From Sushi Rolls to Ramen Noodles: Best Japanese Restaurants in Denver

Diana Rowe

By , Local Expert, Denver
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Sometimes, the urge to have Japanese food strikes, and nothing satisfies until you get it. When that happens, count on 10Best to point you in the direction of Denver's best Japanese restaurants. We understand the desire to have a great meal, and we work hard to bring you the top places to eat in Denver. We vet restaurants carefully for quality. When you set out to experience Japenese resteaurants in Denver, you're looking for culinary culture, but mostly you're searching for a great meal, Japanese style.

Whether you lean toward the sushi, sashmi, tempura, or the noodles, we want you to know that when we recommend popular...  Read more »

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    Sushi Den

    Sushi Den has received numerous awards and accolades for its exceptional sushi.

    Local Expert Tip: "There's always a waiting list at Sushi Den (often up to 2 hours), so arrive early. Put your name in and enjoy drinks at the bar or at nearby restaurants or bars."

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    Domo Restaurant

    Only fresh ingredients, flown in from the northern countryside of Japan, are used to create the oversized portions at Domo.

    Local Expert Tip: "Get there early to get a seat on the patio and garden."

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    Sushi Uokura

    Sushi Uokura has something for everyone, but the Golden and the Vegas Roll will keep you coming back.

    Local Expert Tip: "Make it an affordable sushi smorgasborg by ordering their all-you-can-eat-sushi lunch or dinner."

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    Namiko's Sushi Bar & Japanese Restaurant

    Affordable and family-owned, Namiko's is the Japanese restaurant for east Arvada.

    Local Expert Tip: "Say hello to chef/owner Yuri Chandonnet."

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    Osaka Sushi

    Osaka Sushi rocks Cherry Creek with its rolls in its family-friendly setting.

    Local Expert Tip: "Always a hit are its Playboy Rolls, but don't forget to check out its fresh fish specials."

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    Banzai is consistently voted as top 10 best sushi restaurant in Denver.

    Local Expert Tip: "Seriously Banzai's menu offers 100 sushi rolls for a reason -- they are all yummy. Be adventurous."

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    • Cuisine: Asian, Japanese, Sushi
    • Average Main Course Price: $16
    • Neighborhood: South Denver

    It may be small on the outside, but Japon packs a powerful sushi punch.

    Local Expert Tip: "Happy hour 4-6pm (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) at Japon is one of the best: $3 appetizers and sushi and $3 large hot sake and Kirin Beer. "

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    Oshima Ramen

    • Cuisine: Asian, Japanese
    • Average Main Course Price: $10
    • Neighborhood: South Denver

    It's a dive, but regular flock to Oshima for its ramen noodles.

    Local Expert Tip: "As its name implies, the spicy ramen is king here."

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    Taki Sushi

    This little joint is a Wash Park neighborhood favorite.

    Local Expert Tip: "Free delivery of $15 minimum order, and take out or Delivery Orders get a free California Roll or Edamame with $25 order."

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    Halu Sushi & Asian Bistro

    Halu Sushi & Asian Bistro is a standout Japanese restaurant in Golden.

    Local Expert Tip: "I highly recommend the Pink Lady (Assorted Raw Fish with Soy Wrap) and Marvin's Roll, a house favorite roll with Spicy Tuna, Baked Salmon, Avocado. "



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