After almost twenty years on Old South Gaylord, Miki Hashimoto closed Japon last fall...but while he was leaving Washington Park, he promised that he was not leaving Denver's restaurant scene altogether. This spring, he revealed that he would be opening Tokio, a Japanese restaurant in the cluster of ... More >>
Last September, when Miki Hashimoto, the owner of Japon (now John Holly's Asian Bistro), closed his Japanese restaurant after eighteen years in Washington Park, he teased us with his future plans: "I have some great new ideas and concepts that I'm exploring that Denver hasn't seen," he said, adding ... More >>
Old South Gaylord has changed a lot over the past two decades. And at the end of October, the block will see another big change: Japon will close on Halloween. "We've had eighteen great years serving our loyal customers, many of whom have become close friends," says owner Miki Hashimoto. But while h ... More >>
South Gaylord Street has seen a lot of restaurants come and go, but Restaurant Japon is a stalwart, not just on South Gaylord, but in the Denver dining scene, standing court in the middle of Washington Park's most bustling block for eighteen years, a feat for any restaurant. But on Halloween, Restau ... More >>
Bigger isn't always better.
Where There's Smoke
Opals initial concept sounded ridiculous, but the result is sublime.
Out of the Bleu.
Japon finds itself back in the swim of things.