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Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. Boulder

Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. Boulder Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hapasushi.com
  • Phone: (303) 473-4730
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch and Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 11:30am - midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. Boulder
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 that you will find our menu innovative, uninhibited, and distinctly fun! Incomplete parties will not be sat until complete.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "We think Hapa is great! We sat outside and our waiter was perfectly attentive to our needs. He knew the menu well and made excellent recommendations. The food is consistently good. We had the Shrimp Pakalolo, Agadashi Tofu and a special Tuna Crabcake for an appetizer. Yum! Had several rolls for our main course-spider roll, caterpillar roll, dragon roll, and salmon dumplings. Highly recommend Hapa. Food and atmosphere are first rate!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Some of the best sushi I've ever had, but the restaurant is small, dark, LOUD and crowded. I requested an outside patio table when I made the reservation, and again asked for one when I checked in. I even mentioned that we could wait for awhile for an outside table as we were not in a hurry. We were seated in the back of the restaurant crammed in the crowded tables. My date struggled to read the menu in the lighting and also asked if we could move outside. He was told those tables were already being spoken for. The tables in the back are so close together that I was seriously concerned that our waitress was going to catch her butt on fire on the candle on our table when she was taking the order of the table next to us. Wont be back."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "I love Hapa. The food and service are fabulous. We went on a Saturday night for date night, and our server was great. My only concern is that we were out for the evening, and the food came one on top of the other. We were still enjoying our appetizer when the salads came out, and the salads when the entree came out. I know they need to turn tables over but wow! But . . . we also didn't tell our server that we weren't in a hurry, so will try that next time. There will absolutely be a next time!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I have come here several times and it just continues to lack what I expect. Most of all the chance that you get a good drink is about 1 in 100. Every time but once the bartender made drinks like what your bro would put in a red plastic cup. Pretty bartenders with no skill or care for the drinks. Sushi was good. Sat in the back which is crowded and lit so poorly you can hardly see the person across from you."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Loved the food, the service was efficient and fairly friendly. The music was about 50% too loud."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Service is pretty good, it's a bunch of college kids so it can be pretty unorganized, there is only one bartender there that knows what she's doing, the rest seem to be iPhone bartenders that 80% of the time don't know what they are making unless it's liqueur and soda. The sushi is good but the apps the come out of the back kitchen are hit and miss. Overall an average sushi place, good place to go late night for cheap sushi and the Dj for late night is typically pretty good. Also it's super loud there most of the time, every one is yelling to have a conversation so If your looking for a relaxing quite meal this is not the place for you."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Best all-round sushi experience in uber-foodie Boulder. Excellent service, great food, lively dining. If you enjoy sushi, definitely check out Hapa for fresh and local sushi scene."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Hapa on Pearl St in Boulder has a wide selection of Asian food including sushi. Many of the entrées are developed in house. I had their Asparagus Caterpillar roll, which is entirely vegetarian and delicious. If you eat outside, you have the opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere of Pearl St in Boulder - always an interesting environment."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great every time ! We have tried other sushi restaurants, but return to the quality and consistency of Hapa every time."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We took our Son and his lady to Hapa for his birthday. He was very excited to enjoy the amazing selection of ultra fresh sushi! This restaurant always delivers ultra-fresh sushi consistently!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Hapa always delivers. Great fresh sushi and great service."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "As always, everything is great - the sushi, the service and the location on Pearl Street."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We love Hapa for sushi in Boulder. The fish is always consistently good and the sushi creatively prepared and presented. Some of the portions are quite generous! It is not cheap, but you won't have a bad meal there. We don't order any of the non-sushi entrees so I can't comment on those, but we have sampled our fair share of the appetizers and they are good too."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This was a wonderful dining experience! We enjoyed a lovely lunch after celebrating graduation. Prior to this, my daughter ate here before her prom and loved it."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We love Hapa for the sushi, the tempura, the appetizers, and the beverages! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Great happy hour drink and food prices. My husband LOVES the magic mushrooms!"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Staff was very nice and accommodating. Hamachi jalapeno roll was VERY good."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We've been going to Hapa's in Boulder for many years. We enjoy the ambiance of Pearl Street, which makes the simple and busy interior of the restaurant acceptable. The food is always excellent and the quality of the sashimi high. There are several rolls we enjoy, but make sure you try the Ruby Red and the XXX. This occasion was for my wife's birthday and it didn't disappoint. For a family of four with two grown boys we ordered miso soup, calamari, five rolls and two orders of sashimi. It was the perfect amount. Over the years the cuts of sashimi have been reduced in size to control cost, but the quality has never suffered. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was because our fried calamari was slightly over cooked and I could taste the oil "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "They have some original roles and nice combos. Lunch specials are a great option. Service is poor! The waitress were busy chatting amongst them and when we received the miso soup she, being distract, spilled on my shoes.. She looked and sai 'ooopps' and didn't even apologies or over something to clean them. When brining the bill the waitress finally was nice to us!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The sushi was delicious and the waitress realized we had ordered too many dishes so she held back the hot sushi order and, sure enough, we were full without it. Saved us embarassment and bucks!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This was my first time going to Hapa and it won't be my last! The sushi was so fresh and flavorful and you got a really good amount for the price. The sake was delicious--highly recommend the coconut and lemongrass sake! It was hopping all night long, a really great atmosphere and not too loud such that you couldn't carry on a conversation at your table. Highly recommend making reservations through OpenTable though because of how busy it was!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Our experience at Hapa was very enjoyable. The only negative is that we weren't seated at our table until a half hour after our reservation (it was a busy Friday night). The staff made up for it though by giving us edamame to snack on and a free appetizer. Once we got to the table, it was fun. The waitress was great. Since it was so busy, it was kind of hard to talk over the noise, but we still had a nice time, and the food was delicious. Would go again!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We had a great experience at Hapa Sushi. Excellent energy, food was great, especially the Kalua Pork. Sushi was fresh and good."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I love this place... it's definitely one of the best sushi places around! I just keep coming back for more."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I would definitely say Hapa and this restaurant is good as far as sushi and selection go. I brought my boyfriend and his friends there to celebrate a birthday. They were accommodating and reserved our table for us like I had told them. The service and food was decent. Hapa is an upper-end sushi/Japanese franchise. I wouldn't say the food is the best out there but still good!!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Although I like the sushi at Hapa in Boulder, the tables are so close together that it's difficult to enjoy a meal without feeling like you're on top of the tables next to you. Also, the acoustics of the dining room are such that the noise level is unbearable. It's almost impossible to talk to someone across the table without shouting. There are lots of other sushi options in Boulder -- check them out."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The sushi was great, there was a fair amount of noise and the feeling was more energetic and wild then I was expecting. Would return but with an expectation of light hearted dining with friends."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We have eaten here a couple of times while visiting Boulder, and the sushi is fresh and delicious. Presentation is nicely done, and creative options on the menu. Love it!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We had reservations here for my daughters birthday (her choice) and I have to say, she chose well! Hapa called the night before to confirm, our table was ready when promised, the girls at the front were awesome, and arranged a desert and candle for us, our server was great, the food was delicious, and the price was right!! Would highly recommend if you are in the Pearl Street area!! Reservations are a must!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I'm getting in the habit of dining at Hapa Sushi Grill every week when I visit my son i Boulder - we both love it! I let him order off of the sushi menu. Sometimes he surprises me with a roll we haven't tried before, but no matter what, everything is fresh and delicious. Still my absolute favorite roll is salmon and avocado and my favorite appetizer is the magic mushrooms. Getting free entertainment by street musicians eating outdoors and you can do that year-round in Boulder, is phenomenal!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Made a reservation for 6pm - felt lucky - place was packed - , energetic , seemed the place to be - requested a special table and got it - drinks and dinner not rushed - tried a speciality drink that didn't suit me -our waiter was wonderful and replaced the drink- we enjoyed all of the food and had a wonderful time --"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Hapa Sushi on Pearl Street is one of the most enjoyable patio dining experiences- even in winter. Dining in the middle of February and sitting out on the sunny patio is extraordinary! So is the food - my favorites include miso soup, magic mushroom appetizer, salmon sashimi and salmon and avocado rolls. Absolutely wonderful!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "We had a great birthday dinner at Hapa! The food is always fabulous, and it is so fun to share a huge platter of beautifully displayed sushi with a bunch of friends. Thank you Hapa for the great food and service!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We went for happy hour. The prices are great. The sushi was good, except for the salmon which did not seem the freshest. They have a good kids menu and provide chopsticks for the kids along with origami to keep the kids occupied."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Always a great dining experience! Magic mushrooms, miso soup, salmon sashimi and salmon avocado rolls - our favorites!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "I have dined at Hapa on Pearl Street in Boulder numerous times and have always, without exception, enjoyed it. Appetizers, especially the Magic Mushrooms, are amazing as are the rolls- my personal favorite, salmon and avocado. I always look forward to returning to Hapa."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "My dinner at Hapa was one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. The food, the service, all perfect."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "There is a lot of bad sushi in the Boulder/Denver area. Hapa is the only sushi restaurant that is reliably fresh, 100% of the time. Every roll is delicious and their gyoza appetizer is mind blowing. They have a wide selection of sake and a long list of sake-infused cocktails, and the waiters are extremely helpful if you need help deciding. Service is always fantastic and the place is always busy -- a good sign in a sushi restaurant."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "The sushi was very well prepared. Crunch with seaweed and with tender fish pieces. Toppings delicious. Cucumber salad perfect with crispness. We love great sushi and Hapa was really the best we have had in Boulder area."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "the late-night happy hour at Hapa always kicks my ass. cheap beer, 1/2 price on much of the food, can't go wrong."
    Dined on 1/16/2014