Japanese Restaurants in LoDo

50% Off Japanese Cuisine at Blue Fin Sushi

Blue Fin Sushi


$30 $15


More than 20 standard and vegetarian sushi rolls served up alongside classic Japanese dishes, such as seafood tempura and teriyaki chicken

Up to 53% Off at Sushi Yume

Sushi Yume


$30 $16


Japanese classics, like salmon teriyaki, served alongside 30-plus specialty sushi rolls with fixings such as melted mozzarella and king crab

Up to 50% Off Asian Food at Ghin Asian Blend & Sushi

Ghin Asian Blend & Sushi

Union Square

$40 $20


"Asian blend" cuisine combines flavors of many cultures in maki rolls and cooked entrees

47% Off Sushi at Hana Matsuri 47%

Hana Matsuri

North Westminster

$15 $8

Chefs scour the market for the freshest seafood to use in nigiri, sashimi, and maki

Up to 47% Off Japanese Food at Land of Sushi

Land of Sushi


$15 $8

Sushi rolls are made with fish shipped fresh each day

Up to 45% Off at Rice Bistro & Sushi

Rice Bistro & Sushi

Multiple Locations

$20 $11


Blend of Japanese, Chinese, and Thai dishes, such as fresh sushi, peking duck, salt and pepper calamari, and pad thai

Up to 50% Off Asian Cuisine at Zo Sushi and Thai

Zo Sushi and Thai

Broomfield Town Centre

$30 $15

Cooks whip up 30 speciality sushi rolls with inventive ingredient arrangements, as well as prepare a whole slew of classic Thai dishes

Up to 47% Off Lunch or Dinner at Ooka Sushi

Ooka Sushi

Park Business Plaza

$20 $11


Panang curry with pineapple, crispy duck marinated in Chinese fire spices, and sushi and sashimi pair with beer, wine, and sake

Up to 40% Off at East Moon Asian Bistro & Sushi – Centennial

East Moon Asian Bistro & Sushi


$20 $12


Traditional Asian dishes such as sesame chicken and broccoli and beef; creative sushi rolls stuffed with kiwi, asparagus, and lobster salad

Up to 45% Off at Wasabi Sushi

Wasabi Sushi - Centennial Location Only


$20 $11

More than 90 different rolls stuffed with barbecued eel, shrimp tempura, mango, and spicy tuna, a full Japanese-style menu, and lunch combos

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ChoLon Bistro: A User's Guide

Pan-Asian Fusion | Small Plates | Artful Presentation | James Beard Finalist | Hip, Modern Decor

Sample Menu

  • Small bite: duck spring rolls with cilantro yogurt
  • Small plate: beef tartare with chinese mustard and tapioca puffs
  • Large plate: diver scallops and vegetable pad thai
  • Dessert: corn cake with sour-cherry ice cream and cardamom popcorn

When to Go: For a more casual, slightly less expensive meal, swing by for happy hour (2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday–Saturday), when select appetizers, wines, and cocktails are served at a discount.

In the Press

  • One of Bon Appétit's Top 6 Places to Taste the New Asian Fusion in 2011.
  • One of Details magazine's 10 Best New Asian Restaurants in America in 2012.

Inside Tip: Do not ask for ketchup. Beyond the fact that it's a faux pas at upscale restaurants, Chef Lon Symensma just can't stand the stuff. As he told an interviewer for Westworld, one of his first apartments was next door to a Heinz factory, which permeated the air with the smell of tomatoes and vinegar. This experience left the chef with a strong aversion to the popular condiment.

Vocab Lesson
Cholon: literally translates to "big market," and it's also the name of the largest Chinese market in Saigon, Vietnam.
Pandan: a fragrant, almost-floral herb used in Southeast Asian cooking. At ChoLon, Chef Symensma tosses it into his Singapore-style chicken and rice.

While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Whet your appetite with a trip to EVOO Marketplace (1338 15th Street), where you can sample gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegars.

After: Sip a nightcap at Mario's Double Daugher's Salotto (1632 Market Street), a dimly lit lounge with a Grimm's fairy tale kind of feel.

1555 Blake St

Inspired by the Hawaiian term hapa, which describes a harmonious blend of Asian and American cultures, the chefs at Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar strive to balance dynamic flavors with every dish. They follow traditional Japanese techniques but incorporate influences from American, Hawaiian, and Japanese cuisine to fill their lunch and dinner menus with original combinations. Kalua pork peking wraps fold around Hawaiian-style pulled pork and the Poke Don coats fresh ahi tuna or salmon in a house poke sauce and sesame seeds. Sushi rolls range from basic california and shrimp tempura rolls to original creations, such as the XXX Roll, a core of tempura asparagus wrapped in hamachi and jalapeños, seared with olive oil, drizzled with ponzu, and played by Vin Diesel.

1514 Blake St

Described by chef/owner Troy Guard as ‰ÛÏcontinental social food,‰Û� the cuisine at Tag combines the flavors of Asia, Latin America and Guard‰Ûªs native Hawaii for an experience that is meant to be enjoyed with friends. Dishes are easily shareable, and run the gamut from charred ahi taco sushi to goat enchilada to duck two ways with pan-seared duck and duck confit spring rolls. Guests willing to put their faith in the chef will be pleasantly rewarded with Guard‰Ûªs ever-changing omakase menu. Watch the team at work in the open kitchen from a seat at the chef‰Ûªs counter, or sink into one of the oversized red booths as you await your meal. Tag‰Ûªs Larimer Square location makes it an ideal starting point for your night; however, with its lively atmosphere and seasonally inspired cocktails, you might find it hard to leave. Note: We believe correct name is TAG, so we would change that in title and copy

1441 Larimer St

Today's Groupon gently guides you down a delicious path—with succulent rest stops—that leads to stomach nirvana. For $10, you get $25 worth of American Asian cuisine at Ling and Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill. This Groupon's good at two locations in the Denver area: Northfield and downtown.Dewey: Say, Louie, I hear you had a rather interesting night at the racetrack last night? Oh really, you lost all your money on a horse that couldn’t lose? Why what was the horses’ name? Ha! That’s very ironic that the horse was named Couldn’t Lose. Good talking to you.

1201 16th St

At Chino Cantina, guests fill up on gorditas, tacos, and quesadillas while yelling at televisions or simply socializing late into the night. The downtown eatery serves Mexican favorites made fresh, from tacos á la carte to the Gringa quesadilla—a grilled flour tortilla stuffed with melted cheese, pork, pineapple, jalapeños, and bacon. The happy-hour menu makes it easy to get both groups of our new and improved food pyramid—nachos and tequila—every single day.

2200 Market St

Located on 15th Street in downtown Denver, Sushi Sasa blends traditional with “new style” Japanese cuisine. The restaurant has a sleek white and wood interior that merges modern touches with natural elements inside a bright, inviting room. The menu changes daily, so that chef/owner Wayne Cornwell can make sure to bring only the freshest and tastiest ingredients to the table. The restaurant serves unique sushi rolls like the Grilled Eggplant Roll and the Caprese Roll, and even offers an adventurous Otsumami (Japanese tapas) menu that includes the popular shrimp and lobster Atomic Dynamites and asparagus tempura with a spicy aioli on the side. They also have a wonderful sake and wine list. The downstairs is cozy, but can get a bit noisy during the busier hours, while upstairs seating is quiet and elegant.

2401 15th St