Denver >Food & Dining > Sushi Den
1487 S Pearl St, Denver, CO | Directions 8021039.689566 -104.980766
Monday To Thursday From 11:30 AM To 02:30 PM Monday To Thursday From 04:45 PM To 10:30 PM Friday From 11:30 AM To 02:30 PM Friday From 04:45 PM To 12:00 AM Saturday From 04:30 PM To 12:00 AM Sunday From 05:00 PM To 10:30 PM
Neighborhoods: Southeast Denver, Platt Park
Mediocre Sushi and Bad Service on a Busy Night – Our server was rushed and never came to our table ready to take her time and explain the menu. She always had other customer's food/drinks in her hands when she stopped by. She filled up our water to an extreme, interrupting conversations and filling the glasses to the rim with ice, not water n (8 times). We had to ask 4 times to wine glasses for all of us. We didn't receive one of the rolls we ordered. She forgot our edamame until we asked her mid dinner. When we got the check she had made a few mistakes on it and gladly fixed them, but hovered while we all decided on the tip. She came by 4 times to see what we were writing and as soon as we were done she picked it up and took it to her manager and complained. While we were walking out he approached us and asked if there were issues. Not only was the service bad but the fish was consistently warm in the sushi and the amount of rice in the rolls was overwhelming. The restaurant was packed and the tables were nearly touching. I think this is another case of a good restaurant gone bad...trying to pack in the people and make an extra buck by thinning out the fish with rice. My suggestion, go to sushi sasa or go to den on a Monday or Tuesday early to get the service you deserve.
~ Amazing Sushi and Awesome Bartenders ~ – I must admit this is not the best sushi I've had, however it is most definitely the best sushi I've had since moving to Denver two years ago. We tend to bypass the usual wait for a table and head to the bar where you will find the most knowledgable, friendly, amazing bartenders ever! Not only do they know exceptional wine and incredible sake, but they also recommend the most amazing entrees on the menu. We always leave extremely satisfied. I can't imagine going anywhere else in the Denver are for sushi and drinks, including Sushi Sasa.
great, but expensive – i love this place - avoid the hispsters, but it;s really yummy. fish is really nice and the rice is fresh and i love the service. i sometimes bring my girfreind and she really loves it as well. very good. i woudl give this 5 stars.
Greatest Sushi Chef! – We came into eat a few weeks ago and I have been meaning to write this review so here it is. It was our 3rd time in to the den. And this last experience has topped all my dining experiences ever. We sat in front of Nathan who is fairly new and he had some of the most creative items I have ever eaten. Were not much for rolls but he made us a few that were incredible. Myself and my wife are more sashimi and nigiri eaters and he made the nigiri so perfectly that it was beyond words. We will with out a doubt be back.
HORRIFYING SERVICE – My boyfriend and I used to be great fans of sushi den and izakaya den. The food is usually good but the service is so awful it ruins the rest of the experience. Do not go here if you want good service, which you should be receiving in a sushi restaurant.
Best sushi in town – This is the place for some of the best sushi in town! Also, they have excellent service along with the sleek interiors to make the dining experience optimal. Our bartender was wonderful too - he shared some great tips on the different sakes and helped make our experience there even better.
Best sushi in the DU area. We eat there almost every week and love it. Personable atmosphere and the food is second to none. It?s like riding a roller coaster, the anticipation drives you nuts, waiting for a table, and then you sit down and order some fish and sake and can't complain about a thing, except the thrill. Make sure you check these guys out! Make the trip, enjoy yourself. Old South Pearl brings small town living in downtown Denver? and Sushi Den is the place to start; friendly, decent prices and delicious!
Surprised – I have been a frequent diner of Sushi Den for 5 years. From late night quiet dinners, to jam packed Fridays at 7pm, I have always found the staff to be very informative, even through the hecticness of the dinner rush. Not the most warming, but still knowledgeable about everything I was eating, to the point I've once or twice handed the menu right back and let them decide my dinner, and haven't been disappointed to this date. The atmosphere itself is an experience. Servers yelling out "Sushi order!", throwing down a ticket just to be countered with the chef yelling "Sushi ready!", beautiful single women coming through the door by the dozen. To this date one of my favorite places, wether I want to grab a bite to eat, just drink, or just stop in to say hi to the bartender. Traditionally untraditional.
HORRIBLE – Its terrible, from the not so fresh "flown in daily" fish to the snooty atmosphere. You should have something to be snooty about before acting like it! No reservations, the sushi chefs are rude and cold (as the rest of the staff). Skip it and head to the very welcoming sushi sasa!
Sushi was good...sushi chefs lacked personalities! – Just moved from LA and finding a good sushi restaurant was a challenge. Sushi Den tops our list. The food and experience was overall good. However, I wish the Sushi chefs would "liven up." We enjoy sitting at the sushi bar because the sushi chefs give more attention, and get a lot more creative with the dishes / sushi you order. But that wasn't the case...Ok, but our main server was indeed attentive and helpful. We wished they had music throughout the restaurant too. This would really be an added bonus to the whole ambiance. I recommend to valet park because it is free and convenient. The wait wasn't too bad on a Saturday night. We waited approx. 30 minutes, and this place dies out earlier than LA....about 10:30 pm, when happy hours starts. The location is in a neighborly kind of residence, which gives you no option to go anywhere else to have fun.
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