Sushi Burrito Rolls Together Cultures
JAPANESE AND LATIN FOOD BLEND RIGHT OFF CAMPUS
Komotodo Sushi Burrito offers a new take on both Asian and Latin cuisine, just off of CU Denver’s campus. The restaurant blends the unlikely pairing to create a never-before- eaten experience. The restaurant offers a lively menu filled with their own sushi burritos, desserts, and rich collection of tasty soft drinks.
The restaurant is located right on the corner of 15th and Larimer, next to the American Apparel and opposite of the CU Denver Business School building. The restaurant is housed in a very small location with few places to sit. But don’t be fooled—although the building is small, the flavor and satisfaction from eating a sushi burrito is large.
The sushi burritos sound eccentric at first, but the burrito is really just a large sushi roll with a seaweed wrapping that acts as the burrito’s tortilla. Each sushi burrito is unique, and parallels common sushi rolls found at any sushi hotspot. The Sunshine Sumo burrito ($10) is jam-packed with flavor. It has crab, cucumbers, rice, spicy peanut sauce, carrots, and avocados.
Other popular sushi burritos include the Fiery Crunch ($11), which includes panko shrimp, surimi crab, cucumber, and avocados. The Chunky Sumo ($13) features salmon, crab, Philadelphia cream cheese, lettuce, and teriyaki sauce. Sushi burritos can also be deep fried upon request for an extra $2.
To accompany one’s order, Komotodo’s soda fountain doesn’t offer the usual choice in sodas, but rather sodas like grapefruit, clementine, lemon berry acai, to name a few ($2). Other drinks include Mango Limonada ($3) and bottled water ($3).
Although the sushi burritos are extremely filling, Komotodo has luxurious desserts if one is up for it. The Xango Roll ($4) is a bread roll filled with cheesecake and lightly drizzled with a chocolate sauce, then sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar on top. Latin-inspired desserts are on the menu as well, with options such as cream-filled churros ($4) and oreo arroz con leche ($4).
Komotodo started as a campaign on the website Kickstarter, where their idea gained momentum—and the attention of several investors. The business proudly hangs a sign that lists every name of their investors who helped kick off their business.
Just a block away from the Auraria Campus, Sushi Burrito is worth a try. The menu has something for everyone, be it a midday sushi burrito powerup or a great late night stop on the weekend, for a post-night-out dessert.
Above: Komotodo provides a unique culinary experience in the form of burrito-sized sushi.
photo: Ashley Bauler • CU Denver Sentry