If you love a nice glass of sake by itself or along with your meal, Denver has some great sake bars and restaurants. These restaurants are known for great food, a large selection of sake and unique sake cocktails.
Hapa Sushi Grill and Sake Bar
Hapa Sushi Grill and Sake Bar is one of the best sushi and sake bars in Denver. Their menu is based on traditional Japanese cooking combined with the influences from other cooking styles.
Along with their fresh fish and chicken teriyaki, they claim to have the largest sake selection west of the Mississippi River with $3.50 sake cocktails and $3.00 fruit infused sake.
They have four locations in the Denver area in LoDo, Cherry Creek, Greenwood Village and Boulder. You can see their hours at Hapa Sushi Grill and Sake Bar.
Zengo is a wonderful fusion of Latin and Asian cuisine. They are located at 1610 Little Raven St. near the Highlands neighborhood in Denver. Their staff can recommend the perfect combination of sake and sushi.
Zengo offers a great selection of sake and other drinks that include over 100 tequilas. Chef and owner Richard Sandoval was named Bon Appetit Restaurateur of the Year and Mexico’s Toque d’Oro.
Zengo has a bottomless brunch on weekends with free flowing cocktails and unlimited small plates for $35. For reservations, you can call 720-904-0965 or go to the Zengo website.
Located at 1600 E. 17th Ave in Denver, Parallel Seventeen is a Vietnamese restaurant and sake bar that is known for their sake drinks. In addition to their great Vietnamese cuisine, they are most renowned for their Sake Cavatini which combines sake and champagne with basil seed caviar, basil leaves, cucumber water and simple syrup. Parallel Seventeen also serves many specialty drinks like their French 17 which is gin, jasmine sake, green chartreuse and lemon champagne.
They have a bottomless brunch daily. You can call Parallel Seventeen at 303-399-0988 for hours or reservations.
TAG is another great restaurant and sake bar that is located at 1441 Larimer Street in Denver. Chef Troy Guard prepares a mix of Hawaiian and Asian cuisine using fresh and local vegetables along with a fine selection of sake. A few of their sake selections include,
- Zipang sparkling sake is a bright sake with a slight tropical fruit taste.
- Hakushika Chokara, a smooth sake with the taste of banana, peach and cherry custard.
- Momokawa Pearl is a rich and creamy sake with the flavors of coconut, anise, banana and sweet rice.
- Ichishima Silk Deluxe Junmai sake is described as silk in a bottle with the light tastes of honeydew melon and cucumber.
For reservations, you can call TAG Restaurant at 303-996-9985.