Denver >Banzai Sushi
I have tried many sushi places in the Denver area and this one still remains my favorite. They have such unique rolls and really interesting and wonderful combinations.
The first time we tried it out was Valentine's Day a few years ago. We had amazing sushi and then were met by the owner with some free saki shots. He talk to us for a while and since I have seen him in the restaurant almost every time we are there. He makes sure that his guests are happy at all times.
I love Banzai and it's location!
Huge Disappointment. We were so disappointed in the quality of the sushi at Banzai. The rolls hide the inferior fish and the menu is very dated. Not for a sushi aficianado.
Good Sushi. Banzai is one of the best for sushi. I like to order a bunch of rolls, some miso soup and share with the whole table.
Small and Cozy.
I love this restaurant. We drive by often and there always seem to be cars outside. The shoji screens shield out everything out so we were not sure what we were going to get ourselves into but as it turns out, it is a cute quaint little Japanese style teahouse.
I love all the choices of rolls and great happy hour. $3 beer/wine/sake & appts. I like the Atomic Shrimp, spicy but a must try.
Rolls were creative, last night they were having a contest to create more new rolls. NICE!
Prices are very reasonable and portions are very nice. I also like all the Japanese Ladies that work there. It gives it a feel of being in Japan. (especially when they don't understand what you are asking them :-))
Sadly, nothing spectacular... overrated. Average at best. Nothing great. My hubby and I went out because we love sushi and heard Banzai was the best sushi in Denver. Well, if this is the best than I am disappointed! We just moved here and would love to have a great sushi place to frequent....it is not going to be Banzai. Worst tempura we ever had. Waitress was inattentive and spacey. Highlight of the meal was the Lichee Sake that I had. Soup and salad were average at best. The sushi was fair. The fish did not have the "freshness" I was looking for and the sushi rolls lacked the "delicious" flavor combination I have come to expect from high-quality sushi. I will keep looking for my great sushi restaurant in my new home in Denver because Banzai is not it.
I'm sorry you had such a bad experience at Banzai. We pride ourselves in the freshest quality at a reasonable price. Our rolls were created by the customers over the last 28 yrs.
Our waitress are very traditional and can be a bit on the slow side and I apologize for them. They are all Japanese and are use to their style of service.
I wish you luck in your search for a restaurant which suites your taste. Some of the better sushi restaurants in Denver are Sushi Den and Sushi Sasa, perhaps you would like to give them a try.
Take Care & be well.
(BTW, we do have restrooms, all restaurants have restrooms)
Worst Sushi I've Ever Had!!!. I am in SHOCK that people would actually give this place a 5-star and say it is the "best" in Denver. As for wyndi2000, you are obviously NOT a sushi snob since you don't even know good sushi. This place was a joke and for that matter any restaurant that has over 100 rolls is ridiculous. Seriously, just because you deep fry the roll and give it a new catchy name doesn't mean you're being creative. Everything tasted the same but of course I assume that most of these so-called sushi lovers are the kind of folks that whip up a paste of soy sauce and wasabi so they can drown out the real taste of the fish. My boyfriend and I tend to eat sashimi or if it's a good sushi restaurant just order the omakasi and we RARELY use any soy let alone huge globs of wasabi. Since we don't mask the fish, I can tell you the fish was mediocre, the service was pitiful and we have told everyone we know that this place is a joke. If you want good sushi and don't want to spend a ton go to John Holly's or even GoFish if you want high quality go to Sushi Sasa. I would give this place a negative rating but it's not allowed. I will never waste my taste buds on this place again!
We are sorry you had such a bad experience at Banzai. We do pride ourselves in the freshest quality of Fish and I do agree with you Sushi Sasa is an excellent Restaurant. As a matter of fact, Wayne dines at our restaurant regularly.
As for the sushi not being creative enough for you, the rolls were created by our customers over the last 28 yrs and they have a say as to what goes on and off the menu. I personally do not like some of the rolls but it's a matter of personal taste.
Once again, I'm sorry you had such a bad experience that you feel you needed to leave such a negative comment.
I wish you well and take care.
Never Been There. banzai mania was the best sushi ever, even though I only experienced it in my imagination. I need to write 100 characters so i'll just keep typing.
YUMMY. I like the atmosphere, fresh sushi, love the rolls, good prices and friendly staff. I am a sushi snob from Chicago and this is my favorite sushi restaurant in Denver. Doesn't look that great from the outside - I had driven past it tons of times until I did an Internet search and got lucky!
BEST sushi and service! Any night or day of the week!. Great atmosphere, quaint, and extremely great food! Service is friendly, prompt and well maintained throughout the meal. SUSHI ROLLS are fabulous, fresh, great taste, and they have an incredibly large variety! Soups, salads, teriyaki and tempura are also wonderful. LOVE THIS PLACE!! Prices are appropriate!
Best sushi in Denver. I am hesitant to write this review, because I love this small place so much that I almost feel like not sharing. In short, the sushi is very fresh, large in size, and extremely flavorful. This place provides the best sushi I've had in Denver. A+
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