Three seafood veterans have opened a sushi restaurant in Aurora’s Stanley Marketplace. Misaki owners Charlene and Robert Thai and chef Jesus Silva all have backgrounds in seafood shipping and sushi restaurant operating; chef Silva previously worked at Osaka Ramen, Sushi-Rama, Sushi Sasa, and, most recently, he opened Silva’s Fish Market in Denver Central Market. The new venture caters to a fast-moving Stanley clientele with all-day “happy hour” prices — most rolls cost between $5 and $7.
Silva and the Thais say this pricing doesn’t reflect the quality of the fish, which they’re sourcing from multiple vendors in California and Japan. Menu offerings include nigiri, vegetarian rolls, and tempura, with ramen bowls forthcoming. Go for the special Misaki roll: tuna poke, avocado tempura, mustard yuzu, and maguro tataki. Or try a Stanley roll with bincho, avocado tempura, tuna tataki, kaiware, negi, and spicy ponzu. (Chef’s special rolls are $11 to $14.)
Status: Misaki is now open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (with a break late afternoons) along the East corridor of Stanley Marketplace.