Restaurants

Top Choice Japanese in Winter Park

Pepe Osaka's Fish Taco

You like sushi. You like fish tacos. And as it turns out, you love sushi tacos, because…why not? At this almost-but-not-quite Nikkei eatery (that's Japanese-Peruvian cuisine if you haven't been keeping up), dig in t…
Top Choice Japanese in Aspen

Matsuhisa

The original Colorado link in Matsuhisa Nobu’s iconic global chain that now wraps around the world, this converted house is more intimate than its Vail sibling and still turns out spectacular dishes such as miso bla…
Japanese in Denver

Domo Restaurant

'Japanese country food' doesn’t really capture the refinement of dishes at Domo, which sports the best garden dining in all of Colorado – kind of like dining in Mr Miyagi's backyard. Inside, the traditional dining r…
Sushi in Denver

Sushi Den

With fresh fish flown in from Japan's Nagahama Fish Market, this is – by far – the best sushi restaurant in Denver. Two brothers, Yasu and Toshi Kisaki, opened the restaurant in 1984, bringing creative and clever su…
Japanese in Vail

Osaki’s

A star disciple of both his grandfather and Nobu Matsuhisa (yes, that Matsuhisa), Osaki worked in the Aspen restaurant before opening up this hole-in-the-wall temple, long Vail's go-to sushi spot. It retains its int…
Japanese in Vail

Matsuhisa

Legendary chef Nobu Matsuhisa has upped Vail's culinary standards with this modern, airy space in the heart of the Solaris complex. Expect traditional sushi and tempura alongside his signature 'new-style' sashimi – …
Sushi in Boulder

Sushi Zanmai

Fresh, good and kind of goofy. The chefs shout with delight as customers fill the space, which they do early and often. Kimono-clad waitstaff serve platters of sushi, grilled and brushed eel, toro hand rolls and spe…
Japanese in Cortez & the Four Corners

Stonefish Sushi & More

With blues on the box and a high tin ceiling, this is sushi for the Southwest. Specialties like potstickers with prickly-pear chili and Colorado rancher seared beef and wasabi liven things up. Cool light fixtures, b…
Japanese in Breckenridge

Wasabi

If you’re salivating for sushi, maki rolls or udon noodles, this family-run hole-in-the-wall will definitely satisfy. The chef keeps it simple and affordable, especially at lunch when he offers teriyaki tofu and chi…