Posted on May 17 2016
The Cherry Hills Sushi Co.
1400 E Hampden Ave Ste. 110
Things We Loved:
- Off the Radar Location. This quiet unassuming location, tucked off busy Hampden between a sandwich shop and Caribou Coffee, can be easily missed if you're not looking for it. We love finding little hidden gems around town that are away from the hustle and bustle and super trendy. This spot hit the mark....for now. We are reading a lot recently about Englewood, near Swedish, being an upcoming hot spot and Cherry Hills Sushi is a great start to that.
- The Price. So, heading here was a last minute call and I went alone. Per the owner's suggestions, I got 4 handrolls and 3 pieces of sashimi - total cost? $20.57! It was the perfect amount of food.
- The Food. When I saw the prices, I thought there was no way this would be great. I don't do dicey places, I have a super sensitive stomach and WILL get sick if there's even the smallest possibility. The owner and I chatted a bit while waiting for my food and he told me that he uses the same fish supplier as Sushi Den! He said he believes in a quality product at reasonable prices. Well, he delivered, it was really good. I was bummed that I got it to go because I wanted to do it all over again as soon as I was done.
- The Vibe. It's brand new, clean, and intimate. They only have the counter, no tables, but it seats maybe 18ish. It's simple but creates a friendly and intimate vibe.
- Sake Flights! Didn't get a chance to try it this time but it looked awesome and I can't wait to try it. Flights are in right now and, based on the reviews, they nailed it.
Things We Didn't:
- The Selection. I love special rolls and they don't have them. They are strictly hand rolls and 3 options of sashimi. My guess, small selection gives better control over quality and I'll take quality any day.
- The Show. While they do have two people making the hand rolls in front of you it's not traditional sushi bar style. You can't see the fish and they're mostly blocked by a metal tray. The upside, they're super friendly and will chat you up if you're so inclined.
Overall, looking forward to coming back. My suggestion, hit it up in the 5pm - 7pm hours if you've got the kids in tow. They have high back stools but I didn't see any high chairs so keep it to 3 and up. Come after 7 pm if you're on a date, the littles should have cleared out by then. Rumor has it that the wine bar next door opens in couple of weeks which gives you two stops for a quick, cheap, but romantic date night that shows the effort without the crazy cost that can accompany sushi nights.