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Lil's Sushi Bar & Grill

321 Elk Ave., Crested Butte, CO 81224
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Ranked #25 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
Blair, Nebraska
Senior Contributor
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

An awesome but hopping little sushi place. It was a bit pricy, but well worth it. I understand they have fish flown in fresh several times a week....

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We've been dining at Lil's for years because of the consistent high quality food and service and after enjoying another wonderful meal tonight I have finally bothered to give this restaurant the public recognition it so deserves. Several new menu items were delicious and I would especially recommend the miso salmon, the Rocky Mountain trout, the miso scallops and the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

With all the great reviews we were really looking forward to some good sushi. Service was mediocre. It seemed like it took for ever to get our order when we only ordered 3 rolls. When we got our rolls. . . The rice seemed old. . Ive gotten better sushi at central market grocery stores. . . Overall if your... More

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