This restaurant is one of the more popular places to go for sushi in Denver. Its menu also offers tempura, teriyaki, and a variety of traditional ... More
This restaurant is one of the more popular places to go for sushi in Denver. Its menu also offers tempura, teriyaki, and a variety of traditional Japanese soups like Udon, but the sushi is the best bet. The atmosphere is often lively with patrons crowding just inside the door, friendly hostesses, waiters and waitresses buzzing around, and plenty of noise coming from the dining room. The Sushi Den is known for bringing out the local trendsetters and is the place to be seen. Lunchtime, however, is more relaxed and quiet.
I think I've tried all the sushi in Denver. Not only is the Sushi Den the best sushi in town, but may be the best restaraunt in town if you are looking to impress (big date, business meeting). It gets pretty busy so make sure to get your reservations in.
After living in Hawaii, my wife and I thought we would never experience good quality sushi this far inland and landlocked. You can imagine our surprise and delight when we located the Sushi Den. I would have to say they are on par with some of the best sushi places on the Pacific Coast and Hawaiian Islands. We highly recommend the Sushi Den!!
Everyone knows Sushi Den, and that they have great food. That cannot be debated. However, if you're looking to be original (on that first date perhaps) you might want to go somewhere else... even if Sushi Den is the hot spot.
Nothing else in Denver comes close except for Japon off Gaylord. You're going to get the freshest fish (shipped via Fedex daily) prepared by the best sushi chefs (they have a sister restaurant in Japan). Get the toro tuna when available for a sublime experience, but get adventurous with the items on the special menu, like the new style sashimi with jalapeno, or try unusual items like agedashi tofu or dynamite with brown rice. (Sorry, Vi!) Mike is a staple behind the bar and will make you feel right at home as you wait for a table. The owner's wife Michiko is a pastry chef so save room for dessert.