Sushi Den has been on the vanguard and regarded as one of the premier sushi and Japanese restaurants in the United States since opening Christmas 1984. Independently owned and operated, Sushi Den continually raises the bar and sets the standard for high quality cuisine.
- To create one of the top Sushi restaurants in the world by providing consistently fresh, innovative, healthy foods using only the finest ingredients.
- To provide exceptional, professional and friendly service in order to exceed our guests’ dining expectations.
- To respect each person associated with our company.
Sushi Den was born in 1984 when Toshi, who had been a chef in Tokyo and Los Angeles came to Denver to start the sushi restaurant. Toshi is the heart and soul of Sushi Den. Although soft-spoken, he communicates with the senses. Sushi Den is a feast for the eyes as well as the palette, and is the gathering place of Denver’s cutting edge.
Not one to rest on his laurels, Toshi continuously raises the bar and sets the standard for high quality sushi, not only in Denver but throughout the United States. The adherence to quality at Sushi Den has never wavered in all these years, a remarkable accomplishment for any restaurant. The Zagat Survey rates Sushi Den as one of the most prestigious Sushi and Japanese restaurants in the United States. Sushi Den remains on the leading edge of Japanese cuisine, not only in Denver but nationally.
Sushi Den’s most innovative accomplishment is flying in fresh fish from one of Japan’s largest fish markets, from the city of Fukuoka on Kyushu Island, close to the Japanese hometown of Sushi Den’s founders on the southern tip of Japan. With sister restaurant, Izakaya Den, next door serving global cuisine as well as sushi under its glass roof and Sky Bar, and “little brother” Ototo opened its doors in 2015, with a more casual ambience, raw bar, steamed whole fish, house made ramen noodle soups, and robata grilled skewers, as well as a premium sake list, they form a trifecta to honor Japanese cuisine on the “Den Corner”.
With an incredibly dedicated and talented staff of over 200, plus family members in Denver and Japan, the Sushi Den vision has taken the restaurant to one of the top sushi restaurants in the country.
DEN CORNER Restaurants
Sushi Den has been on the vanguard and regarded as one of the premiere sushi and Japanese restaurants in the United States since opening Christmas 1984. Independently owned and operated, Sushi Den continually raises the bar and sets the standard for high quality cuisine. www.sushiden.net/ 303-777-0826
Izakaya Den is Sushi Den’s sleek little sister, right next door on Old South Pearl Street. Izakaya Den is the winner of the American Architecture Award for its refined design with an homage to its Japanese roots. Serving global cuisine and the same freshly sourced sushi as her big sister, Izakaya Den provides a memorable dining experience. www.izakayaden.net/ 303-777-0691
OTOTO is the latest addition to the Sushi Den and Izakaya Den, a more casual ambience, raw bar and Robata grilled skewers, as well as a premium sake list. While Izakaya is called Sushi Den’s sister restaurant, OTOTO in Japanese means “younger brother”. Together they form a trifecta to honor Japanese cuisine on the “Den Corner”. www.ototoden.com/ 303-733-2503
WHY DO YOU HAVE THREE RESTAURANTS SO CLOSE TO EACH OTHER?
Synergies between the three operations, shared resources of staff, storage, and management.
As an old Japanese story goes, a famous warlord in Japan 400 years ago, who was the father of three sons, gave each son one arrow and instructed them to break it.
Each son easily accomplished this task. He then gave them 3 arrows at the same time and told them to break the three together. They could not break the arrows that were grouped together. The father wisely told them, “Work together and help each other. You are much stronger together than separated.”
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