Westword and the Rocky Mountain News named Sushi Sasa Denver's best sushi restaurant, and Zagat counted it among the nation's 1,500 best restaurants — and that was all within a year of opening. So what are you waiting for?
Yes, it's slick and pricey. But the service is outstanding, and the sushi, well… diners and the press almost run out of superlatives for it. The Diablo Roll (spicy tuna and avocado inside, seared tuna on top with ginger, spicy grated daikon radish, and sesame seeds, served with spicy ponzu) is a big hit, as is the Pink Lady (spicy scallop and asparagus tempura topped with yellowtail belly, avocado, and lemon slices). That's just a tiny preview of the care and invention on display at Sushi Sasa.
There's a huge wine, beer, sake, and cocktail list (not currently available on the website), and the happy hour offers great deals. Reservations are essential. Check Sushi Sasa's website for hours, menus, specials, and more information.