Sushi Sasa

4.7
2331 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Sushi Sasa is designed to offer Denver the opportunity to enjoy Traditional and "New Style" Japanese cuisine harmoniously beneath one roof. The seasonal, healthy, beautiful and affordable tasting menu compliments the fully functioning sushi bar bridging the gap between East coast innovation and West coast charm. Bilingual chefs man the sushi bar at the rear of the zen-like space and offer up exotic fish and produce from around the world with the heart of the cuisine remaining Japanese. With a wonderful sake and wine list and a cozy downstairs lounge, Sushi Sasa is a perfect place for a business lunch or a nice dinner with friends.
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Sun 11:30AM - 11:30AM 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:30PM
Mon - Wed 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 10:30PM
Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 11:00PM
Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 11:30PM
Sat 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 11:30PM

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LT
Denver
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Consistently excellent food. Never think about going anywhere else for sushi.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Reliable and really delicious

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Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The black cod is fantastic

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

First time to Denver

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food! Loved this place so much! Will definitely be back :)

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D
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect, as always. Service, food and cocktails never disappoint at Sushi Sasa! The reception ladies were charming, as well.

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OK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food quality is sub-par and the moment you walk into the restaurant you are greeted by this unpleasant smell of a fish market.

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VL
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Great parking!

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

Food is always good!

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PP
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place it’s always on my List when I come To Denver👍

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JN
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sushi Sasa is always wonderful! We visit at least once a month. The Moriawase adn Lady Rainbow salad are my faves and both are a good value (for lunch). Jane is one of the servers there and she is FABULOUS!! She remembers us and knows what we want before we ask.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was absolutely amazing! loved everything and and it was all perfect! the fresh fish and amazing rolls were delicious!

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the diablo and pink lady rolls and they were delicious! Would definitely go back but a little pricey.

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1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends having dinner

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only place I will always recommend to anyone who loves sushi!

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Waaaay too loud in the expanded dining area, server left us without drinks for 9 minutes while we waited. Sushi was pretty good, but won't return.

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ML
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a reservation and showed up an hour early, we said we would wait just in case they needed the table but they sat us right away. Service was prompt and polite by all, food was outstanding. I asked for extreme spicy flavors and they accommodated my request though it wasn't on the menu.

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Denver
64 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite sushi restaurant in Denver. The sushi is perfection, the service is excellent and a very pretty room with the sun streaming in the windows. I love the oysters, the chirashi, all of the sushi. The value is excellent. Wayne does a fantastic job with this gem of a restaurant.

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LN
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was high quality and delicious. The atmosphere was wonderful, a great place for a date.

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TA
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The sushi was good but not notably outstanding. Service was excellent.

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EG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a wonderful dining experience. We've been coming to Sushi Sasa for years and we have never been disappointed. It's the best sushi/sashimi in Denver and we have been to many of them. The food is of the highest quality and the service is attentive but unobtrusive. The ambience is intimate, perhaps a wee bit dark, but it may be my aging eyes. It is definitely not a see-and-be-seen place. Just seriously fantastic food.

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1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was really good and different! Service could have been a little more helpful on the menu, but that’s okay because everything was outstanding.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down my favorite sushi restaurant in Denver. I love love love this place. I have tried other places here and there and nothing compares!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious! A great spot!
We come to Denver once a year for a long weekend, and Sushi Sasa is our go-to spot! The spicy garlic edamame is wonderful, and the Dragon Roll is our favorite!

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Denver
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Sushi Sasa was not on point tonight, but generally a solid place. Fish was good except the live octopus, which was very salty, service was a bit off but friendly.

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T
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Even with my reservations still had to wait an half and hour. Our server was not knowledgeable about the menu, I asked for a recommendation of wine and he seemed confused. Even after he asked if we had questions about the menu. The food was decent, though I was expecting more for the price we paid, the visual display was severely lacking. The experience was unique, but I won't be going back.

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TF
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

I usually rave about Sasa, but lately the service has been not up to its usual standards. I love the staff. Maybe just a stressful night.

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c
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Valentine’s Day. Place was packed as might be expected. Food is always great here. Service was a little off but I can attribute that to how busy they were.

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FG
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Let me preface this with; I have been all over eating sushi including 2 years living in Japan off the coast of Fukuoka where some of the top maguro were being caught and sold. As with any landlocked state i approach sushi places with apprehension. A local bartender had told a colleague and I sushi Sasa was the best in Denver and yelp reviews alluded to as much (for whatever that's worth). The menu read chinese to me with starters that were not very traditional Japanese nor would i expect a Japanese chef to have. Which made sense as i was told the chef trained for two years in Japan. Two years?!?! At best he moved from toasting seaweed to making tamagoyaki. I digress. The sushi was what i expected for such an establishment, poor fish to rice ratio's and over sweetened (rice vinegar) rice. Perhaps this was tuned more for the locals than for traditionalists. Total of 5 different nigiri's and 3 rolls. The nigiri's were as i mentioned. One thing that struck me was the use of what looked very much like fake crab in the Kani gunkan. WTF?! That's disappointing. I mean why else would you mix it with mayo. Whole king or snow crab legs in the gunkan topped with caviar would of worked just as well. We had placed orders for two hot items, after waiting 30 minutes with no server checking in we decided we didn't want it anymore and figured the server forgot to put it in. Asked for the bill and to our surprise there the hot items were. When we addressed it the server had the gall to ask us if we wanted it to take home? WTF?!? Are you serious? You are looking at unfinished sushi and you are asking if we want to take the hot food home. The clues to my answer are staring you in the face. I applaud your courage (or perhaps ignorance) to ask. Of course we declined. We dropped over $200 for two people and for that money i would of expected better service and food to be honest. Overall a great place if you need to impress someone who doesn't know sushi.

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H
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Services was terrible!! You would think on Valentines that everyone would bring their “A” game....not the case!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food quality and taste here is unbelievable! It was a culinary tour de force from appetizer to dessert. Hands down, best sushi in Denver, or almost anywhere.

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MW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I am in a Denver I visit Sasa. Amazing!

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YG
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is always excellent! The service was poor this visit however, our server vanished half way through our meal.

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JF
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

My husband and I went to celebrate both my birthday and our anniversary. We were greeted by our server fairly quickly and ordered or drink. We decided on the chef's tasting menu, however, I requested that we wanted our cocktail to serve as our "first course" and that we were in no rush for the food to begin arriving. About 3 minutes later, the first course was delivered. It was a chilled salad course, so both my husband and I sat the seaweed salad aside to enjoy our drinks as requested. Then out came a glass of complimentary champagne for our celebration (which we we very grateful for) but this left two full drinks to consume. Before I could finish my salad and they clear my plate, finish my cocktail and start on my champagne, the soup course was brought out. I mentioned that I wasn't quite finished with my salad and was told they didn't want the soup to get cold, however it was still served only warm, at best. Being a slow Monday night, I could tell the wait staff was anxious. During every course, the back waiters kept peeking over at our table, which I appreciate the attentiveness, but it felt more like being rushed and pushed to move on to the next course rather than great service. All this being said, for the total bill of $345 dollars, plus tip for the two of us, the service should have been more on point. Our server also made us feel like we were inconveniencing her to do her job. The food was delicious, but thought it lacked a bit of creativity. Four out of six courses had the same tomatoes, whether in the dish or as a garnish as well. For being a chef's tasting menu for $120 per person, I expected more. For the price we spent on this dinner, I was not impressed overall and would be hesitant to recommend this to a friend for the price. Cut that final bill in half and it would be a different review.

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NP
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a wonderful experience! The food was absolutely delicious. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. We will definitely return!

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TH
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful restaurant with superb dishes served in a warm atmosphere by attentive servers. It was outstanding at every level. We should have cancelled other reservations and just returned here every night until we had sampled the entire menu, although we might have broken down and odered sushi every night.
Go. Enjoy.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service.

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l
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service! We were celebrating our anniversary and we’re surprised with complimentary champagne!

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NM
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I make it a point to always come to Sushi Sasa when in Denver. It is the best!

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