Out-of-towners who balk at the idea of ordering raw seafood in a land-locked state seem to forget what era they live in — a time when many of the nation’s top sushi destinations take pride in sourcing from Japanese fish markets. Essentially, modern shipping puts the Mile High City as close to the ocean as anywhere else. And locals love their sushi as much as anyone else from New York to San Francisco, whether they’re going for omakase at Uchi and Matsuhisa or getting a quick fix at Sushi-Rama and Misaki at the Stanley.
All four of those spots warrant their slot in the following map, along with 11 other must-try sushi bars in and around Denver. (For those a bit further out, consider boisterous Boulder institution Sushi Zanmai, Sakana in Westminster, or Sushi Sora at the brand-new Golden Mill, where the well-respected Jesus Silva is running the show.)
Note: Restaurants are ordered geographically. Have another favorite? Send us a tip.Read More