Denver's Best Sushi Restaurants

Wok and roll
July 28, 2016
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by Zagat Staff

Here's our picks for the best sushi restaurants in Denver. 

Sushi Den
Sushi · Platt Park · $$$
Food 4.8 · Decor 4.4 · Service 4.4

"If you can't go to Tokyo" , this "homey" Platt Park "institution" "will do" – after all, "Denver's premier" sushi bar still "lives up to the reputation it's been building" since 1984, "thrilling your tongue" with "exquisite" raw fish, "perfectly battered tempura" and other Japanese specialties provided by a "courteous" staff; there's "always a line to get in" , but the "crowds" (and slightly expensive tabs) are worth it for a "true" dining experience.
Matsuhisa
Sushi · $$$$
Food 4.7 · Decor 4.4 · Service 4.4

"The holy grail" of sushi is found at these "outstanding" Nobu siblings whose "world-class" "haute Japanese" "feasts for the senses" are as "jaw-dropping" as the "astronomical prices" ; the "hip" , stylish surrounds feature lounges that host "raucous" bar scenes for the "young and beautiful" whose "every need" is met by the "savvy" staff.
Matsuhisa Denver
Sushi · Cherry Creek · $$$$
Food 4.7 · Decor 4.4 · Service 4.4

"The holy grail" of sushi is found at these "outstanding" Nobu siblings whose "world-class" "haute Japanese" "feasts for the senses" are as "jaw-dropping" as the "astronomical prices" ; the "hip" , stylish surrounds feature lounges that host "raucous" bar scenes for the "young and beautiful" whose "every need" is met by the "savvy" staff.
Izakaya Den
Japanese · Platt Park · $$$
Food 4.7 · Decor 4.7 · Service 4.4

The Kizaki brothers "know what they're doing" – and they've "done it again" with this "spectacular" Sushi Den offshoot in Platt Park offering the same "incredibly fresh seafood" for which the "mother ship" next door is famous, alongside an "uncommonly" "adventurous" selection of Asian-fusion small plates, all "served with aplomb” – and sake – by an "efficient" , "accommodating" staff; meanwhile, the "simply stunning" two-story setting, featuring a "heavenly" upstairs lounge with a retractable roof, is even "better" than that of its sibling, "without the waits.”
Sushi Sasa
Sushi · LoHi · $$
Food 4.7 · Decor 4.3 · Service 4.3

"Accomplished" "rock star" chef-owner Wayne Conwell’s "exotic" , "superb sushi" tastes so "fresh-off-the-boat" , you'll think you're dining "by the ocean" and not in LoHi at this "consistently outstanding" Japanese “go-to” ; "you'll certainly pay for the pleasure" , but “it seems right for what you get” – including an "artfully minimalist" , “intimately lit” atmosphere and "helpful" , “friendly” service.
Land of Sushi
Sushi · $$
Food 4.6 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.3

Surprise – this "relatively undiscovered gem" in a Centennial strip mall represents "the crème de la crème" of Japanese cuisine with its "artful presentations" of "quality" sushi set against a bustling yet "comfortable" backdrop; given that it's also a "good value" , "you couldn't ask for more" from the "prompt" , "exceptionally helpful" staff.