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Best Sushi in Denver

While many foodies hit Denver joints for the amazing steaks and burgers, that doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself to only these food options. And, while ordering raw seafood in a landlocked state might not seem like a great idea to most, the truth is that modern shipping allows Denver to serve some of the freshest sushi.

So, whether you’re looking for apartments in Denver or just visiting the area, here are the spots where you can get the best sushi in town.

Sushi Den


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With the food here imported straight from Japan, Sushi Den has established itself not only as one of the best sushi spots but also as one of the best overall restaurants in Denver. If you like to add a little bit of spice to your food, the sake aburi salmon belly and the Toro roll should be a must on your list. And, it gets even better: the amazing food is complemented by the equally amazing dining space and friendly service, and a seat at the bar will give you a better overview of the skills and talent of the chefs. Just keep in mind that this is a very busy place, so if you want to experience Denver’s finest, book a reservation in advance.

Sasa Sushi


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Imagine you’re leisurely strolling through downtown Denver when you get hit by the sudden urge for sashimi. Certainly, you won’t be able to find a fancy, fine-dining sushi restaurant in the heart of The Mile High City, right? Well, Sasa Sushi is there to prove you wrong. This hip dining destination offers a great variety of food, from Japanese-style fried rice to steamed pork buns. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, just ask the chef to make you whatever they wish, and you’re sure to be pleasantly surprised. The desserts here are not to be overlooked, either. Specifically, the wasabi tiramisu will definitely tickle your taste buds.

Matsuhisa Denver


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Get your wallet ready for this one! The wonderful mix of flavors — coupled with delicious drinks and a great ambiance — is definitely worth the splurge. And, of course, all of the ingredients are as fresh as they come. The staff is also well-trained and provides great suggestions according to your preferences. Notably, the shishito peppers are a customer favorite and everyone raves about the tempura crab. Keep Matsuhisa Denver in mind when you’re planning your next big event.

Blue Sushi Sake Grill

At the other end of the price spectrum is Blue Sushi Sake Grill, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find excellent food here. It just means you won’t need to wear your best outfit in order to eat it. In particular, the charred edamame is definitely the star of this fun and relaxed joint located in LoDo, one of the most colorful Denver neighborhoods. Sake bombs are also a bargain during happy hour (from 3 to 6:30 p.m. and from 10:30 p.m. to midnight), making it the perfect place to start a night out.

Sweet Ginger

With a great selection of Thai, Chinese and Japanese food, Sweet Ginger is an affordable place that allows you to switch it up. In addition to the mouth-watering sushi, you can also grab some delicious Panang curry or grilled lime peppered shrimp to enjoy on the cozy patio. Note that the portions are extremely generous, so be careful not to over-order — or do (who are we to judge?). If you’re around Cherry Creek, this is your go-to spot for a quick, excellent-priced Asian dish.

Izakaya Den


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With its raving reviews, it’s safe to say that we saved the best for last with Izakaya Den. This impressive gastropub that won an American Architecture Award celebrates Japanese heritage at literally every corner. In fact, Japanese carpenters worked alongside local architects to bring it its unique Asian feel. Izakaya Den is the Sonny to Sushi Den’s Cher, so you can expect the same freshly sourced food in a slicker setting. The dimly lit patio is an excellent option for a first date or an anniversary dinner. Attention to detail is very important here, so if you’re a stickler for details, you’ll find the best sushi rice when it comes to temperature and texture. Don’t worry about your non-sushi-eating friends, either. They’ll have a wide selection of cooked foods to choose from. And, considering that the menu also features vegan and gluten-free options, Izakaya Den is certainly a place that welcomes and satisfies even the pickiest of foodies.

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Andrea Neculae
Andrea Neculae
Andrea Neculae is a creative writer at RentCafe, with a passion for bringing human-interest stories to light. Writer by day and bookworm by night, she loves reading and reviewing anything from the classics to sci-fi and fantasy. Her writing skills are complemented by a special interest in graphic and web design. From research about the rental market to home décor and interior design, Andrea’s articles cover many layers of a renter’s universe. With an academic background in Language Arts, Andrea is always looking to develop new skills and further her knowledge. You can connect with her via email.

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