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
43 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (16)neighborhood gem (15)hot spot (13)great for lunch (12)great for outdoor dining (11)good for groups (11)special occasion (9)romantic (7)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (4)scenic view (2)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • We had great tasting food.as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    We had great tasting food.as always the food was great. We are huge fans of the happy hour and doing more late lunches and early dinners to enjoy more foods.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    The waitstaff was exceptional. Food delivery flowed well. Downside, A bit noisy and the tables are really close to one another so conversations can be overhead by everyone around you.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place is very loud and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    This place is very loud and teeny tiny. The staff was friendly though. I was dissapointed in the sushi. Their sashimi was sliced really thick which I didn't care for and the rolls I got had a mayo based sauce I also didn't like. The Monkey Brains was pretty good though. All in all, a good place for meeting friends at night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Miso was tasty, sushi was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    Miso was tasty, sushi was delicious, we were accommodated for our larger party without a problem (ended up having one more person show up), we were told about drink specials. I have been going here for years. I have other sushi spots that edge it out a little bit, but overall this place is great and in a good location.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • it was good. i wish they had
    RFoody24
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    it was good. i wish they had more rolls besides the norm. nothing adventurous or really outside the box
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious as always. We came
    Meltay
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    Delicious as always. We came during Restaurant Week and probably ordered too much food, but it was great all the same.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great, great food,good service
    Denverdiner
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    Great, great food,good service and fun atmosphere. If you like good sushi and Japanese cusine this a wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh ... Nothing special
    GoFortheSprouts
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    First, unless you drive a Smart Car, don't try their "parking lot" beneath the restaurant. Very tight, very sloped, one way in/out. I found the spaces too small for my standard size car and the whole thing tough to manouver. The restaurant was meh all around. The staff was friendly enough but scattered (oh, you ordered Miso? Let me go get that after the sushi arrived.) They had a whole gluten-free menu for my very sensitive friend, but then the sushi chef got non-gluten free sauce on the gluten-free pieces, rendering them inedible to my friend. The waiter noticed and pointed it out but didn't offer to get new ones. The sushi was ok but nothing special.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love Hapa's, but unfortunately
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    I love Hapa's, but unfortunately for us there was a group who brought in their 2 small children at 7pm. They let the screaming kids run around, which meant the two girls spent most of it hanging over the small dividing wall next to us and basically joining our dinner. Every once in a while a parent looked over to see the uncomfortable look on our faces and would yell something at one of the girls, who screamed in return, ran around and then eventually hung back over our wall. They left right as we decided we had also had enough. It was not the usual, intimate dinner date that we're used to at Hapa's, and I understand they can't really turn people with children away but a manager did not sweep by once to try and calm the situation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had wanted to visit Hapa
    AWPTeresa
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    I had wanted to visit Hapa for some time. We had a reservation, which I recommend for the Cherry Creek location as it was quite busy it was fairly noisy as well and wear your sweater on a cold night as the cold air comes in from outside everytime the door opens and we were away from the door. It took a while before we saw our waiter, but he extremely nice and attentive once he came. The rolls had fun names and although tasty, weren't rolled tight enough. The pieces fell apart too easy. We thought the prices were a little on the high side as well. We might try the South location next time as it is larger and our friends seem to like it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service and food. Would
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Great service and food. Would recommend to someone
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went on a holiday (Valentines)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We went on a holiday (Valentines) and as expected, it was packed. We had reservations for 7:30 and got there a few minutes before hand. We were told they had a few tables that were just finishing up and we'd be seated soon. While waiting, more and more people came in(with reservations) and were told to please wait in the back lounge area. When we were seated (30 minutes later), the lounge was completely packed (not even standing room). Once seated, the food came out pretty quickly. We had the salmon Taro Poke (good, but the cake part could have been smaller), 69 roll (bad... just mushy and no real flavor. WAY too much cream cheese), dragon roll (good, but sort of meh), and the shrimp tempura roll (ok). I recommend the a Anago nigiri
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good evening,good friends,good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Great evening with group of friends. Lots of good food options. Very accommodating with same day increase of group size. Tables were a little small and close together. Overall was a great time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, service and abiance.
    semleonVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2013
    I really enjoyed it here. Loved their specialty rolls and the sashimi was quite fresh. This particular day the special Hapa beer (apparently brewed just for them) was an IPA. A rice based IPA? Really? Yes, and it was actually pretty good. The ambiance felt modern and trendy. I like it here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My first time there. Service,
    SharonaVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    My first time there. Service, Asian cocktails and sushi excellent. Loved the miso soup. The variety of sushi is amazing. Try the CA roll wrapped in smoked salmon...mmm!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place! However,
    ToniVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    Love this place! However, our waiter this time was as dumb as a box of rocks. (Example- Me: Is that tuna or salmon the table next to us has? Waiter: The Red stuff? Oh jees.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Place was too crowded, tables
    Bethcannon90
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Place was too crowded, tables were very close together. I've been to far better sushi restaurants that are more variety and bang for your buck. Some of the sushi tasted fishy, which it shouldn't
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I have visited all of the
    FoodieFanVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    I have visited all of the Hapa Sushi locations in the Denver metro area and Boulder and have enjoyed the wonderful sushi selections at all of them. Cherry Creek is centrally located between my family members so it is the location I visit most often. The appetizers, especially the magic mushrooms (no mushrooms but warm salmon shaped like a mushroom) are great and we selected a large assortment of rolls, my personal favorites are the salmon/avocado roll and salmon sashimi. Look forward to returning here many, many times in the coming year!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was very there and the
    SvetaVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    It was very there and the whole place had a mood of a fast food place. Every time somebody checked on us (water etc), it was a different person. Tempura was OK, specialty sushi was pretty bad (just bad combination of components). Maybe more traditional rolls or sashimi was better but we did not try.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very average sushi. Rolls
    Rbaiza
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    Very average sushi. Rolls were creative yet lacked flavor. There are many other quality sushi locations in Denver.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Second Home
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    It is a rare occasion that me & my honey can get a DATE NIGHT w/ two toddler aged children... When we do we typically go to Sushi Den, but I wanted to explore other sushi restaurants for the first time since a co-worker recommended Hapa. Now I have been to the one in Boulder like 10 years ago, but it didn't compare to my recent experience at Hapa in Cherry Creek. I booked my reservations thru Open Table for 8pm, we arrived like 7:45 and we were sitted right on time! The ambiance was romantical ;) soft lighting, comfortable partial booth seating, and our waiter was very attentive. Of course to save the best for last, the sushi was delish. I would definetly recommend this location and I think I will make this my second sushi spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so good anymore
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    It has been a long time since I have been there - frankly, I remember it to be great, but the sushi was really not that great - it was just average. I probably won't go back again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hapa has a wonderful & varied
    SchneitmVIP
    Dined on 12/3/2012
    Hapa has a wonderful & varied menu. However, I greatly appreciate that I can easily eat vegetarian and gluten-free there. They have numerous options even on their gluten-free menu and are very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife and I have been back
    mitrebox
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    My wife and I have been back to Hapa Sushi several times and have never been disappointed. We live just East of the Hogback and it's a long drive for food, but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hapa is my favorite in Denver.
    KellyVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Hapa is my favorite in Denver. I love the atmosphere along with the food. Look forward to my next meal at Hapa!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not its usually self, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    Not its usually self, service what unexplainable lags and some of fish not as firm or tastey as expected.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sushi, edamame and hipsters
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    Small, very loud, filled w hipsters...excellent food
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best sashimi
    AnonVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2012
    Americanized sushi, but very good nonetheless. Fun waitstaff. Stick with the sashimi, some of the very best in Denver, if not the very best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love hapa everytime. Service
    khkhVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    We love hapa everytime. Service and food are fantastic and properly timed. Return customer for years!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Sushi in Cherry Creek
    otrateVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2012
    Excellent selection of sushi and other offerings. Quality of preparation is consistently good. Waitstaff is professional and attentive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1 yr anniversary at Hapa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    For our 1 year anniversary, Hapa made my husband and I remember what it was like to receive 5 star service again like we did on our honeymoon. The staff paid great attention to detail; every server/host made sure to wish us a happy anniversary. And we received a 2 glasses of champagne dressed with a strawberry on the house! Their recommendations for food and sake were spot on. So good! Thanks Hapa! We'll be back soon. Vanessa
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the tuna Nachos and the
    Chris
    Dined on 9/28/2012
    Love the tuna Nachos and the kids peanut butter and jelly "roll"!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service overall, not
    Bill
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    Poor service overall, not very romantic not a good date spot.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is consistent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    The food is consistent and it is a good place for a casual meal. Take out if also consistent. The ambiance isn't all that great and service is fair for such a small restaurant. It would be better if the staff cared more.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Super tasty!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/16/2012
    Amazing! One of the best sushi places in Denver, surrounded by a very hip/chick neighborhood of Cherry Creek North. Good service, modern decor, nothing bad to say really
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic happy hour, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    The food was fantastic! The happy hour specials were worth the early dining! Our waiter was spot on!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was our third or fourth
    mitrebox
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    This was our third or fourth visit and we'll be back for more. It's a half hour drive but well worth it. Food is great, fresh and clean. Gluten free menu for my wife. Happy hour every day. What more can one ask for?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent sushi
    otrateVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Best sushi in Cherry Creek. Hapa has consistently great sushi offerings that are well prepared and beautifully presented. Bowls and other menu items are nicely done as well for those who do not like sushi. Recommended.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good Shushi and drinks.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Very good Shushi and drinks. We had an enjoyable evening.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was the first time either
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2012
    This was the first time either of us had gone to Hapa Sushi. Appetizers were great, especially for half price at happy hour. However, the sushi was extremely disappointing. The rice was entirely too dry to the point of being crunchy which added a very unappetizing texture to the rolls. Both the Rock 'n Roll and 69 Roll were also pretty bland.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet