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Irrashai imasu! Welcome to Sakura Hibachi & Sushi, where you can find the best selection of Niguiri, Sashimi and Sushi in Denver.
Difference between Niguiri, Sashimi and Sushi
It’s never been easier to consume these delightful specialties for a special occasion or a quick lunch. But do you know the difference between one and the other? If you don’t, all our staff is willing to walk you through the options. Or better yet, here’s out cheat sheet!
Nigiri: a slice of raw fish over pressed vinegared-rice. This vinegared-rice balled and pressed with two fingers forms the base of the nigiri. A slice of raw fish is then placed on the rice base, at times with a speck of wasabi. Notice that when you dip nigiri into soy sauce, only the fish part must be dipped, not the rice. Otherwise, the rice pellets will come apart and you’ll have soy sauce rice soup.
Sashimi: eating raw fish without the vinegared-rice. Sashimi consists of raw fish slices accompanied with several types of garnishes. The freshness of fish, the way it’s sliced, presented and garnished, determined the quality of sashimi. Common garnishes include shredded daikon radish, shiso leaves, or toasted nori (sea weed).
Both nigiri and sashimi are accompanied with pickled ginger and wasabi with soy sauce.
Sushi: (Pronounced Zushi) is a Japanese dish with roots originating from South East Asia, along what is now known as the Mekong River. Technically, the word sushi means ‘vinegared rice’. The Japanese word su means vinegar, and shi is from meshi, the Japanese word for rice. A type of food made of vegetables, cooked rice, seafood and tropical fruits. Japanese people cook sushi in accordance to food ingredients that they want to incorporate. There are several types of sushi. Different types of sushi commonly have cooked rice which they commonly called as Sumeshi or Shari. You can cook sushi using white rice or brown rice. It is often prepare with vegetables and seafood including raw fish. You can add soy sauce, wasabi and ginger for final garnishing of your sushi.
Whether you are looking for the simplest form of sushi (sashimi) or the elaborated versions, our chefs and servers have your back. At Sakura Hibachi and Sushi, we are proud to offer you traditional japanese plates and some special creations as well. We take great pride in every piece of culinary work of art so you can have come see us in Denver for a unique dining experience.
Sakura Hibachi & Sushi: We look forward to serving you
If you are in South Denver and are craving for the best sushi in Colorado, Sakura Hibachi & Sushi is the perfect place to go! A great restaurant to celebrate special occasions or just to enjoy delicious sushi, sashimi, tempura, and even Japanese dessert! Enjoy great Japanese food in Littleton.
This location was opened in 2012 to bring great hibachi and sushi to South Denver. Have your food cooked before your eyes when you order from the Hibachi menu or order directly from the kitchen. Let our chef entertain you on your birthday, for a special event, or just for a great dinner! We offer daily specials so be sure to check out our happy hour menu.
Conveniently located off of Wadsworth Blvd. Sakura is on the edge of Littleton close to Lakewood. If you are looking to experience authentic, traditional Japanese cuisine in Denver area, we look forward to serving you!