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Fast-Casual Broken Rice Closes on Colorado Boulevard

The restaurant was less than one year old

Broken Rice - Denver
Broken Rice is closed on Colorado Boulevard
Adam Larkey

Less than nine months after opening, the fast-casual restaurant that transformed the space at 1390 South Colorado Boulevard is closed.

Broken Rice was a pan-Asian eatery serving noodle and rice bowls, potstickers, and pho, among other dishes. The restaurant offered a full bar and a polished vibe in the space formerly occupied by Protein Bar.

The inside of the restaurant remains untouched, but a note on the door from general manager Cameron Cusack and culinary director Tyson Wong Ophaso alerts patrons to its closing: “It has been an incredible pleasure to be able to provide Denver with quality, locally sourced, and fresh South East Asian street food,” they say.

Cusack and Ophaso go on to explain that the restaurant has closed due to “unforeseen circumstances,” and to recommend that customers looking for good stir fry head over to neighboring Thai Pot.

Ophaso, a former Iron Chef America competitor, came to Broken Rice just a few months after its opening to overhaul the menu. By September the business’ trade name was left to expire. No one from the restaurant was immediately available for comment.

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