2009 New Year Message from
Gaku Homma, Domo Owner and Head Chef 

I would like thank our Domo customers for all of your support in 2008 and offer my Best Wishes for a very Happy New Year in 2009!

Domo Japanese Country Foods Restaurant first opened its doors at this location in October 1996, and with your support, Domo has gained in notoriety and popularity ever since. For this opportunity, we thank you.

When the new facility for Nippon Kan Culture Center was first built, the space currently occupied by Domo Restaurant was intended to be a classroom where we could offer classes in Japanese cooking. We discovered however that commercial kitchen equipment was required even for cooking classes so we decided that with that kind of investment we would have to open as a restaurant instead.

On the day Domo opened, the menus were not finished, and the staff of four barely had time to change out of their construction clothes and into restaurant attire before the doors opened. I was the one and only chef, and the dishwasher was the chief carpenter responsible for the building remodel. The reception was manned by Don who had also spent months helping in the construction efforts and Emily who was serving as the Nippon Kan new facility coordinator.

About one month later, a food critic from Channel 4 came to Domo for dinner and reported his experiences on the evening news. From that day forward, Domo has grown steadily and has expanded its seating both inside and outside exponentially. Today Domo has a staff of about 25 and has served many thousands of guests in the last thirteen years.

Customers from around the world have been delighted with Domo’s rustic, traditional Japanese interiors and garden décor which except for basic mechanical installations, was built entirely by our crew and an army of Nippon Kan volunteers.

Please visit the web site to read Gaku Homma's entire letter. 

Dine at Domo and enter to win one round-trip ticket to San Francisco and MORE…

Domo Japanese Country Foods Restaurant would like to thank all of our customers for a busy and award winning year. Domo was honored to receive Westword’s Best Japanese Restaurant for the 12th consecutive year in 2008 and also received recognition in Zagat’s National Restaurant Review for 2008 as the #1 Japanese Restaurant in décor in the USA and included in the Top Japanese Restaurants in Colorado!

To show our appreciation, Domo will be holding an Appreciation Celebration Sweepstakes from December 1st, 2008 to January 31st, 2009, and everyone who dines at Domo for dinner is qualified to fill out an entry card.

*Great Prizes in Domo’s Celebration Sweepstakes!!

Grand Prize     One round-trip ticket to San Francisco
Two Gold winners           50% off all lunch and dinners for 1 year!
Ten Silver winners           Three free dinners!
Twenty Bronze winners  Three free lunches!
Thirty Boobie prize winners One free lunch!

Domo’s Appreciation Celebration Sweepstakes will be held Dec 1st –Jan 31st 2009.

Winners will be announced on Feb 5th, 2009 on the Domo Restaurant website at www.domorestaurant.com. Winners must call Domo to claim their prizes.

Winter Seasonal Select AHAN Teas in Support of Children Around the World

Proceeds from these hand selected teas are used by Domo Owner and Nippon Kan and AHAN Founder, Gaku Homma to support assistance projects for children around the world. For verification and more about Nippon Kan AHAN humanitarian projects visit our website.

Visit our web site for further information.

Community Service Milestone; 50,000 meals served!

Domo was recognized on May 18th, 2008 for serving 50,000 meals and 18 years of consecutive service at the Denver Rescue Mission in downtown Denver. For photos of this wonderful day, and more information about the ceremony, please click here.


Make your next get-together at Domo!

For reservations, call 303-595-3666 (DOMO)
 Our manager on duty will call back to confirm your reservation.

Semi-private room available for parties over 20.


Zagat's Top Japanese Restaurants in Colorado, #1 in the USA, #1 in décor 2008!
Westword's Best Japanese, ten consecutive years! 1997-2008
Rocky Mountain News, 2006, 2007,2008
5280 Magazine 2007,2008
Denver Magazine 2008
303 Magazine 2008


A portion of proceeds from Domo are donated to humanitarian and cross-cultural projects in the US and around the world through Nippon Kan Culture Center's AHAN (the Aikido Humanitarian Active Network).

For more information on Nippon Kan and AHAN, visit the website at:


303-595-domo – info@domorestaurant.com
1365 Osage St. Denver, CO 80204

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