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“another great seafood place in the west.....”

Stonefish Sushi & More
Ranked #14 of 70 Restaurants in Cortez
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $22
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are located in the heart of old downtown Cortez four businesses west of the crosswalk at Market and Main on the north side of the street. The surrounding blocks are bustling with activity and fine restaurants. The Cortez Cultural Center is just behind our patio and our local public radio station is across the street. Our newspapers are in the same building. Our seafood arrives fresh from Seattle Seafood in Denver. Our greens are local in season and our menu is superb. Please join us for dinner or lunch. We're always glad to welcome you, your family, including children and bicycle parking is available near the front door. See you soon, Brandon and Mel
Reviewed July 6, 2011

ok. i had to convince my high maintenance, no raw fish, s.f. bay area heiress wifey to come to this place by saying "yes, they have cooked food as well and it has really good reviews" so wifey said ok. what a wonderful surprise. i ordered the mussels appetizer which had beautiful sweet mussels that were oh so fresh. i also ordered the citrus soy salmon which was excellent. we liked it so much we went back the next day for lunch and they gave us a complementary salad with our lunch. the ambience is very nice here and you'll get an interesting and diverse music selection being played during dinner. oh, one other thing-the bananas foster is an excellent dessert if you have any room left! next time: sashimi! great job guys.

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Reviewed June 22, 2011

Walking into Stonefish Sushi, you're immediately greeted by an open atmosphere of feeling good; the decor is a perfect fusion of East meets West. It's the type of place you want to sit in for awhile, talking, eating, and just having a good time. The wait staff is very attentive, don't mind answering any questions, and make sure you are pleased.

Happy hour(4:30 - 5:30)was in full swing when we walked in, and the place was 3/4 full. The tables are arranged along the walls, with cushions and pillows covering the bench that is against the wall, and chairs are in the main walking area. There is only a couple of feet between tables, so if you're looking for privacy, you won't accomplish that here.

We ordered sake, Calamari dinner entree, Volcano and Vegas rolls. While we waited for our meal, we spied on the neighboring diners to see what they were eating, and how were they enjoying themselves. We also had the bar (duel duty of sushi bar and alcohol bar), and watched the two preparers work. The two guys preparing the sushi were working fast and hard to get the orders out; from what we saw of the plates coming out, the menu items looked fantastic. We heard comments of "oh, this looks so good"; "this tastes great!"; I swear, I believe one guy would have picked up his plate and licked it clean, if he could.

First our Calamari arrived with a semi-spicy Thai sauce that was delectable; the Calamari, however, was a little disappointing; very thinly sliced and fried to such a crisp that it fell apart like potato chips. The pieces were difficult to pick up with chopsticks, dip and eat; most of the flavor came from the sauce. Ok, it was classified as a dinner item, but was more an appetizer.

Next came the Volcano roll (avocado, cucumber, krab), and it was quite pretty to behold; and tasted wonderful. The pieces were uniform and fit perfectly in the mouth for that one bite sushi should be; the spicy lobster topping with roe was awesomely good.

Then came the Vegas roll(salmon, avocado, cream cheese)lightly fried tempura style with spicy mayo and unagi sauce. OH MY!!! It melted in the mouth and was purely succulent; almost like an obscene dessert.

Which brings me to dessert, and we tried the Green Tea ice cream. If you haven't tried this item before, beware, it is not your typical ice cream; not overly sweet, more of a savory nature, but you just can't put the spoon down and stop eating it.

Overall...we can't wait to go back again, and try out some of the other menu items.

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6  Thank Mary C
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Reviewed June 9, 2011

These guys rule. I have had three different soups there and they ALL were out of this world tasty/creative. Its hard to go wrong with sushi unless you are my Fiance in which case, you do not like sushi; but the owner/menu planner thought of that and hasseveral non sushi items to entertain the squeemish while you Wasabi-up!

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2  Thank Justin V
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Reviewed May 12, 2011

As far as the food goes-no this is not coastal, however, they are adventurous. being not afraid to push the envelope they have come up with some extremely interesting rolls. For instance-st. patricks day-a kick-butt corned beef and cabbage roll, thier pizzas rock (deep-fried rice as a base with either, crab/tuna/or ,i think it was shrimp) mussels dynamite!! and a huge fave of mine the over-the top roll! just ask!!!
The service is excellent from what I have experienced, a bit casual. need gluten-free? need a soy wrapper? they are there to please!
as far as price i consider it average for sushi, if not a little lower-especially compared to the outrageous durango prices. bowls $8bucks ish, the most expensive is the steak-at maybe 18ish--btw-it rocks too. i do not see how they are making money.
as far as atmosphere...there is not one comparison in cortez. beautiful bar, contemporary design, lighting, a koi pond in the restaurant.
all this and it is family friendly!!! tempura corndogs and pb&j rolls, my kids love it!
you won't be disappointed!!

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2  Thank shockleyone
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Reviewed May 12, 2011

I have eaten at Stonefish several times for lunch and dinner and without fail each time has been fantastic. The fish and rolls are fresh and very good. I find it hard to pick a favorite but you can't go wrong with the San Juan roll. I have to strongly disagree with the negative comment about the peanut butter and jelly roll. It is fantastic, deep fried peanut butter, yes please! It may be on the kids menu but it's a great dessert.

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