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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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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
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Casual (13)
Fun (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Romantic (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Authentic (7)
Cozy (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
People Watching (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic food and atmosphere

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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Our family of four went to dinner on Valentine's Day. Our table was ready at our reservation time. It took quite a while for our server to take our drink order. The manager dropped off a bowl of yukky brussel sprouts to snack on. Our meals were good. Restaurant is small and tight and very crowded. But it was a holiday. I have been there several times for lunch and it was a more enjoyable experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined 3 days ago

My fiancé and I came for Valentine’s Day dinner ... got a seat at the sushi bar (as promised). Love watching the chefs create such beautiful plates and interacting with them, really fun friendly group! Service was easily five stars, food was better! We will be back again without a doubt. One of our favorite places. Thank you!

Dr. Misischia

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good food, mediocre service and pleasant environment. Service here is inconsistent. On this occasion, we didn’t receive water, napkins or acknowledgement from our server for more than 10 minutes after being seated. The cocktails arrived after the appetizers. The water glasses were only refilled upon request, and the server was not attentive.
The food was fresh and had nice flavor. The Otoro Nigiri special was excellent, melt in your mouth; but also expensive @ $18 for two pieces.
Go here for the food, but expect relaxed service.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Love the food and service at Japango! Have dined there many times and never been disappointed. The menu is creative (lobster potstickers!!) and the fish are super fresh. Ready to go back again

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Always amazing. Thanks!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Japango is delicious, but a little overpriced, I guess with the lack of options, they get away with it. Service is usually slow, so don't try and go for a quick lunch.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Tapas, Healthy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Unfortunately, part of our order got lost, so we had to inquire about our food, and ended up canceling it altogether after waiting around 30-40 minutes. We come all the time, so this was definitely an anomaly. Regardless, it was handled well once pointed out. The food and service we did get was great, as per usual. I think some wires just got crossed this time! Don't miss the pork belly - I finally tried it for the first time, and it was great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Fantastic welcoming staff. Great food and fast service!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food and service both outstanding however still overpriced. Doesn’t stop me from eating here; just with less frequency.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food was “OKAY”

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great sushi, but a bit overpriced

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always such great sushi!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My wife and I have been going to Japango for about 10 years now and although it has grown in size, the food, atmosphere and wait staff have remained consistently very good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Bar Seating, Casual, Spicy, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Fresh and interesting. Unique. A little pricy but overall fantastic.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere and great service! Officially up there with one of my all time favorite Sushi spots!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Our very expensive clothes smell terrible. Coats, scarves, sweaters, everything. We have been there before and enjoyed it. You guys need to do something with your ventilation.
We will now have to get all of the things that I am describing laundered. Hung my coat up when I got home and now our whole closet smells like fried fish. We have all our clothes in the garage now.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was fantastic!!! As was the ambiance. Our waitress was just very bland

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Fabulous birthday meal, we loved food and the ambiance and location are unbeatable

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Chicken was very dry, vegetables weren’t cooked properly.

Veggie miso soup was burnt.

Very overpriced for what we were served.

Service was fine.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We only have one problem with this restaurant. It has very poor ventilation, so we leave smelling like the smoke from a fryer.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Hands down, Japango is the best sushi in town! And to top it off, it has a great atmosphere and great service!

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food and service was very, very good. They offered a nigiri special, which we ordered as an appetizer. However, it did not come until our meals had been delivered and half eaten. The server explained that sushi items came from a different kitchen. I wish he had explained this to us first and asked us if we wanted our main entrees after the nigiri. We had to ask for a fork for the salmon teriyaki entree. I know this is a Japanese restaurant, but this is not exactly chopsticks food item in the USA.

To their credit, the menu was impressive and the food did not disappoint. The ambiance is awesome, if not a little noisy. The bar is really cool.

Tags: Healthy, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Authentic, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Service was great. Sushi = average. We had a good time but I have had much better sushi. Really was pretty bland. Just not a lot flavor and that was the attempt to order some of the spicier rolls.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great times/great food!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We enjoyed our first experience at Japango as a part of Firstbiteboulder. We would recommend Japango to sushi enthusiasts. Great atmosphere. Great bar selection.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 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 5, 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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 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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 (Denver)·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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 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 21, 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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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 20, 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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 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 8, 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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vip
 (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 5, 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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