Vegetarian lunch specials are special indeed, because while restaurants around town offer meaty specials at the noon hour, vegetarian specials are usually only offered at vegetarian restaurants. Volcano is an unexpected exception to that rule. It's one of a growing number of non-chain restaurants in the southeast Denver area, prime real estate for office workers seeking...lunch specials.
Some of them even seeking vegetarian specials.
The busy orange-and-green sign outside Volcano belies the clean, bright interior, which had miniature versions of business meetings -- business meetings with delicious food -- taking place at each of the tables.
The sushi lunch combo is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features a variety of fish-based options, as well as a delicious vegetarian combination that includes a veggie combo roll (asparagus, cucumber, avocado and carrot) and a sweet-potato tempura roll. It's plenty for one person, especially because you get a soup or salad with the combo. Veggie-friendly soups include hot-and-sour and egg-drop, both of which contain egg; the miso soup is vegan.
You get a sizable bowl of the miso, too, filled with warm and salty broth studded with chunks of silken tofu and squares of seaweed.
Not bad for $10! Volcano's special lunch deal is special, indeed.
Call 303-662-8111 or visit www.volcanoasiancuisine.com.
Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.