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Bubu - Closed

7559 E. Academy Blvd.
Denver, CO 80230


  • Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday noon to 10 p.m.; Sunday noon to 9 p.m.
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Troy Guard opened the subterranean bubu in the summer of 2014 in the former home of TAG|Raw Bar on a stretch of Larimer Square known for high-end dining, not fast food. When he opened bubu Lowry in winter 2015 in Lowry’s Hangar 2 development, he tweaked the format, dropping the fast-casual setup in favor of table service and a full dinner menu. At lunch, you can still build your own bowl from a list that mixes Pacific Rim flavors with a few Southwestern accents, or choose from a handful of house combos off a menu packed with tempting options. Guard's signature Hawaii Five-O, an homage to his home state, with hearts of palm, fennel, shiitakes and a choice of protein (chicken, steak, shrimp, raw tuna, salmon or tofu), is typical of the options. At dinner, look for more of the fusion flavors for which Guard is known in dishes such as corned-beef buns with pickled shallots and cabbage, crispy rice with spicy tuna, and vegetable ramen loaded with wok-charred vegetables.

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  • Bubu Closes Tomorrow in Lowry, Will Reopen as Lucky Cat
    Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11:11 a.m. by Mark Antonation

    Chef/restaurateur Troy Guard opened his first Bubu on Larimer Square in the summer of 2014. The spot took over the former home of TAG: Raw Bar, specializing in light and healthy bowls with an Asian bent. A few months later, Gua...

  • Reader: Yes, Minutes Count at Happy Hour
    Friday, August 28, 2015 at 9:05 a.m. by Westword Staff

    Minutes count at happy hour, says Gretchen Kurtz. On a recent visit to Bubu Lowry, she found a server willing to stretch happy hour timing, and that made her time there much happier. But Gabor responds:  Why should th...

  • Reader: I Got Cut Off After a Few Beers and It Got Awkward
    Friday, August 21, 2015 at 7:04 a.m. by Westword Staff

    This week Gretchen Kurtz visited bubu Lowry, where she particularly liked the veggie ramen. But the real star was the happy hour she found there, with prices "low enough to also lower expectations for the nibbles we paired...

  • Minutes Count at Happy Hour...and So Does Hospitality
    Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 8:45 a.m. by Gretchen Kurtz

    With strong cocktails and well-priced nibbles, happy hour turned out to be my favorite time of day at bubu Lowry, which I review this week. But happy hour isn’t always so happy. Earlier this summer I was meeting a friend for an earl...

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