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

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 eateries like Sushi Den or tell you that Sushi Uokura gets good reader feedback, you can believe it. We want to direct you to neighborhood favorites like Taki Sushi in Wash Park, Namiko's Sushi bar and Japanese Restaurant in Arvada; or Halu Sushi, an affordable option in Golden. We also add local expert tips, so you know where to find the best sushi happy hour; the most sushi rolls; and the best ramen noodles.

Because after all, when that Japanese craving strikes, you want your sushi now. We'll make sure you get - and eat - what's best.



Tokio, the alternative spelling for Tokyo, is the passion and concept of chef and owner Miki Hashimoto. His aim was to bring authentic ramen to Denver. If you're thinking those over-salted packets you mixed with water as a poor college student,...  Read More

Blue Sushi Sake Grill
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Blue Sushi Sake Grill isn't just about fresh sushi but also an electric atmosphere. Inside, find a spot reminiscent of a classy club atmosphere but with sake specialties instead of spirits. The sushi includes all types of traditional roles but...  Read More



Halu Sushi & Asian Bistro is a cozy family owned sushi and Asian/Chinese restaurant, located on Old Golden Road in a former fast food restaurant (Wendy's). The sushi menu is extensive,fresh, tasty and affordable with sushi rolls starting at...  Read More

Washington Park


If you live in Wash Park, you already know about Taki Sushi. Japanese Fusion Cuisine at its finest, packaged in a little joint. Don't let its small exterior fool you. Taki Sushi seriously serves some of the best and freshest sushi in town,...  Read More

East Denver


This Japanese restaurant knows how to prepare sushi, and with over 100 options available, the menu offers plenty of choices with fish, seaweed, eel, or avocado on the outside; try whole fried rolls; or opt for a low-carb selection, made without...  Read More

East Denver


Tucked away from the hustle of Colorado Boulevard, Osaka Sushi is a real find for those who love authentic Japanese cuisine. Expertly prepared by veteran chefs, flavorful dishes come proudly presented by attentive servers. Try a Denver roll,...  Read More



Family owned and operated, Namiko's is a popular Arvada sushi and Japanese Restaurant. If you're looking for fresh food, bigger portions, better prices, and great service, you'll find it here. Their tempura is made with premium soybean oil and...  Read More

Sushi Uokura


Juxtaposing homespun charm and modern pizzazz, Sushi Uokura breaks out of the mold of typical sushi places. The restaurant is housed in a refurbished cottage and provides a comforting, if somewhat odd, backdrop to stellar sushi. Accept that it's...  Read More



To say the least, Domo Restaurant is enchanting. It steps outside your typical restaurant ambience beginning with the dining room reminiscent of a charming cottage with its tables made from stone and seats from tree stumps. The backyard is an...  Read More



Many credit Sushi Den's entry onto the dining scene with the popularity of sushi in Denver. No matter how you slice it, Sushi Den's wonderful, high-quality dishes are sure to please, and fresh fish is flown in daily – a practice that makes for...  Read More


Meet Carri Wilbanks

Carri Wilbanks ( is a Denver based freelance writer, producer and TV host  for Xfinity Comcast who is always on the hunt for the next adventure. Whether climbing a volanco in...  More About Carri