The Mile High City of Denver, Colorado, is known for its stunning mountain views, outdoor recreation, and vibrant cultural scene. And now, it’s time to add one more thing to the list: Asian cuisine. The celebration of Mile High Asian Food Week has arrived, and it’s time to celebrate the culinary diversity of Colorado’s Asian communities.
As proud Coloradans, we are excited to showcase the incredible food scene at the heart of our culturally rich state. Vendors across metro Denver will offer specialty menus, secret menu items, MHAWF deals, and discounts. This event is an excellent opportunity to learn about the different types of Asian cuisine and discover new and exciting dishes.
Collaborating with other members of the AAPI food and community, Joanne Liu, the co-founder, and CEO of the Colorado-based nonprofit Asian Girls Ignite, initiated and helped launch Restaurant Week, aimed at supporting American Asian and Pacific Islander girls in middle and high school.
With over 40 participating restaurants, ‘Mile High Asian Food Week’ promises to celebrate all things Asian, from traditional dishes to fusion creations blending flavors across the continent. Whether you are a fan of Japanese sushi, Vietnamese pho, or Korean barbecue, there is something for everyone at this week-long event.
Some notable restaurants participating in the event include:
Ace Eat Serve
Ace Eat Serve is one of the notable restaurants participating in the Mile High Asian Food Week, and it is worth taking a closer look at what they have to offer. Ace Eat Serve is a unique restaurant that combines Asian-inspired cuisine with ping pong, creating an atmosphere that is both fun and memorable.
The restaurant’s menu has varied Asian-inspired dishes, including bao buns, fried chicken, sushi rolls, and ramen. The menu is designed to be shared, making it perfect for groups looking to try different dishes. Ace Eat Serve also offers vegetarian and gluten-free options, ensuring everyone can find something to enjoy.
During the Mile High Asian Food Week, Ace Eat Serve will feature a special menu highlighting their Asian-inspired cuisine. It’s an excellent opportunity to try some of their signature dishes and experience the restaurant’s unique atmosphere.
Hop Alley is another restaurant participating in Mile High Asian Food Week and is a must-visit for anyone looking to experience Asian cuisine in Denver. Located in the RiNo (River North) neighborhood, Hop Alley has gained a reputation for its creative and contemporary approach to Chinese cuisine.
The dishes can be shared, allowing diners to try various dishes. The restaurant’s signature meal is the Kung Pao chicken. It’s made with Sichuan peppercorns, peanuts, and chilies and is a perfect example of its modern take on classic Chinese dishes.
In addition to the Kung Pao chicken, other dishes include dumplings, noodles, and rice bowls. The menu also features vegetarian and gluten-free options, making it a great choice for diners with dietary restrictions.
The restaurant has a full bar, focusing on craft cocktails that pair well with the food. Their cocktail menu features a range of creative and unique drinks, such as the “Bad Reputation” made with mezcal, chartreuse, and lime, and the “First Emperor” made with gin, green tea, and lemon.
During Mile High Asian Food Week, Hop Alley will feature a special menu showcasing some of their most popular dishes. This event will allow you to try some of their unique and flavorful dishes.
Sushi Den is a must-visit restaurant in Denver for anyone who loves high-quality sushi and Japanese cuisine. It’s a renowned Japanese restaurant in Denver participating in Mile High Asian Food Week. Located in the Platt Park neighborhood, Sushi Den has served high-quality sushi and other Japanese cuisines for over 30 years.
The restaurant is known for using the freshest and highest quality fish available, often flown in directly from Japan. They also have a team of skilled sushi chefs who are experts at preparing fish and creating beautiful and flavorful sushi rolls.
Apart from sushi, Sushi Den offers other Japanese dishes, including sashimi, tempura, and udon noodles. The menu is designed to showcase the traditional flavors and techniques of Japanese cuisine while also incorporating modern and innovative twists.
Uncle is a modern ramen and izakaya restaurant located in Denver’s Highlands neighborhood that will be participating in Mile High Asian Food Week. Since its opening in 2012, Uncle has been one of Denver’s most popular and highly regarded restaurants, offering a unique take on Japanese cuisine.
One of Uncle’s menu highlights is their ramen, made from scratch using traditional techniques and high-quality ingredients. The restaurant offers various ramen bowls, each with its unique combination of flavors and ingredients. From the classic pork belly ramen to the vegetarian mushroom and miso ramen, there’s something for everyone at Uncle.
One thing that sets Uncle apart is their commitment to using high-quality and sustainable ingredients. The restaurant sources its meat and produces from local farms and suppliers, using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients in its dishes.
Uncle also has an extensive selection of sake, Japanese whiskey, and other Asian-inspired cocktails. During Mile High Asian Food Week, check out their special menu and experience Uncle’s unique and delicious offerings.
Get Ready to Savor the Flavors
Don’t limit yourself to just the big names – plenty of smaller, family-owned restaurants will also participate in the event and are sure to impress.
As you plan your visit to ‘Mile High Asian Food Week,’ remember this event is about celebrating and experiencing the diversity of Asian cuisine and culture in Denver.
This event offers opportunities to expand your culinary horizons and connect with others who share your love of food and culture. So, be open to trying new things and exploring different restaurants and events.
If you’re a foodie or simply someone who appreciates good food and culture, then ‘Mile High Asian Food Week’ is an event you won’t want to miss. So mark your calendars for February 22 – 26th, 2023, and get ready to indulge in some of the best Asian food Denver offers.