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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
Special Occasion (15)
Good for Birthdays (12)
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Healthy (11)
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Hot Spot (9)
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Creative Cuisine (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Romantic (7)
Authentic (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Business Meals (5)
People Watching (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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Comfort Food (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 22, 2017

The bartenders Julian and Brian were great! They have made me a regular. I love coming in for happy hour.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 20, 2017

As always, Japango was fantastic. I love the freshness of the hamachi!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Great food. The server answered all the questions we had - and made great recommendations.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mothers day

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Love japango

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Cool ambiance and good food! Service was a bit hectic due to busy night, but overall a very good evening!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on May 11, 2017

I always take my daughter to Sushi when I visit her at school. We've tried several different Sushi restaurants and Hapa has always been our go-to. This was our first time at Japengos, and even with high excpecy, we were wonderfully surprised by how good their Sushi was! The rolls were light and all ingredients were fresh. Japengos is particular with using only fresh ingredients which is so delightful to the palette. Their unusual mix of ingredients make their dishes pop with flavor! Service was timely and very friendly. This is by far our favorite in Boulder!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Spicy
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 10, 2017

My spouse and I took an out-of-town guest to dinner here and we were very happy with the service, food, and decor. It was a Wednesday so shrimp and salmon sushi were discounted and they were fresh and flavorful. I ordered the Japango and Denali maki and they were delicious. We also shared fried tofu for first and I highly recommend it - crisp on the outside (and not oily) and creamy on the inside. We had green tea creme brulee and sticky toffee cake with ice cream, and both were delicious.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Always the best

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Nick was great at the bar. Awesome sushi and sashimi every time.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 25, 2017

My husband and I enjoy visiting Japango for their all you can eat sushi on Tuesdays. We usually make an appearance for a special occassion, such as for our wedding anniversary last week. The food is top notch!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Tapas, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Healthy, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Great atmosphere, sushi, drinks and staff. Definitely a must try.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Japango has always been my go to Japanese restaurant in downtown Boulder. The atmosphere is lively but not too noisy and the food is fantastic. There is something for everyone.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Tapas, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Vegan, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Always great service, delicious recipes and tasty drinks

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Japango never disappoints! The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Our waiter was very friendly, but not intrusive. We were seated at a great table moments after arriving a few minutes early for our reservation for four.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Japango never disappoints. The sushi is fresh, the cocktails are creative and the atmosphere is lively. Occasionally during busy times the sushi bar gets backed up, so if you're in a hurry go elsewhere.
The Pearl St. Mall location makes for interesting people watching as well as shopping opportunities before/after the meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Food was amazing but service was super slow. Waited for almost 30 mins for a diet coke.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Excellent service. Knowledgeable staff. Helpful patient and kind..

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Vegan, Late-night Find, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly
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 (Tampa)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Sat at the bar and had great service from Brian and Dexter. Cocktails are amazing and I highly recommend. Sushi was very good and would recommend too.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Bartenders were spectacular. Squid sashimi and uni is the best in town. Another great experience here - thanks, guys!

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Had a wonderful sushi birthday! This a fun and classy place with some of the best sushi in town.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Always flesh fish and friendly staffs with a great ambiance. Highly recommended!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 19, 2017

While the atmosphere and decor were great, and most of the food was very good, the service left a lot to be desired. Sat for at least 15 minutes before we even got menus, then sat for another 10 minutes before drink orders were taken. Food was slow to come out and one meal came after everyone else was just about done. No little appetizers and freebies were offered while we were waiting ( a bowl of endamame would have gone a long way). Waters were not replenished without asking. Most of the food was really good once it did arrive, but the Lobster Dumplings were a big disappointment (very small portion and not very flavorful). All-in-all it was a nice dinner but with all the great sushi places in the area that have much better prices and service, it's unlikely I'll be back.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Japango is our favorite sushi restaurant. The specials are always delicious and creative. The bartenders make really unusual awesome drinks. The servers are great at making recommendations if there are any food sensitivities.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Fun, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, People Watching, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
·Dined on March 12, 2017

Very noisy, impossible for conversation, my eyes were hurting from the smoke and our clothes were stinking when we got out of there from the frying. Food was ok, but very late, they had to bring complementary appetizers to keep us from starving.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 11, 2017

We celebrated my daughter's birthday at dinner. To our surprise, they offered happy hour discounts on Saturdays too. While she enjoyed the sushi we all enjoyed 4 bottles of saki with our dinner!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We were on a stay-cation weekend in Boulder and made a reservation for some sushi at Japango. We arrived and had to wait a few minutes for a table - no big deal. Then we were seated at the table directly next to the bathroom. In fact my chair was blocking the bathroom hallway.

I asked to be moved and they moved us to a slightly better two top.

We waited, and waited, for our server who eventually came by to take our order. She was very nice but not too attentive. Dinner took much longer than expected and getting the bill was a challenge.

Overall the experience was okay. The rolls were very good but everything else, including service, was mediocre.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on March 6, 2017

We had a great dinner while traveling for business.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 24, 2017

This is hands down my favorite sushi restaurant. It was my go to when I lived locally, I have since moved away and I am very sad I don’t have a Japango near me!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2017

I was surprised to see there were still reservations available on a Friday evening , so I made one on our way to the restaurant. It was a good call because the restaurant filled to capacity a few minutes after we arrived.
The food was good but the sushi took a ridiculous amount of time and it wasn't until it was delivered that our waitress told us to Sushi kitchen was backed up. I understand restaurants get busy on the weekends but a heads up from our server prior to waiting 35 minutes would have been nice...

Tags: Vegan, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Sushi was fair, service was very bad. Won't be back. There are several other better sushi options close by.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Probably at least my 20th visit to Japango. Our meal was great, as usual.
Our waitress, Holly, was attentive, but not hovering. She was very pleasant and patiently answered all of our questions about the menu.
The food was creatively prepared and presented. One delicious item after the other.
The atmosphere is classy, but comfortable. The only restaurant i know where you can pick out your choice of jellyfish from a beautiful tank, right next to your table. JUST KIDDING! The jellyfish tank is fascinating and beautiful, but it's only for looking at them swim around.
We LOVE Japango! Our favorite Japanese restaurant in Boulder. I've NEVER tried a dish I didn't love! I highly recommend Japango for friendly service, delicious food and great ambiance!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Our server was excellent and the food was good - my only issue is that the rolls were cut quite small for the price.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Would've been cool to have something special done for our anniversary, but this place is amazing nonetheless.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 21, 2017

The food was great, but we were disappointed by the service. We went for a birthday, and had brought a cake. We were told at the end of the meal that if we wanted to eat our own cake we would have to pay a "cake cutting fee" of $12...$12!!! That was the cost of the entire cake. I could maybe understand $4 or $5 but $12? Give me a break. We will never go back for any special occasion in the future.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Japango never disappoints! Great Happy Hour menu and the staff is always exceptional...remembers us every time and knows what we like to order. Personalized service at its best

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 10, 2017

Our waitress, Alexa, was wonderful! She made the experience for my boyfriend and me. The service was great. The food was very tasteful as well. The happy hour food menu was also wonderful. Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 9, 2017

Great sushi and service as usual. It was 6:30 when we arrived on a Monday night. And it was quiet. By 7:00 it was busy and by 7:30 it was packed.

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Sashimi was nice but rolls were disappointing. Sashimi were nice cuts. We ordered four premium rolls which are $15+ per order and they lacked flavor, due to a lot of rice and little fish. The cocktails were disappointing. They are trying too hard to infuse flavors that ruin the drink. I would not go back. Plenty of other sushi places with better taste.

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