Pricy, precious Japanese restaurant in Cherry Creek North.
Colorado’s first Matsuhisa opened years ago in a historic former home in downtown Aspen. The state’s second is in a fancy condo/retail complex called Solaris in Vail. And the third, Matsuhisa Denver, finally opened in Denver’s Cherry Creek North. After a very long build-up, its debut was stealth-like. For months, the website promised that it was coming.
And suddenly, it is here in the posh Steele Creek Apartments . I haven’t been there, but I’ve seen photos online of a very Zen-like, tranquil space (when it’s empty of well-heeled, stylish diners anyway) with lots of wood. Lots and lots of wood. It joins the extended family of Matsuhisa and Nobu locations around the world — all the brainchild of chef Nobu Matsuhisa, whose first venture was not in Japan or the US but in Peru.
98 North Steele Street, Denver; 303-329-6628.