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About 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.

1136 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm-10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Broadway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 938-0330

Website:
http://www.boulderjapango.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Off street and garage.

Executive Chef:
Iwasa Yukigi

Additional:
Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Japango Sushi Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (19)
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Hot Spot (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Fun (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Authentic (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
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Gluten Free Options (5)
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Worth the Drive (5)
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Sushi was excellent, service was great. Creative menu.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Birthday celebration which has become a regular place for this. Not thrilled with service. One of the kids accidentally ordered the oyster tequila shot and the waitress was adamant that we ordered and therefore someone had to take it. We also wee celebrating 2 birthdays this week 11/4 and 11/9 but it wasn't acknowledged with our bday dessert and I actually think I got s roll of the eyes when I said we had 2 biryhdays. For the over $300 we spent for just 7 people and the fact that we are regulars, I was a bit taken back with this service. With the automatic tip of 18% added , I feel taken advantage as tips are to let the server know they did s good job and for this I normally give 20%, but being forced to pay 18% for service I did not appreciate is not good

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Sunday night dinner with my two student Buffs. It was a lovely experience. The food was amazing. Sunday night Happy Hour saki, dynamite bowl, New Style shashimi and some fantastic rolls. We will be back!

Tags: Vegan, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Authentic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

It is a pretty good restaurant for a date in boulder

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Vegan, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Service friendly but a bit haphazard with one beer and one of our appetizers forgotten but delivered once prompted. Loud and lively at the back with lots of families. Good food as always.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Our daughter (sushi lover) lives in Boulder and we were visiting for the weekend with cousins. This is our daughter's favorite restaurant, so we were happy to take her here. We were a group of sushi-eaters and non-sushi eaters and we all had plenty to choose from and we all enjoyed our meals. The ambience is great - with a jellyfish tank and other cool decor. Our waitress was happy to help us decide on drinks and entrees to order. My cousin tried one of the special cocktails and really loved it. Overall, a great dining experience!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Love this restaurant, especially when you can get seating in the lounge area. The comfy seating is very welcoming for conversation and for sharing their amazing food.
And definitely try the white ninja!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My husband and I went to Japango for dinner on a Friday night before a show at the Boulder theater. We told our server, Kat, ahead of time that we were on a bit of a time crunch to make it to a show, and she did a stellar job of ensuring our food came out promptly! She also specifically suggested dishes that were likely to come out faster from the kitchen. We were really impressed with the great service we received from her, despite a packed dining room, and we made it to the show in plenty of time. Everything we ordered was fresh, creative, and super tasty as well! The atmosphere there is fun and lively. We look forward to returning the next time we are in Boulder.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Really good food. Love the jellyfish aquarium. Wine is a bit pricey.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

It's always 50/50 chance it will either be pretty good or not good at all. My daughter loves sushi so we dine there often, unfortunately this was one time it was definitely not worth it.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Above average sushi. Waiter was attentive at first, then practically disappeared when it was clear we didn’t want to order any more alcoholic beverages. That being said, the sake was outstanding. Very hip crowd. Not a very traditional Japanese vibe. More along the lines of Boulder casual cool. Enjoyable, but not my favorite Japanese’s dining in Boulder. That award still goes to Amu on Spruce.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Server brought appetizer with the rest of the food but yet forgot to bring the starter salads and charged us for them. Slow and inattentive service; she didn't come back to ask if we wanted another drink. Really seemed to rush us and yet the restaurant wasn't even half full. With other top sushi places in boulder, we won't be back. Although I have to admit the blue fin tuna was awesome.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We enjoyed all the sushi, and lobster potstickers
delicious . Also, the sashimi was so fresh .
Thank you .

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We really enjoy Japango, it's about the only Boulder sushi restaurant we go to. This last time, the service was a little slow, and they messed up some of our order. But once we started getting food, and pointed out the mistakes, they were taken care of promptly. The sake on tap was also not that great this time, we'll probably go back to higher grade sake. We'll go back to Japango, but this wasn't our best visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

very good sushi and great service. We shared wine, sushi rolls and a few appetizers. All very good

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Exceptional as always

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 8, 2017

An excellent and unique restaurant on Pearl Street. Great location, great food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Great lunch - plenty of delicious food in a great atmosphere at a very reasonable price. What more could you want?

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Delicious but took over an hour to get our sushi, so we had to take our meal to go as we had our baby with us. But, once we ate our sushi at home it was quite good!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent, interesting food. Friendly atmosphere. Best tempura ever.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Japango Sushi Restaurant offered a nice variety of creative starters, soups, salads, sushi, sashimi and entrees. Great decor with unique aquarium. Friendly attentive staff - looking forward to returning!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

The food tasted exellent and we were served quicly and friendly.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food. Service was off. Have dined here before. Ended up doing a late lunch and staff could quite adapt being between lunch and dinner menu. We got thru it and the food was great but it's all about the service.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Terrible service

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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Nice place to eat, food and service were excellent.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

I have been coming to Boulder for years but just found Japango. Excellent sushi! Great ambiance, wonderful service. I returned to Japango numerous times during my recent stay in the area. I will go back whenever I find myself in Boulder.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 20, 2017

They brought our food to the wrong table, hardly an apology. Had to wait for them to start over. We ran out of water, took at least 10 minutes to get another water pitcher. No discount for the errors, won't go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Amazing!!!!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We have been going to Japango weekly over the last several years. No more. We have recently been very disappointed with management, increased prices and the quality of the food.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We arrived with a reservation and given a nice quiet table in the back. Service was a little slow and a little inattentive, sashimi was delicious and tuna rolls were resented and done with taste.
Overall food was delicious and recommend for a great dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was really great. Service was very poor. 5 different people served us and messed up our orders numerous times.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great food and great service. My only complaint would be that I wish the water they served was chilled, however that doesn't take away from my experience. I brought my girlfriend here on a date and would definitely come back here.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Other than the couple with wild kids sitting on the couch eating it was a perfect evening. A romantic Saturday date night!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 5, 2017

A neat place, outstanding liquor selection and the nicest staff anyone could ask for! A very memorable visit!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Pre theater sushi experience, very good sushi, nice cocktails, loved the vibe

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Excellent food, creative menu, great location. On the south side of Pearl so shaded at lunchtime.

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Casual, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Outstanding food -- fresh, innovative, delicious combinations of textures and flavors. And the service was spot on as well.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Dexter was great, as per usual. Food on par with the awesomeness I've come to expect. Thanks again for a great experience!

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We love Japango! Stanley and Dexter (best mixologists ever!) are always awesome, and the food is consistently top-notch. Thank you for always providing a wonderful evening out!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Didn't know I was making a reservation for all you can eat sushi night Tuesday, I guess that is why it was busy. The reservation got us a seat right next to the bathrooms and server entrance. A chair at the table was moved away to make room for people walking by, so it was obvious nobody wanted to sit there. Luckily a high top in the bar opened up that we could take instead of waiting 30 minutes with a RESERVATION! I would recommend they hold tables for reservations, like the Seinfeld says, " Anyone can take a reservation, but you need to hold the reservation."

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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