Openings and Closings

Okinawa opens tomorrow

The space left vacant by Nohana Sushi at 2301 East Colfax Avenue has been under construction for almost six months. Tomorrow, though, the dust will finally clear, and Japanese restaurant Okinawa will open for business.

Michael Zheng, who owns Okinawa along with pan-Asian restaurant Spicy Basil and Japanese joint Go Fish, both at 1 Broadway, describes his concept as contemporary Japanese, a combination of sushi and other traditional dishes utlilizing French cooking techniques. He'll have plenty of raw fish, but he'll also serve up creative rolls and teriyaki dishes.

When Okinawa opens this weekend, it will serve dinner, but lunch hours will also be added quickly.

The doors open tomorrow at 5 p.m.

For more information, dial 303-322-8886.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
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