A new sushi restaurant has rolled into Denver Premium Outlets.
The outdoor shopping center in Thornton is now home to Sachi Sushi, which opened Aug. 27, said general manager Poly Sim.
“We don’t have your typical sushi rolls,” Sim said. “Everything is extremely fresh — we get deliveries three times a week — which is why we’ve been so successful.”
The restaurant sells a variety of Japanese dishes, but specializes in fresh sushi, Sim said. It offers the standard lineup of classic sushi dishes, as well as 10 signature rolls created specifically for Sachi, including a Rocky Mountain Roll, an I-25 Roll and a Broncos Roll.
Sim said he’s hired about 20 employees to staff the approximately 3,600-square-foot eatery. Broker Kyle Framson of Zall Co. represented the restaurant in lease negotiations. Robb Brown of Denver Retail Group represented the tenant.
This is the seventh restaurant for owner Jack Lu and Sim, who manages each store. The pair runs four hibachi restaurants called Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse, three of which are in Wyoming. The remaining Sapporo is in Greeley. Lu and Sim are also behind Sumo Sushi & Grill in Longmont and Mr. Ramen, which opened this summer in Parker.
Despite the identical monikers, Boulder County’s Sachi Sushi in Niwot has no relation to the new Thornton restaurant.
“Sachi in Japanese means blissful,” Sim said.
Denver Premium Outlets is located at the northeast corner of Interstate 25 and 136th Avenue in Thornton. Indiana-based Simon Property Group is behind the 330,000-square-foot outlet mall.
The outdoor shopping center officially opened in September 2018, and includes retail tenants such as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hillfiger, Coach, H&M and Polo Ralph Lauren.
Other food and drink options at the outlet mall include Charley’s Philly Steaks, Rise Pies Pizza and Salad, Starbucks, Stir Fry 88, hamburger joint Top Dawg and Wetzel’s Pretzels.