Some days are sushi times others are perfect for ramen. Chef/restaurateur Jeff Osaka has been providing RiNo residents and people a decision for the previous five many years, with Sushi-Rama‘s original site at 2615 Larimer Avenue and Osaka Ramen‘s underground kitchen just a block away at 2611 Walnut Avenue. Because the two dining places opened serving two distinct models of Japanese delicacies, Osaka has additional 3 extra Sushi-Rama outposts about metro Denver.
Now the chef is combining the two concepts at his Fitzsimons, Lone Tree and DTC sushi bars, including a menu of ramen and Japanese smaller plates to the current conveyor-belt sushi menu. The thought, he states, is to give customers at people destinations the exact same choices that downtown diners already have, specially with present COVID-dependent constraints restricting orders to takeout and shipping just about solely. “We are going to have about 90 p.c of the Osaka Ramen menu at those people areas,” Osaka points out, “and we’ve been doing work on improving upon our to-go ramen set up.”
Even if you happen to be ordering sushi, make positive and get an order of Osaka Ramen’s karaage, as well.
In addition to ramen bowls built with a rooster-dependent or vegetarian broth, Osaka Ramen favorites like the spicy inexperienced beans, bacon fried rice and karaage (Japanese fried chicken) will be available. Some dishes will never make the bounce, which includes types far too similar to merchandise by now available by Sushi-Rama, or some that are not able to be replicated in the present kitchens.
Osaka states he’s presently begun cross-teaching employees and testing dishes at the suburban sushi bars, and he’ll be all set to roll out the new menus — as nicely as a handful of enhancements to the decor at every single retail outlet — in the following month or so. The transform will also enable his workforce throughout the present-day Degree Red limits, which prohibit in-property dining. “We’ll be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for now, and I am striving not to lay anyone off,” the chef provides.
All through the very first round of restaurant eating-room shutdowns, which lasted from March 17 to Might 26, Osaka shut all of his dining places totally and waited until finally summer to commence reopening them. This time all over, he claims, the dining establishments have had a lot more time to adapt to takeout business with the colder weather, he thinks far more prospects will be ordering to go. In addition to ramen packaged in a way that retains all the components at their freshest, Osaka Ramen also delivers ramen kits that need a small a lot more prep, so they’re fantastic for individuals with more time at home.
At just one point, there were being two Osaka Ramen places the next was in Cherry Creek North, but small business hardly ever truly designed there. Osaka states he’s generally desired to broaden the thought, and taking gain of his present sushi bar locations will let him to share his ramen with a broader swath of Denver.
Glimpse for the new menus in the coming thirty day period at the Sushi-Rama outposts at 4960 Newport Road in the Denver Tech Center, 10012 Common Avenue in Lone Tree, and 13650 East Colfax Avenue in Aurora.
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