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Lil's Sushi Bar & Grill

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321 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9407
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

8 of us came here for dinner last night to celebrate our friends Bday. 7 of us were served our sushi while the 8th person did not receive his meal until after we had finished our entire meal. Several of us never had plates and the water was never refilled. We spent 600.00 and were told that they would only... More 

Thank Miabaker
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lil's was an unexpected delight as I hadn't expected to be taken to a sushi restaurant in a mountain town. The sushi was excellent, not your garden variety fare and all of the rolls I ordered were tasty and different. The menu has other items as well including the excellent Colorado lamb chops my wife ordered. The wine list was... More 

Thank Walter L
Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here both nights while in town. Waitress Maddy was excellent and her suggestions were spot on. The riptide was our favorite roll so on the second visit we ordered two of them! The shrimp appetizer is outstanding. Funny story: we sat outside with heat lamps abound only to hear the next table say "I can taste the gluten in... More 

Thank Elemental-442
Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our son recommended Lils on a recent visit. We made a reservation (recommended) and had a lovely dinner. I had the bacon wrapped scallops and their house salad, both of which were delicious. My husband and son had sushi which they really liked. The atmosphere is quaint and cozy.

Thank lizaus2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't expect to find great sushi in the middle of the CO mountains, but Lil's really does a good job. We ordered several different types of sushi and one of their Japanese hot rocks. The sushi was excellent, but the hot rock (we ordered scallops) was a bit underwhelming. Service was attentive and friendly. It's a bit pricey for... More 

Thank JKfromPA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best sushi restaurants we have ever been to. The fish is always fresh and the sides are excellent. I love the house roll and the riptide. The dynamo shrimp is also wonderful. Service is always great. We eat here all the time.

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Rumson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We had to come to Lil's twice this year during our 6 day vacation. The sushi is fresh and delicious - and the spicy shrimp appetizer is worth fighting over if you are sharing! The servers are friendly and efficient. Make a reservation if you want to be sure to go here.

Thank BuddaChar
Mickleton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Sat at the bar and had a great time. Loved the sushi, it was so fresh Seemed to be a favorite of the locals and they made us feel very welcome. My husband prefers his food cooked and enjoyed his entree just as much.

Thank beth l
Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

We started with Dynamo shrimp. Now I eat lots of seafood, including Thai style spicy shrimp, but this is in a class by itself, and not to be passed up unless you have an allergy problem. My trout, sprinkled with (I think) a crispy shredded beet topping, was perhaps the freshest and most delicious trout I have tasted, and I... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

While the sashimi sampler tasted good, we thought that $34 for 12 tiny and very thin slices of fish was excessive. It was at least twice as much as we would have paid elsewhere for the same amount of fish. The curries and salmon salad were tasty, but again...overpriced- not as much as the sashimi, though!!! Service was fine.

Thank ninadrb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $34
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224-9407
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Crested Butte
  • Phone Number: 970-349-5457
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?