Since humans are mostly made of water, and fish traditionally inhabit water, fish should naturally occur in the human body. Fix this gap in nature’s logic with today’s Groupon. For $12, you get $25 worth of authentic Japanese cuisine at Ukiyoe. Grab Far East fare at this North Denver Avenue restaurant, open Monday¬–Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch and Monday–Saturday 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for dinner.
With more rolls than a Yahtzee convention, Ukiyoe's menu features fresh seafood as well as vegetarian and vegan sushi combinations. Mix and match the isolated flavors of nigiri (two-piece order) such as market yellowtail ($3.25), savory seared white tuna ($3.25), or tempura asparagus ($4.95). Overwhelm your tastelids and eyebuds with a hearty maki roll such as the New Zealand (imitation crab, cucumber, avocado, salmon, kiwi, and wasabi mayo sauce, $7.95). Vegetarian combinations include chop-styx-friendly Mister Roboto rolls featuring tempura carrots, avocado, cucumber, with a dollop of mayo ($3.95), while the Vegan Volcano roll erupts with mango, cucumber, avocado, vegan cream cheese, honey-roasted peanuts, and cilantro ($9.95).
Offering more than just sushi and occasional euphoria, Ukiyoe cooks up combination plates ($10.95–$11.95) of various teriyaki, tempura, katsu meats, and more paired with stir-fried veggies and rice. Cleanse a palate with house hot or cold sake ($3 for small, $5 for large) or a tall imported Japanese Asahi Dry ($7 for 33.8 oz. bottle) to make every bite taste like the first time you fell in love with your first bite.
This family-owned establishment has been rolling out elaborate pairings for the better part of two decades, drawing in hungry residents with the caring detail of a pointillistic nanny. Keep the plates flowing by pulling a seat up to the sushi bar or by dining in the spacious open dining area. No matter where you sit, the friendly, attentive serving staff will try to meet any request, except for those beginning with "I dare you to…"
- they have nearly 30 special rolls you'll won't find on any other menu. the place is very affordable and quiet. – Blaine Fontana, Urbanspoon
- The fish is fresh, the slices thick, the rice is perfection. The plating is bright and beautiful and its hard to eat the food art, sometimes you just want to sit and look at it for a while. – Heather Vogel Durrow, Citysearch
The menu at Ukiyoe reflects 30 years of owner Jin Park refining his approach to Japanese cooking. A selection of more than 50 different sushi rolls daunts indecisive appetites and delights craftsmen looking to put wheels on an edible model car. In addition to Japanese staples such as teriyaki and tempura, the eatery serves maki sushi rolled with calamari, vegetables, and fresh salmon.