Top Restaurants In Arvada, Colorado

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Set against a truly breathtaking landscape of forest and mountains, the town of Arvada, Colorado is home to a cosmopolitan dining scene to match its extraordinary surroundings. We discover 10 restaurants that showcase the best of Arvada’s cuisine.

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Yak & Yeti

The Yak & Yeti is a meeting of Nepalese and Colorado culture in a historic setting. The foundations of the building were laid in 1864 by a local postman, and since then it has been repeatedly built and rebuilt. In 1997, the building was due for demolition, but was instead bought by a group of investors who spent three years turning it into a restaurant, while remaining as true to the building’s original design as possible. The layout has been maintained, along with the original 1895 hardwood floors, and, its rumoured friendly ghosts roam the halls. Owner Dol Bhatteri honed his craft at restaurants in Delhi before bringing recipes from his native Nepal to Colorado, where he honours both Indian and Nepalese traditions through creating food that is always fresh, high quality and central to celebration.

Arvada Tavern’s history dates back to the end of prohibition. It was opened shortly after Roosevelt signed the Cullen-Harrison Act, in a town that had famously strict laws regarding alcohol ever since the 1700s. The owners state that they strive to ‘keep this liberating feeling alive’ in their premises, by creating a bustling atmosphere with a well stocked bar and contemporary music. Check out some of the menu’s highlights, such as chicken schnitzel and jalapeno pepper pretzel, both of which show the enduring influence of German classics on modern-day American cuisine.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop originated in Texas, and has quickly spread across the country. The menu is a marriage of all-American and Mexican favorites, and baja-style tacos are made distinctive using ingredients such as feta cheese, and the restaurant’s trademark sauce. Make sure to try the jumbo burritos, which are available in a huge range of fillings, including tempura shrimp, fried chicken, and spicy pork.


From the moment you step in the doors and see the huge tanks filled with tropical fish, you’ll never want to go anywhere else again. Namiko’s is a family owned sushi restaurant that has been in business for over 25 years, and trumps national brands on price, freshness and portion size. The dishes themselves are works of art, with the entrées looking more like bouquets than traditional sushi platters. The quality of the dishes, along with their range of cocktails, mean that it’s definitely worth going slightly out of town to get a taste of what Namiko’s have to offer.

The Egg and I

The Egg and I strives to create a slice of home wherever it sets up shop, and differentiates itself from typical breakfast restaurants by focusing on quality of individual ingredients and providing a menu with a balance of both sweet and savory dishes, catering to all tastes. The restaurant is open daily from 6am to early afternoon, giving customers the chance to stop by for an early breakfast on the hoof or a leisurely brunch. They offer an enormous range of omelets, waffles and pancakes, all accompanied with orange juice and coffee. And, despite the name, they also provide plenty of egg-free dishes.

Tea Garden

Tea Garden provides quality Chinese food to sit in or takeaway, and the restaurant is a bustling hive of activity. The menu is extensive, and in order to sample a wide variety of what they have on offer, opt for The Family Dinner or The Mandarin Dinner, which include a range of soups and entrées, along with rice and noodle side dishes. As the name would suggest, the menu is complemented by a range of delicious artisanal teas.

D Note

D Note is the ideal place to go to experience local music and cuisine, and stands out among the dining scene because of its focus on creating a community atmosphere. The menu is comprised of traditional American fare and includes a fantastic range of wines. The restaurant stays open until 2am, making it the perfect late-night spot, while still providing great food and atmosphere. In addition to serving as a venue for private events, D Note provides an open communal atmosphere through regular concerts, which cover everything from bluegrass and jazz to contemporary rock and country.

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