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Tokyo Joe’s (16th Street Mall Denver CO)

Tokyo Joe’s – 16th Street Mall
~ 1001 16th St, Denver, CO 80265 ~ 303.825.0321 ~ http://tokyojoes.com/location/tokyo-joes-16th-street-mall/ ~

~ Rating: 5 star out of 5. Visited 2/19/11. Review by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~

By far my most favorite fast food chainn – as its a healthy restaurant under the guise of a Colorado state based chain restaurant. Quick healthy Japanese food ranging from rice bowls, sushi, salads, and other healthy fare. Trendy and decorative, fast and sleek, this chain satiates the hunger. Also a big addiction for me. This location is hard to find parking for, but if you’re enjoying the 16th street mall, top-of-the line. Great service, friendly staff, and delicious food.

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Mitaki (Downtown L.A.)

* 630 W 6th St # 110 * Los Angeles, California * 90017-3254 * http://www.mitakirestaurants.net/ * (213) 482-4812 *

A fast, delicious, Japanese restaurant in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. Named after the famous temple on Mount Mitaki, it means “three waterfalls”. The owners chose the name to give their customers a sense of comfort and gratification. To me though, the decor and style of the joint while artsy edge quick-food restaurant in a bustling metropolis, i didn’t get the sense of comfort nor gratification. Don’t get me wrong, the sushi was pretty decent. Though slower service than their image portrayed as a quick place to grab a bite to eat. The food however, a bonus, is very inexpensive. That is a plus in my arena. The shop has the fragrance of sushi and Japanese cooking. Some say the smell will follow you home. I didn’t notice. For the price, its a good stop. For the quality, I’d go somewhere else. Rating: 3 stars out of 5.


Sushi Ring (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Sushi Ring

* 1861 South Nevada Avenue * Colorado Springs, CO 80905 * (719) 635-5550 *

A great litle hole-in-the-wall down by Southgate in the southern part of Colorado Springs where you can get all you can eat sushi for a price. If you’re not up for that price of $24.95 all you can eat – then you can order a la carte. Quick delivery and sensational tastes. The little restaurant has a diner style with Elvis impressionism. It is open mondays through friday 11 am to 9 pm and saturdays from noon to 9 pm, and sundays noon to 8 pm. Its not a typical sushi restaurant as it has the kitch of the Elvis era. This is in part because the owner is a former “Elvis” impersonator known as Takashi “Elvis” Kishimoto. Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5. One of my favorites.


Tomo Sushi II (Colorado Springs)

Tomo Sushi II, North Academy, Colorado Springs

Tomo Sushi II
* http://eatattomo.com/ * 975 N Academy Blvd * Colorado Springs, CO 80909 * 719-597-2422 *

A little hole-in-the-strip-mall Sushi chain restaurant in the northern part of Colorado Springs with standard Japanese fare. Good atmosphere, good service, and for a lunch rush not bad timing. I went with the lunch Bento Box which consisted of 1 pc jumbo shrimp and 3 pcs of vegetable tempura, gyoza, miso soup and salad, 4 pcs California Roll, 1 Tuna nigiri, 1 Salmon nigiri, 1 Shirome nigiri, and 1 shrimp nigiri – not badly priced but the sushi and other dishes didn’t stand out as anything above and beyond most sushi restaurants. Rating: 3 stars out of 5.

Sushi Lunch Bento Box


Yaki Maki Sushi (Boulder, Colorado)

Yaki Maki Sushi
* 1175 Walnut St., Boulder, Colorado * 720-974-0388 * www.yakimakisushi.com.
A great little sushi restaurant in the heart of artsy Boulder, Colorado where one can reasonably have an amazing amount of unlimited sushi for a reasonable price. Its one of my favorite places in Colorado. Lunch special is 13.95 and the dinner special is $18.95. As with any all-you-can-eat Sushi restaurants, you have to eat everything you order or you’ll pay extra. They limit how much you can have per order run, but they continuously come back for your next run as you’ve devoured the first. Covers appetizers, nigiri, and rolls. Edamame, Miso soup, tempura, terriyaki are all appetizer selections. Even high priced special rolls like the Dragon and the Rainbow can be obtained in the price. What an excellent concept, excellent sushi, great service, and an all around fabulous deal. Rating: 5 stars out of 5.


Kokoro Sushi (Arvada, Colorado)

Kokoro Sushi Restaurant
303) 432-0600 * 5535 Wadsworth, Arvada * (55th and Wadsworth)

Kokoro is an amazing “fast food” Japanese restaurant that can be found in two locations throughout Denver. It is a small chain that is in similar style of the other popular Colorado chain “Tokyo Joe’s”. But Kokoro has more Japanese fare than Tokyo Joe’s does these days (2018). Kokoro specializes in lunch and dinner fare, and they have a healthier menu than most regular restaurants, albeit fast food. They are nutritious, fast, and friendly. Back in 2012 they had a location off Broadway with outside dining which was a spectacular memory of my past, as it is no longer. I visited again on 3/24/2018 and had a wonderful experience enjoying my favorite dish – the Unagi Bowl, the happy hour Spider Roll and carafe of Saki. The staff friendly and right to your attention with drink refills and making sure you were well taken care of. I’ve been visiting this location since 2006 and have forever marked it as a fine dine. Rating: 5 stars out of 5 (visited 3/24/18)


Jun Japanese Restaurant (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Jun Japanese Restaurant

3276 Centennial Blvd at Fillmore * Colorado Springs, CO 80907 * 719.227.8690 * http://www.junjapanese.com/

Nestled in a shopping mall off of Filmore is a upscale decorated sushi and hibachi place. Relaxed and traditional Chinese dining is offered with great service and taste. Jun hosts a large sushi bar and four teppan grill tables that seat up to ten guests each. THere are also five beautiful tatami tables, situated on a raised platform, that are available for the more traditional Japanese dining experience which requires removing your shoes! Reminds me of Lucy Ho’s in Tallahassee, Florida which was always a favorite Sushi restaurant of mine. The waitress was friendly and met our needs, with very friendly service. We tried the Vegetable Tempura, California Rolls, Unagi, Lobster Roll and Sake. Delicious. Rating: 5 stars out of 5.


Tokyo Joe’s, Centennial, Colorado

02.17.08 Tokyo Joe’s, Centennia, Colorado

Tokyo Joe’s (Centennial)
http://www.tokyojoes.com/ * Dry Creek and Yosemite (centennial) * 8727 E. Dry Creek Rd, Englewood, CO 80112 * 303.721.8886

As I’ve quit typical Amerikan fast-food, I’ve switched to some of the more healthy fast-food alternatives when in a rush and a need for a cost-effective meal that’s good for me. Colorado’s small (yet fastly growing) fast food Japanese chain, Tokyo Joe’s is upbeat and expanding. The food is good, fast, healthy, and affordable. How can you go wrong? In like-style of Noodles and Company in presentation and design, Tokyo Joe’s takes a different artistic approach. I adore their Unagi Rice Bowls, the California Rolls are delicious, and the chicken satay yummy. It’s a great healthy fix. Rating 5 stars out of 5 (for fast food: Japanese quality 3 out of 5). Visited 2/17/08. 02/13/11 Visit: “Enroute back to Colorado Springs, I stopped for some takeout from Tokyo Joe’s for the road. A large Unagi bowl with brown rice and some peanut skewers. Delicious, fresh, and quick service. Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5.

Chicken Satay

Unagi Rice Bowl


Sushi Go-Round and Tapas, Washington, D.C.

Sushi Go-Round and Tapas
705 7th St. NW, Washington DC 20001 * 202-393-2825 * sushigoroundatmci.com
Located in the heart of Chinatown in Gallery Place, home to the only sushi bar belt in DC. Excellent food and quick and fast service. Delicious sushi. Must visit for any on-the-go sushi connaisseur. Rating 4 stars out of 5. Visited 1/8/2007. Re-visited 2/20/2008; 2/22/2008- and the Sake is excellent.

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Tokyo Terriyaki (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Tokyo Teriyaki
21 1/2 E. Kiowa, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 * 719-473-8105
A small little hole-in-the-wall Japanese (semi-quick) restaurant in downtown Colorado Springs. I had the Bento Box C for lunch – very good – Tempura, rice, 2 pieces of California roll, terriyaki salmon, salad, and miso soup. For $9. Good service, friendly staff. Much enjoyed. Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5. Visited 10/23/06.