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Iwayama Sushi and da big kahuna bistro

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5500 S. Simms St., Littleton, CO
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dis da place fo'eat da kine.

The sushi is good, but as,my daughter said, this place makes real da kine Hawaii grinds. I don't even like mac salad, but I ate every bit of it. The tempura is light and not oily, and the kalbi ribs, taste just as they should. The owner is friendly but quirky, one thing he does, and he does... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Miriahm D
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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The sushi is good, but as,my daughter said, this place makes real da kine Hawaii grinds. I don't even like mac salad, but I ate every bit of it. The tempura is light and not oily, and the kalbi ribs, taste just as they should. The owner is friendly but quirky, one thing he does, and he does have a... More 

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Morrison, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Best sushi in Littleton. Friendly proprietor and staff. Place is crazy busy on Friday and Sat so no takeaway is available. Definitely recommend.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My husband and I absolutely love this place. You won't be disappointed. Best sushi for the price in all of the Denver metro area. Never had anything but sushi here, so I can't speak for the other food. The only downfall is that the place is very small and you usually have to wait. Also, sometimes we have shown up... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Huge sushi menu - all great options! Food all made fresh and the taste verifies it. Make sure you get there early as it gets insanely packed - for a great reason though!! Don't let the place being in a shopping center and not all fancy on the outside deter you from this place :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We come here often... Love the place! Great food, neighborhood atmosphere and it is hard to beat their sushi! And my favorite dinner is the teriyaki salmon and Fuji apple blue salad...Love it! 😊

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Littleton, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Lee's Place as I refer to it is fabulous. He always has extremely fresh fish, lots of new sushi presentations, and the absolute best Coconut Cake for dessert you have ever tasted. I have been going to Iwayama since the day it opened now almost 7 years ago. Lee told me at the time that he wanted to know as... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We have been here many times an although it is in a rundown strip mall with lots of interesting bars in it, this place stands out. The sushi is spectacular and Lee is very creative in his specials. The atmosphere is great, although on a Friday or Saturday night the "cozy" place can get busy and require quite a wait.... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I have tried a number of sushi places in Denver and this place is the best that I have been to. We are now regulars here. What sets this place apart is the specials. The owner, Lee, likes to get creative with his rolls and they are wonderful. He seems to have new specials all the time and I have... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Moving from Hawaii, it's so hard to find great fresh fish. These guys bring it in from Hawaii. This is my go to place when I'm craving some food from back home and way better than L&L. like kalbi and chicken katsu. And the sushi here is great too - from the usual to some great creations.

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I live in Littleton and can tell you, it's quite a challenge to find a great place to eat. Iwayama's, is my GO-TO. Lee makes such good food and throws in all sorts of delicious specials (the coconut cake is simply to die for)! I travel a ton for work and have a very hard time finding sushi that even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5500 S. Simms St., Littleton, CO
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Littleton

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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