photo credit: Michael Addison Howe
There aren’t many sushi restaurants whose wine lists include a table of contents, but that’s the level of fancy you can expect at Matsuhisa in Cherry Creek. The crowd is what you’d also expect at a place with $38-an-ounce wagyu and a $45 toro and caviar roll, but there’s more to this Japanese spot than country clubbers throwing down black cards on wines that cost more than your rent. Plates like the new-style sashimi are super bright thanks to rice vinegar and yuzu pools, and you can never go wrong with the sweet and briny unagi tempura. Just definitely save room for the Nobu-style shaved ice—a cold, puffy cloud filled with sweet condensed milk and drizzled with miso caramel tableside.