Denver >Food & Dining > Mori Sushi Bar and Tokyo Cuisine
2019 Market St, Denver, CO | Directions 8020539.753974 -104.993184
Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm; Mon-Thu 5pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Five Points, Northeast Denver
A simple, downtown eatery where you'll find some of the city's tastiest sushi. – In Short
Behind the unpretentious exterior of this serene little Japanese restaurant cheek-by-jowl to Coors Field is some of the city's freshest, most flavorful Japanese food. Fresh egg rolls are left open on one side to show their ground pork and vegetables. The soft-shell crab is flavorful and crunchy and comes with a sweet/spicy dipping sauce. The tempura's clouds of batter open to reveal perfectly cooked vegetables. The sushi is fresh and beautifully presented.
Fair to middling... no need to go here – Don't get me wrong - this place isn't horrible. However, a good visual clue (the carpet duct-taped together) kind of clues you in as to the expected quality.
The sushi is, again, not terrible. But I have to question why ANYONE would go here given the fact that it is comparable in price to every other decent place. (The only thing I'll say is that it's better than "Kikkoman Central", aka Sonoda's.) Although we are dealing with a metro area population that will vote Olive Garden as the "Best Italian Restaurant" every year.
My opinion: pass on this one unless you happen to live within walking distance.
Tempura, Bleach, and Tekka Maki – I actually had high expectations of this place because its been around for a long time, and I had some personal acquaintances with people from here, but aside from that I couldn't get over that I really didn't enjoy the food. I can't get myself to go back. I think it DEFINITELY isn't worth the value. Plus, at one point when I was eating the waitress brought out the bussing kart which had a highly overwhelming smell of bleach!! - good one!
Consistently average – Maybe the worst decor of any Japanese place I've ever been. I prefer my sushi places to be small, quiet, relaxing like the ones I go to in Tokyo. The experience is as important as the food when I eat sushi; I want something that is a refuge from the workaday world. Unfortuantely in Denver the best sushi is at the trendiest places. Mori's is consistently average; the quality if fine though the presentation is a bit pedestrian. It's the Mickey's Top Sirloin of sushi; a value if you're not looking for much.
Awesome Sushi! – Mori is not much on atmosphere, but this is the best sushi in Denver. I have eaten at every sushi joint in town and Mori is consistently the best with quality. Not much on service unless you sit at the bar, though.
Mori is Magnifique! – If you're looking for a yuppie atmosphere, this is NOT your place. If you're looking for great sushi in the downtown area, this is what you're after! The prices are reasonable, with authentic chefs. What it lacks in plushness, it more than makes up for with it's food. I highly recommend it!
Ambiance 2, Sushi 10 – The decor of this place is early formica, poorly lit and hard to park. What it lacks in ambiance is more than made up by the food.
In a cuisine that takes pride in presentation - this place is the best - and really fresh. Every dish is a delight.
I can't wait to go back, sit at the bar - and say "Feed Me".
Great Sushi and Sake Bar – Mori has been one of my favorite Japanese restaurants for over 10 years. the freshness and quality have always brought me back. It may not be as hip or "cool" as Hapa or Sushi Den, but I go for the sushi not the attitude from som server or patron dressed in Praga clothing. The Sake bar at moris is great, over 30 different hot and cold sakes to sample. Give Mori a try you'll be back for sure.
Mori's is the best in Denver – You can find Mori himself behind the Sushi bar on Wednesday nights. He serves fresh sushi beautifully presented. This is a great place to meet and have a great meal, or get sushi to go and take it to the ball game at Coors field. I've been to Mori's over a hundred times and have always had a great time. Thanks Mori!
Never a problem with the food – Mori's has always been one of my favorite sushi places in Denver...Osaka, Japon, and Sushi Den are great too. Occasionally, the service is a bit spotty, but the food is usually top notch. Beef teriyaki is always cooked to order and the tuna sashimi is forever velvety and fresh.
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