Restaurant Peek: Sushi Sasa
By Annie Guo | Asian Avenue magazine
2401 15th St #80 | Denver, CO 80202
Tel: 303.433.7272 | www.sushisasadenver.com
LUNCH Mon – Sat: 11:30am to 2:30pm
DINNER Sun – Thur: 5pm to 10:30pm | Fri – Sat: 5pm to 11:30pm
One look at Sushi Sasa’s menu and you will gather that this is not your traditional Japanese sushi place. Chef Wayne Conwell has made sure of that! Bringing his international mastery of the fine art of raw fish, he has designed an innovative menu that is constantly evolving.
On occasions such as Valentine’s Day, diners enjoy an exclusive menu. Meanwhile, the everyday selection includes cold and warm dishes as well as gluten-free and vegan options.
The standards at Sushi Sasa are very high. The restaurant serves the highest caliber of fish, as proven by the dozens of accolades Sushi Sasa has received during its seven years of operation. Named “Best Sushi Restaurant” multiple times by various media, Sushi Sasa is well-known both locally and nationally recognized on the top of many “best of” lists. Its classic and new style of sushi is impeccable. The rolls and sashimi are excellent—served with notably colorful plating.
For our meal, we began with the Pan Fried Baby Spinach And Fennel Warm Salad. Sesame salt dusted on pan fried baby spinach were scattered over a bed of fennel and romaine. This unique blend left us wanting more after each bite. The French onion style black cod soup was also a wonderful fusion that came together nicely.
The Scottish Salmon roll was served with the thinnest sliver of lemon which jetted a citrus flavor straight to the taste buds. Next, we enjoyed the Sasa Trio—a creative blend of tartares, spicy tuna, salmon and yellowtail—which were eaten with the cruchy sushi rice nori crackers. The Grilled Epice Spice Jumbo Shrimp from the “Warm Thoughts” menu were each served on a skewer dipped in the restaurant’s homemade chunky cocktail sauce.
While the restaurant only serves lunch and dinner, space can be rented out for parties and catering is also available. Reservations are always recommended, as Sushi Sasa has become the #1 recommended sushi spot for Denver visitors and locals alike. Word of mouth travels fast when you’re one of a kind!
Seafood & vegetables with Japanese tamari vinaigrette
Pink Lady $18.95
Spicy scallop and white asparagus tempura, topped with yellowtail belly, avocado, and lemon slices and a side of Macho sauce
Yellowtail & Salmon New Style Sashimi $16
Seared with yuzu soy, herbs, and extra virgin olive/sesame oil blend
Sasa Trio $18.95
Spicy tuna, salmon tartare, yellowtail poki served with homemade sushi rice nori crackers
Grilled Chashu Style Duck Breast $18
Thinly sliced and served with tangy ginger garlic granny smith apple dipping sauce
Chilean Sea Bass $20
Steamed in black bean and sake sauce or miso pesto and truffle seaweed vinaigrette