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Japon - Closed

1028 S. Gaylord St. Denver, CO 80209 | South Denver | 303-744-0330

Location Description:

The 1000 block of South Gaylord Street is swimming in dining options, but if you’re in the mood for sushi, you can’t beat Japon. Located right next door to the old Japon (which closed in 2005), Japon 2.0 has vaulted ceilings, an open kitchen and plenty of space where you can enjoy an intimate meal with a companion or celebrate with a big party – and you can always belly up to the sushi bar to watch the chefs cut and craft your meal. Japon’s lunch and dinner menus are expansive, with a la carte sushi, combos and cooked options; there are always a few house specials, too. And don’t forget the happy hour, with cheap sushi and sake, during the week.

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  • Cuisine(s): Japanese, Sushi
  • Hours: Mon-Wed, Fri 11:30am-3pm, Mon-Wed 4pm-10pm, Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 4pm-11:30pm, Sat 12pm-3pm
  • Price: $$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended for Large Parties
  • Parking: Street, Valet
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wifi Access

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