First Look: Swords at Dusk at LoHi's Sushi Ronin

Chef Corey Baker shows off his tuna knife.EXPAND
Chef Corey Baker shows off his tuna knife.
Danielle Lirette

There's certainly no shortage of traditional elements at the new Sushi Ronin, which opened on January 2 in Lower Highland — the first new restaurant of 2016. Japanese koi swim along a band of blue on one wall, and touches of bamboo, rough-hewn timbers and brushstokes of Japanese script add a sense of age to the clean, modern lines.

But at the sushi bar, the standard glass case that places a barrier between chef and customers is ditched in favor of a low divider that creates intimacy and immediacy for diners. Chef Corey Baker, a veteran of Denver's most esteemed sushi spots, and his crew serve up fresh fish and more unusual marinated dishes along with a roster of small plates that guide guests away from typical breaded cutlets and sweet glazes. Choose from a long list of sakes and Japanese whiskeys to augment your dinner selections.

Keep reading for more photos of Sushi Ronin, which opens at 5 p.m. nightly.

Sushi Ronin's ultra-modern shell stands in contrast to the rest of Lower Highland.EXPAND
Sushi Ronin's ultra-modern shell stands in contrast to the rest of Lower Highland.
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The interior balances warm light and cool colors.EXPAND
The interior balances warm light and cool colors.
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Sushi Ronin's dining room and sushi bar.EXPAND
Sushi Ronin's dining room and sushi bar.
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Bar Ronin glows from within.EXPAND
Bar Ronin glows from within.
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The front panels open onto a patio when weather permits.EXPAND
The front panels open onto a patio when weather permits.
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The Ronin team preps for dinner service.EXPAND
The Ronin team preps for dinner service.
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Sushi Ronin's bar.EXPAND
Sushi Ronin's bar.
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First Look: Swords at Dusk at LoHi's Sushi RoninEXPAND
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A soy-sauce dispenser at the sushi bar.EXPAND
A soy-sauce dispenser at the sushi bar.
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Ronin feels serene and cool.EXPAND
Ronin feels serene and cool.
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Sushi Ronin was the first new restaurant to open in 2016.EXPAND
Sushi Ronin was the first new restaurant to open in 2016.
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A few choice Japanese whiskeys from the reserve list.EXPAND
A few choice Japanese whiskeys from the reserve list.
Danielle Lirette
A view of the bar.EXPAND
A view of the bar.
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Outside, looking in.EXPAND
Outside, looking in.
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Sushi Ronin will soon be joined in the same building by a tapas bar from restaurateur Justin Cucci.EXPAND
Sushi Ronin will soon be joined in the same building by a tapas bar from restaurateur Justin Cucci.
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Sushi Ronin

2930 Umatilla St.
Denver, CO 80211

303-955-8741

www.sushironindenver.com


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