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What You Need to Know About BuBu

Healthy food can taste great. Here's what Denver has to say about BuBu LoDo.

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BuBu LoDo
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The "what is Bubu?" News: Dining Out explains that bubu are "crispy puffed rice pellets that add crunch and texture." They are included in some of the dishes, which is what inspired the restaurant's name. [Dining Out]

The What to Order News: Zagat's recommendations are the Northern California with black barley, fresh corn, Sugarmill granola, blueberries and chopped dates; The OG Colorado with quinoa, green chile, avocado, roasted carrots and pumpkin seeds in a honey-lemon vinaigrette. The latter "rocks." [Zagat]

The Fast Casual News: Westword considers Bubu to be one of the few restaurants bringing new meaning to the term "fast casual." The restaurant offers lighter ingredients and healthy options, while turning bowls out in about three minutes. [Westword]

The It Was Everything I Hoped For News: For diners who already are fans of dining bowl-style, Bubu is the place to be. One Yelper dined on the Hawaii Five O: a bowl with raw salmon and avocado. "You can tell it is fresh," and it "had that good feeling full finish after the meal was done." [Yelp]

The Hottest New Restaurant News: Zagat listed Bubu as one of Denver's "Hottest New Restaurants" in their year-end restaurant wrap up. [Zagat]

The Hidden Gem News: Diners have to make their way down a set of stairs to find Bubu, but for one diner, she was happy to "stumble" upon it on accident. Warning: the Thai bowl is just might make you become "addicted" like it did for this reviewer. [Trip Advisor]

The "ILY" News: For one Yelper, Bubu was love at first sight "with 100% certainty." Besides the service, affordability and tasty food, she noted that she is "sold" on their cucumber water "for life." [Yelp]

The Funky Hours News: Both a Facebook reviewer and a Yelper think the food is great, but the hours aren't. Google says the restaurant is open until 7 p.m., Facebook says 5 p.m., and Yelp says 9 p.m. The Facebook reviewer showed up twice at 4 p.m. to find the restaurant closed. [Facebook]

The Bubu 2.0 News:second Bubu is in the works, this time in Lowry. It should open in February 2015. [EDEN]