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Sushi Den, Denver, CO

Sushi Den

4.8
4.8
551 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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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 128 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

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What 551 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Japanese

  • Denver

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sushi Den never disappoints, one of the few restaurants that remains consistently great.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Toro, and great service!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always incredible and amazing.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There was a lot of hype from our friends and we were concerned that it wasn’t going to live up to it, however it definitely did. Wonderful food, ambiance, service
  5. LD

    LoganD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Pretty disappointing first experience at Sushi Den last night. I booked a table for our anniversary (which I mentioned in the option for special occasion) online about a week ago and only 8:15 and 8:30 openings were left. I checked back several times, including the day of the reservation, for a earlier time with no luck. When my fiancée and I showed up the restaurant was only about 65% full, which was aggravating. We still ended up being seated in the bar area next to the bathroom in a waiter's section that was very overextended. I know because he said so repeatedly as he walked by to attend to other tables, one of which he could hear complaining that the food had not shown up. We didn't get to order drinks for 25 minutes, ordered food at that time, and didn't see the miso soup until we had been there for about 45 minutes. The sushi arrived an hour after we had been there, it was a little hit or miss. Deluxe sushi platter was great, as was spicy tuna, but both the soft shell crab and lobster tempura came out cold and the batter soggy as if it had been sitting there. The house roll (eel and avocado) had avocado that had brown spots from sitting out and oxidizing, which I've never seen at any sushi place. All of this took so long that we were the very last to leave with chairs being put up as we left. Also no acknowledgment of our anniversary. The waiter was apologetic, and nice overall, and ended up with a 20% tip, but the experience itself left a bad taste in our mouths for a meal that was over $175 on a special night.
  6. P

    Perry

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality across the board. Our server, Su, was excellent and provided fantastic recommendations. Pricey, but well worth for a special occasion.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We dine at sushi den regularly, been very consistent throughout, unfortunately due to such high expectations this time was terrible very rude waitress, forgot several items !! Had the nerve to say Well you can just order when you come back , Left angry !! Will not be back anytime soon , Possibly never . Sorry JC
  8. MB

    MartinB

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sushi den never disappoints. Best sushi in Denver by far!
  9. B

    Bionica

    Denver

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm a regular here. The food, service and ambiance is top notch and consistent. We're blessed to have such a great restaurant in Denver. Thank you!
  10. J

    Joey

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! That’s it. Just go damn it!
  11. MO

    MichaelO

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience, great food and service, beautiful surroundings
  12. BC

    BCPC

    Denver

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love The Den. Excellent food, atmosphere, and service
  13. M

    Mac1234

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good sushi but we have had better. Glad we made a reservation. Otherwise, long line.
  14. TS

    TheSwedishChef

    Denver

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best fish and service
  15. M

    Montanefoodie

    Denver

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Does Sushi Den even look at the customer requests when they make reservations? We made reservations well in advance of our dining date. We requested a table by the window in a specific area of the restaurant. Upon arrival, we were going to be taken by the host to a different area entirely, then when we were redirected to the asked for area, we were told that we couldn’t have a window seat as it would conflict with diners arriving 30 minutes later than when our reservations were for. Never had this happen in a first class restaurant before!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We’ve been to Sushi Den before and know how delicious and fresh the food is. We had a good experience there last night, but some of the food was a little off, to be honest. The grilled hamachi collar appetizer was a little overdone and dry and lacked flavor. The Greek style snapper wasn’t as good as we’ve had in the past - hard to put my finger on it, just didn’t have the same flavor. The other sushi dishes we ordered were very good. The service was exceptional and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. We will definitely come back to Sushi Den time and again. I’d never tell anyone not to go here, just didn’t have that wow factor we’ve experienced in the past.
  17. d

    dlansd

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best sushi in Denver without a doubt. Wait staff is knowledgeable and efficient. It is a bit pricey but what good sushi isn’t? We try to get here a few times a year when I need my sushi fix.
  18. G

    Goro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    Sushi rice was not good: too wet and sticky. I was disappointed with the quality and taste. I have never experienced this bad at Sushi-den.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    REALLY yummy food. We sat at the bar which was super fun, the chef was interactive and fun to watch. Our server was really nice and made great recommendations. Definitely try the Spanish AND Croatian tuna. Incredible bites!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Server was Travis. He marked everything that he recommended for me because we couldn’t decide what we wanted. Miso black cod is a must! Other than that I recommend whatever is from the catch of the day. I will come back 😊
  21. JE

    JohnElway

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A consistently wonderful dining experience, including high quality of food, environment, and thoughtful menu.
  22. PM

    PatriciaM

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sushi Denis the ultimate experience!
  23. n

    nickw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite sushi spot in Denver, and its not even close.
  24. CE

    CEbanning

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Su was fantastic to help us order and was very attentive to our needs. The food was amazing!!!
  25. S

    Sandy

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great evening with some incredibly good sushi, some which was as fresh as you can get in Denver. Our server had great drink and sushi suggestions which were all delicious.
  26. AB

    AnyB

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    We hadn’t been to the Den in a few years and probably won’t be back anytime soon. The quality of the food and flavors just aren’t there anymore.
  27. ET

    ErinT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This was my second visit, but this time brought my friends from out of town. We loved every bite! My partner really loves the flame kissed fish from Croatia. It is the smoothest, butteriest taste! Just amazing! We sat upstairs both times we have come, so I would be interested to see what the seating is like downstairs next time. Regardless, the sushi here is delicious!
  28. AP

    AngieP

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my very favorite restaurants in Denver. The fish is superb, ambience is spectacular, service is wonderful! I would love to see a little more diversity on a cocktail list… But overall a fabulous experience.
  29. LS

    LesS

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Have been going to Sushi Den for years and years. Service great. Beautiful beautiful restaurant. But food very very disappointing. Have never never had a disappointing meal before. Will not give up and will try it again.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and great sushi
  31. TC

    TamaraC

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful sushi and fresh daily specials. Excellent service and recommendations from our server Brady!
  32. AK

    AmyK

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    They sat us at a tiny table near the entrance where all the people waiting to come in stared at us. Lame
  33. F

    Flash

    Denver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh come on! It’s Sushi Den! There’s no better place for Sushi in the Denver area!
  34. AC

    AimC

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    It doesn't come close to what it used to be sadly.
  35. E

    Eric

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had been wanting to go here for several years, & I am VERY disappointed I didn't go sooner. The food was amazing, the service was top notch & the space was fantastic. Although it was a little pricey, I felt that it was a great value for what they offered. I will 100% be going back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service & food was awesome!
  37. JW

    JaneW

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous fresh fish! The miso black cod was our favorite!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Luca was terrific! Sushi was terrific! One of our faves we’ll be back soon!
  39. M

    Moosehead

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Den is still my favorite restaurant in Denver after many years and newcomers. The fish and menu selections are delicious, servers superb, and customers boisterous. It is a bit of a challenge to get a reservation, so plan ahead.
  40. SD

    ScoobyDoo

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always great food. best wasabi ever!

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 551 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 128 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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