid-friendly food. Delicious food. Felt like we could have been at a fine-dining restaurant in NYC. A little pricey, but everything was so good from cocktails to sushi to dessert. Black cod was extraordinary.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi chef Kazu executed! Food , drinks, and service was💯!

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AdamJ
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Our waitress was very helpful and attentive. Cool ambience and an overall excellent experience.

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vipJessicaL
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in the vail valley! It’s a hidden gem!

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vipTommyT
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food was so so. The appetizer special was awesome but the rest of the meal was average. Service was perfect.

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VivianP
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful treat. We enjoyed a date night here while staying at the Ritz. The food was phenomenal and very unique. We look forward to eating here again.

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vipBill
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like the reviews said...food was great, menu is limited and pricey.

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vipKCMcShea
New England
31 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great Service. Would definitely go back.

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vipGoodMexican
Naples
37 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Asian and possibly the best restaurant in the Vail/BC valley. Service impeccable, attentive and pleasant. Food just incredible, period. The filet, the black cod, the ramen, the lobster, the eggplant are all awesome. The management and staff go out of their way every time we go there to make us welcome.

Pricey but a value for what you get!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time in and I will absolutely come back! The atmosphere comfortable and inviting. My server was Colby and he was fantastic! He was super knowledgeable and gave us great recommendations. The entire staff was friendly and attentive. The food was absolutely delicious, the sushi chef really goes above and beyond! Highly recommend going!

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NinoM
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing service because of Colby, Danny and Michelle. But Chef Kazu takes the experience to the a whole new level of fine dining. We had one of everything on the menu and could not help to enjoy each dish more than the last. Specifically the lobster rolls and wagyu beef... WOW. Can’t wait to eat here again!!!!! Also don’t hesitate to ask the servers/bartenders to create a specialty cocktail just for you! Best dinner experience in Vail Valley. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Even though sushi was good I found the menu to be very limited as well as over priced.

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SusieC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food definitely lacked the wow factor . It was healthy clean and good quality but for the pride it should have been off the hook special and it just wasn’t. Next time I want Sushi I’ll go to Matshuisha or our local nozawa in Avon.

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vipFl3808
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Colby was a fantastic server-his recommendations were on point! The sushi is amazing and would definitly recommend going here.

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ChristopherS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at Sakaba celebrating a birthday. We enjoyed it so much we can back the next night to celebrate our engagement. We came for drinks and desert but couldn’t help ourselves from ordering a bunch of food. The staff made the whole experience special. The food is expensive but the flavor and experience was worth it. We would be tempted to go again if not for their scarce availability of reservations.

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vipStephanieK
Indiana
56 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, the food is excellent. If you are a Japanese Uni fan like my husband, you will be in hog heaven. My kids loved the ramen. The hamachi, eggplant, seabass, and toro were all delicious. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable, making great recommendations for both food and bev. Even the miso Creme brûlée was delicious. All in all a great dinner if a tad pricey, but well worth the dining experience and food!

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vipshariy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great night out
service and ambiance superb
prices extreme,

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FrancieS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

awesome food, service and ambiance. Great for a special dinner!!! Love the patio.

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Coloradogirl915
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio is gorgeous (partially enclosed and heated if needed), and sushi was incredible. Make sure to try the ramen too!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food
Expensive but worth it

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DeliciouslyRelaxing
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindsey, Colby, Chris, and Kazu were outstanding! The experience was special and memorable and the sushi was the best in the Vail Valley!

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ARDubs
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danny was an incredible server. Food was absolutely wonderful. Highly recommend the beef wagu dish and bubble cocktail.

FAQs

Sakaba is rated 4.7 stars by 72 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.