Japanese cuisine or washoku provides a profusion of gastronomical delights with an endless variety of both regional and seasonal dishes. It covers the regional and traditional foods of Japan, which have evolved through centuries of economic, political, and social changes. In Colorado Springs, there are a lot of Japanese restaurants and we have compiled a list of the best restaurants that offer a diverse selection of Japanese cuisine.
Osae Sushi Ramen Bistro
1825 Peterson Rd Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Osae is a wonderful, cozy restaurant tucked away in the strip. All the food they serve here is fresh and there are plenty to choose from. You can have ramen at a few other places within the area but none of them compare to the craftsmanship of this Osae. You can enjoy a range of Japanese menu from Salmon Lover, Rose, the King Kong and the House Tempura and you are guaranteed to enjoy every bite. The menu can sometimes be a bit overwhelming especially if you are not sure what you like. But you can always ask the staff if you are not sure about the food you are planning to order.
Yoo Mae Japanese Cuisine
21 E Kiowa St Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Yoo Mae is located downtown and offers big time Japanese flavors. There are 50 rolls to choose from, the United Rolls, which are all based on the 50 states in the country. All have different pairings and unique flavor that will simply explore in your mouth. If you want it spicy, you can try the Alabama Roll or go for Georgia if you are dying for some eel. For a nice big portion, the Colorado Roll will be your best bet. Everything here has different flavors but the taste is consistently good.
House Of Yakitori 2
1612 Academy Blvd N Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Just like the saying goes, don’t judge a book by its cover. This may seem like a small place tucked away from the beaten path but the House of Yakitori but they serve some of the biggest Japanese flavors in this part of the town. They do not serve sushi but they have a range of menu to choose from. Their panko onion rings and yaki sauce is a must try and their yakitori is simply the best. This is one of the reasons why this restaurant is one of the local favorites in the area.
107 N Tejon St Colorado Springs, CO 80903
If you love bento boxes and the surprises of flavors you get from each one, Bento Heaven is definitely worth visiting. The Beef Teriyaki Bento Box is flavorful with well seasoned sunomono and perfectly marinated meat. Just this one and you will be filled to the brim with little space left for the salad. Their house special comes with a couple of sides, generally several few slices of California roll and either gyoza or Japanese dumplings or veggie tempura. Their gyoza make the perfect appetizer because of the unique flavor that simply melts in your mouth.
Uri Sushi & Grill
3322 E Fountain Blvd Colorado Springs, CO 80910
They say that Uri is hidden gem tucked away in this part of Colorado Springs. Nothing can be far from the truth. Even on a very busy night, Uri Sushi and Grill can still provide the best customer service and their food selection is simply the best. Their tuna tower is perfectly prepared and the fish is amazingly fresh. Their Cali Roll and Cucumber Roll are also to die for. Try their URI house roll, cherry blossom roll, Philly roll, Avalanche IV, crab cheese wonton, monkey brains, gyoza and chicken fried rice and everything go perfectly along with drinks.
6995 Lexington Dr. Ste 100 Colorado Springs, CO 80918
In a landlocked state like Colorado, finding a place that guarantees fresh sushi may be hard to believe but not when you visit Fuji Bistro. Their lobster roll and broncos roll were good and you can also try their lowmain that comes with fried rice, an egg roll, soup, salad, and a crab Rangoon. The monkey brains here are also perfectly made. To top it all, Fuji Bistro’s customer service experience is one of the highly rated in the area so on your next food outing, you better include this in your list.
5070 N Nevada Ave. Ste 110 Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Japanese cuisine is all about fresh ingredients and this is what Sawara is all about. Their sushi bar is laden with different types of rolls and their wide range of selection will definitely leave you confused as to what to order. You can even have sushi burritos here if you want to try a fusion of Mexican and Japanese cuisine all in one place.