Denver’s sushi restaurants are highly rated, and one even receives daily fish deliveries from Tokyo. We tend to imagine lavish sushi bars and triple digit checks when we go out for sushi, and while that is the case for many sushi bars, some of the best sushi in Denver is also quite affordable. Read on for our recommendations.
Fresh sushi that won’t break the bank should be Sushi Bay’s new slogan. Everything you enjoy about a fancy sushi bar, you can find here, minus the overpriced edamame and superfluous roll decorations. Don’t worry that Sushi Bay is on the cheaper side, the fish is fresh and of the highest quality.
Sushi Den is a sushi lover’s delight in Denver. Some of the fish is flown in from Tokyo daily, while the rest is sourced from the best local fisheries. Pair your sushi with some sake (the list is impressive) or a craft cocktail. If dinner at Sushi Den is outside of your price range, consider stopping by for happy hour.
Hawaiian food and sushi may not seem to go together, but Iwayama Sushi & Da Big Kahuna Bistro serves Japanese and Hawaiian dishes together in perfect harmony. This fish offerings are extensive, but if you are looking for crazy rolls you’re out of luck. The creativity of Iwayama is on the Hawaiian side.
Osaka Sushi is a classic Japanese spot with way too many choices. If you are trying to get the kids into sushi, then this is the spot for you. Order the Love Boat and feed your entire table, plus the kids will love the fun vessel that the sushi comes on. There are also several rolls made with cooked fish, which is a perfect segue into the raw stuff.
Taki Sushi shines as one of the more creative sushi spots in Denver. Before you get to the sushi you should glance at the appetizer list, which includes a number of fresh fish items like Yellowtail Carpaccio and Sashimi Ceviche. When it comes to rolls try the Mayflower, which is filled with spicy crab and mango and topped with seared tuna.
Kassai Sushi may not seem like much as you park in the strip mall’s lot and head to dinner, but you’ll be blown away by what you find inside. First off, Kassai offers probably the most valuable happy hour deal in Japanese cuisine. Second, Kassai delivers, so if you are in the mood for sushi but not in the mood for getting dressed and going out, then you are in luck.