Highly Recommended Authentic Restaurants In Denver Area
For authentic Japanese sushi and sashimi, go to
1487 South Pearl ST
Denver, CO 80201
Truly superb! This place rocks your socks off. Around $100 per person, definitely not cheap, but it’s worth every penny and the cost matches the quality. Order the best stuff off catch of the day menu, their fish is flown in from Japan daily. This is why we call it AUTHENTIC.
Suggestions and tips to help you ( for two) order optimally at Sushi Den.
Please note that sashimi should be ordered before sushi. NEVER dip sashimi or sushi in soy sauce. Wasabi and ginger are used as palate cleansers, not entrees.
For kitchen specials, please consider:
Maine Lobster Tempura $15
House Made Organic Tofu $10
For sashimi, please consider:
Jalapeno Hamachi (3pc) / Kanpachi (3pc) $17
Toro (Fatty) from Croatia (2pc) $12
Bluefin Akamai Zuke (Marinated) from Japan (2pc) $11
Aguri Toro (Fatty Tuna) from Croatia (2pc) $12
Spicy Aburi Toro from Croatia (2pc) $12
Spicy Aguri Salmon Belly from Scotland (2pc) $9
Smoked Scottish Ocean Trout (2pc) $11
Aburi Hotate (Seared Scallop) (2pc) $10
For sushi, please consider:
Kobe Beef Roll (5 pc) $10
Eggplant Sushi (2pc) $5
Don’t forget the dessert:
Mochi Ice Cream (Mango, Green Tea, & Strawberry)
For authentic Vietnam pho, go to
6600 W 120th Ave
Broomfield, CO 80020
Pho is prepared consistently with what you’d expect (perfect clear beef broth, noodles, meat, fixings). Very generous portions with great value for money. The service is really fast, sometimes a little aggressive which never bothers me. I go there for food.
Suggestions and tips:
There are 3 pho restaurants within a hundred yards, make sure you get the right one.
For 2 people you may order Spring Rolls with Grilled Pork or Beef (2 rolls) as appetizer which costs only $4.95, and 2 Large Pho (Rare Steak, Well-dong Brisket, Flank, Tendon and Tripe) for $8.95/each.
For authentic Cantonese dim sum, go to
2917 W Mississippi Ave
Denver, CO 80219
It’s as authentic as it comes, although it may not be the MOST authentic dim sum kitchen compared to Hong Kong, New York or California. This is the only Chinese restaurants we’ve been going back to. Definitely the best dim sum we’ve found in Denver.
Suggestions and tips:
Expect a long wait during peak hours, usually after 11 a.m. Make sure you get there right after they open. Choosing your dim sum can be intimidating but just go for it. It’s all good and worth trying. Service is prompt and kind. Staff will answer questions but they prefer when you know what you like. The carts will keep coming, order quickly and be ready make the call on the dim sum quickly.
For 3 people, please consider the following:
A pot of Chrysanthemum Pu-Erh Tea 菊普茶
Items for $3.15
Chicken Feet with Black Bean Sauce 鳳爪
Steamed BBQ Pork Bun 叉燒包
Items for $4.25
Crystal Leek (chive/translation corrected) Dumpling 水晶韭菜餃
Shanghai Dumpling 上海小籠包
Pan Fried Leek (chive/translation corrected) Dumpling 煎韭菜餅
Items for $4.95
Congee with Preserved Duck Egg 皮蛋粥
Shrimp Rice Crepe 蝦腸粉
Items for $5.85
Beef Strips with Turnips 牛雜
Leek (chive/translation corrected) with Pork Blood 韭菜豬紅
Items for $6.95
Pan Fried Rice Crepe w/ XO Sauce 炒腸粉