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Japango Sushi Restaurant
Japango Sushi Restaurant

Japango Sushi Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.boulderjapango.com/
  • Email: info@boulderjapango.com
  • Phone: (303) 938-0330
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm-10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Iwasa Yukigi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Japango offers a range of catering options for all types of occasions and party sizes in and around the Boulder and Front Range area. We can provide you with freshly made Sushi catering in personalized trays for those important business luncheons all the way through to five course Japanese catering meals made at your Boulder home for special occasions with friends and family.

    If you’re local to Boulder, we can bring the Sushi Bar to your house for parties where you can watch our Chef make Japanese delicacies to order for you and your friends.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Off street and garage.
A word from Japango Sushi Restaurant
Japango, set in a historic building just West of Broadway on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, CO, offers a dynamic combination of traditional and contemporary Japanese cuisine. In many ways this wildly popular restaurant feels like a direct extension of Boulder itself--sophisticated, casual and healthy. Guests enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in an award winning space designed by nationally acclaimed architect Scott Rodwin. It’s a dynamic setting, the perfect place for a first date, a family gathering, or a night out with friends. The dining room is intimate and lively while unpretentiously elegant. Japango features a large central sushi bar, vibrant colors, and a rich material palette of wood, stone and metal, which always provides an upscale dining experience. In addition to offering one of the best happy hours in town, Japango is also home to Boulder's original all-you-can-eat sushi night. The restaurant's full bar hosts unique house cocktails and an extensive sake menu.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSushi
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "Sat at the Sushi bar and the sushi chef takes your order which is nice because so many sushi places make you hand the order to the waitress when she finally comes by, then she has to hand the ticket to the sushi chef who then has to give the order back to the waitress then to us. Everything was great!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Love japango's new layout. Seems more like a sushi restaurant with excellent service. Great wine and sake list. Quiet enough to have a conversation. Excellent sushi bar staff - friendly and knowledgable."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I always come to Japango for special occasions. It's the best sushi I've ever had. The servers are nice and attentive. Conversations can be had with no trouble due to noise. The remodeled restaurant is beautiful and modern."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I don't go out for sushi often - maybe every 3 or 4 months - but when I do I want it to be really fresh and tasty and creative. That describes the sushi at Japango. I can't define exactly why I think it's the best in town, but every time I leave there I am moaning from the fabulous tastes I've just enjoyed. Highly recommend their unique "special rolls"!!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "5 of us went out for a young birthday and had a 930pm reservation. I was skeptical walking up and thought I'd made a mistake on taking kids here, but even though the bar was busy and energetic it was a less rowdy crowd and felt quite sophisticated inside. Our waitress was a bit stiff yet very professional. The tuna 3 ways as an appetizer was a little disappointing and had me fearful of what was to come. But the sushi, by far, they best I have had to date, and where's the ocean? The rolls we different and combinded interesting flavor and were amazing. I will be definitely returning to Japango my next time in Boulder, CO."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We came had a reservation. Were seated promptly. I went to Japango with 3 Japanese friends and a Thai friend. 2 of the Japanese consider themselves as traditional. They had a very good time and a lot of happy hour hot sake. We had a waitress that was around all the time. And the best - she spoke Japanese. Great experience. And the best of all was of course the food. We went for all you can eat on Tuesday for $35. I recommend Japango."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "This was my first time at the restaurant since the renovations. The ambience is much nicer now. The chef who made our sushi was not very good this time. The nigiri was cut too thin. Sometimes the fish did not touch the plate on either side of the rice. Sometimes it was too long and crumpled on the plate. The rice was not the right texture. It was too gummy. It seemed like the chefs were not being consceintious. We waited about 45 minutes for our food, so I would have liked it to be more appealing when it arrived. The service was good and the fish was fresh. Hopefully this was just an off night."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My husband and I live northeast of Longmont, so use Japango once a year as our Valentines Day treat. This year though we decided to visit more often, as the food is always so exceptional and we love sitting at the sushi bar. Our Sushi Chef, Forrest did a great job this week and was such a pleasure to visit with! Between the food, people and the atmosphere, we love Japango and will be visiting more."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I get to the finer Sushi restaurants in the Denver area whenever possible. In concise terms, experience is the best. Get the Himalayan roll, Tijuana roll(for something fun and different), the number one Tuna app, shrimp and pork shumai, pork belly small plate and any sashimi. The remodel is spectacular. I was there four days ago and can't stop talking about it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This poorly managed, restaurant is lucky to be situated in an area where pot-influenced students with the munchies and Mom and Dad's money - abound. The Denver Japango would never last with management like this one. -Five tables in the restaurant; Sunday evening; 25 minutes to get one drink order from the bar and only then when I went to the bar myself and asked for it after watching the ice melting as it set there for 10 minutes; -55 minutes after ordering food - no food had arrived. Manager only showed when we were leaving after paying for drink."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Japango was wonderful. We had the vegetarian miso, Mile High Tofu (teriyaki tofu), and vegetarian sushi and thoroughly enjoyed it. Everything was delicious."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had to go early due to heavy bookings and weren't told until we got there that valentines prix fixe wasn't available until later. The sushi was good, but everything else was much too salty."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I take my visiting colleagues who love sushi to Japango because I can count on the food and the service. The atmosphere is better than ever now with the remodel - they loved the jellyfish tank."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I took my husband and two sons to celebrate their respective birthdays. FABULOUS! We got the all you can eat that they offer on Tuesday nights. Those boys ordered one of each thing whether they knew what it was or not, and our server was extremely knowledgable and even brought out things for us to try. I have never seen my boys have so much fun. The quality of the food is stellar and fresh and just insanely delicious. Incredible experience."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We have always loved Japango - easily our favorite sushi spot in Boulder. We hadn't been there since they expanded and the new space made the experience even better. We enjoyed a completely relaxed meal on a Friday night. The place was hopping but we didn't feel rushed. The food was superb. We tried one of their special rolls, The Himalayan, and it was terrific. Please put that one on the menu. Our server was pretty busy and forgot a few things but she was so nice and delightful and we enjoyed the experience so much that it didn't matter. The only thing we would change is that we were seated in a spot where we could see the TVs. We just don't like the distraction when we are dining and next time we'll ask for the main dining room."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Japango is our go to sushi restaurant. We love the food and the environment, and they have a pretty fun drink menu. Love the place and I am sure we will be back in a couple weeks."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "The food was very good, and the newly remodeled dining area and bar greatly contributed to the positive overall experience. The new Japango rocks!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Was there for New Year's Eve and the food is great as always. However, the service was abysmal. Took forever to get drinks, food, and there would be long periods of time we would not see our waiter. Tables around us were complaining about him as well. The best part - him spilling my full glass of wine that was sitting on the table! Japango is really a great place. They just have at least one server that they should think about letting go..."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This place has recently had a makeover and looks great. The bar is much bigger and has a great vibe. Perfect dinner spot for a date, special occasion, or just a night out on the town with friends. The service was fantastic and the food was fresh and delicious!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The sushi was incredible. Hands down the best I've had in quite some time. We went late on a Sunday evening so it wasn't very busy but it still took too long for our waitress to come by for orders and water refills. Other than that the place is fantastic."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Japango is a great and reasonably affordable sushi place. The service was fast and exilent, and the restaurant as a whole vastly exceeded my expectations."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The remodeled Japango is bright and fun. Love the new bar area and the jelly fish display. The food and service was great as usual. Although I don't think that this is the best sushi restaurant ever, it has good fish and innovative rolls. Very fun place to eat! We've been many times and will go back many more."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Japango has revamped and expended and it is better than ever. I have always been a fan though, it is one of the first restaurants I dined at when I moved to Colorado five years ago. The ambience now is very cool and ultra lounge-ish. It is aesthetically stunning and the menu seems to have expanded and changed a little but all for the better. Tuna three ways was a spectacular appetizer. Cactus roll was on special (I've had it there a couple different times). It was good but a little over cooked. The spicy tuna inside was cooked rather than being raw like it should have been. A little too long in the fryer. Salmon nigiri was amazing. Really beautiful, fresh salmon. Everything was great and the bartenders were awesome!"
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Didn't realize this place had the all you can eat option on Tuesday nights until I got a tweet from them when they saw my sushi tag. Yeah i must admit it was a bit creepy, but well worth it. Great selection for the sushi/appetizer menu. Beautiful interior decor. Fish was fresh and our server was completely on it. Never had to wait for anything and it didn't hurt that he was super cute. Not sure I could afford the regular nights, but the all you can eat is completely worth it."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Really helpful suggestions for those who do not know sushi. The atmosphere was modern, relaxed and felt private because of the lighting. Reservations were taken and honored at the exact time requested. Service was attentive but not cloying. Food was fabulous. Many choices, though we stayed with the rolls which were beautiful, fresh and well crafted. It seemed that children were welcomed, but for our table of two, seated near the front of the restaurant, they were hardly noticed."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Awesome fresh sushi, would definitely recommend going on all you can eat sushi night. Loved the Rainbow Roll and the Beef Tataki!"
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "My husband and I went to Japango for a date night. Even though we had made reservations, they tried to sit us in a tight space next to a couple with a baby. I told the hostess that we preferred not sit at that table and she found us a place at the sushi bar which was perfect. We ordered the sashimi platter, seaweed salad and vegetable tempura. The food was fabulous. We had a great time and would definitely go there again."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We still had to wait quite a while for a table despite the fact that I made a reservation. I was with my boyfriend who had ordered a tofu dish and I had ordered 2 vegetarian sushi rolls. His food came our after about 20 minutes and 20 minutes later, my 2 rolls came out w. It ended up being kind of an odd situation because in order to wait for my food to get to the table, all of his hot food would have been cold. The food in general was ok. I really liked the remodel though. I thought that it looked nice and updated in there. It was little tight having to walk through the bar area though."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "We, as a regular family to your restaurant, have a few comments on your NEW and improved look. Love the new LOOK with the large bar and the middle with couches and chairs, The jellyfish tank is pretty cool as well as the blue lights under the new bar. The food was good as usual, but the salad dressing needs to have the sesame dressing NOT ranch. This is a Japanese place, please keep the dressing (love it). Disappointed in the significantly smaller appetizer menu. Please put the sesame dressing back on the mixed green salad. We were a little surprised with the reduced selection on the appetizer menu. We missed the shrimp & vegetable tempura and a few of our other favorites (tuna &chicken)."
    Dined on 10/19/2013