Construction Watch

Emilio's Space on Colfax Avenue to Become Tycoon Ramen & Sushi Bar

Taco and margarita favorite Emilio's on Colfax Avenue was closed in February by the Colorado Department of Revenue for nonpayment of taxes. Now it appears that the desirable corner space has a new tenant. Construction is underway, and a sign advertising Tycoon Ramen & Sushi Bar has been posted in the window.

In less than a year, Denver has gone from ramen desert to ramen-crazed, so the expectations are high for the quality of any new noodle joint. The other pressing concern is what has become of the vintage Super Chef sign that the owner of Emilio's rescued from the restaurant's previous incarnation as a Capitol Hill diner.

Tycoon will join Prohibition, Thai Monkey Club and Sassafras on a stretch of Colfax that still offers plenty character; one of Denver's best dive bars, the Nob Hill Inn, is a gritty reminder of the street's inglorious past — and rowdy present.  


KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Mark Antonation is the former Westword Food & Drink Editor. In 2018, he was named Outstanding Media Professional by the Colorado Restaurant Association; he's now with the Colorado Restaurant Foundation.
Contact: Mark Antonation