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Sushi Fitzsimons, Aurora CO

204, 2019

Sushi-Rama expansion into Aurora could drive commercial growth

Sushi-Rama expansion into Aurora could drive commercial growth Osaka surveyed the sushi conveyor belt snaking through his newest restaurant last week. The sleek, silver train wasn’t yet moving colorful plates of sushi and nigiri to patrons, and through the windows, sparse foot traffic on East Colfax Avenue passed in front of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on North Wheeling Street. Local City of Aurora officials says Osaka’s decision to open his next Sushi-Rama location — a trendy local chain centered on conveyor-belt-delivered sushi — could be a driver of local economic growth when it [...]

2603, 2019

More Sushi-Rama

More Sushi-Rama Jeff Osaka will open his fifth Sushi-Rama location in Aurora next month near the Fitzsimons Campus at 13650 E. Colfax Avenue — the first new location for the concept since the chef and his business partner opened a 3,020-square-foot warehouse that he plans as the nerve center for his fresh-fish distribution throughout the region. The 2,200-square-foot new location will feature a 200-foot conveyor belt whirring fish plates like The Kraken (fried squid legs, lemon, cucumber, pickled red onion, bibb lettuce, kaiware sprouts, spicy mayo, topped with gremolata) past diners. It also will [...]

1903, 2019

Sushi-Rama Invades Aurora Next

Sushi-Rama Invades Aurora Next Conveyor-belt sushi arrives in April Conveyor-belt sushi king chef Jeff Osaka plans to open a fifth location of Sushi-Rama in Aurora this April. All the retro vibes of the location come to the newest location at 13650 E. Colfax Ave. The 2,200-square-foot space features a conveyor belt stretching more than 200 feet, rolling out dishes in the $1.50 to $4 range. Items include California and spicy tuna as well as specialty dishes such as the Kraken with fried squid legs, lemon, cucumber, pickled red onion, Bibb lettuce, kaiware sprouts, spicy mayo, and gremolata and the Pineapple [...]

1001, 2019

Jeff Osaka Explores Advocacy at Esteemed Chefs Bootcamp

Jeff Osaka Explores Advocacy at Esteemed Chefs Bootcamp The owner of 12 at Madison is the ninth Colorado chef to attend the James Beard Foundation’s Chefs Bootcamp for Policy and Change. Jeff Osaka may be a prolific restaurateur—he is the chef-owner of Congress Park’s 12 at Madison, Osaka Ramen, and three Sushi-Rama locations (with two more on the way)—but he’s not all that comfortable expressing himself. “I’m horrible at public speaking,” Osaka admits. But after participating in last week’s James Beard Foundation Chefs Bootcamp for Policy and Change, a prestigious event intended to educate and empower chefs and food industry [...]

1809, 2018

Sushi Rama Promoting Pumpkin-Spice Season

Sushi Rama Promoting Pumpkin-Spice Season Sushi-Rama For sushi lovers, this Denver spot offers the Pumpkin Dragon Roll — a sushi roll with Japanese pumpkin tempura, marinated kelp, avocado and honey glaze. LINK TO ORIGINAL ARTICLE: https://www.restaurant-hospitality.com/marketing/16-operators-promoting-pumpkin-spice-season/gallery?slide=15

1309, 2018

Jeff Osaka Explores Advocacy at Esteemed Chefs Bootcamp

Jeff Osaka Explores Advocacy at Esteemed Chefs Bootcamp The owner of 12 at Madison is the ninth Colorado chef to attend the James Beard Foundation’s Chefs Bootcamp for Policy and Change. Jeff Osaka may be a prolific restaurateur—he is the chef-owner of Congress Park’s 12 at Madison, Osaka Ramen, and three Sushi-Rama locations (with two more on the way)—but he’s not all that comfortable expressing himself. “I’m horrible at public speaking,” Osaka admits. But after participating in last week’s James Beard Foundation Chefs Bootcamp for Policy and Change, a prestigious event intended to educate and empower chefs and food industry [...]

309, 2018

Expanding the Conveyor Belt

Expanding the Conveyor Belt Growing a business is an exciting experience – take it from someone who's in the thick of it. From searching for new markets and designing a space with your brand's unique flair, to strategizing new dishes and developing menus, it’s a world of new endeavors. However, growing a restaurant from a single location to a full fleet can be a daunting task. Having a plan and knowing how to execute expansion is the key to success. DECIDING TO EXPAND In present food culture, sushi has become as well-known as pizza, [...]

2908, 2018

How to make your own Sushi

How to Make Your Own Sushi Chef Jeff Osaka joins Natalie on Daybreak as they teach you how to make Sushi. LINK TO ORIGINAL VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpe3lEOEq7o&feature=youtu.be

808, 2018

Sushi-Rama Adds Commercial Kitchen to Handle Rapid Growth

Sushi-Rama Adds Commercial Kitchen to Handle Rapid Growth Chef/restaurateur Jeff Osaka launched Sushi-Rama at 2615 Larimer Street in late 2015, introducing conveyor-belt sushi to Denver. Osaka's goal at the time was to add multiple sushi bars throughout the metro area and eventually expand beyond Colorado. The semi-automated production and delivery of sushi was intended as both a way to keep the price down for customers and to streamline hiring and training internally. With two new Sushi-Rama outposts already open this year and two more on the way, the company is looking at new ways to become [...]

608, 2018

Denver restaurateur Jeff Osaka growing conveyor-belt sushi concept in Colorado and beyond

Denver restaurateur Jeff Osaka growing conveyor-belt sushi concept in Colorado and beyond Less than three miles from his bustling original Sushi-Rama restaurant, but seemingly a world away, Jeff Osaka is building plans to grow the concept up and down the Front Range and into other states — from a 3,020-square-foot warehouse that will be the nerve-center of his fresh-fish distribution throughout the region. The longtime Denver chef — who helmed the now-shuttered Twelve but still operates Osaka Ramen and 12th & Madison — opened Sushi-Rama in December 2015 in the River North neighborhood as an ode [...]

411, 2016

Design Alert: RiNo’s Sushi Rama

Design Alert: RiNo’s Sushi Rama When chef Jeff Osaka set about concepting Sushi-Rama, his year-old RiNo hot spot, he wasn’t going for the minimalist, Zen vibe of most sushi shops. Instead, he and business partner Ken Wolf asked Denver-based LIV Studio to explore the modular look of the ’60s. They provided two key inspiration points—Austin Powers and Hollywood’s Cinerama Dome—before turning the design firm loose. “We kept it pretty vague,” Osaka says. “We wanted colorful and fun, and they went for it.” Principal designer Brandon Anderson dove into the kitschy history of “kaiten”-style (conveyor-belt) dining in late-1950s Japan and [...]

3110, 2016

Jeff Osaka and Ken Wolf Expand Sushi-Rama With Three New Locations

Jeff Osaka and Ken Wolf Expand Sushi-Rama With Three New Locations Developer Ken Wolf and chef Jeff Osaka have spent the last several weeks managing the opening of Denver Central Market, the food hall and gourmet grocery store that opened its doors on Larimer Street to immediate crowds on September 25. But the pair have a few other projects in the works, including a reboot of Twelve on Madison Street — which Osaka says is coming in a month or so — and the expansion of Sushi-Rama, Osaka's conveyer-belt sushi concept, for which the duo has planned three [...]

3110, 2016

Three locations of Sushi Rama to open in 2017

Three locations of Sushi Rama to open in 2017 The second location of Sushi Rama, chef-restaurateur Jeff Osaka’s conveyor-belt sushi restaurant, is scheduled to open in early 2017 at Belleview Station in Denver. The original restaurant opened late last year in RiNo, with more locations planned. Belleview Station, a development anchored by residential complexes The Den and MileHouse, is currently home to Los Chingones and Backcountry Delicatessen. The Belleview location of Sushi Rama — led by executive chef Jesus Silva — will add to the development’s restaurant lineup, with Corvus Coffee and Ambli set to open as [...]

2810, 2016

Sushi Rama Expands with Three Locations

Sushi Rama Expands with Three Locations The sushi mini-amusement park for adults and kids alike that is Sushi Rama is growing and doing so rapidly. Ken Wolf, who co-owns the RiNo born concept with chef Jeff Osaka, is in the process of launching not one but three more locations of the popular business in the Denver Metro area. "We signed a lease at Belleview Station and are looking to have that open by the first quarter of 2017," Wolf shared, adding that he is also expanding the concept with an outpost at in theFitzsimmons area right across from the Anschutz Center and [...]