The rankings are based on thousands of user reviews.

OpenTable analyzes over 400,000 diner reviews a month and releases the results in order to help people discover new places and local favorites. The following five Denver eateries are the best overall restaurants, according to OpenTable.

Cherry Hills Sushi Company

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Located in Cherry Hills Village, the OpenTable reviews reveal a fun atmosphere, friendly staff with good food, and plenty of brews. 

Banzai Sushi

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"The home of 100 rolls" offers, you guessed it, 100 different combinations of sushi rolls. They also offer fully cooked dishes, a tribute to Japan in the heart of Denver. This five-star reviewed restaurant is mentioned by several OpenTable diners as the best sushi in Denver!

Matsuhisa Denver

Bento Box

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Another Cherry Creek eatery, this one is a Japanese Peruvian restaurant that offers elegant food in a classy setting and is given high praise in reviews. The feedback points to excellent food, great service, and a nice selection of sake.

Mehak India's Aroma

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Denver’s answer to fine dining Indian cuisine offers a vibrant and exciting atmosphere serving a balance of moderns and authentic Indian cuisine. OpenTable diners report delicious, authentic food, with friendly attentive service.

Bettola Bistro

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This scratch-kitchen Italian bistro tickles the taste buds with fresh ingredients from local farmers' markets and their own garden. Bettola Bistro is reviewed as a wonderful dining experience with outstanding food, a welcoming staff, and a not-to-be-skipped dessert menu.

Two Colorado Springs eateries also made the list; Carlos’ Bistro and Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub and Restaurant. The Game Creek Restaurant in Vail and Chimney Park in Windsor were also named as top spots to eat by OpenTable Diners.

Denver has an amazing food scene and there are so many places to try, so it's nice to hear what others have to say when looking for a new spot or choosing a respected favorite. OpenTable reviewers must have dined at the restaurant to leave a review, and are verified customers with OpenTable accounts.

Did your favorite Denver area eatery make the OpenTable Diner’s Choice list? Have you visited any of the restaurants mentioned on the list? Let us know what you think in the comments.