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Sushi Sasa

Sushi Restaurant, Lounge, and Sake Bar$$$$
Highland, Denver
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  • Abby N.
    "The Diablo Roll and the BLT Roll are both to die for."(9 Tips)
    Ben B.
    "Probably the best Sushi in Denver, right there with Sushi Den."(5 Tips)
    Denver Westword
    "chef-owner Wayne Conwell’s imaginative omakase menus"(4 Tips)
    Sean M.
    "If you like strawberry get the Dragon Roll, best roll ever!!!"(8 Tips)
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  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordAugust 5, 2014
    The menu is fusion without being fusion, new but classic -- and all of the sushi is superb. Bring the gold card and don't forget to make reservations. Read more
  • Brittany E.
    Brittany EgertJuly 20, 2013
    This was the best sushi I have ever had in my life. The seared albacore tuna sashimi was out of this world, & the diablo roll is the best. The spicy ponzu & macho sauce are unbelievable.
    Upvoted Jul 3
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordJuly 11, 2013
    You have to order one of chef-owner Wayne Conwell’s imaginative omakase menus, which offer the best in modern and traditional Japanese cuisine. It’ll keep you coming back for more.
  • Brandi K.
    Brandi KoskieAugust 20, 2011
    You MUST order the dragon roll. Don't look at the price, just do it. Those strawberries are game changers.Sitting in the "basement" isn't ideal, but better than waiting an hour for a table.
  • Brandon W.
    Brandon WestOctober 11, 2015
    This spot and Sushi Den are the best in Denver. Sushi Den has a cooler atmosphere but Sushi Sasa is quieter and a bit calmer. Fantastic fish and service at both.
  • Alex K.
    Alex KremerAugust 27, 2014
    It's pricey, but this is some of the best sushi in Denver. Others will go for the noisier Sushi Den, but it's nice to be able to have a normal volume conversation here.
  • Emily P.
    Emily PAugust 4, 2011
    You WILL NOT go wrong with the diablo roll or the firefry roll. Two of the best I've tried, but I doubt you'll be disappointed with anything you order here!!
  • Irays M.
    Irays MunozJanuary 7, 2015
    Definitely one of my favorites in Denver, the sushi is amazing, who would have thought strawberries and sushi would taste so good. Highly recommend it.
  • Adaeze N.
    Adaeze NoelleJuly 9, 2011
    some of the best sushi i've had in a while... which isn't sayin TOO much ;) my 4 friends & i ordered 6 different rolls & split it... twas delish!
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 30, 2012
    Sushi Sasa offers traditional Japanese food and barrows influences from other global cuisines. With a simplistic decor and attentive service, Conwell's refined food truly shines. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Ben B.
    Ben BuescherOctober 24, 2010
    Probably the best Sushi in Denver, right there with Sushi Den. So fresh it makes you wanna slap your mamma. Try the Diablo roll and the Uni.
  • DenverHappyHour
    DenverHappyHourJuly 18, 2010
    Food: $6 salmon tartar rolls; $4 California rolls; $2.95 hand rolls Drink: $4 large hot sake, Sapporo, Kirin, Asahi; $5 wineEvery Day 5pm-6pm
  • Brett V.
    Brett ValensteinJune 19, 2010
    Love the ambiance here -- almost felt like I was back in Venice Beach. The Diablo Roll is AMAZING and not to be missed
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BeckMay 29, 2015
    Loved the sushi so much we ordered more! Try the raspberry sake yummy
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica SanchezNovember 8, 2010
    OMG..I just tasted an orgasm...Diablo and Dragon Roll. It's a must have. I now have a new favorite restaurant.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LJanuary 26
    This is our spot for good eating in Denver! The sushi chef takes really good care of you.
  • Desiree
    DesireeJune 18, 2014
    Great Omakase. Mosty hot dishes and small plates. Some sushi at the end. Chef Eiji is the Best!
  • Untapped M.
    Untapped MarketingJuly 11, 2010
    don't bother looking at a menu, just let the sushi chefs guide you. Eiji puts out the best and freshest fish in Denver.
  • Mark
    MarkApril 3, 2012
    Diablo, spicy tuna, and catepillar, and dragon rolls are spectacular. Ykc is skippable.
  • Freda M.
    Freda MoonSeptember 4, 2014
    Happy hour is a joke. High end of normal prices and they stick you in the basement dungeon.
  • Aeree C.
    Aeree ChoOctober 5, 2014
    Best sushi in Denver. The atmosphere, staff, service, and food. All awesome!
  • makeupbyjanine
    makeupbyjanineJune 2, 2010
    Dragon Roll w strawberries on top= perfect for summer. Also loved Diablo Roll & the Big O Roll.
  • Tyler M.
    Tyler McPheetersOctober 24, 2014
    Chirashi Bowl is the bomb. Comes with soup and salad!
  • Benjamin B.
    Benjamin BlackmerDecember 8, 2015
    Classy sushi. Good sake list. Waitress was fantastic. She really steered us right.
  • The N.
    The NigeMay 16, 2010
    Ask Jesus to make you something off menu, his own creation. It will be fantastic.
  • Jeremy S.
    Jeremy Sanchez 🚀July 11, 2011
    Everything here is great, but the Dragon Roll and Diablo Roll really stand out. Read more
  • Jason S.
    Jason SummersMarch 12, 2012
    Good place but the seaweed salad was not so great. It's not the typical seaweed salad at all.... Was very disappointed very little seaweed so sad : (
  • Edgar L.
    Edgar LunaOctober 19, 2010
    One of the best sushi in Denver. Try the Omakase Platers they worthy.!
  • Kelley K.
    Kelley KavanaughMay 10, 2009
    The newly added Sauteed Calamari with the Korean style sauce app is bomb diggs.
  • Kristen C.
    Kristen CarpenterMarch 20, 2012
    Diablo roll never disappoints! Also, FOH manager is so incredibly nice!
  • Silke R.
    Silke R.May 14, 2010
    You have to try the diabolo roll. Amazing!!! It's one of their signature items!
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RolleJune 7, 2011
    If they have them, get the New Zealand Mussels. AMAZING!!
  • Abby N.
    Abby NicoleJanuary 16, 2011
    The Diablo Roll and the BLT Roll are both to die for.
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HandlonJanuary 28, 2013
    Not really a tip but everyone is sooo nice here. Great customer service.
  • BestOf
    BestOfSeptember 9, 2011
    Winner of Best Sushi Restaurant 2011. See more of the best at http://bestof.voiceplaces.com/denver Read more
  • Caitlin
    CaitlinJanuary 19, 2010
    Sit at the bar, breathe deep, go big: order the omakase from Chef Wayne. You'll never be the same.
  • Kelly D.
    Kelly DoakOctober 4, 2011
    Love their sushi. And had a great time with sipping and painting staff
  • Paula L.
    Paula LattanziApril 13, 2010
    Fantastic rolls and sushi even better tempura cheesecake
  • Peter L.
    Peter LMay 8, 2014
    Charashi bowl gives so many different varieties of sashimi over rice
  • Heather
    HeatherApril 9, 2012
    Ask for the sauce that comes with their Big O roll
  • Marisa M.
    Marisa MartinJune 8, 2013
    Order the Santa Barbara Uni- you won't be disappointed!
  • Mindy N.
    Mindy NMay 23, 2012
    Try the spicy edamame and the Dragon roll! Yum!
  • Sean M.
    Sean McCormickMarch 7, 2012
    If you like strawberry get the Dragon Roll, best roll ever!!!
  • Curtis A.
    Curtis AllenSeptember 29, 2013
    Get the salmon and yellowtail new style sashimi. It will elate you
  • Angie R.
    Angie RobinsonFebruary 25, 2010
    have to call for reservations - but worth it! Tell Joey his "Steamboat Friends" sent you. ;o) Read more
  • Katherine B.
    Katherine BeizaeiAugust 24, 2011
    Everything is amazing... you can't go wrong
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordApril 8, 2013
    Even the simplest tekka maki is a work of art!
  • Denver Westword
    Denver WestwordDecember 6, 2010
    Winner of Westword's Best of Denver 2010 - Best Expense-Account Lunch!
  • Wendy
    WendyFebruary 9, 2012
    The Hawaiian chopper yellowtail is a must!!
  • Guru D.
    Guru DelrayAugust 13, 2010
    Let Élan guide you. He just made us the most amazing meal I've had in a long time
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