First announced a year ago and even posting hiring notices a few months later, the arrival of Motomaki downtown has taken a little longer than anticipated. But finally headed to the ground floor of the Denver Pavilions mall, the sushi burrito concept is back on track.
Taking over the 3,318-square-foot space vacated by Native Foods Cafe, the casual spot will also keep the outdoor covered patio. Sitting between Forever 21 and It'Sugar, the creators of the Hapa Sushi restaurant chain developed Motomaki three years ago, opening locations in Lakewood and Boulder with plans for future expansions.
Promised to be coming soon, Motomaki is heading to a liquor license hearing later this month to create a beverage menu that will include hot and cold sake, wine, and a range of Japanese beers.
On the food menu, customers can choose to create their own bowls or burritos, or opt for now familiar tried and tested combinations built around themes such as Nacho Tuna, Hawaiian salmon, shrimp tempura, mochiko chicken, banh mi, and softshell crab.
The restaurant also serves tuna, salmon and hamachi poke dishes, a Fuji apple bleu salad, plus miso soup, edamame, and chukka, a side of seaweed marinated in a sesame seed oil dressing.