Mountain Flying Fish, Breckenridge
Breckenridge, CO 80424
Best sushi in the USA! Fresh ingredients are flown in especially for this little restaurant every day and it comes through in the flavor. The nigiri can be ordered individually and they can accommodate every taste and any particular requests. I have ordered the teriyaki chicken and vegetables several times and it is just perfect after a day on the slopes. You leave this restaurant with your appetite sated but feeling "clean" on the inside. Really fun selection of beer and wine. Get here early as they do not take reservations. Seriously, people line up at the door even before they open. Great for families or couples and small parties. Solo patrons can eat and watch the masters create their culinary artwork! If you're in Breckenridge, you must try Mountain Flying Fish!:)
Yes, I am a sushi snob. Yes, I am somewhat proud of that "snobbery". Sushi restaurants to me are divided into 3 types: chains, trained sushi cooks, chef owners who are proud of their craft. We have been here 6-8 times this year and I have to say it has grown on us. Speak with the owner behind the bar and you will see he is truly excited to prepare omakase and showcase his fresh creations. Salmon, abalone, Uni, amaebi, tuna - were all fresh and tasty. Salmon skin hand roll was good. The prices are at a premium compared to many places in Denver but figure in transport, resort town, etc and it's ok. Overall a solid place for good food. We certainly enjoy coming back here.
My Wife and I are not major Sushi fans but the peeps we were up in Breckenridge were. We do have to say that we were pretty pleased with the food and service there. Anywhere in a mountain town is going to cost you. Get ready to throw down some bucks to hear. Given the choices in town you wont go wrong with this one.
We showed up close to closing time, and were still welcomed in. We ordered quickly as to not be "those people" that keep a place open way past closing time. The sushi was delicious! We are from the California Bay Area, and this sushi was better than anything we've had in a long time. I would definitely recommend this place!
When someone tells you that the best Sushi that they had was in a ski town in the middle of Colorado, you would think that they probably don't know what they are talking about. However, this is my experience and my statement and I am sticking to it. How many places have you had sushi where they serve real wasabi? For me, this is the only place. I have been to Sushi Ota in San Diego, which is awesome, but Mountain Flying Fish was better. The service was more personal, I also sat at the bar. The food was impeccably prepared. There was real love in what was being made, not just pushing volume. I don't remember the price, but that is because work was paying for it. Nevertheless, I think that it was worth the cost. What did I learn today? Great fish is just a FedEx package away.
Loved the fact that we did not have to make a reservation for New Year's. The wait time was not bad and we had a good view of the fireworks. Sushi was really good and fresh.