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Cultural Influences Collide at Denver’s Hapa Sushi

April 1, 2021


The fourth outpost of Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar has opened in the Cherry Creek North section of Denver, Colorado. The moody interior design by locally based Roth Sheppard Architects echoes traditions of Japanese design, while also incorporating the cultural influences and vernaculars of the Pacific Islands and Hawaii.

Located within the base of a four-story mixed-use complex, the new restaurant showcases a duality of old and new, as well as a juxtaposition of the familiar and the unexpected. “The feel of the space is encouraged to change depending on the customer and their interpretation of these elements, and even evolve for the same person over the length of the meal or multiple visits,” says Roth Sheppard project manager Natalie Seifert.

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