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We specialize in boutique natural wines from around the globe, local craft beers, and must-have light fare staples like cheese, charcuterie, and local desserts in the comfort of our cozy neighborhood bar. Last call is made 45 minutes prior to closing.
We take reservations Sunday through Thursday with walk-in availability. We accept a limited amount of reservations on Friday & Saturday allowing more space for walk-in guests. Due to limited capacity and high demand, all reservations have a set maximum time of 2 hours to enjoy food and drink. Thank you for your understanding and consistent support!
This is a 21 and up environment, we apologize for the inconvenience but we will not be able to permit entry for anyone under the legal drinking age.
We look forward to sharing a drink with you soon!
The menu is arranged in a tapas style, serving traditional Japanese small plates along with dishes infused with international flavors and textures. The more traditional Japanese offerings include sashimi and nigiri, sourced from daily fish shipments from around the globe, along with dumplings and noodle dishes. The global cuisine experiments with a bevy of different flavors including unique items such as Grilled Panzanella Salad (jumbo lump crab, toasted focaccia, local goat cheese, pistachios, plum wine vinaigrette), Kobe Beef Sliders (seared foie gras, pomme frittes). A gluten-free menu is also available along with a popular weekday happy hour from 5 to 6:30 pm.
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s world-famous cuisine draws influence from his classical training in Tokyo and his life abroad in Peru, Argentina, and around the world, showcasing signature dishes such as Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño, Black Cod Miso and Whitefish Tiradito.
We believe in an eclectic yet approachable love for food. Our chefs draw from foundations in classic French and Italian cuisine, finding inspiration in seasonal and local ingredients that offer a modern twist to each dish. Our ever-changing menus reflect the efforts of our collaboration with unique purveyors, local farmers, and artisan producers. Join us for an elevated, unpretentious dining experience.
Our patio is now open! Reserve online by selecting "outdoor" option or give us a call at 303-297-1215 and we will do our best to accommodate the request. Our outside tables can seat a MAXIMUM party size of 4 only.
****PLEASE NOTE: Our patio is uncovered; in the event of rain, we will do our best to accommodate everyone inside but cannot guarantee a move is possible. Additionally, our patio is NOT DOG FRIENDLY.
Due to the limited size of our space we kindly ask our guests making reservations to join us for our dining experience.
Our bar is available on a first-come-first-seated basis.
Reservations made for drinks only are not permitted unless approved by management.
An oasis of Japan in the heart of Denver, Colorado.
Banzai Sushi features the highest level of Japanese
cuisine crafted with a creative touch.
We're the home of "100 Rolls". Select from 100 sushi combinations ranging from the usual to the outrageous. There is a sushi roll here for
every taste. Or choose from our innovative lunch and dinner menus featuring fully cooked selections of fish, chicken or beef. All prepared in the time honored cooking traditions of Japan.
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- AAAnnANebraska •4 reviews5.0Dined 5 days agoGreat food! Limited Monday night menu but the food was fantastic!More infoApple BlossomPrice: Moderate• Farm-to-table• Downtown / LoDo•4.2
- VJVictoriaJvipDenver / Colorado •23 reviews5.0Dined 6 days agoEverything is always wonderful at the Brown, especially at Christmas! The staff goes above and beyond to make everything perfect, and they always take such good care of my allergies. Afternoon tea here is such a special tradition with my children. It's a splurge, but the memories are priceless.More infoAfternoon Tea at the Brown PalacePrice: Very Expensive• Afternoon Tea• Downtown / LoDo•4.5
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