Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Cherry Creek
Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Cherry Creek

Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Cherry Creek

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hapasushi.com/
  • Phone: 303-322-9554
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Thursday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Happy Hour: Monday - Sunday 2:30pm - 5:30pm
    Thursday - Saturday 10:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday from 9:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Hawaiian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Call for Details
  • Private Party Contact: Jesse Slaughter 3033329554
  • Entertainment: Hapa Life - Service Industry Night on Sundays from 9:00- 11:00 pm. We serve our regular happy hour during Hapa Life.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd & Detroit
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Hapa Sushi Grill & Sushi Bar offers free parking in our garage below after 6:00 pm. Street parking is offered as well.
A word from Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Cherry Creek
The name Hapa is derived from the Hawaiian term that describes a harmonious blend of Asian and American cultures. Like our name, our food reflects this dynamic combination. The menu is based on traditional Japanese cooking fundamentals which are then amplified, muted, or mixed with influences from many different styles of cooking until they are something completely new: they're Hapa. We have stretched the boundaries of creativity to develop dishes that defy all the rules while holding true to our roots. We hope you will find our menu innovative, uninhibited, and distinctly fun! Incomplete parties will not be sat until complete.
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Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Cherry Creek reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (15)neighborhood gem (13)great for lunch (13)hot spot (12)special occasion (8)good for groups (8)great for outdoor dining (8)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (5)romantic (5)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great as Always!
    Welchan1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The quality of food was delicious as always. I decided to have vegetarian rolls this time, and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I didn't miss the raw fish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sushi is delish!
    Sequoia
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The sushi is delicious. Making a reservation was definitely a good idea because the place was busy. Our server was terrible. She wasn't too prompt and had a bit of an attitude issue. Won't stop me from going back, just won't sit in her section again! Recommended!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was great
    Bchanelprice29VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Food was excellent, everything was great. My baby's bday was a success
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    special68
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Hapa was my daughter's choice for her birthday. We have tried a number of Sushii places in the area, and this is one of the best. Food was good, reasonably priced with exceptional wait staff. Very busy but the staff was at ease and helpful. Good explanations of specials and choices. Loved that they offered a free birthday dessert. We'll be enjoying Hapa again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service below average
    Blah
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I think that our waitress should have taken the day/night off. She wasn't very pleasant or happy. Well, not until after the bill came. Then for the last 5 minutes she developed a personality, fake as it was, she managed to perk up and act like I would expect a waitress/server to act. I don't think she was a good fit. I didn't like this Hapa location as much as the one in Landmark. The Calamari was slightly burned, Sushi very bland, and service was below par. I won't be visiting this location again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Table too small for 6
    Evillenate
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We reserved a table for 6 in advance and it was way too small. One person had to sit back-to-back in close proximity to another person stuck at another cramped 6-top. Also, not enough room on top of table to enjoy the meal. Food was good, but experience was limited by seating. Also, server did not ask us if we wanted a 2nd round of drinks. Overall mediocre experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HAPA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We live in South Dakota and come to Denver 1-2 x's a year and HAPA is always on our list, we love the food and service is always great!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Japanese joint!
    RestaurantSnob
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    EXCEPTIONAL food and service! Great atmosphere! They were so nice to incorporate our special occasion into the serving for the night!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappointed here
    swany07
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    This is a fail safe! They are always busy but there is always room here for last minute reservations. Great location and always great sushi! Great place to try sake also. They have the biggest selection and knowledgeable staff.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative rolls
    GuidoVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Creative rolls and a large menu. Nice CC location with parking underneath. But not the top contender for sushi in Denver.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fit the bill for sushi + entree!!
    skirunhike1984
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Had several rolls, none of which disappointed, as well as an entree of grilled salmon with miso sauce. Everything was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HAPA
    BettyVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Good for sushi and shashimi. Mostly a young crowd. Enjoy happy hour better than dinner.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 324 reviews are from the Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Cherry Creek reviews archive.
  • Options for all
    Hapa
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Great place for vegetarians and gluten free folks. Lots of options from their appetizer list and all entrees have options with tofu. Their happy hour helps the pocket book too!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Chris
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Our waiter, Steven was really funny and gave great service!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hapa
    franknmooreVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Hapa Sushi is really one of our favorite places to get Sushi in Denver. The sushi is consistent, excellent and we always have a great time. Having gone with groups and on our own, Hapa always delivers. At times there is a wait, however, Hapa has a nice bar not visible at the entrance that is an easy place to spend a few minutes - and the meal is certainly worth it. I would recommend Hapa to anyone interested in excellent sushi, a variety of rolls and a fun place to -- whether a large group or small group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hapa Happy Hour A+, as usual.
    DEEMVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Hapa's happy hour is wonderful. I'm a regular, and will be frequenting Hapa even more come warm Spring/Summer weather. Tried the calimari this time - it's so-so. Stick to the shrimp dumplings and magic mushroom!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Reservation at 8, but did not get served until 9:30. Very crowded and noisy. Food ok, would not likely go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Limited menu. Mostly variations
    Luv2wineVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Limited menu. Mostly variations on California rolls or shrimp tempura rolls. No specially fish. Service lacking. Names of rolls are provacatice but silly.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NY SNOB in Denver
    LarryRVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Sorry, (and I'm sure they will never post this) I would question using the sushi from here for bait! I'm sure even Mahi swimming around Flotsam would swim away. My meal started fine, how can you mess up edamame? I'm not sure what I was thinking about! Maybe too many trips to the local dispensary (Like being a kid in a candy store) Sushi in Denver? I mistakenly ordered sashimi, and after the third attempt (three different species) of eating, and then spitting out, foul(I'm being kind) fish, I said, lets go somewhere for a burger!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We loved the Hawaiian spin on the menu! We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week
    DDelish
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The restaurant week menu was fantastic, lot's to choose from, tasty and interesting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi but a tight fit.
    MileHighCritic
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The sushi here is great! Too crowded for my taste, won't be eating there again but will be getting to go from now on. Tables are way too close.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hapa da-ba do!
    Chezingtom
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I typically do sushi in two other spots. Now I have a third. We had to wait a bit in the bar for our reserved table to open up, but Hapa gave us an order of edema me while we waited. Then got a comp dumpling appetizer when we were seated. Class place. There was so much incredible food included with the 5280 deal, four of us couldn't finish it. And it was INCREDIBLE FOOD. Hapa da-ba do!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Fantastic Sushi place with a menu of unique and different sushi roll choices. Everything was delicious. Very friendly attentive service. Ambience is modern and well set up for conversation. Great date night restaurant!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Evening!
    TerryVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My husband and I were in town from California and although this restaurant was recommended, we have sushi all the time and wanted something different. Walked around for an hour and decided to keep our reservation. We are so glad we did! Apprehensive when we walked in with how close the tables were but decided to try it. So glad we did! Fresh sushi and great service! We asked our server, Jenna, to choose our dinner for us by most popular, her favorites and listing all our favorites, to have the chef create something for us! All superb! The close tables were not an issue, the food delicious and the service superb! We will be back when we are in town again next month!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great sushi but expensive
    kitkatflynn
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My husband and I normally go to a neighborhood place closer to where we live and spend about $30-$35. Our bill at Hapa for a similar amount of food and drink was $60. We went because we had a gift card. But, it was SUPERIOR to our neighborhood place. All the fish was wonderful and a good portion on top of the nigiri. We would not do this every week as it's too expensive, but definitely as a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    SushiLover
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My friends and I go Hapa in Cherry Creek about once a month. I've noticed that even with a reservation, we are left waiting for a table for upwards of 20 minutes. Last Saturday was no different. They do try to make up for it by giving you a bowl of edamame. Another reason for the lower rating is that one of their standard rolls (Magic Mushroom) was half the size that it used to be and missing all of the yumminess. Service is normally very good but not on Saturday. The guy was arrogant and unfriendly. It took forever for us to get our bill and after we did the staff was hovering for us to leave. Positives: If you don't order alcohol it's quite affordable ($30). Cons: Parking. The wait for a table. Quality may have changed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Proprietary Sushi, Mediocre Service
    Raybandenver
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Some unique and tasty sushi preparations - different than Sushi Den - not necessarily better - just different
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have come to all the Hapa
    katie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We have come to all the Hapa locations for several years. Our server was friendly, quick and really pleasant. That, along with the good food, made the experience wonderful. We were, however, upset (along with SEVERAL other people) to have to wait for such a long time, with reservations. Its understandable that it was a holiday and very busy, but it still was a bit frustrating to be jammed in the small bar/lounge area in back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vanilla Sushi
    Semore
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Lobster Roll is the only notable entree on the menu. Nothing else on the menu to compare with other high quality sushi restaurants in the Denver area.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • On Valentine's Day
    Kahuna
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Had a reservation bu table wasn't ready for around 30 minutes so we hung out at the bar. In all fairness it was prime time on Valentine's day. The restaurant itself felt more crowded than I expected, but the food was amazing and once seated the service was very good. Reasonably priced for a trendy sushi place. I definitely recommend Hapa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice
    Notasushiluvr
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Valentines day dinner, very nice, even for a non-sushi-lover. Lots on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day Treat
    RDCAT
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was good as usual. However because we went there on Valentine's Day we weren't surprised that the place was more packed and noisier than usual. Service was fair considering that all tables were full constantly. But it was still enjoyable and we like the food a lot. It was also a great place to people watch. Definitely would return during non-holiday times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing sushi
    Foodie
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    this is one of our favorite sushi restaurants since moving to denver. Great sushi and great service. Its located in Cherry Creek which is a great area of town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Just a Little Cold
    MCS1985VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Great sushi as always, we love coming to Hapa especially in Cherry Creek, its a very tight knit little place to enjoy some great sushi and they always have a special roll that is amazing. Same thing on this night, they had the Detroit Street Roll, which was just outstanding. The only issue we had was the door would open and close and cold air would rush in, so it made any table near the door especially cold, other than that, a great night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The sushi is always good here.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The sushi is always good here. The service is usually good as well. The seating is a real challenge though. If you are unlucky enough to be seated by the door on a chilly evening, you will be cold. They have virtually no waiting area either. That means you might have to wait outside. That being said, I still like the food and I do come back from time to time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food Quality & Service
    MarkMVIP
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Sushi was fresh and creative. Service was over the top. A must!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new Years bust
    celebratingwifes30thbday
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I chose this place because my wife is obsessed with sushi. We were celebrating her 30th bday on new years eve and the waiter was anything but enthused to be there and it showed. He rushed us through dinner and never once acknowledged my wife's special day. We ended up boxing up all of our sushi and going home. I've been here before with great service but I'm extremely disappointed that they made no attempt to make a birthday or holiday worth going back for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sushi at its Best
    FoodieFanVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Everything outstanding - my favorite, salmon and avocado rolls; also magic mushroom appetizer is phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poke
    OMG9
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Try the tuna poke, it is the best thing on the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.