First Look

First Look: Inside the New Matsuhisa Denver in Cherry Creek

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.

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.