Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.27mi
  2. Distance: 0.30mi
  3. Distance: 0.40mi
  4. Distance: 0.42mi
  1. Distance: 0.27mi
  2. Distance: 0.30mi
  3. Distance: 0.40mi
  4. Distance: 0.42mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.27mi
  2. Distance: 0.30mi
  3. Distance: 0.40mi
  4. Distance: 0.42mi
  1. Distance: 0.27mi
  2. Distance: 0.30mi
  3. Distance: 0.40mi
  4. Distance: 0.42mi

About Sushi Sasa

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.

2401 15th Street, Suite 80
Denver, CO 80202
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday:
11:30am - 2:30pm

Happy Hour:
Every evening in our beautiful newly remodeled second dining room
5:00pm - close



Dinner
Monday- Saturday:
5:00pm - close

Brunch:
Sundays:
12:00pm- 3:00pm (Open straight from noon- 9:00pm)

Complimentary valet 7 nights a week.

(17) 90 minute free Lunchtime Visitor Parking spaces along the I-25 fenced spots, in addition to our (10) dedicated Sushi Sasa spaces Mon-Fri!

Cross Street:
15th and Platte

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 433-7272

Website:
http://sushisasa.com/

Catering:
Please contact us directly regarding catering events.

Parking Details:
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday - Complimentary Valet located north/west side of the building.
Weekday evenings - Private lot available with over seventy five spots, located on the north/west side of the building.
Lunch is limited parking in shared lot. Street parking recommended.

Public Transit:
Union Station (.5 miles follow walking bridges/through Common's Park to Platte St)

Executive Chef:
Wayne Conwell

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Open Christmas Eve to make your holiday perfect!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Make your New Year's Eve reservations now while space is still available!
We look forward to serving you,
Team Sasa

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Details
Sun 11:30AM - 11:30AM 12:00PM - 3:00PM 9:15PM - 9:15PM

Mon - Sat 11:30AM - 11:30AM 9:15PM - 9:15PM

Send a Gift Card

Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.

Private Dining

At Sushi Sasa we have private dining room available for parties of 18 or more. We also have shared party rooms available for parties of 10 or more.

Sushi Sasa Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for a Date (15)
See All
Special Occasion (11)
Romantic (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Authentic (9)
Fun (8)
Healthy (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Cozy (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Vegan (1)
Sort by
S
2012 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Always enjoyable, welcoming, and delicious. Our waiter made several recommendations that turned out even better than we expected.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 14, 2017

Decent. But overpriced for subpar rolls. The service was good and I enjoyed the atmosphere but was completely underwhelmed by the rolls. Maybe it was because I had gone to Sushi Den a couple nights before...

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4
value4

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Sushi Sasa has the best sushi in Denver - that hasn't changed in the 5 years I've been coming here. My below review in no way reflect the quality of their food, drinks and our waitress - that was all amazing!

Everything was above expectations!...until it was time to pay. I had a $50 Open Table credit - something I researched before using because the process changed. It used to be a gift card that OpenTable would send out - now you make a reservation and the $50 credit is applied.

The frustration came because I never got an e-mail from OpenTable saying they would send an e-giftcard to my e-mail DURING our dinner. Our reservation was at 5:00pm. I then made a 2nd "fake" reservation at 7:15pm while trying to close out, and that is when the e-gift card was sent to my e-mail and loaded onto my app. While I blame OpenTable for the lack of explanation of what to expect and steps I needed to take to apply the credit, and the fact that it wasn't loaded with my first, real reservation, it was frustrating that the Owner/Executive Chef knew of the situation and put it on the bartender (a friend of ours) to try and work out the mistake while standing in front of us.

After 45 minutes of explaining what was on my end, showing them the app reservation, the e-mail, making a second reservation, etc. I was finally able to load a gift card through the app and give them the number

So to both entities: OpenTable needs to work out the bug that didn't send the e-gift card the first time AND better explain the process to its customers and Sushi Sasa (i.e. Owner/Executive Chef) needed to honor the $50 and settle it with OpenTable (as they had my reservation number, name, etc.) after closing us out so we didn't deal with it for 45+ minutes after dinner on a Sunday night.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Quality was low. Not enough quantity. Didn't feel like it was worth it.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

 
 (Denver)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Crazy expensive for the quality of the sushi and experience. I won’t be back

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4
value1

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is probably the best Sushi I've had in Denver. Everything was delicious!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Consistent high quality. Beautifully presented and just excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The service was below expectation. After we got seated, we had to wait another 15 minutes before the waitress acknowledged us. Throughout the meal she never checked back in as she wasn't around much at all. Seems like she just disappeared to the back and was not seen much. There also was confusion on the orders for various tables. Part of our food ended up at another table and we ended up with another table's appetizer. Food was great.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service2
value3

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My husband and I️ tried coming here last year for my birthday. We made a reservation on OpenTable weeks in advance, showed up and the restaurant was closed due to plumbing. It was a total bummer. I️ wish we would’ve gotten a warning in advance. We ended up going to Sushi Ronin which was amazing!

Anyways...

We made a second attempt to go to Sushi Sasa this year for my birthday. Luckily the place was open and the plumbing was working lol. Overall the experience was good. Not the best we’ve ever had but solid. Our biggest complaint was that our waitress wasn’t the best. She seemed to be in a sluggish mood, which I️ totally get sometimes you have a bad day. I️ work in customer service though and know how important it is to keep a good attitude and give your best no matter what is going on in your personal life.. or maybe she’s always like that?I️ don’t know but customer service is so important when going to a pricey restaurant. To me we just spent way to much money for the quality of service we received.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service2
value3

 
 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We asked to not be seated downstairs ( it's gloomy ) we were seated in the main area. It took a while 10-14 min before our waitress shows up, we later figured out why. She was the downstairs waitress and we were her only table upstairs. We ordered Martini's for dinner, they were slow to arrive. The sushi was not great, the slices were thin/small and the sushi not that fresh. Frankly, as Sushi goes : Sushi Den and Izakaya are much better choices. I ordered the Japans fried rice ( the waitress said the were out of sardines ( which was fine ) I ordered the pork as a replacement for the sardines. This dish had ZERO flavor, but was a large portion. At the end of the meal, the waitress brought our check, she never even asked if we wanted dessert...and yes we did. We were wondering why it wasn't very busy at 6:30pm on a Saturday night....I think we have our answer. It's too bad, this was a very good restaurant.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value2

 
 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I have been to this restaurant many times and have enjoyed the experience. This time it was just awful, the miso soup was cold, the waiter was uninformed and uninterested, the service was slow and we got absolutely no attention. The whole experience was just bad considering I had specifically gone there with guests and was bragging about how good they were. I am uncertain I will go back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service1
value2

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

They have a great lunch special and the service is pretty speedy!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had the Japanese brunch for our wedding anniversary, the food was all extremely fresh, we had yellowtail appetizer, the Sasa Trio was incredible, all the sashimi very delicious, the restaurant brought out a special dessert for our anniversary, the water and cocktails were never empty, and Wayne our server was attentive, and top notch.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a great meal. However, for the management I have some constructive criticism.
The front reception area is terrible. It is too small and is claustro0hobic as it fills with dine-in and carry-out patrons/customers. It needs to be remodeled and thought out carefully.
If reservations are made for a certain time, patrons do not need to hang out in this horrible reception area with chaos all around. There are not enough seats in this area.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service4
value2

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 12, 2017

My friends, family and I are all long time fans of Sasa. My husband and I went tonight to celebrate our anniversary and sat at the sushi bar. The food, drinks, service and attention to detail was top notch! I highly recommend sitting at the bar and trusting the sushi chefs (especially Eiji) do their thing and treat you to the freshest fish of the day! I can’t wait to go back for more!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Absolutely the best sushi in Denver ... fantastic, interesting rolls with flavors and sauces that you won't find anywhere else.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The service and food quality were definitely there. My only thing was some of the nigiri were pricey.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
·Dined on October 8, 2017

Exceptional sushi and great service.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great ingredients, creative and high quality technique, beautiful setting, wonderful service delivered over and over, year after year. Sushi Sasa is a great spot. For this family's money, the best in Denver. Chef Wayne leads a great team!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Everything but the service was great. For $170 for two people, I expect service to be great. Hopefully they fix this issue before I return.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value4

 
·Dined on October 2, 2017

Incredible food! Must go!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Sushi Sasa is my favorite restaurant in Denver. Their sushi is the best in town (especially the Scottish Salmon Roll). The service and ambiance is great. I love this place!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun, Healthy, Good for Groups, Romantic, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Sushi Sasa is one of my favorite places for sushi. My sister and I had a fantastic dinner and our server Ziah (sp) was one of the best. He went above and beyond to make sure we had the best experience. This is the second time I had Ziah as a server...even then he made sure our dining experience was exceptional! We will be back for sure!!! Thank you Ziah!!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

wow! and yum! have been meaning to try sasa (now that we've been i feel embarrassed it took us so long), and this place is no joke. everything we had was great, from the cocktails...vodka shiso gimlets & sasa sidecars, to the sushi...Hamachi Jalapeno, Pink Lady & YJC rolls, and some nigiri. the 2-top tables are a little close together, but that's true in a lot of places. would go back right now if i could

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Always a fun night at Sushi Sasa!!
Sit at the sushi bar and watch the pros in action.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Our server smiled only once, when she brought us the check. We were celebrating our friend's birthday and it was awkward to have a very unhappy waitress.

And our tea was not refilled. Used dishes were left on the table. We eat there often, but this was a very unpleasant experience.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service2
value5

 
 (Denver)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Nothing impressed me about this place. We walked in, and they sat us downstairs, which was uncomfortably warm compared to the main level, it was extremely noisy downstairs, the acoustics are terrible. The service wasn't great. The sushi, in my opinion, didn't taste that fresh - I was most surprised about this aspect. The tuna had a color to it that almost looked fake. I dunno - don't think I would go back.

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience1
service2
value2

 
 (Denver)·Dined on September 4, 2017

This is one of our favorite spots for Sushi. The service is always great and the cocktails super yummy. If you haven't tried their Lychee martini - you're missing out! Their roles are fresh and have a beautiful presentation. The service is always top notch - every time we go! Great for a date night, or a night out with friends.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 3, 2017

We had a wonderful time at Sasa. Staff was great. We booked on Open Table and requested all rolls we order should be with soy paper. When we received with the normal seaweed, they graciously took the order back to be redone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on September 2, 2017

Just arrived in Denver and looked for a place close to our hotel. Restaurant looked nice from the outside. We were seated quickly (read - not very busy). No kids menu. While we were waiting for our food, someone came and took our soy sauce ramekins and utensils from our table! We in turn took some from another table. It was late in the evening, but the soup tasted like it has been there most of the day. Sushi was not fresh either. Certainly won't be back and can't recommend.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service1
value1

 
 (Miami)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Service was out of sequence with what was ordered. Seemed rushed. Waitress was somewhat distracted. Lighting was funky, kept flickering off and on and finally no light over table. Presentation is a big part of this type of food-so seeing it is important. Food was delicious, was out of the grilled liver something I like a lot.

Tags: Late-night Find, Tapas
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience2
service2
value3

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Really fresh sushi with a variety of tasty side dishes. Wonderful service.... definitely not for weekly visits. very pricy. Perfect for special occasions. Thanks for a great evening.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value4

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Chef eiji is a master! Food was excellent and Andrew our waiter was wonderful. Definitely going back!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on August 29, 2017

We did not enjoy our dinner. The sushi selection is very limited for a sushi restaurant! Even the sashimi that we wanted, they were out of. The very limited selection of rolls were not to our liking (mainly California Roll-esque, or other options that included cream cheese or cooked/seared options).
I specified during my reservation that it was my husband's birthday; they didn't even mention it...What made it worse is that we were seated in the room with another birthday celebration that was given "free Sake to celebrate the birthday"...Our server was obviously not interested in giving us that option. I always tip well, having been a server myself; definitely not this time.
We will not be going back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service2
value1

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Sushi Sassa never disappoints. Except this time I think I ordered the wrong main course. Even though my Poke Bow had amazing fresh fish, it had more rice than I could ever imagine eating. On the positive side, most people wouldn't complain about too much of anything.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Denver)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Amazing! Fantastic food with an amazing staff. We will be back. Complimentary valet is wonderful. As good if not better than Sushi Den...

Tags: Organic, Vegan, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food was decent but we had to look for our server and on another occasion reminder her to bring straws for our drinks after waiting almost 10mins for the first request. Probably not a place I would go to again

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service1
value2

 
 (Denver)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Wow! I've lived in Colorado my whole life and this was the best sushi I've ever had! The service was great! The food was incredible! The blue fin hamachi was perfectly elegant and delicious!! Absolutely worth the price of admission. I'd recommend this restaurant to any hard core sushi lover. Great for first dates or anyone looking to make a great first impression. A must for anyone looking for an upscale dining experience where the food comes first!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4
value4

 
·Dined on August 13, 2017

Super friendly staff. Very attentive. Sushi is fresh. Edamame - the spicy garlic - is our FAV!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Great food. One of the best sushi restaurants in Denver area

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.