Once mastered, chopsticks are the most manageable eating utensils, unlike forks, which get mangled in the dishwasher, or fingers, which get lost in the mouths of teething sock puppets. Eat easily with today’s Groupon to Rice Bistro & Sushi in Greenwood Village. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get $30 worth of sushi and Asian fare during dinner. Dinner is served 3 p.m.–10 p.m. Monday–Saturday and 4 p.m.–10 p.m. on Sunday.
- For $7, you get $15 worth of sushi and Asian fare during lunch. Lunch is served 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Monday–Friday and 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday.<p>
Nominated in the Best Asian Fusion category of ABC7’s 2011 Denver A-List, Rice Bistro & Sushi’s chefs nimbly roll sushi and paint entrees with influences from across Asia. Diners commence taste-bud workouts with four baked New Zealand green-lip mussels with spicy Dynamite sauce ($5.95), prepared sans gluten and sprinkled with gluten-free soy sauce. Two pieces of red-snapper nigiri ($4.50) or rolls crowded with lobster tempura, scallions, fried asparagus, and other inventive fillings on the sushi menu get tongues’ attention like a lollipop with a bullhorn. The dinner menu makes plates dance with dishes that include mongolian filet mignon stir-fried with fresh onions ($19.95), and the landscapes of the lunch menu array swirls of time-tested pad thai with chicken and shrimp ($8.95 during lunch). Patrons toast anniversaries or a pet komodo dragon’s graduation from obedience school with drinks from the full bar stocked with more than 130 varieties of wine, 10 sakes, and 20 beers.
Rice Bistro’s health-minded chefs keep dishes free of MSG and can accommodate special dietary requests. The restaurant’s exposed-stone walls invite guests to scramble upward to get a better look at the modern paintings illuminated with spotlights.
Rice Bistro & Sushi
Rice Bistro & Sushi's kitchen overflows with cookware that steams and simmers dishes of pan-fried basil beef, pots of rice noodles for pad thai, and golden portions of peking duck. Outside the kitchen, sushi chefs behind the sushi bar craft specialty fresh sushi and sashimi; the combination of Chinese, Japanese, and Thai earned the restaurant a nomination for Best Asian Fusion in ABC 7's 2011 Denver A-List. Despite the traditional recipes, chefs are conscious of modern dietary restrictions and never add MSG, peanut oil, or sulfuric acid to their meals. Items such as basil lobster and scallops can be prepared gluten-free upon request. Diners sip on imported Japanese sodas, teas, or an array of more than 130 different wines to accent bites of tempura lobster rolls, along with 10 varieties of hot and cold sake and specialty saketinis from the full bar.