Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Real Japanese worth the drive

I've been working on a review of a new Japanese restaurant on Academy, Tomo Sushi. It will come out in a week or two, but it made me want to talk about a fantastic place in Denver called Domo.
Let's be honest. Most Colorado sushi restaurants are pretty much the same. The quality of fish and the presentation and the goofy names they give to the big, Americanized rolls changes, but other than that, you get what you get. There are some notable exceptions, Nabu in Aspen (never been there) and maybe Tora in Boulder (fabulous!) but the one I really love is Domo in Denver. It looks like a warehouse. It shares a building with an Akido gym, and it serves impressive "country style" sushi and other dishes.

From Domo's Website:

One of the secrets of Domo’s distinctive taste is the generous use of shiitake mushrooms. Kombu, hijiki and funori seaweeds and other sea vegetables are also used in plenty. Domo uses over 120 varieties of fresh sea foods, meats and vegetables daily as well as many unique ingredients imported directly from the country side of Northern Japan by Domo owner and head chef Gaku Homma

This isn't just schtick. This is amazing food, and not significantly more than a night out at Jun.

Check it out:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the restuarant in Aspen your referring to is Nobu, not Nabu.

8:14 AM  
Anonymous Monika said...

Thanks for the tip Nate. My husband and I love sushi, but your right, everything looks and tastes the same. We'll try Domo next time we're in Denver.

Oh and speaking of Denver restaurants, if you like champagne, there is a place we found we love and can't wait to go back. Corridor 44, a champagne and cocktail spot, that has fabulous food and bubbly for any palate. Check it out at


8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Domo is fastfood compared to Sushi Den in Denver. Sushi Den is rated one of the best sushi restaurant in the COUNTRY and you'll know why after you tried their food.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Shanyn said...

I couldn't agree more! Sushi Den is a Denver institution and is well worth the trip. The food is amazing, the atmosphere is indulgent but comfortable and the choices are endless! And it's in a neat part of town to boot!

3:53 PM  
Blogger Warren Epstein said...

One of the more interesting sushi places I've tried in Denver was Sushi Boat on Hampton.

The long horseshoe sushi bar in ringed by a canal, in which floats sushi boats.

When we ordered sushi, it was delivered to us instead of being placed on one of the boats.

The chef told me that American patrons didn't have the patience to wait for the boats. Is that lame or what?

4:02 PM  

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