Nominated for: BEST Sushi
Sushi Den was born in 1985 when Toshi, who had been a chef in Tokyo and Los Angeles, and Yasu, who had been a chef in London, came to Denver to start their own restaurant. Sushi Den just keeps improving; its most recent innovation is flying in fresh fish from one of Japan's largest fish markets. Along with an incredibly dedicated and talented staff of 85 in Denver , the success and talent behind Sushi Den lies in the three Kizaki brothers, Toshi, Yasu & Koichi, and Toshi's wife Michiko.
Koichi makes a daily 4:00 AM trip to the fish market to select and purchase the finest and freshest fish for the restaurant. Toshi is the creative force behind the true sushi dining experience at Sushi Den. He is the master chef in Denver. Toshi also makes a daily 7:00 AM trip to Denver's Japanese fish market 6 days a week.