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Luckily, Golden is a short hop, skip, and a jump away from Wheat Ridge where my friend and I work; equally lucky is that Sushi Uokura has endless sushi during lunch for $16, (unlimited during dinner is $23) as well as other tasty specials. This may be a little backwards, however this is the scene after our delicious meal, and before we received our check:
Located at 815 Nile Court, Golden, Colorado 80401, Sushi Uokura is a hidden gem type of seafood restaurant with a sushi bar; my friend had told me that we had to go, and so last Friday we ventured on down the road to Golden. Tables are packed pretty efficiently inside the restaurant, and the place was hopping! Don’t let that put you off – the wait staff is attentive, the atmosphere homey and welcoming, and the food is fantastic.
The rolls were a good size – not too large or too small, which can be pretty annoying when trying to enjoy good sushi. All of the ingredients used tasted fresh and deliberate; the presentation and appearance was awesome (before we started digging in, of course).
Pictured above was my favorite part of our meal – the tuna tataki. This seared tuna with sesame seed, jalapeno , crispy gyoza skin, spicy mayo, and ponzu was so delicious and refreshing. I can safely say this is my favorite tuna tataki experience in (or around) the Denver area yet.
Round of applause to Sushi Uokura for making incredible food, and providing us with a memorable lunch – we can’t wait to go back!
Few suggestions for when you visit:
- We went around 1 pm on a Friday – it’s going to be busy, so prepare yourself, or go at a later / earlier time to beat the lunch rush!
- Across the street from the restaurant / parking lot is under construction, but parking is still available along the road. Be careful where you park so as not to block the construction site or others dining within the restaurant.
- Come hungry! They know how to fill a belly well, that’s for sure.
Sometimes you just need a break. Luckily, working in Wheat Ridge provides many opportunities to get outdoors for a short hike, walk, or ride at lunch. I’ve been exploring the trails near the office, and found Van Bibber Park a few blocks away.
To locate this park, here’s the address to both the main and west trailheads:
In addition to soft trail stretching 3.8 miles, there is also a concrete path spanning approximately 1.5 miles.
The trail is fairly easy to moderate, and extremely beautiful with incredible views of the nearby mountains. In the middle of the day, I experienced next to no traffic on the trails, both soft and concrete.
If you’re looking for a way to cut loose for an hour or less, this place is a great way to get out, take in the fresh air, and press the reset button on your day. Give it a shot! Also, if family and friends are visiting, this is a great beginner trail that is equally rewarding physically and aesthetically.