Toshihiro and Yasuhiro Kizaki have been doing it right at Sushi Den for more than three decades. “It” means sourcing impeccable, fresh seafood from Japan’s Nagahama market and beyond. “It” means extensively training front-of-house staff for more than three months before they fully work the floor as servers; the regimen is college-rigorous with weekly homework assignments and tests on specific dishes and beverage pairings. “It” encompasses the team of sushi chefs and line and prep cooks that creates the exquisite nigiri, maki, tempura, udon, and more diners happily wait to eat. Get to Sushi Den early, and get in line. Denver’s reigning sushi masters won’t disappoint you. 1487 S. Pearl St., 303-777-0826

Denise Mickelsen
Denise Mickelsen

Denise Mickelsen is 5280’s former food editor. She oversaw all of 5280’s food-related coverage from October 2016 to March 2021.