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Sushi Den, Denver, CO

Sushi Den

4.8
4.8
354 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese

For over 37 years, Sushi Den has been regarded as one of the premiere sushi and Japanese restaurants in the United States. Located in the historic Old South Pearl St. neighborhood in the heart of Denver, CO, the restaurant delivers consistently excellent cuisine made from the finest ingredients from around the world.

Master Chef Toshi Kizaki, the visionary behind Sushi Den, continually raises the bar & sets the standard for the restaurant’s high quality cuisine. Youngest brother, Koichi, lives in southern Japan where he makes daily trips to the fish market to purchase fish for the restaurant. The fish is dry iced and reaches the restaurant within 24 hours. Sushi Den’s mission is to maintain one of the nation’s top sushi restaurants through fresh ingredients, innovative, healthy dishes and exceptional service.

We utilize available seating at both Izakaya Den, our sister restaurant next door, and Sushi Den for all reservations through the Sushi Den portal on Open Table.

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Booked 69 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 777-0826

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Master Chef Toshi Kizaki

  • Catering

    Please call us for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We are currently unable to accommodate larger parties over 6 guests. Please call us for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Takuma Nagamine: (303) 777-0826

  • Neighborhood

    Platt Park

  • Cross street

    Florida & South Pearl

  • Parking details

    We offer a Private parking garage. There is also 2 hour street parking.

  • Public transit

    We are located a few blocks southwest of the Louisiana/Pearl light rail station.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 354 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Denver / Colorado

    Best Food

  • Denver / Colorado

    Japanese

  • Denver

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  1. L

    Lori

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Impressed with everything here. Amazing food with great presentation. There’s imported fish from Japan along with innovative rolls. All really fresh. Particularly impressed with the helpful service. You can get any fish sashimi style. The restaurant is absolutely gorgeous. The upstairs is really nice. Definitely makes for a very pleasant dining experience. One of the premier dining experiences in Denver for sure. I’d definitely return!

  2. r

    reg13

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The fish is always incredibly fresh and delicious, well worth the price!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Food was excellent. We went with another couple and ordered separately. This led to our dishes arriving at different times and awkwardly paced. We learned they were out of uni only after we asked why we haven't received it. Check in would be more effective if more than one computer was available to the hostesses.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dining experience

  5. SG

    ShannonG

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Marco at the bar provided great recommendations! We really enjoyed our experience there and will definitely be back. The Osaka salmon was the best!!

  6. EM

    EdenM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best sushi restaurant I’ve ever been too. Exceptional quality and service.

  7. E

    Eleanor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Truly the best sushi I've ever had (and I've eaten sushi off the coast of Japan!). What a wonderful treat to have in Denver of all places. Highly recommend. Must eat here!

  8. AB

    AsevB

    Denver

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    We had heard great things about this restaurant and chose it for our first anniversary celebration. Sadly we were disappointed by a few things. The seating was at a tiny table on the second floor, it was not very romantic…felt like a fish bowl. Service was slow which was not a big issue. But our order came out all over the place. A main course item came before the appetizer, the other items came out at different times far apart from each other, and one we really wanted never showed up. Our server was not very good at follow up or checking our needs, etc. The food was just okay…but nothing to brag about especially for the price. A bummer…but we made the best of the night!

  9. J

    Jbsif91

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been eating dinner at Sushi Den for over 25 years and it only gets better! We highly recommend 💝

  10. LP

    LeighP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The food -- as always -- was stellar. It just doesn't get better than this for the highest quality sushi. It's pricey, but it's worth it.

  11. JL

    JunkoL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We had to make a reservation for 4:30 pm but when we arrived there were over 50 people at the door without reservations. Both we with reservations and those without were allowed in and, in some cases, those without were seated before us. What the… The food was great as always, the best Japanese we can get here in Colorado, and I would and have recommended it as such to others. The service was great too, but I like it better before the Pandemic. I think is was more friendly and exciting then. Maybe over time it will return to what it once was.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Graduation

  13. SG

    SeanG

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Love the location and the ambiance. Service was so-so. Waiter was great but the hostess was apparently too stressed dealing with seating assignments to accommodate our request for a window seat - even though there were plenty open. For reasons unknown, we just couldn’t be sat at a window. In fact, nobody sat at those window seats for the duration of our time there. Interestingly enough, I saw another patron given the opportunity to peruse the restaurant and select his own table! Guess we weren’t important enough . We had the sushi, which was good, but nothing memorable. The sushi rolls we wanted were not available - even though it was 6PM on a Thursday.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our meal was fantastic and our server Jenetta was amazing. She was so knowledgeable about the menu and extremely friendly. With her was a trainee server who also did a great job, the two of them really enhanced our experience and made sure we had a great night!

  15. LN

    LauraN

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Marco, our waiter, was outstanding!!!

  16. WS

    WendyS

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favorite sushi restaurant in Colorado! It never disappoints.

  17. AK

    AriK

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Overall a good experience, as always. The Osaka-Style Aburi Salmon was spectacular. However, my son ordered the teriyaki chicken dinner, and it took over an hour to prepare. I was expecting at least the offer of a free dessert or free teriyaki chicken. Being short-staffed is one thing, but this was ridiculous. Otherwise, everything was as expected at this reliably great place. But, there was a time when the Sushi Den was the only really great sushi in Denver. Now, there are plenty of options, so they might want to consider stepping it up a bit.

  18. CA

    ChelseaA

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server and food experience was amazing for my husband’s birthday dinner!

  19. TH

    TonyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Steven was an amazing waiter and his team was on point and always around and available.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    I ate at sushi den 3 years ago and it was a great experience. Last night was very different. The wait staff was good and the nigiri sushi was good, but the rest of the meal was terrible, and incredibly overpriced. I do not recommend eating at sushi den as long as the restaurant is combined with the restaurant next door.

  21. JT

    JackT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4

    When you go to a restaurant like Sushi Den, you expect perfection. Unfortunately, I felt like the overall experience was not great. The service was poor and the drinks were okay. I think the best sushi in Denver has now flipped to Mizu Izakaya or Matsuhisa.

  22. R

    Richarddad

    Denver

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    I couldn't believe that I didn't receive any OpenTable points on this reservation. For the amount paid you'd think 100 points would be a big deal to them.

  23. a

    ajr6

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A delicious meal. The fish is always so fresh

  24. KS

    KristinaS

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waiters recommendations were excellent and he was very personable. Sushi was outstanding as always! Best in the USA!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Super nice place with friendly staff.

  26. NY

    NYCRD

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and amazing staff

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible experience! This is some of the best, freshest sushi I have ever had. I highly recommend getting any and all types of toro they may have on the menu. The sake was lovely, ambiance was gorgeous, and our waiter took great care of us. We will definitely be back the next time we’re in Denver!

  28. D

    David

    Chicago

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sushi Den has become our regular when visiting Denver. Provided we can get in. Great space, upstairs is perfect on a nice sunny day. Food is always great. First time I’ve seen three choices for copper River salmon and had to try them all. Best I’ve had. Fish is so good try the nigiri option before the rolls to really appreciate the quality.

  29. M

    Mark

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great place for a family meal.

  30. AS

    ArinaS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I highly recommend the omakase especially if it is your first time.

  31. B

    Belial

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The waiter was very knowledgeable about sake, but I could’ve done without the snobbery.

  32. RG

    RobertG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sushi Den has by far the best sushi we have ever had!

  33. WT

    WaltT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sushi Den is a must for high quality Sushi and excellent service!

  34. F

    Foodie

    Denver

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fresh and well presented! Server was well informed and made fabulous recommendations. Restaurant was beautiful and spacious room enough to not be disturbed by people at the table on either side of you.

  35. JG

    JamesG

    Denver

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Izakaya Den is the BEST sushi restaurant in Denver without question! Always exceptional in every respect........JMG

  36. MG

    MarionG

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    I took a friend to reward him on his law degree and he loved what he had ordered. I ordered the Bento box and had enough left over for my dinner tonight. Very generous portions, great service, and the MOST delicious thing was the layered chocolate cake. The noisiness was annoying, but the food compensates for that. Your good food has held up beautifully for so many years. It is very costly, but one knows that going in. My friend was truly delighted .

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best sushi period

  38. LL

    LisaL

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again the best sushi in Denver. The New Style sashimi and the crunchy spicy tuna roll can not be beat. Fish is SO fresh and delicious. Getting ever more expensive but when you want really good sushi there is no place better. Beautiful restaurant and ambiance and waitstaff is great.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’m from San Francisco and a foodie. This is by far the best sushi I’ve ever been to and I’ve been to work renowned restaurants and this is my favorite. Family ran and fish is flown in daily from Japan. If you are adventurous, get Omakase. Absolutely amazing. Everything here is 10++ stars.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, knowledgeable staff.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Sushi Den is rated 4.8 stars by 354 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 69 times today
Google Map for Sushi Den

1487 South Pearl Street Denver, CO 80210

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Florida & South Pearl

  • Neighborhood

    Platt Park

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer a Private parking garage. There is also 2 hour street parking.

  • Public transit

    We are located a few blocks southwest of the Louisiana/Pearl light rail station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Master Chef Toshi Kizaki

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (303) 777-0826

  • Catering

    Please call us for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We are currently unable to accommodate larger parties over 6 guests. Please call us for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Takuma Nagamine: (303) 777-0826

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