Where: 1616 16th St, Denver
Neighborhood: Downtown, LoDo
When: Monday- Wednesday, 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.- 10:30 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-12 a.m.; Saturday 12 p.m.- 12 a.m.; Sunday, 12 – 10 p.m.
Regionally known for its diverse selection of nigiri and sashimi-styled sushi, Blue Sushi Sake debuted a more fusion-focused menu last week with the addition of new rolls, appetizers and salads. Highlights include a seaweed salad ($6) and its squid rendition ($7) made with pickled cucumbers and carrots, a chilled sesame-chili oil, Japanese tree mushrooms, bamboo shoots and tender squid or seaweed. Other star appetizers are the tangy shishito peppers ($6.50) dressed in lime, butter, garlic and soy. For sushi, the Itchy Sea-bass ($8, 2 pieces) with delicate sea-bass laid on a pillow of spicy crab topped with Serrano chilis is a truly satisfying non-traditional nigiri that forgoes any rice. Continue on to see other selections from Blue Sushi’s new menu:
Word by Brittany Werges, photography by Kyle Cooper