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Sushi-Rama DTC: Not your average ‘burbs
Walking into Sushi-Rama DTC is like stepping into another world. This is not your ordinary restaurant in the suburbs. And that’s exactly how Chef Jeff Osaka wants it.
Sushi-Rama DTC may be the second child in the Sushi-Rama conveyor belt sushi family, but it’s no less special. And in fact, it’s three times the size of its sister restaurant. It’s also got bar seating, perfect for chilling after work during our Monday-Friday 3-6pm happy hour and a full-service wait staff.
The location is named for the office park close by, Denver Tech Center. With this 9-to-5 work space so close by, Sushi-Rama DTC has a bustling lunch scene. And that’s great because at Sushi-Rama, you can eat in a hurry. After all, all you have to do is grab it off the conveyor belt. It’s designed for people show up ready to eat.
And if the fast, casual dining experience (the record is in and out in 13 minutes!) still seems too long for the work-day crowd, guests can order one of the delicious To-Go Rama Boxes that include a selection of rolls and nigiri as well as a salad.
Change up your lunch routine and dine with us at Sushi-Rama DTC.
Chef Osaka wanted to bring the some of the same feel from Sushi-Rama Rino to the new Sushi-Rama DTC location. The same architects behind the original design, LIVstudio, were brought in again to apply their magic to the new location. The result is a space that’s both futuristic and retro at the same time. The main dining room features the iconic sushi wall, an ultra-Instagrammable installation in the style of Warhol.
Small plates with big flavor
The conveyor belt dishes are anywhere from $1.5 to $4 and Chef Osaka keeps them small on purpose. That way, diners are able to try all they want without having to commit to a full roll, or breaking the bank. There’s even more options from the kitchen. Favorites include Chicken Katsu, Grilled Korean Chicken Skewers and Spicy Rock Shrimp tempura with spicy garlic aioli.
When asked about bringing the conveyor belt sushi concept to Denver, Osaka remarked that he thought it would be a great new way of dining for young, hip guests. The main issues with other conveyor belt sushi concepts have been the quality of the food and the self-service nature of the experience, and that’s no problem for Sushi-Rama on either level. We’ve got a full-service wait staff and our fish is sourced from the same places that the highest dollar sushi restaurants in Denver get their supply and is imported directly from Japan. The difference is that the high tech prep and delivery methods of Sushi-Rama allow us to keep costs down and quality up. A microchip on each plate means each item only stays in rotation for 90 minutes before it’s removed, ensuring maximum quality and freshness.
DTC is the place to be
Sushi-Rama DTC is in the Belleview Station area of Denver, close to the light rail but still comfortably in the suburbs. All the restaurants and shops in the new area known as “the Den” are ultra-curated. There are no chains allowed, only unique shops, boutiques and restaurants. Naturally, Sushi-Rama’s standout concept was a shoe-in for a slot here. Matthew Morris Salon, Highland Tap & Burger, Los Chingones and Corvus Coffee Roasters are some of the other lucky vendors to have nabbed a spot at “the Den” as well.
Sushi-Rama DTC is proof that urban-born restaurants can thrive in a suburban environment. In fact, it’s what people are craving. The Belleview area is quickly becoming a hub where people meet, eat and shop without having to go into the city. And the addition of Sushi-Rama certainly helps towards that goal.
Need to blow off some steam? Join us for happy hour every day from 3-6.