Turning Japanese: A Second Helping of Westword Food & Drink, May 23-27

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa (R) behind the sushi bar at Matsuhisa Denver.EXPAND
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa (R) behind the sushi bar at Matsuhisa Denver.
Danielle Lirette

There were plenty of Japanese eateries in the news this week, starting with Monday's opening of Bamboo Sushi, serving certified-sustainable seafood inside Avanti Food & Beverage. For Chef and Tell, Gretchen Kurtz tracked down the globetrotting Nobu Matsuhisa to talk about his newest Matsuhisa restaurant in Cherry Creek as well as highlights from his career as an innovator in Japanese and Peruvian cuisine.
And Mark Antonation visited three Japanese restaurantsOtoto, Cherry Hills Sushi Co. and Sushi Ronin — to see how they help guide customers toward top-notch sake and food pairings.

In other news: 

RESTAURANTS/BARS OPENING THIS WEEK:*
Bamboo Sushi at Avanti Food & Beverage, 3200 Pecos Street 
Five on Black, 1805 29th Street, Boulder
Great Australian Bite, 6710 South Cornerstar Way, Aurora
Soban, 12101 East Iliff Avenue, Aurora
Stones on 32nd, 3211 Pecos Street
World of Beer (Sunday), 921 Pearl Street, Boulder

RESTAURANTS/BARS REOPENING THIS WEEK:*
The Dirty Duck Bar, 4780 East Evans Avenue

*Or earlier, and not reported in a previous Second Helping.

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Soban

12101 E. Iliff Ave.
Aurora, Colorado 80014

303-369-0919

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Stone's on 32nd

3211 Pecos St.
Denver, Colorado 80211

720-328-4270

www.stoneson32nd.com

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The Dirty Duck Bar

4780 E. Evans Ave.
Denver, CO 80222

303-758-3667

www.dirtyduckbar.com

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Five on Black

1805 29th St.
Boulder, Colorado 80301

303-402-5000

www.fiveonblack.com


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