8. Sushi Den

Last year 4

There’s no denying the quality of the fish that make up Sushi Den’s platters, or owner Toshi Kizaki and his team’s mastery at the sushi bar. Case in point: The flame-seared, aburi-style scallop speaks of a sweetness that only the freshest of seafood and the most careful preparation can yield. This degree of expertise extends to anything you order, from the miso-glazed Japanese eggplant to the sashimi-bedecked chirashi bowl. As a result, Sushi Den has become more than a restaurant—it’s a destination. 1487 S. Pearl St., 303-777-0826, sushiden.net

Order this: any of the sushi or sashimi specials