If humans are mostly made of water, and fish traditionally inhabit water, fish should naturally occur in the human body. Fix this gap in nature’s logic with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of fresh Japanese fare, sushi, sake, and more at Banzai Sushi, which was named among the top-five Best Sushi restaurants by CityVoters in 2007, 2008, and 2009. It was also named the Best Sushi Restaurant in Denver in 2006 by Citysearch.
Traditional and creative concoctions peacefully coexist on the extensive dinner and sushi menus. Start the ascent into the sushi-dotted heavens with gyoza—a steamy, savory bundle of pan-fried pork and beef gifted neatly within a doughy dumpling wrapping ($4.50), or redeem your Groupon Sunday through Wednesday for a complimentary bowl of edamame. The most popular rolls, and therefore the most likely to win prom queen, range from the straight forward rock ‘n' roll with salmon and cream cheese ($6.75) to the decadently flashy Mercedes roll, an interior of buttery scallops and deep-fried crab chauffeured by an exterior of shrimp and avocado ($9). As for unrolled eats, a variety of tempura, katsu, and hibachi entrees such as the chicken & NY-steak stir fry ($13.75) are available for carnivores, herbivores, and fickle omnivores alike.
Banzai Sushi's atmosphere exudes an intimate feel, containing eight tables, a regular-favorite sushi bar, and a palm-reading parakeet. Prevent a pre-meal wait by reserving a table for a party of four or more, especially on the busiest nights of the week—Friday, Saturday, and Hatterday, the only day dedicated to mandatory top-hat wearing.
Banzai Sushi was named a top-five sushi restaurant in Denver in 2007, 2008, and 2009 by CityVoter in conjunction with ABC 7's A-List. It was also named the best sushi restaurant in Denver, 2006, by Citysearch. Nearly 70 Yelpers give it an average of four stars, Citysearchers give it a 4.5-star average, and nearly 200 CityVoters give Banzai Sushi a positive recommendation.
- Bonsai [sic] serves up some of the best sushi I've ever had. Great service, fantastic rolls & nigiri, definitely recommend. – Rich F., Yelp
- Best sushi in Denver. It is definitely worth the drive out to good ole Leetsdale. Fresh. Creative. Inexpensive. Absolutely delicious! – Lauren S., Yelp
- Try their rolls! The best I've ever had anywhere! – allie22, Citysearch
- Extremely tasty selection of traditional rolls as well as inventive creations, reasonable prices, good sized portions, and service is great! – Jessica M., CityVoter
Banzai Sushi's chefs award imaginative nicknames to the 100 distinct sushi rolls that earned the restaurant a top-five spot on ABC 7's A-List in 2011. The Nitros roll, baked in a blanket of spicy sauce, awakens taste buds with salty smelt roe and crunchy flecks of tempura, while Drum rolls keeps things fresh with tuna, lemon, and asparagus. For a hot meal, diners can tear into a hibachi-grilled meat or classic teriyaki entree, each available with a choice of salmon, chicken, or New York–style steak.