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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.
Boulder, CO 80302
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm-10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Off street and garage.
Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Japango Sushi Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
This less-than-stellar review pertains to a Tuesday all-you-can-eat sushi night, or at least this particular one. Japango has been one of our favorite restaurants, and go-tos, for the past 10 years, and 95% of the time we have been very pleased with its food quality - every restaurant has its down moments. However, supermarket sushi would have been better than this night's sushi that was incredibly dry and flavorless. The rice was hard and crumbling and the flavors of each ingredient didn't stand out like they should. I questioned the waiter, who also was not as knowledgeable or attentive as they usually are, but attempted to be helpful when asked. His (and the manager's) response was that they were now attempting to make a lot of the popular rolls in advance on all-you-can-eat night to help with quicker turnaround. I understand attempting to be more efficient, but the refrigeration must have caused the dryness and flavorlessness...or maybe they need to cover it better. Additionally, many rolls that should have been hot, were not. Or came out cold with a hot sauce. Or somewhat warm on the outside and cold in the center. We have been to previous all-you-can-eat evenings and none of this had ever been an issue, previously. It's normally a decent deal ($42 per person), but typically if you eat large quantities...which we do. If you have a normal appetite, stay away from the all-you-can-eat menu unless you make sure to order only items that will definitely be freshly made for you...unless they have received too many complaints like mine and have reverted to serving only the freshest sushi.
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