Sushi Hai

★★★★☆
  • 3600 W 32nd Ave

    Denver, CO 80211

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  • 720-855-0888

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Maybe this is the place to go during the week but definitely not the weekend...nor if you have a party over 4!! There were 14 of us...split into three tabs by the waitress. My friend and I ordered a California roll, Philadelphia roll,

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★★★★★

Maybe this is the place to go during the week but definitely not the weekend...nor if you have a party over 4!! There were 14 of us...split into three tabs by the waitress. My friend and I ordered a California roll, Philadelphia roll,

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Ok the Sushi is excellent but the night scene at Haibar (the bar in the bottom of Sushi Hai sucks. The music, the music videos played on the tv's are awful and make you feel as though your back into the late 80's/90's MTV era. So I would

3
★★★★★

Ok the Sushi is excellent but the night scene at Haibar (the bar in the bottom of Sushi Hai sucks. The music, the music videos played on the tv's are awful and make you feel as though your back into the late 80's/90's MTV era. So I would

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4 friends decide to go to Sushi Hai and we will never go back.
1. The waitress (2 tone, bangs with pig tails) was overly rude. This started because we requested 2 tickets for our table and the waitress rudely explained that wasn't their

3
★★★★★

4 friends decide to go to Sushi Hai and we will never go back.
1. The waitress (2 tone, bangs with pig tails) was overly rude. This started because we requested 2 tickets for our table and the waitress rudely explained that wasn't their

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Here are the details: I normally don't take time to write this but finally decided to share our experience. BTW - not looking for any comp from Sushi Hai!\r
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Sat down at 4:35 for happy hour sushi. Finally waitied on at 4:45 with

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★★★★★

Here are the details: I normally don't take time to write this but finally decided to share our experience. BTW - not looking for any comp from Sushi Hai!\r
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Sat down at 4:35 for happy hour sushi. Finally waitied on at 4:45 with

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We had a Living Social coupon and decided to try it out..turns out L.S. was having another unrelated event that night that pulled staff away and left us waiting over an hour for our food. Not one word throughout our entire wait but the

3
★★★★★

We had a Living Social coupon and decided to try it out..turns out L.S. was having another unrelated event that night that pulled staff away and left us waiting over an hour for our food. Not one word throughout our entire wait but the

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We really enjoyed ourselves while at Sushi Hai. I would have given 5 stars while we were there, but shortly after getting home my husband and I were both sick to our stomachs...and stayed sick through the night until the next morning. We definitely won't be risking it by going back, we'll just stick with our "regular" sushi joint, Namiko's.

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★☆☆☆☆

We really enjoyed ourselves while at Sushi Hai. I would have given 5 stars while we were there, but shortly after getting home my husband and I were both sick to our stomachs...and stayed sick through the night until the next morning. We definitely won't be risking it by going back, we'll just stick with our "regular" sushi joint, Namiko's.

Pros: the food tasted great...

Cons: ...then we got sick!

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We come in here quite a bit and over the past few years its seemed that Sushi Hai has just been flying under the radar and not taking much seriously. The food has been fine, generally consistent but nothing to write home about and nothing really exciting on the menu. The service has been consistent as well, consistently bad that is. Last night we were seated in the lower dining area, this is when we almost called it quits. They had just opened for the night and we were one of about 7 tables sat in the entire place. It took our server almost 20 minutes to come and take our drink order because apparently folding napkins is more important to her than making money. Since we really wanted sushi we walked upstairs and sat at the sushi bar, this is when the evening really turned around. The sushi chef was extremely helpful and refreshingly attentive always checking to see how our sake levels were and if we needed more of anything. Our meal went flawlessly once at the bar, our chef who was the college aged guy with tattoos made sure that everything came out with perfect timing. My date ate an entree from the kitchen and I ate sushi. We got our food at the exact same time and everything was great. It seems that Sushi Hai might be getting a second wind. Things are really turning around, cool different and innovative new items at the sushi bar and quality of fish that cant be found anywhere else in Denver. Although we didn??t order any of the specials they were offering that night, they looked really great. We??re pulling for these guys and as far as were concerned we will be back. If I can offer one word of advise, sit at the sushi bar if you want a good experience. They??ve obviously done a good job finding great chefs, so if you can phase out the generally crappy wait staff by sitting here it will be a good experience.

2
★★★★★

We come in here quite a bit and over the past few years its seemed that Sushi Hai has just been flying under the radar and not taking much seriously. The food has been fine, generally consistent but nothing to write home about and nothing really exciting on the menu. The service has been consistent as well, consistently bad that is. Last night we were seated in the lower dining area, this is when we almost called it quits. They had just opened for the night and we were one of about 7 tables sat in the entire place. It took our server almost 20 minutes to come and take our drink order because apparently folding napkins is more important to her than making money. Since we really wanted sushi we walked upstairs and sat at the sushi bar, this is when the evening really turned around. The sushi chef was extremely helpful and refreshingly attentive always checking to see how our sake levels were and if we needed more of anything. Our meal went flawlessly once at the bar, our chef who was the college aged guy with tattoos made sure that everything came out with perfect timing. My date ate an entree from the kitchen and I ate sushi. We got our food at the exact same time and everything was great. It seems that Sushi Hai might be getting a second wind. Things are really turning around, cool different and innovative new items at the sushi bar and quality of fish that cant be found anywhere else in Denver. Although we didn??t order any of the specials they were offering that night, they looked really great. We??re pulling for these guys and as far as were concerned we will be back. If I can offer one word of advise, sit at the sushi bar if you want a good experience. They??ve obviously done a good job finding great chefs, so if you can phase out the generally crappy wait staff by sitting here it will be a good experience.

Pros: Great Food

Cons: so-so service

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I recently moved to Denver and have tried a few different sushi joints out. Sushi Sasa was way to overpriced and Sushi Den was even more expensive than that! Sushi Hai was recommended to me by a friend that lives in the neighborhood. My girlfriend and I decided to try it out last Friday night. We were promptly seateed downstairs by the friendly hostess. Our server described many different sake's to us and we found one that was perfect for our meal! We ordered a few of their specialty rolls (they had like 11 or 12 of them) and a few pieces of shashimi style fish. Our meal was amazing! I have heard also that in the past people have had very poor service but our was flawless! A few servers even asked how my meal was as I was walking to the restroom! Our night went so well that we went next door and had a few drinks in the very swanky Hai Bar. It was a perfect night and I will be returning for sure!

2
★★★★★

I recently moved to Denver and have tried a few different sushi joints out. Sushi Sasa was way to overpriced and Sushi Den was even more expensive than that! Sushi Hai was recommended to me by a friend that lives in the neighborhood. My girlfriend and I decided to try it out last Friday night. We were promptly seateed downstairs by the friendly hostess. Our server described many different sake's to us and we found one that was perfect for our meal! We ordered a few of their specialty rolls (they had like 11 or 12 of them) and a few pieces of shashimi style fish. Our meal was amazing! I have heard also that in the past people have had very poor service but our was flawless! A few servers even asked how my meal was as I was walking to the restroom! Our night went so well that we went next door and had a few drinks in the very swanky Hai Bar. It was a perfect night and I will be returning for sure!

Pros: Best surf 'n turf in town

Cons: No outdoor seating

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I have lived near Sushi Hai for about 3 years now and couldn't be happier to have this business as a neighbor. Friday of last week my girlfriend and I went in to sit at the sushi bar and enjoy the funny and crazy antics of two of our favorite sushi chefs. The food by the sushi chefs is always amazing and the chefs in the kitchen do a great job also. I think the last ad was probably written by one of the $hitty neighbors that lives close to Sushi Hai that seems to send out a petition to harass this joint on a monthly basis to the surrounding neighbors. We love this place. The service has always been bad, but seems to be getting a little bit better in the last year. The drinks are great, and the location is to die for. The fish is as fresh as it is anywhere else. I have personally had some of the best fish I have had anywhere, at Sushi Hai. We were having a great time at dinner on Friday but during our dinner we were continually interrupted by a high pitched shrieking noise, that probably could have shattered our wine glasses. It was the new manager. She was standing behind us literally yelling at the sushi chefs and clapping her hands to get them to hurry up. These guys are artists lady!!!! I eat out 95% of the time, and sushi is the one foods I don??t mind waiting 30-40 minutes for, and I am sure most of your customers don??t mind either. We will return but we will make sure it is on one of the days when the manager is not working. It made our entire dinner stressful, it was like sitting down listening to my mom yell again!!! UGH how does this business run like this? We started thinking about it on our walk home that night and we came up with the number 12. We were able to count 12 managers that we have seen come through that place in the last few years, this must speak wonders about the upper management and owners.

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★★★☆☆

I have lived near Sushi Hai for about 3 years now and couldn't be happier to have this business as a neighbor. Friday of last week my girlfriend and I went in to sit at the sushi bar and enjoy the funny and crazy antics of two of our favorite sushi chefs. The food by the sushi chefs is always amazing and the chefs in the kitchen do a great job also. I think the last ad was probably written by one of the $hitty neighbors that lives close to Sushi Hai that seems to send out a petition to harass this joint on a monthly basis to the surrounding neighbors. We love this place. The service has always been bad, but seems to be getting a little bit better in the last year. The drinks are great, and the location is to die for. The fish is as fresh as it is anywhere else. I have personally had some of the best fish I have had anywhere, at Sushi Hai. We were having a great time at dinner on Friday but during our dinner we were continually interrupted by a high pitched shrieking noise, that probably could have shattered our wine glasses. It was the new manager. She was standing behind us literally yelling at the sushi chefs and clapping her hands to get them to hurry up. These guys are artists lady!!!! I eat out 95% of the time, and sushi is the one foods I don??t mind waiting 30-40 minutes for, and I am sure most of your customers don??t mind either. We will return but we will make sure it is on one of the days when the manager is not working. It made our entire dinner stressful, it was like sitting down listening to my mom yell again!!! UGH how does this business run like this? We started thinking about it on our walk home that night and we came up with the number 12. We were able to count 12 managers that we have seen come through that place in the last few years, this must speak wonders about the upper management and owners.

Pros: Sushi and Steaks

Cons: Staff

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We have waited so long for a sushi restaurant to open in the Highlands that we welcomed Sushi Hai with open arms even though we knew it was run by the same people that run the ineptly run Heidi's across the street. At first Sushi Hai was great refreshing change on 32nd street, but slowly and surely over the years that quality has gone down hill to the point that I don't think it is safe to eat there.

I now hear about more people getting sick off the fish at Sushi Hai than I ever hear about someone enjoying a meal there. I still go down stairs to enjoy a drink or two at the comfy tiled bar adjacent to the new club section. The bench seats are some of the most comfortable tables in town but I will no longer eat the fish.

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★☆☆☆☆

We have waited so long for a sushi restaurant to open in the Highlands that we welcomed Sushi Hai with open arms even though we knew it was run by the same people that run the ineptly run Heidi's across the street. At first Sushi Hai was great refreshing change on 32nd street, but slowly and surely over the years that quality has gone down hill to the point that I don't think it is safe to eat there.

I now hear about more people getting sick off the fish at Sushi Hai than I ever hear about someone enjoying a meal there. I still go down stairs to enjoy a drink or two at the comfy tiled bar adjacent to the new club section. The bench seats are some of the most comfortable tables in town but I will no longer eat the fish.

Pros: Nice Space

Cons: Quality of fish

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I wanted to write and give a little credit where credit is due. I have read a couple of these reviews and think that Sushi hai has made quite an improvement to where they were one year ago. We had our new years dinner up in the dinning room, where although busy, seemed to be running very smoothly. Our server was Jen and she took great care of us, making sure we had a great time. After dinner, we went into the Hai bar where we had a table reserved for bottle service. The manager Benny was awesome setting it up. Our friends joined us and we had one of the best new years experiences ever. We will definately be coming back but way before the next new year!!! Thank you sushi hai!

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★★★★★

I wanted to write and give a little credit where credit is due. I have read a couple of these reviews and think that Sushi hai has made quite an improvement to where they were one year ago. We had our new years dinner up in the dinning room, where although busy, seemed to be running very smoothly. Our server was Jen and she took great care of us, making sure we had a great time. After dinner, we went into the Hai bar where we had a table reserved for bottle service. The manager Benny was awesome setting it up. Our friends joined us and we had one of the best new years experiences ever. We will definately be coming back but way before the next new year!!! Thank you sushi hai!

Pros: Great service, good food and great times

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I've seen the positive reviews of Sushi Hai and frankly don't see what the big deal is. Recent tried them out with my wife and I have to say the sushi was not all that fresh and was bland. Now when I'm with my wife I don't get much sashimi (or Nigiri) - she will only eat rolls. We do order some of the fancy rolls such as the caterpillar and the Tidal Wave. These are supposed to be flavorful and they just weren't. We also had the dinner salad, it too was rather bland. The busser cart filled with dirty dishes sitting across from our table didn't exactly add to the ambiance. Don't get me wrong - Sushi Hai is a nice restaurant, and our server was friendly and speedy. I just think there is better sushi and a generally better experience for the same money elsewhere. I suspect this place's popularity has more to do with its location and image than anything else.

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★★☆☆☆

I've seen the positive reviews of Sushi Hai and frankly don't see what the big deal is. Recent tried them out with my wife and I have to say the sushi was not all that fresh and was bland. Now when I'm with my wife I don't get much sashimi (or Nigiri) - she will only eat rolls. We do order some of the fancy rolls such as the caterpillar and the Tidal Wave. These are supposed to be flavorful and they just weren't. We also had the dinner salad, it too was rather bland. The busser cart filled with dirty dishes sitting across from our table didn't exactly add to the ambiance. Don't get me wrong - Sushi Hai is a nice restaurant, and our server was friendly and speedy. I just think there is better sushi and a generally better experience for the same money elsewhere. I suspect this place's popularity has more to do with its location and image than anything else.

Pros: Nice interior, good service

Cons: Bland not-entirely-fresh sushi, some unprofessional touches, overpriced

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My wife and I were regulars of one of the sushi chefs at sushi hai, and I was sad to learn over our absence from Sushi Hai, Our Sushi Chef(A young guy, can't remember his name but we always talk harleys, tall, brown hair)Had moved up to the new Sushi Hai location. Its a bit to far out of the way for us to go get sushi, but maybe sometime. Hopefully he will make the change back at some point and if he does I strongly recommend sitting with him! But otherwise the food is still good, but the conversations with the chefs are no longer entertaining, everyone seems to be a bit dry and not social. We wound up sitting with the only familiar face at the sushi bar, and he is always great. I cant remember his name but he is an Asian guy that has been there since we have been going(over 3 years) so at least they still have that going for him. As far as we are concerned he is probably the only asset that Sushi Hai has in the kitchen. We are rather disappointed.

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★★★☆☆

My wife and I were regulars of one of the sushi chefs at sushi hai, and I was sad to learn over our absence from Sushi Hai, Our Sushi Chef(A young guy, can't remember his name but we always talk harleys, tall, brown hair)Had moved up to the new Sushi Hai location. Its a bit to far out of the way for us to go get sushi, but maybe sometime. Hopefully he will make the change back at some point and if he does I strongly recommend sitting with him! But otherwise the food is still good, but the conversations with the chefs are no longer entertaining, everyone seems to be a bit dry and not social. We wound up sitting with the only familiar face at the sushi bar, and he is always great. I cant remember his name but he is an Asian guy that has been there since we have been going(over 3 years) so at least they still have that going for him. As far as we are concerned he is probably the only asset that Sushi Hai has in the kitchen. We are rather disappointed.

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Bad Convo

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Went to Sushi Hai for the first time tonight, but almost changed plans due to negative ratings for service. Soooo glad I didn't. The food was outstanding; the service very attentive. Cannot think of one thing that I disliked. The party consisted of my husband and I, and our 20 year old son (who chose the place) and 18 year old daughter. All were very satisfied. Service was really good; we asked if they had sake flights, and our waiter said no, but he would be happy to bring us a sampling so that we could decide what we liked. Very accommodating. The sushi was really fresh, attractively presented, and did not have a lot of rice filler. Very good value, and very good food. Maybe on a weekend night it can be very busy and service can suffer, but for midweek, it was perfect. And, you can book on OpenTable.

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★★★★★

Went to Sushi Hai for the first time tonight, but almost changed plans due to negative ratings for service. Soooo glad I didn't. The food was outstanding; the service very attentive. Cannot think of one thing that I disliked. The party consisted of my husband and I, and our 20 year old son (who chose the place) and 18 year old daughter. All were very satisfied. Service was really good; we asked if they had sake flights, and our waiter said no, but he would be happy to bring us a sampling so that we could decide what we liked. Very accommodating. The sushi was really fresh, attractively presented, and did not have a lot of rice filler. Very good value, and very good food. Maybe on a weekend night it can be very busy and service can suffer, but for midweek, it was perfect. And, you can book on OpenTable.

Pros: food

Cons: none from the first visit.

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I have to disagree with the previous review. I frequent Sushi Hai on a weekly basis and have taken numerous friends/relatives there. We have NEVER had a bad experience. We have always been treated with courtesy and respect. On our most recent visit (last weekend) the restaurant was extremely busy, we first encountered the hostess, she acknowledged us with a smile and a nod as there were 2 groups ahead of us. We were given a beeper and went to the smaller bar to wait for a table. The bartender was attentive to us and our drinks arrived in a timely fashion. Again, the bartender served us with a smile and conversation. Our beeper went off and we were seated within 30 minutes. Our server arrived at our table, asked us about our day, even though she and all the other servers were busy, she took the time to listen and remember what we told her. Our order was taken, the food arrived and it was as always, delicious. The server checked on us 2 times and when she brought the check she commented on what we had told her earlier. Good memory. Good Service. Good Tip.

The prior revue almost sounds like it came from a disgruntled former employee. I commend a business that has a turnover, it shows me they strive to have only the best employees representing the establishment. I have experienced a server not charging me for food ordered. Of course he mentioned it to me in hopes that I would give him a larger tip. I was glad on my next visit that he was no longer an employee. That is stealing. I respect a manager that takes these things serious and corrects them. As a retired business owner, I only wanted honest, trustworthy and people with integrity as employees. As does Sushi Hai. I feel the employees of Sushi Hai deserve a "JOB WELL DONE".

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★★★★★

I have to disagree with the previous review. I frequent Sushi Hai on a weekly basis and have taken numerous friends/relatives there. We have NEVER had a bad experience. We have always been treated with courtesy and respect. On our most recent visit (last weekend) the restaurant was extremely busy, we first encountered the hostess, she acknowledged us with a smile and a nod as there were 2 groups ahead of us. We were given a beeper and went to the smaller bar to wait for a table. The bartender was attentive to us and our drinks arrived in a timely fashion. Again, the bartender served us with a smile and conversation. Our beeper went off and we were seated within 30 minutes. Our server arrived at our table, asked us about our day, even though she and all the other servers were busy, she took the time to listen and remember what we told her. Our order was taken, the food arrived and it was as always, delicious. The server checked on us 2 times and when she brought the check she commented on what we had told her earlier. Good memory. Good Service. Good Tip.

The prior revue almost sounds like it came from a disgruntled former employee. I commend a business that has a turnover, it shows me they strive to have only the best employees representing the establishment. I have experienced a server not charging me for food ordered. Of course he mentioned it to me in hopes that I would give him a larger tip. I was glad on my next visit that he was no longer an employee. That is stealing. I respect a manager that takes these things serious and corrects them. As a retired business owner, I only wanted honest, trustworthy and people with integrity as employees. As does Sushi Hai. I feel the employees of Sushi Hai deserve a "JOB WELL DONE".

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We live in the 'hood', and are frequent customers of Sushi Hai. We learned a long time ago to sit downstairs in the bar instead of a table to get the right service. Usually they have kung-fu or animation films going, and the bartender/server makes sure you have a great time. However, this place cannot seem to keep their staff. The two bartenders that we regularly stopped in to see have been replaced with rude, unknowledgable ones. When we ordered the bottle of wine we usually do we were asked "What's that?". When I told him he asked me "red or white?". We are very upset our bartender friend left, and will probably not go back now that she's gone. The sushi is great, but the staff seems to be going downhill. The new bar adjacent to the exsisting one is great for pool if you order your drinks from the bar.

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★☆☆☆☆

We live in the 'hood', and are frequent customers of Sushi Hai. We learned a long time ago to sit downstairs in the bar instead of a table to get the right service. Usually they have kung-fu or animation films going, and the bartender/server makes sure you have a great time. However, this place cannot seem to keep their staff. The two bartenders that we regularly stopped in to see have been replaced with rude, unknowledgable ones. When we ordered the bottle of wine we usually do we were asked "What's that?". When I told him he asked me "red or white?". We are very upset our bartender friend left, and will probably not go back now that she's gone. The sushi is great, but the staff seems to be going downhill. The new bar adjacent to the exsisting one is great for pool if you order your drinks from the bar.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Revolving staff

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I thought the poor service we had last time might have been a fluke. (Waitress forgot about our appetizer, then brought it after our meal, charged us for it and never even apologized. We emailed our complaints the next day and never got a response.) So, I took my sister-in-law who was in from out of town there Thursday night. It was embarrassing. We were told it would be 20 - 30 minutes for a table and were given a pager. We sat in the bar for almost an hour and a half with the pager on the tiny table right between us. It never went off. I went to ask about our table and was told they had been trying to page us (although I also told them we were in the bar). Then, we sat at our table for 20 minutes before I flagged down a waitress to ask if we had a server. She said, "Hmmm... let me find out." Food was good. But, we won't be going back. There are definitely other sushi places in the area that are as good or better food with much better service.

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★★☆☆☆

I thought the poor service we had last time might have been a fluke. (Waitress forgot about our appetizer, then brought it after our meal, charged us for it and never even apologized. We emailed our complaints the next day and never got a response.) So, I took my sister-in-law who was in from out of town there Thursday night. It was embarrassing. We were told it would be 20 - 30 minutes for a table and were given a pager. We sat in the bar for almost an hour and a half with the pager on the tiny table right between us. It never went off. I went to ask about our table and was told they had been trying to page us (although I also told them we were in the bar). Then, we sat at our table for 20 minutes before I flagged down a waitress to ask if we had a server. She said, "Hmmm... let me find out." Food was good. But, we won't be going back. There are definitely other sushi places in the area that are as good or better food with much better service.

Pros: Ambience, Bar

Cons: Poor customer service

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When we first walked in we were greeted by a young hostess who told us it would be about a 20 minute wait and we could go downstairs and get a drink until they paged us. We went to the bar and it was full of other customers waiting for a table, the bartender seemed put out when we asked what they had on tap. He handed us a menu and said "everything is on there" and walked away. About 5 minutes later he came back and asked if we decided what to drink. I ordered a beer but my friend was still unsure. the bartender just looked at us and said " I'll be back" and never brought me my beer and after that he never came back to us. Finally we got our table, and when nobody came to us we flagged down a girl who was serving people next to and asked if she was our server she said " no" and walked away. Another girl came by a few minutes later and asked what we wanted to drink without saying hello or how are you tonight. She brought us our drinks and we ordered an appetizer which she never ordered. We asked about the appetizer and she flat out told us " oh yeah I forgot" with out apologizing and set down the bill right after the sushi arrived. My friend asked if he could order another drink and she gave us the same look the bartender did, she brought the drink and set down the bill again. I told here that I would probably be ordering another drink and just to hold onto the bill until, she gave me a dirty look and walked away. Finally the kicker was when another server came to the table and asked me "are you ready for your drink yet ?" Are these the kind of people they hire? They are unprofessional and rude. I know that servers talk about their customers but to show that much disrespect is terrible. I will never go back to Sushi Hai and I intend to tell everyone that I know that there are better restaurants with better service than this place. The sushi was decent but not good enough to go back and be treated like that again.

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★★☆☆☆

When we first walked in we were greeted by a young hostess who told us it would be about a 20 minute wait and we could go downstairs and get a drink until they paged us. We went to the bar and it was full of other customers waiting for a table, the bartender seemed put out when we asked what they had on tap. He handed us a menu and said "everything is on there" and walked away. About 5 minutes later he came back and asked if we decided what to drink. I ordered a beer but my friend was still unsure. the bartender just looked at us and said " I'll be back" and never brought me my beer and after that he never came back to us. Finally we got our table, and when nobody came to us we flagged down a girl who was serving people next to and asked if she was our server she said " no" and walked away. Another girl came by a few minutes later and asked what we wanted to drink without saying hello or how are you tonight. She brought us our drinks and we ordered an appetizer which she never ordered. We asked about the appetizer and she flat out told us " oh yeah I forgot" with out apologizing and set down the bill right after the sushi arrived. My friend asked if he could order another drink and she gave us the same look the bartender did, she brought the drink and set down the bill again. I told here that I would probably be ordering another drink and just to hold onto the bill until, she gave me a dirty look and walked away. Finally the kicker was when another server came to the table and asked me "are you ready for your drink yet ?" Are these the kind of people they hire? They are unprofessional and rude. I know that servers talk about their customers but to show that much disrespect is terrible. I will never go back to Sushi Hai and I intend to tell everyone that I know that there are better restaurants with better service than this place. The sushi was decent but not good enough to go back and be treated like that again.

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I've tried every sushi place in Denver and this is the only one besides Sushi Den that even compares to the sushi in San Francisco. The rolls are great (try the salmon avocado).......but, the service is horrible. I've visited the place for over two years and there hasn't been one time were we were satisfied with the service. We live in the area so it's much closer than Sushi Den. If you want to eat here on a Friday or Saturday I recommend coming in as early as possible (5pm). If you show up anytime after 6 or 6:30 you will be waiting for at least 45 minutes to be seated. May not be an issue except for the fact that there is no waiting area! Your standing near the sushi bar and a few tables where others are trying to enjoy their dinner (obviously annoying to anyone trying to eat). If it's cold weather (most of the winter in Denver) then your half standing in and out to accomadate people trying to come in, there just isn't enough room! Be prepared that you will be waiting at least 20 to 30 minutes after ordering for you sushi to arrive. We usually have to flag down someone to then bring our check and pick it up. If you wait for someone to come around you'll be there all night.

If you want great sushi this really is a place to visit.... but.... be prepared that you will be waiting for awhile. If you've got the time then what the heck, but, if your in a hurry..........then you may as well try another place as you will be dissapointed in the time it takes to get in, seated, fed and payed.

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★★★★☆

I've tried every sushi place in Denver and this is the only one besides Sushi Den that even compares to the sushi in San Francisco. The rolls are great (try the salmon avocado).......but, the service is horrible. I've visited the place for over two years and there hasn't been one time were we were satisfied with the service. We live in the area so it's much closer than Sushi Den. If you want to eat here on a Friday or Saturday I recommend coming in as early as possible (5pm). If you show up anytime after 6 or 6:30 you will be waiting for at least 45 minutes to be seated. May not be an issue except for the fact that there is no waiting area! Your standing near the sushi bar and a few tables where others are trying to enjoy their dinner (obviously annoying to anyone trying to eat). If it's cold weather (most of the winter in Denver) then your half standing in and out to accomadate people trying to come in, there just isn't enough room! Be prepared that you will be waiting at least 20 to 30 minutes after ordering for you sushi to arrive. We usually have to flag down someone to then bring our check and pick it up. If you wait for someone to come around you'll be there all night.

If you want great sushi this really is a place to visit.... but.... be prepared that you will be waiting for awhile. If you've got the time then what the heck, but, if your in a hurry..........then you may as well try another place as you will be dissapointed in the time it takes to get in, seated, fed and payed.

Pros: Great sushi, adult atmosphere

Cons: Poor service, long wait time, no waiting area

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I am an avid sushi goer and have eaten at every Sushi place in town. Sushi Hai is an okay place to eat, the sashimi is terrible but the rolls are good, and the calamari appetizer is great. However it is over priced for an over pretentious neighborhood and the service is sooooo HORRIBLE. I've given them a couple of chances to redeem themselves, however after 5 times or so I don't know if I'll ever go back, just because the service is that bad.

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★★★☆☆

I am an avid sushi goer and have eaten at every Sushi place in town. Sushi Hai is an okay place to eat, the sashimi is terrible but the rolls are good, and the calamari appetizer is great. However it is over priced for an over pretentious neighborhood and the service is sooooo HORRIBLE. I've given them a couple of chances to redeem themselves, however after 5 times or so I don't know if I'll ever go back, just because the service is that bad.

Cons: Minimal parking available.

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In the process of planning my birthday dinner for a party of 20 people I spoke with the manager (Benny) of Sushi Hai/ Hair Bar no less than 4 times and have 2 emailed confirmations of the reservation sitting in my inbox, yet when my party arrived my reservation was ?lost.? The staff hastily threw together 4 tables in the bar and had us sit there. The spot I had originally reserved was already taken by a rowdy birthday party that cat-called us every time anyone had to walk past them to the restroom. The sushi was mediocre and over priced (this place is no Sushi-Den and the price should reflect it!) and there was not one thing on the menu that the two non-fish eating people in my party could enjoy. The waitress was stressed-out and overwhelmed and it took 35 minutes to FINALLY get our bill. While we were waiting, the bar began to fill and several people literally stared us down waiting for us to get up from our tables. I tried my best to keep a smile on my face as my invited guest kept getting more and more frustrated. The bill finally arrived and of course was a mess and the waitress didn?t do much to straighten things out. You would think with a combined total of $600 she would have been a little nicer, but she wasn?t. The moment we stood up, a group of 4 people jumped onto the end of our table before we had even left our seats and put on our coats.

All around it was a nightmare. I made the reservations 3 weeks prior to my dinner and don?t understand how I can speak with their manager and email him that many times and still have him ?lose? the reservation. I don?t understand the need for people to stare us down while we are trying to enjoy our meal (Hello people - we?re trying to eat!), and I truly don?t understand why more of an effort wasn?t made to make sure we were happy when we left. The next time I have a dinner party, it will be somewhere else that will appreciate the $600 spent not including the 20% tip to our grouchy, overwhelmed waitress!

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★☆☆☆☆

In the process of planning my birthday dinner for a party of 20 people I spoke with the manager (Benny) of Sushi Hai/ Hair Bar no less than 4 times and have 2 emailed confirmations of the reservation sitting in my inbox, yet when my party arrived my reservation was ?lost.? The staff hastily threw together 4 tables in the bar and had us sit there. The spot I had originally reserved was already taken by a rowdy birthday party that cat-called us every time anyone had to walk past them to the restroom. The sushi was mediocre and over priced (this place is no Sushi-Den and the price should reflect it!) and there was not one thing on the menu that the two non-fish eating people in my party could enjoy. The waitress was stressed-out and overwhelmed and it took 35 minutes to FINALLY get our bill. While we were waiting, the bar began to fill and several people literally stared us down waiting for us to get up from our tables. I tried my best to keep a smile on my face as my invited guest kept getting more and more frustrated. The bill finally arrived and of course was a mess and the waitress didn?t do much to straighten things out. You would think with a combined total of $600 she would have been a little nicer, but she wasn?t. The moment we stood up, a group of 4 people jumped onto the end of our table before we had even left our seats and put on our coats.

All around it was a nightmare. I made the reservations 3 weeks prior to my dinner and don?t understand how I can speak with their manager and email him that many times and still have him ?lose? the reservation. I don?t understand the need for people to stare us down while we are trying to enjoy our meal (Hello people - we?re trying to eat!), and I truly don?t understand why more of an effort wasn?t made to make sure we were happy when we left. The next time I have a dinner party, it will be somewhere else that will appreciate the $600 spent not including the 20% tip to our grouchy, overwhelmed waitress!

Pros: The trendy neighborhood

Cons: The staff, the food, the pretentious crowd

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I never write reviews on here, but I really have to this time. I threw my girlfriend a birthday party on Friday night and it was fantastic. The New Hai Bar is a great addition to the Highlands! The place has a cool look, didn't get super crowded, played good music (and not so loud that you can't talk to ppl) and drink prices were reasonable. Everyone had a great time. We will definitely be back (and try the sushi b/c it looked great as well). Thanks Sam and Kelly!

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★★★★☆

I never write reviews on here, but I really have to this time. I threw my girlfriend a birthday party on Friday night and it was fantastic. The New Hai Bar is a great addition to the Highlands! The place has a cool look, didn't get super crowded, played good music (and not so loud that you can't talk to ppl) and drink prices were reasonable. Everyone had a great time. We will definitely be back (and try the sushi b/c it looked great as well). Thanks Sam and Kelly!

Pros: great atmosphere

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I highly recommend this place to you all. The service was great and the food was even better. The drinks were amazing. I'm new to the Highlands and so happy I found this place. I can't wait to go back.

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★★★★☆

I highly recommend this place to you all. The service was great and the food was even better. The drinks were amazing. I'm new to the Highlands and so happy I found this place. I can't wait to go back.

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

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I completely agree with the previous review. This place is in a great location, the ambiance is great and the sushi is good, which explains why it is still around. The first time I went, I was impressed with some of their sushi rolls. My pleasure with the food was quickly ruined by the service! Words can't express how terrible it was. We arrived on the later side, but were just finishing our food around 10:40 (they close at 11) and the waitstaff was very rude, yelling from the bar that they are closing. We couldn't believe it! The second time I went, I was very cautious about going, but as the previous entry states, they win by default because of their location. We were in the Highlands and wanted sushi, so we sucked it up and decided to give it another try. We ordered our drinks and as the waitress brought them to us, spilled one glass of red wine, which spilled on my 2 friends. Instead of apologizing, she insisted that none of the red wine got on them. I couldnl't believe that someone who works in the service industry would say that. Especially when one of my friends was wearing a white silk top and you could CLEARLY see spots of red on it. She never apologized or anything. She brought another tables food to us. When our drinks were empty, she never asked us if we wanted another. She ignored us, so we had to grab another server to help us. Our sushi was brought to us very late, but it was good. I will NEVER EVER go back to this place and don't reccomend going. If you do go, please expect the worst servise you will ever encounter in your life! There are several good sushi restaurants in Denver that offer great service, so don't bother with Sushi Hai!! If you must eat here, get it to go!

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★☆☆☆☆

I completely agree with the previous review. This place is in a great location, the ambiance is great and the sushi is good, which explains why it is still around. The first time I went, I was impressed with some of their sushi rolls. My pleasure with the food was quickly ruined by the service! Words can't express how terrible it was. We arrived on the later side, but were just finishing our food around 10:40 (they close at 11) and the waitstaff was very rude, yelling from the bar that they are closing. We couldn't believe it! The second time I went, I was very cautious about going, but as the previous entry states, they win by default because of their location. We were in the Highlands and wanted sushi, so we sucked it up and decided to give it another try. We ordered our drinks and as the waitress brought them to us, spilled one glass of red wine, which spilled on my 2 friends. Instead of apologizing, she insisted that none of the red wine got on them. I couldnl't believe that someone who works in the service industry would say that. Especially when one of my friends was wearing a white silk top and you could CLEARLY see spots of red on it. She never apologized or anything. She brought another tables food to us. When our drinks were empty, she never asked us if we wanted another. She ignored us, so we had to grab another server to help us. Our sushi was brought to us very late, but it was good. I will NEVER EVER go back to this place and don't reccomend going. If you do go, please expect the worst servise you will ever encounter in your life! There are several good sushi restaurants in Denver that offer great service, so don't bother with Sushi Hai!! If you must eat here, get it to go!

Pros: The Las Vegas Roll (don't eat in, but order in to go)

Cons: The service is AWFUL!!!!

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Sushi Hai is one of those places wins by default. It is conveniently located in the highlands and is easy to get a reservation. The food is great, some of the best around and, the atmosphere is outstanding. However, as many times as i've been there (and i've been there a lot) the service has been THE WORST. I don't know how a restaurant that does that volume of business can have such bad waiters. Every waiter that I have had seemed put out when you ask them for something. They seem to be more concerned with their looks in their yuppie upscale bar then serving the people that are dropping 100 bucks on a two top dinner. Our waitress brought our drinks and then disappeared. She dropped our food without any utensils and walked away. When we asked for some utensils and soy sauce she brought a bottle with less then a quarter of a bottle left. When we asked for more we got attitude. She dropped the check on us without asking if we wanted anything else.(we all know what that means) When I asked the waitress to break the the large bill that I had to pay with, I was told to go to the bar for change. I had been a waiter for may years and I was appalled to the point that I just wanted to leave. Its too bad that such a great restaurant has such bad service. Start hustling and earn the money that patrons leave for you.
Your here to serve.
Welcome to your job.
My suggestion, GET IT TO GO!

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★★☆☆☆

Sushi Hai is one of those places wins by default. It is conveniently located in the highlands and is easy to get a reservation. The food is great, some of the best around and, the atmosphere is outstanding. However, as many times as i've been there (and i've been there a lot) the service has been THE WORST. I don't know how a restaurant that does that volume of business can have such bad waiters. Every waiter that I have had seemed put out when you ask them for something. They seem to be more concerned with their looks in their yuppie upscale bar then serving the people that are dropping 100 bucks on a two top dinner. Our waitress brought our drinks and then disappeared. She dropped our food without any utensils and walked away. When we asked for some utensils and soy sauce she brought a bottle with less then a quarter of a bottle left. When we asked for more we got attitude. She dropped the check on us without asking if we wanted anything else.(we all know what that means) When I asked the waitress to break the the large bill that I had to pay with, I was told to go to the bar for change. I had been a waiter for may years and I was appalled to the point that I just wanted to leave. Its too bad that such a great restaurant has such bad service. Start hustling and earn the money that patrons leave for you.
Your here to serve.
Welcome to your job.
My suggestion, GET IT TO GO!

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: horrible service, lazy waitstaff

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My Wife and I recently had dinner at Sushi Hai, and I was very impressed. Right Once we walked in the door we were welcomed by the sushi chefs. We sat at the sushi bar in front of amazingly nice chefs. The Wine list was extensive and impressive. Our chef went on to make us a special roll consisting of assorted fish rolled up in a cucumber, topped with a spicy/tangy soy sauce This was by far the most amazing sushi I have ever had. We have sat in front of him a few times and still cant remember his name. Dark Brown Gel'd Hair. I highly advise sitting with him. The fish was amazingly fresh, The Head Chef was telling us that the majority of their fish on Fridays and Saturdays is flown in from Hawaii. If you are ever thinking about having sushi, Sushi Hai is worth a drive. Not quite a place for a romantic night. Lots of people go there and it gets loud. Great place for a fun filled evening.

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★★★★★

My Wife and I recently had dinner at Sushi Hai, and I was very impressed. Right Once we walked in the door we were welcomed by the sushi chefs. We sat at the sushi bar in front of amazingly nice chefs. The Wine list was extensive and impressive. Our chef went on to make us a special roll consisting of assorted fish rolled up in a cucumber, topped with a spicy/tangy soy sauce This was by far the most amazing sushi I have ever had. We have sat in front of him a few times and still cant remember his name. Dark Brown Gel'd Hair. I highly advise sitting with him. The fish was amazingly fresh, The Head Chef was telling us that the majority of their fish on Fridays and Saturdays is flown in from Hawaii. If you are ever thinking about having sushi, Sushi Hai is worth a drive. Not quite a place for a romantic night. Lots of people go there and it gets loud. Great place for a fun filled evening.

Pros: Great Sushi, and Great Sushi Chefs

Cons: Loud, Busy, and Cold

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We had to wait 20 minutes before someone took our drink order. We ordered green tea that tasted WAY over steeped. Then once we ordered our three Sushi rolls it took at least an hour before it was brought to us. We spent almost two hours at this restaurant and spent about 10 minutes eating. So basically it was all waiting. The Sushi was OK. I have had way better, but it is not worth the wait time at all. I will never go back and I will not recommend this place either. If you do decide to go here be prepared to spend a lot of time hanging out without food.

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★★☆☆☆

We had to wait 20 minutes before someone took our drink order. We ordered green tea that tasted WAY over steeped. Then once we ordered our three Sushi rolls it took at least an hour before it was brought to us. We spent almost two hours at this restaurant and spent about 10 minutes eating. So basically it was all waiting. The Sushi was OK. I have had way better, but it is not worth the wait time at all. I will never go back and I will not recommend this place either. If you do decide to go here be prepared to spend a lot of time hanging out without food.

Pros: The Sushi was alright.

Cons: Wait. Wait. Wait.

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This has to be my favorite sushi place I have found in Colorado so far. I have been there twice now and both times have been superb. My wife and I like to stick to the Maki and theirs is definitely memorable. There is one roll that I can't remember the name of but it has filet mignon inside which is different and fantastic. The wine and beer selection are fine and it is a bonus that I can walk to this place which is in the cool Highlands neighborhood.

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★★★★☆

This has to be my favorite sushi place I have found in Colorado so far. I have been there twice now and both times have been superb. My wife and I like to stick to the Maki and theirs is definitely memorable. There is one roll that I can't remember the name of but it has filet mignon inside which is different and fantastic. The wine and beer selection are fine and it is a bonus that I can walk to this place which is in the cool Highlands neighborhood.

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I have read some other reviews and gave this place a try. It was horrible I went with a friend and we both ordered a salad mine got there 10 minutes before hers! Then and this is what did this entire experience in for me the food runner (who clearly had no business working in a restaurant) brought us the wrong order of sashimi, which would not be so bad but she came back a few minutes later took it off our table and served to someone else! This destroyed the whole meal for us. The fish was good, our actual waitress was very nice but this girl just ruined everything. I would say to try this place but who knows where your food may come from.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have read some other reviews and gave this place a try. It was horrible I went with a friend and we both ordered a salad mine got there 10 minutes before hers! Then and this is what did this entire experience in for me the food runner (who clearly had no business working in a restaurant) brought us the wrong order of sashimi, which would not be so bad but she came back a few minutes later took it off our table and served to someone else! This destroyed the whole meal for us. The fish was good, our actual waitress was very nice but this girl just ruined everything. I would say to try this place but who knows where your food may come from.

Pros: Fresh Fish

Cons: Service

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We have taken my family to Sushi Hai a number of times and have found both the quality of the food (very good) and the quality of the staff (poor) to be consistent. I recommend reservations - even though when you call you might be told you don't need them - because the snotty hostess usually takes a while to meander away and find you a place to sit. They have twice lost our reservations, so get a name when you call. The place is loud and it is difficult to hear your dining companions, and the service is slow. That said, the food has been consistently great, with interesting and tasty rolls and fresh fish, and the hot green tea is awesome. If you can get past the hostess who hasn't yet lost her teenage attitude, the food will be very good. We're getting really tired of the poor staff though; they may lose us no matter how good the food is if that doesn't improve soon.

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★★★☆☆

We have taken my family to Sushi Hai a number of times and have found both the quality of the food (very good) and the quality of the staff (poor) to be consistent. I recommend reservations - even though when you call you might be told you don't need them - because the snotty hostess usually takes a while to meander away and find you a place to sit. They have twice lost our reservations, so get a name when you call. The place is loud and it is difficult to hear your dining companions, and the service is slow. That said, the food has been consistently great, with interesting and tasty rolls and fresh fish, and the hot green tea is awesome. If you can get past the hostess who hasn't yet lost her teenage attitude, the food will be very good. We're getting really tired of the poor staff though; they may lose us no matter how good the food is if that doesn't improve soon.

Pros: Great rolls and hot tea; consistently yummy

Cons: Loud; Unfriendly hostess; slow

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Went on a date there the other night and was very sexy and intimate. Good portions for the money too! After our dinner we went down into their bar and continued to have a good time. I recommend them for a romantic time and a walk around the Highlands area.

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★★★★★

Went on a date there the other night and was very sexy and intimate. Good portions for the money too! After our dinner we went down into their bar and continued to have a good time. I recommend them for a romantic time and a walk around the Highlands area.

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I've been to Sushi Hai easily a dozen dimes and it never disappoints. They have some interesting variations (the Surf & Turf roll, and Black Manba roll) that are absolutely delicious, even for a non-adventurous sushi eater like me. Their stand-bys (spicy tuna, cali rolls) have been perfected. The fish is fresh, the service is friendly, knowledgable and attentive (our water glasses were never left more than half empty). Try it. You won't be disappointed.

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★★★★★

I've been to Sushi Hai easily a dozen dimes and it never disappoints. They have some interesting variations (the Surf & Turf roll, and Black Manba roll) that are absolutely delicious, even for a non-adventurous sushi eater like me. Their stand-bys (spicy tuna, cali rolls) have been perfected. The fish is fresh, the service is friendly, knowledgable and attentive (our water glasses were never left more than half empty). Try it. You won't be disappointed.

Pros: The food, the service, the prices

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We have been going to Sushi Hai since it opened and although it is not the best sushi in town, it is one of the most consistent. I also do think that is close to the best quality in town. The nigri sushi always seems fresh and the rolls are great too. I also like how the waitstaff can usually recommend small twists to the rolls that really make them interesting without sacrificing the way it should taste - Ex. adding strawberries. The waitstaff has always been polite and helpful as well, and I have never had a bad experience with them. The Hai Bar below does gets a little strange late at night, but it doesn't affect the restaurant. All in all, given the consistency and the quality of the food and the service-oriented waitstaff, I think this is one of the best sushi places in town.

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★★★☆☆

We have been going to Sushi Hai since it opened and although it is not the best sushi in town, it is one of the most consistent. I also do think that is close to the best quality in town. The nigri sushi always seems fresh and the rolls are great too. I also like how the waitstaff can usually recommend small twists to the rolls that really make them interesting without sacrificing the way it should taste - Ex. adding strawberries. The waitstaff has always been polite and helpful as well, and I have never had a bad experience with them. The Hai Bar below does gets a little strange late at night, but it doesn't affect the restaurant. All in all, given the consistency and the quality of the food and the service-oriented waitstaff, I think this is one of the best sushi places in town.

Pros: Never had to wait long, consistency, waitstaff, quality

Cons: Hai Bar Below

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The sushi rolls are excellent at Sushi Hai but the service is awful!! Long wait for drinks, long wait for food, and this was a Wednesday night! The food is good though, great atmosphere but the service needs work.

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★★★★☆

The sushi rolls are excellent at Sushi Hai but the service is awful!! Long wait for drinks, long wait for food, and this was a Wednesday night! The food is good though, great atmosphere but the service needs work.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Slooooow service

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Worst service I have had in Denver in a long time. First- the staff ignored us (and others) after we entered Sushi Hai. We sat at the bar for a drink before dinner and the waiter was slow and unresponsive. Then, after we moved to a table for dinner, everything took an unbelievably long time- the worst was 45 minutes to get our sushi! This was on a Sunday night too when they were not terribly busy. Then the waitress was unsure what some of our Sushi was. Our waitress was also very unknowledgeable about the Sakes that were available. We had not ordered enough sushi for the four of us but because of the slow service and our time constraints, we did not have time to order more. So we left hungry and completely dissatisfied. Never again.

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★★★☆☆

Worst service I have had in Denver in a long time. First- the staff ignored us (and others) after we entered Sushi Hai. We sat at the bar for a drink before dinner and the waiter was slow and unresponsive. Then, after we moved to a table for dinner, everything took an unbelievably long time- the worst was 45 minutes to get our sushi! This was on a Sunday night too when they were not terribly busy. Then the waitress was unsure what some of our Sushi was. Our waitress was also very unknowledgeable about the Sakes that were available. We had not ordered enough sushi for the four of us but because of the slow service and our time constraints, we did not have time to order more. So we left hungry and completely dissatisfied. Never again.

Pros: Nice atmosphere

Cons: Worst service in Denver

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The service is not good. Ate sushi there and got a fish bone stuck in my tough. The sad part about it is that the sushi is good and the atmosphere is great.

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★★★☆☆

The service is not good. Ate sushi there and got a fish bone stuck in my tough. The sad part about it is that the sushi is good and the atmosphere is great.

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Maybe every time I've gone the Chef is on the money but here is why it?s the best. The rolls are small in size which they are supposed to be so you can fit them in your mouth in one bite. The rolls are inventive with a great, complementing mix of flavors. The calamari is the best I've ever had anywhere in my travels! I do agree with the last reviewer and his statement about the spicy tuna, it's just not that great. Now I haven't made it to Sushi Den but so far this place beats out most of the top reviewed places I've tried here in Denver.

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★★★★★

Maybe every time I've gone the Chef is on the money but here is why it?s the best. The rolls are small in size which they are supposed to be so you can fit them in your mouth in one bite. The rolls are inventive with a great, complementing mix of flavors. The calamari is the best I've ever had anywhere in my travels! I do agree with the last reviewer and his statement about the spicy tuna, it's just not that great. Now I haven't made it to Sushi Den but so far this place beats out most of the top reviewed places I've tried here in Denver.

Pros: Great quality Sushi, Service is very attentive

Cons: Incredibly loud

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Being residents of Highlands, we have tried SushHai several times. Unfortunately, each time is more disappointing. The fish is great, but the rice is weird and often ruins any chance of experiencing an enjoyable meal. We have had hard rice, crumbling rice, and wet rice. Our first dinner at SushiHai (July) was great, everything about it. Then we had lunch (August)?the rice was undercooked and got stuck in our teeth. The surf and turf roll (October) tasted like an astro-turf roll with the rice barely clinging to the sushi. Most recently, (January) the sushi was so sticky and wet that the soy sauce couldn?t penetrate the gooey layer. The rice had the consistency of toothpaste?.I?m done with this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

Being residents of Highlands, we have tried SushHai several times. Unfortunately, each time is more disappointing. The fish is great, but the rice is weird and often ruins any chance of experiencing an enjoyable meal. We have had hard rice, crumbling rice, and wet rice. Our first dinner at SushiHai (July) was great, everything about it. Then we had lunch (August)?the rice was undercooked and got stuck in our teeth. The surf and turf roll (October) tasted like an astro-turf roll with the rice barely clinging to the sushi. Most recently, (January) the sushi was so sticky and wet that the soy sauce couldn?t penetrate the gooey layer. The rice had the consistency of toothpaste?.I?m done with this place.

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: Sushi

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This place is a wonderful little sushi Happy Hour secret! A friend of mine went there for the happy hour, and only spent $30 total --- and we stuffed ourselves! The sushi is fantastic, and very fresh --- and the seaweed salad is addicting. Also they have $2 Sake special! Very nice and intimate atmosphere. I went at about 5pm, and it wasn't busy at all --- so I could actually hold a conversation with my friend. TRY THIS PLACE OUT!! :)

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★★★★★

This place is a wonderful little sushi Happy Hour secret! A friend of mine went there for the happy hour, and only spent $30 total --- and we stuffed ourselves! The sushi is fantastic, and very fresh --- and the seaweed salad is addicting. Also they have $2 Sake special! Very nice and intimate atmosphere. I went at about 5pm, and it wasn't busy at all --- so I could actually hold a conversation with my friend. TRY THIS PLACE OUT!! :)

Pros: Cheap Happy Hour, Good Service , Parking on street

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We loved it. My husband had various sushi; I had the ahi tuna. Both were excellent. Service is friendly but a little slow - I would have order another $9 glass of wine if only the waiter had come by after he served food/brought us a check. We will go back though; I'm still thinking about that ahi!!

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★★★★☆

We loved it. My husband had various sushi; I had the ahi tuna. Both were excellent. Service is friendly but a little slow - I would have order another $9 glass of wine if only the waiter had come by after he served food/brought us a check. We will go back though; I'm still thinking about that ahi!!

Pros: Excellent Food

Cons: Parking

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The greeting was great and we were served water and warm towels immediately after being seated, but the service ended there. We didn't see our server for at least 15 minutes, and even then were made to feel like we were annoying her. The food was fantastic, but we had to beg for drinks, to order and everything else.

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★★★☆☆

The greeting was great and we were served water and warm towels immediately after being seated, but the service ended there. We didn't see our server for at least 15 minutes, and even then were made to feel like we were annoying her. The food was fantastic, but we had to beg for drinks, to order and everything else.

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I love Sushi Hai! Great sushi, excellent selection of winer, beer, and especially sake. Have been here many, many times for lunch and dinner. Excellent for takeout, as well. Want a great date? Ask for a table in the lower room. The bar downstairs is intimate and very inviting. Can't say enough about what a great transformation these folks did to the place.

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★★★★★

I love Sushi Hai! Great sushi, excellent selection of winer, beer, and especially sake. Have been here many, many times for lunch and dinner. Excellent for takeout, as well. Want a great date? Ask for a table in the lower room. The bar downstairs is intimate and very inviting. Can't say enough about what a great transformation these folks did to the place.

Pros: Excellent sushi, Great selection, Divine ambiance

Cons: Hard to find parking

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It usually takes a new restaurant a while to get it together. I tried Sushi Hai a week after opening and have been a regular customer ever since. Best Japanese food in Denver! Half the price and three times the quality of Domo. Service is great, too.

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★★★★★

It usually takes a new restaurant a while to get it together. I tried Sushi Hai a week after opening and have been a regular customer ever since. Best Japanese food in Denver! Half the price and three times the quality of Domo. Service is great, too.

Pros: Great food, Reasonable prices, Great Service

Cons: Difficult parking

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Located in the Highland Potter neighborhood of Denver. Sushi Hai has a great atmosphere and is located in an old building with exposed brick and nice lighting. The basement area does get a little loud so I recommend eating upstairs. The

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Located in the Highland Potter neighborhood of Denver. Sushi Hai has a great atmosphere and is located in an old building with exposed brick and nice lighting. The basement area does get a little loud so I recommend eating upstairs. The

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Long and narrow with a mid-century modern look, this three-tiered restaurant---with a bustling sushi bar on the street level, a dining room half-a-level down and the hip HaiBar in the basement---is always filled with a casual neighborhood…

 

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