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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:

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:

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 [...]

2906, 2018


20+ DINNER DEALS IN DENVER When: Happy hour Monday – Friday, 3 – 6 p.m. Where: 2615 Larimer St. and 4690 S. Newport St., Denver The Lowdown: If you’re a sushi lover, you need to try Sushi Rama for its fun, conveyor belt experience with little plates of sushi for you to choose from. Better yet, go during happy hour for 25 percent off all items on the conveyor belt. In addition, select beer, wine, sake and cocktails are 25 percent off. These happy hour deals are available at both locations. LINK TO ORIGINAL ARTICLE:

3005, 2018

Sushi Rama’s Summer Menu

Sushi Rama’s Summer Menu Chef Jeff Osaka joins Kathie J on the KDVR Everyday Show as they go through Sushi-Rama's Summer Menu. LINK TO ORIGINAL VIDEO:

2105, 2018

17 Essential Sushi Spots in Denver

17 Essential Sushi Spots in Denver: Where to Find the Freshest Fish Bursting at the seams with sushi joints, Denver — though situated squarely in the center of the country and far from the sea — loves its raw fish in a variety of forms and fashions. There are outstandingly decadent omakase experiences and quaint neighborhood gems; one of which is Sushi-Rama. From chef-restaurateur Jeff Osaka comes the RiNo sushi park that delivers rolls and more to diners via conveyor belt. The shop opened its Denver Tech Center outpost this year, with three more [...]

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 [...]

1706, 2016

The House Smoked Ribs at Sushi-Rama are Worth the Wait

The House Smoked Ribs at Sushi-Rama are Worth the Wait "Kaiten zushi" is Japanese for "rotation sushi." Sushi-Rama is Denver's newest iteration of this restaurant style, with a conveyer belt rotating throughout the entire restaurant, bringing food directly to the tables. It's a fun way to eat, a pick-as-you-go adventure that keeps your options open. But there is a limited kitchen menu that people may not notice with all the delicious sushi passing them by. The house-smoked ribs are on that menu. "With this kind of restaurant, you can sit down and have food [...]

2704, 2016

Back to the Future

Back to the Future ADD SUSHI RAMA TO THE GROWING LIST OF HIP, HIGH-CONCEPT ASIAN RESTAURANTS IN THE MILE HIGH CITY. BUT WITH ITS THROWBACK CONVEYOR BELT, POP ART WALL, AND RETRO MODERN VIBE, SUSHI RAMA HAS ALREADY DISTINGUISHED ITSELF FROM THE PACK. Denver may rest at the epicenter of a landlocked state, but its residents still have a taste for good sushi. The latest addition to an already impressive roster of local purveyors is Sushi Rama, newly opened in the RiNo district. Owned by Jeff Osaka and Ken Wolf, Sushi Rama distinguishes itself in part by [...]

1904, 2016

At Denver’s Sushi-Rama, a novel way to bring plates to the table

At Denver’s Sushi-Rama, a novel way to bring plates to the table If it feels like the kitchen at Sushi-Rama is turning out its artful seafood plates on a conveyor belt, well, it’s because it is. Literally. This is Japanese fare that Henry Ford would approve. Chef-owner Jeff Osaka, who also owns two Osaka Ramen noodle shops in Denver, was inspired by the fast-food conveyor setups in Japan. In this small and shiny room at 2615 Larimer St., the crew assembles sushi rolls, sashimi and nigiri in the semi-open kitchen, arranges it on ceramic plates that are [...]

2402, 2016

Sushi Rama-New Restaurant of the Week

Sushi Rama-New Restaurant of the Week It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for our new restaurant of the week in our Everyday Eats! Today it's all about sushi on the move. Kathie J checked out a new sushi spot called Sushi Rama, where the conveyor belt keeps yummy food just a reach away. LINK TO ORIGINAL ARTICLE:

501, 2016

Sushi-Rama Now Open in RiNo

Sushi-Rama Now Open in RiNo Jeff Osaka brings conveyor belt sushi to Denver After opening two Osaka Ramen shops, Jeff Osaka ended a very busy year by opening a third restaurant—Denver’s first Kaitenzushi (conveyor belt sushi)—Sushi-Rama {2615 Larimer Street, Denver; 720.476.4643}. Kaitenzushi restaurants can be found throughout Japan and are essentially the Japanese equivalent to fast food, where guests can enjoy quality sushi without the time and expense associated with a full-service restaurant. In the U.S., some consider conveyor belt sushi gimmicky and people fear that the fish may not always be fresh. Osaka’s [...]

1812, 2015

Kaiten-Decked Sushi Rama Is Ready to Roll

Kaiten-Decked Sushi Rama Is Ready to Roll The eatery will bring a sushi-go-round to the hot RiNo neighborhood Located at 2615 Larimer Street in a colorful 1,500 square foot space designed by Liv Studio, Sushi Rama is led by executive chef Jesus Silva. The chef, who also directs the two locations of Osaka Ramen, has worked for some eight years as sushi chef at Sushi Sasa. His lengthy culinary career includes stints at Tamayo and the long-shuttered Mao. The RiNo restaurant, owned in part by chef Jeff Osaka, is centered around kaiten, a conveyor belt that provides a constant supply of small sushi bites. The [...]

812, 2015

First Look at Sushi-Rama, Jeff Osaka’s Conveyor Belt Sushi Joint

First Look at Sushi-Rama, Jeff Osaka’s Conveyor Belt Sushi Joint What: an affordable Kaiten-style or “conveyor belt sushi” from Denver restaurateur Jeff Osaka  Where:  2615 Larimer St, Denver Neighborhood: RiNo When: Opens Tuesday, December 22. Regular hours: Mondays, closed; Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.- close. This Tuesday, Denver restaurateur, Jeff Osaka, will debut his latest concept: Sushi-Rama. The 48-seat restaurant will be one of the first Kaiten or “conveyor belt” sushi restaurants in Denver. According to Osaka, his hope is to change the perception of conveyor belt sushi, which is perceived as a style of sushi that uses lower-grade fish. [...]

1103, 2015

Food On The Move: The History Of Conveyor Belt Sushi

Food On The Move: The History Of Conveyor Belt Sushi All of Denver’s food community is looking forward to the opening of Jeff Osaka’s Sushi Rama this year. One of the many reasons for the excitement is so that they can experience kaiten sushi: sushi on a conveyer belt. If you’ve never eaten at a conveyor belt sushi restaurant before, you definitely should head to Sushi Rama once it opens.  This form of fast-food sushi is popular in Japan and many urban areas in America.  After the sushi chefs prepare the product, it is [...]

812, 2014

Conveyer Belt Sushi Coming Up at Jeff Osaka’s Sushi Rama

Conveyer Belt Sushi Coming Up at Jeff Osaka's Sushi Rama 2015 will be a busy year for chef Jeff Osaka Chef Jeff Osaka of the now defunct Twelve and upcoming Osaka Ramen plans to bring Kaiten sushi to Denver with Sushi Rama. The new RiNo restaurant, located at 2601 Larimer, will open early next year as a joint venture between the chef and developer Ken Wolf. An American-made machine with Japanese technology will move Osaka's sushi creations around the space on a conveyor belt. The sushi carousel will allow guests to pick up their own dinner, in a mechanized dim-sum-like fashion. [...]

910, 2014

Chef Jeff Osaka Will Launch a Sushi Eatery in RiNo

Chef Jeff Osaka Will Launch a Sushi Eatery in RiNo RiNo keeps getting hotter and with two restaurants in the works in the neighborhood, chef Jeff Osaka has a little something to do with that. What is now a 20,000 square foot building still under construction at 2601 Larimer Street will soon become home to offices, retail spaces, as well as several restaurants. Among those is Sushi Rama, a new eatery from chef Jeff Osaka, who recently closed Twelve and is gearing up to open Osaka Ramen. On this new sushi venture, chef Osaka is once [...]

Cute, fun and clean! Sushi was good also!!

Flo M.