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Sushi Den

Sushi Den

Sushi Restaurant$$$$
Old South Pearl, Denver
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    Nora S.
    "Hands down - the best sushi in Denver!"(8 Tips)
    Sam W.
    "Incredibly fresh sushi flown in daily from Japan."(5 Tips)
    John K.
    "Aburi Toro is some of the best food I’ve ever eaten, period."(3 Tips)
    Michael B.
    "Just say omakase."(4 Tips)
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  • Ina L.heart icon on user image
    Ina LiFebruary 28, 2017
    Fresh, authentic, and totally worth the wait. Highly recommend the live scallop, unagi, uni, toro, salmon belly and, of course, the dynamite bowl.
  • Steven A.heart icon on user image
    Steven AndrophyAugust 15, 2018
    Some of the best sushi I've had in the US. You can't go wrong with any of the daily specials flown in from Japan.
  • Alfonso C.heart icon on user image
    Alfonso CastilloJanuary 16, 2015
    Totally outstanding place. Ingredients can't be more fresh indeed. Everything you order will blow you away. My suggestions: sit at the bar and order a Red Dragon or a Rainbow Roll. AMAZING.
  • Andy F.heart icon on user image
    Andy FrancoOctober 17, 2016
    I see why it's the best sushi in Denver. Try the Happy Platter for happy hour. The Eel and Halibut melt in your mouth. Also the Toro here is delicious!!!
  • Anne N.heart icon on user image
    Anne NApril 9, 2017
    The jalapeño hamachi was incredible! We also loved the gyoza and the spicy pork ramen. The sushi is so fresh and light--you'd never know you're in Denver!!!
  • Viajandolavidaloca
    So cute and chic! Staff is amazingly helpful. Food is super yummy but be prepared for tiny portions. Hands down the best miso soup, I've ever had.
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DagdaganJanuary 30, 2023
    No set omakase menu, but let them know you want it, and they’ll customize one for you, starting at $100 and moving upwards!
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordAugust 5, 2014
    The sushi crew serves deeply purple tuna, iridescent toro banded with fat, excellent eel and beautiful shake. Read more
  • Ajit V.
    Ajit VergheseFebruary 19, 2012
    Focus on the straightforward sushi tasting, but there's also a nice variety of cooked dishes — tempura, soba and udon, eggplant and miso — that don't break any boundaries but consistently hit the spot
  • Exclusive Resorts
    Exclusive ResortsFebruary 10, 2012
    A Denver institution and an absolute must go for visitors. We can honestly say you can not go wrong with anything on the menu - best sushi in town and great atmosphere.
  • Shaan H.
    Shaan HassanApril 22, 2020
    I went with this restaurant multiple times because their foods taste better and delicious. Thank you for the food. Till next time with you guys!
  • Katie H.heart icon on user image
    Katie H.March 4, 2017
    Wow, the Chef's Table was amazing! Gnome fish with turnip root on top was the best...Den Mule cocktail was the best!
  • Vitamin Yi
    Vitamin YiAugust 12, 2014
    I've never had a negative experience here. Speciality items on the menu are always worth a try... As well extensive sake list!
  • Harry K.
    Harry KleemanFebruary 7, 2014
    Hands down the best sushi you will eat in Denver and maybe the only place you can get real, fresh Tataki... YUMYAMYUM
  • I Y.heart icon on user image
    I YooAugust 18, 2015
    The seasonal lobster shrimp wontons were outstanding! Note: if you hate cilantro though, avoid this dish but you're missing out!
  • Eater
    EaterApril 16, 2012
    It's been over 25 years since Sushi Den opened and there's still a wait every night. That's some real staying power, folks. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Josh F.
    Josh FunkeMay 15, 2014
    Best sushi in Denver, ask for Joseph, let him order for you and tell him Mr funke sent yah...also tony is the man and such a pro
  • David S.heart icon on user image
    David SickelsDecember 14, 2018
    Excellent Sushi and Chef’s Specials (Fish flown in daily) - Great accommodating service!
  • Michael B.
    Michael BauerApril 15, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    This isn't just "the best sushi on Denver". This is some of the best sushi in the Western Continent of the Americas. Just giving proper context.
  • Tyler B.heart icon on user image
    Tyler BurgettJune 26, 2015
    Believe the hype. Spider roll is the best I've had anywhere.
  • Ben S.
    Ben SargentJuly 24, 2012
    South Pearl neighborhood is new to us and big surprise - great restaurants packed on a Monday night. Great sushi with new flavors at Sushi Den!
  • Heather N.heart icon on user image
    Heather NorthFebruary 20, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    this place is pricey, but excellent. go for happy hour if you're looking for a more affordable meal!
  • Bonheart icon on user image
    BonApril 20, 2019
    $120 omakase with owner or you can also omakase at the counter with Sean-San!
  • Sam W.heart icon on user image
    Sam WAugust 7, 2014
    Incredibly fresh sushi flown in daily from Japan. Sit at the sushi bar to watch them work.
  • Olivia B.heart icon on user image
    Olivia BoltOctober 17, 2013
    Some of the best sushi I've ever had. It's really nice inside, and it's not too expensive.
  • J M.
    J McNeilMay 5, 2013
    House Roll is by far one of the best rolls in Denver. Also love the Rock N Roll with fresh salmon..
  • Jun H.
    Jun HeiderNovember 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite ramen shops in Denver metro. Great gyoza too!
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    DeanJanuary 10, 2016
    Get here early if you're doing happy hour; there was a line of ~20 ppl at the door @ 430pm on Saturday
  • The Peak P.
    Even after 25 years of service, this place always has a wait line and is VERY well worth the wait as well..
  • John K.heart icon on user image
    John KempeMarch 17, 2022
    Aburi Toro is some of the best food I’ve ever eaten, period.
  • sara mae p.heart icon on user image
    sara mae pickleMay 23, 2016
    Probably one of the best if not thee best sushi restaurants I've ever been
  • Usaj R.
    Usaj RealtyMay 26, 2014
    Make sure to drink your Sake out of a box. It means your life will be overflowing with everything good!
  • Josh F.
    Josh FunkeMay 15, 2014
    Best sushi in Denver, as for Joseph, let him order for you and tell him Mr funke sent yah...
  • MarieClaire
    MarieClaireNovember 12, 2010
    Run by Toshi (who’d been a chef in Tokyo and L.A.) and Yasu (who’d been a chef in London), this eatery is known for having some of the freshest rolls in town.
  • Ted A.
    Ted ArchuletaJuly 27, 2013
    #8 most fined restaurant in Denver for health code violations. If u don't believe me. Google it.
  • Sean B.heart icon on user image
    Sean BesserMarch 8, 2013
    A sushi place 1000 miles from water that absolutely rocks it & can go head to head with the best anywhere!!!
  • Jordan W.
    Jordan WhiteApril 16, 2017
    The fish is very fresh. Miso was awesome! Not my fave sushi place.
  • Pawel M.
    Pawel MacMarch 5, 2013
    Try the appetizers Spicy Crispy Tuna and Dynamite... Awesome! However, downhill from there to average sushi rolls land.
  • Susan K.heart icon on user image
    Susan KingMarch 19, 2015
    Everything was yummy! Dessert was a surprise of frozen treats
  • Jackalheart icon on user image
    JackalSeptember 16, 2013
    Incredibly fresh with and an extensive soke list. Great place.
  • Jane L.heart icon on user image
    Jane LuoSeptember 25, 2014
    Very impressive and creative, best dynamic I've ever tried
  • Betty B.heart icon on user image
    Betty BootsApril 23, 2013
    Ask if sushi chef, Corey, can make your last roll (chef's choice). You won't regret it!
  • Dan J.
    Dan JApril 16, 2010
    Fantastic meal on a business trip. Cod was delicious and the sushi was top-notch (and this comes from an experienced sushi eater from locations across the countries' sushi hot spots).
  • Ben E.heart icon on user image
    Ben EngenSeptember 6, 2022
    Been here 5+ times
    Benefitting from the charm of its neighborhood and superlative quality.
  • Eric G.
    Eric GopsillMarch 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the Dynamite, it is wonderful. Also their Hamachi (yellowtail) is the best in town because it is always cut properly.
  • Robert F.heart icon on user image
    Robert FarazinMarch 5, 2020
    The best sushi in my life.
  • Mario V.heart icon on user image
    Mario ValverdeJuly 24, 2019
    Fresh fish, tons of options, relatively cheap
  • Zach S.heart icon on user image
    Zach SteinerAugust 11, 2018
    Unique hard to find nigiri from Japan.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BauerAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The roasted beet salad is exquisite. The acquisition of the "Den Farms" is paying off. Probably only here for a couple of days in August.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BauerSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The best Uni I've ever had and I've only ever had the best Uni I've ever had here.
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