Chef/restaurateur Nobu Matsuhisa brought his eponymous eatery to Denver on the first day of April, unveiling a sultry, teak-lined dining room to guests lucky enough to score an early reservation. Matsuhisa
, at 98 Steele Street, on the ground floor of the Steele Creek luxury apartments, serves elegant cuisine with Japanese and Peruvian influences in a 7,800-square-foot space that's currently open for dinner only (although lunch will soon be added).
Photographer Danielle Lirette recently took a photographic tour of the restaurant, also capturing a few signature dishes. For more photos, see our complete slideshow