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Located in the Ritz-Carlton, Elway's is a great restaurant for those craving a hearty meal. The restaurant was named after John Elway, an NFL Hall of Fame inductee and quarterback for the Denver Broncos. Known for their juicy high-quality USDA hand cut steaks, they have a mouth-watering range of steaks, from Filet, Prime Rib and Rib-eye to New York Strip, Sirloin and Porterhouse. Other specialties include seafood and fresh fish delicacies like scallops, Ahi Tuna, salmon, lobster and many other delicious side dishes. If all these choices aren't enough, the innovative restaurant even has a sushi bar with various chef's sushi specialties and sake too. To wash down the divine meal, the restaurant has an award-winning assortment of wines with over 350 choices. There is valet parking and their dining room is available available for private parties and personal events too. Call ahead for more.
Though some people might complaint about the loads of plastic being used here, Sushi Sasa does come highly recommended for anyone who would like a delightful sushi meal. Apart from the traditional sushi, you will also find several innovative dishes that use exotic fish, prepared in Japanese style. The restaurant menu features an excellent sake and wine list.
Located in Denver, this unusual eatery offers a dining experience to remember. More than just your average restaurant, Domo not only offers home cooked Japanese specialties, they also offer an onsite museum with folk art, a dojo and zen garden. Find traditional offerings like sake nabe, a salmon and vegetable dish, or the portobello teriyaki for vegetarians. An extensive selection of sake makes for a great pairing with your meal.
This restaurant is one of the more popular places to go for sushi in Denver. Its menu also offers tempura, teriyaki, and a variety of traditional Japanese soups like Udon, but the sushi is the best bet. The atmosphere is often lively with patrons crowding just inside the door, friendly hostesses, waiters and waitresses buzzing around, and plenty of noise coming from the dining room. The Sushi Den is known for bringing out the local trendsetters and is the place to be seen. Lunchtime, however, is more relaxed and quiet.
A popular addition to the Denver food scene, Izakaya Den has found quite the fan following due to its unique blend of flavors and tastes. Inspired by cuisines around the world with a favoring to sushi, this contemporary restaurant brings to the table a variety of meals, best enjoyed when shared. The tapas form to the menu ensures that everyone finds something to their liking and when combined with their selection of sake, an evening here is simply perfected. For all those looking for a bit of healthy experimentation, try dinner at Izakaya's while in Denver.
Home of 100 rolls is how Banzai Sushi is known best. Sushi is undoubtedly the specialty of the restaurant but with their innovative and varied takes on the traditional Japanese delicacy. With over a 100 varieties of sushi to choose from, choices are made easy with platters that include combinations of 3-4 different rolls. And to go with, a selection of sake including the popular Nigori blend known for its sweetness and infusion of fruit flavors. And to complete Asian-inspired events elsewhere, they also provide off-site catering services.
Kiki's is, without a doubt, one of the best authentic Japanese restaurants in Denver. Run by Korean and Japanese families, Kiki's menu features the same favorites you would find in Japan. Very few Americanized versions are available on the sushi menu. The seafood is high quality and ranges from their delicious sashimi and eel bowls to kimchi, kitsune udon, and yakitori. Here, there is something for even the most discerning of tastes. Kiki's is decorated like an authentic Japanese eatery complete with bamboo blinds and J-Pop music. So if you're looking out for authentic Japanese food and culture, you will enjoy this amazing family restaurant.
Sushi Uokura, located near the Colorado School of Mines at the edge of Lakewood and Golden, may be out of the way, but it is one of the most popular Asian restaurants in the Denver area. Consistently voted one of Denver's best sushi restaurants, Sushi Uokura serves nothing but Japanese seafood in a lovely, soothing atmosphere, complete with fountains, patio, and a tiny indoor koi pond. Take out is also available, but the dine-in experience is even better than the food. The chef is a nationally renowned sushi expert and watching him prepare your dishes is fascinating and fun. Fans of Japanese food would be hard-pressed to find a better place than Sushi Uokara in Denver.
Hapa is a Hawaiian term to describe the beautiful blend of Asian and American cultures, reflecting that term, the namesake restaurant offers an eclectic combination of Japanese and many other different styles of cooking. Stretching their creative tents beyond boundaries to form dishes that are just pure joy yet being true to their roots, their menu is fun, adventurous and ingenious. From the regular lunch and dinner menu to the early bird and night owl menu, there is something for everyone who loves sushi and sake. And yes, not to forget the happy hour as well. Enjoy the Hapa cuisine.
Rice Bistro & Sushi is a Pan Asian restaurant located at the Orchard in the Denver Technical Center. The restaurant is done up elegantly in natural stone, wood and glass. The full bar features a large flat screen TV, an extensive wine list and specialty cocktails, and has a relaxing atmosphere. Their eclectic menu offers classic dishes such as Mongolian beef, shrimp tempura to current favorites like crispy coconut shrimp, chicken rice paper rolls and more. Whatever be the occasion, Rice Bistro awaits you to grace their restaurant.