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Lil's Sushi Bar & Grill

321 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
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Ranked #26 of 57 Restaurants in Crested Butte
Price range: $10 - $34
Cuisines: Sushi, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are known as having the highest quality fish in town. Our fish is flown in 6 days a week within 24 hours from the docks. We offer a nightly happy hour every night at the bar from 5:30-6:30. In the summer we have a beautiful patio with heaters...and soon a fire pit table! We are a casual restaurant with a warm friendly charm, just like our town of Crested Butte. Private parties available and reservations are recommended but not needed.
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77% Recommend
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English first
Broomfield, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This sushi bar was very good. I was pleasantly surprised but the freshness of the fish. The portion of the hot rock was a bit small. My complaint with this restaurant was the service. Our server had a real attitude and was difficult to get her attention.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Thought the sushi was delicious and inventive. Service was good. Nice location right off of the main drag. We were surprised at how reasonable the pricing was. Would definitely go back!

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Boulder, Colorado
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Staff was friendly and helpful. Setting was nice. Pricey. Sushi was so-so. As was the miso soup. Only went there once so maybe it would be worth trying again, but i'd have to really be craving sushi as there are much better places to eat in Crested Butte

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Blair, Nebraska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were fortunate to be in Crested Butte for a wedding and know some of the locals, and they all swore that Lil's was the best place to have Sushi in this part of Colorado. The consensus was the Chef was quite particular and purchased freshly flown in fish and that the restaurant had a clientele base that demanded high... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I'm not sure where the idea of having a restuarant that served lamb chops on the one hand and sushi on the other came from but it is generally difficult to serve two masters in any walk of life. Perhaps the sushi idea came from the fact they are the only game in town and there is a certain crowd... More

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Denver, Colorado
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140 reviews 140 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Our party of five had dinner here after a satisfying day outdoors around Crested Butte. Four sushi eaters and myself. I had the short rib on squash puree with Brussels sprouts. Tender and very tasty. The sushi was reportedly fresh and well-prepared with innovative choices. Service was very friendly if a bit slow on this busy evening.

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Aspen, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The food at Lil's is always delicious. The value is good especially at happy hour. This is a favorite for us! And they don't just have sushi, they have a pretty large menu for those that don't like sushi. I would definitely recommend Lil's!

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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

...but don't expect the quality you get in a metropolitan sushi bar. There is good creativity and the fish seemed fresh, but something is missing to make this downright good sushi. Don't be mistaken - if you have a hankering for some sushi while in CB, this will satisfy, but its just not up to par with what you'd get... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The restaurant is tucked back in a corner and has a nice ambience. We sat at the bar and the service was fine. The rolls are expensive and have more rice than I like. The edamame were very good. I had a glass of wine (very small servings) and my husband had a beer. The bill was $72.00 which is... More

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Westminster, Colorado, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We had reservations and were seated pretty quickly after we arrived. Once seated our server Macy was at the table asking if we wanted to get started with appetizers and drinks. She recommended the wine special so we got a bottle of the Teana white wine and it was excellent. I have a hard time holding chopsticks and usually have... More

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