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“Average sushi”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Uokura Restaurant

Uokura Restaurant
Ranked #88 of 148 Restaurants in Golden
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Average sushi”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2012

Not very impressed with the sushi. It was ok. It seemed like the majority of their rolls were fried. OK, but lots of great sushi in Denver so won't be back.

  • Visited February 2012
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English first
Golden, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Jesus is my Sushi Chef”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2011

I know it sounds crazy, but the number two sushi chef at Sushi Uokura--after the owner, Ogi--is Jesus. He's been there a long time and is very, very good.

We've been going to Sushi Uokura for years. It's in a funky old river rock house off of US 40. We like the sushi and the other menu items equally well. Everything is always fresh and well-prepared. The lunch combinations and the the sushi assorment on the sushi menu are especially well-priced. On standard US holidays, like Christmas and Mothers' Day, where sushi doesn't fit the bill for most, it's all-you-can-eat sushi and other Japanese dishes. Bring your unconventional friends.

Sometimes the funkiness seems a bit much. There is insufficient heat for the sushi bar on really cold days, and the restrooms seem to have been lifted from a 7-11. but the food is always worth the trip.

  • Visited December 2011
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Golden, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Great sushi. Take the time to pick what you want. Service is usually good, sometimes a bit slow.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2011

We really enjoy the sushi and the rolls here. Very good food. The calamari is very good, and much different and larger than most places (maybe Humboldt squid?). Sushi is always pricey, but they seem comparable to other places. Saki is good here as well. Street parking is a little tight. They're making do with a smallish space - a chef this good deserves more room. Sitting at the sushi bar is definitely an experience - watching him prepare your food (and custom ordering!) is fun. Expect some good-natured teasing from the cooks.

  • Visited June 2011
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England
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“Good food, fine service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2011

The restaurant is in a semi residential road off the main I-70 with parking in the street. The place is small and friendly, and a change from the 'standard', 'chain' restaurants that you find everywhere.
I'm no Sushi expert but the food was good and tasty, the service was fine and the cost not excessive. We had a 'boat' which was plenty for the four of us.

  • Visited May 2011
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Denver, Colorado
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“Great sushi spot!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2011

We just had sushi but it was very good! Very fresh. Fair prices. Everybody was friendly and.provided great service.

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