Amy and I love sushi. While my sushi dining experiences have been limited to the US and Europe, I’ve had a number of amazing sushi dinners, including Masa in New York. Boulder has a bizarrely large number of sushi restaurants and over the years we’ve frequented them all numerous times.
A year or so ago a new one – Kasa Japanese Grill and Bar – opened up on the corner of Pearl and 15th. It’s around the corner from our condo in Boulder so we stopped in a few times. The first time went there it was empty, but the owner and manager Mimi was delightful and upbeat, shining her happiness on us. As we kept going back, the number of people in the restaurant at any given time increased, but Mimi always welcomed us as if she was welcoming us into her home, doted over us, and made sure we had an amazing time.
Last week Kasa finally got a review that it had long deserved when the Boulder Camera wrote Kasa Japanese Grill review: Delicious excess has its place. Amy and I had dinner at Kasa tonight with our friends Tim Enwall and Hillary Hall and the place was packed. It was fun to watch Mimi run from table to table, making sure everyone was having a great time as her staff did the same.
I’m a Kasa regular and hope to be for a long time. I’m psyched they are getting the recognition they’ve been working hard for. The next time you think of sushi in Boulder, give them a try.