Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Cherry Creek

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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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Raleigh
40 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Sushi average at best.

MS
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new location. Beautiful inside. Fun staff. Sushi, as always = outstanding

GR
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique and great tasting rolls. Sushi was fresh and tasty. Nice presentation. Fried banana dessert was excellent, as was the homemade mochi.

MO
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply stunning- food was fresh delicious and presentation was beautiful! Loved the friendly attentive server - Bailey! Management and staff were extremely friendly and we felt welcome even with a toddler!!! We will return and recommend to all!

l
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Big fan of hapa sushi. Very excited about the new location. Bigger and more modern. Same menu and food quality as the old location.

WL
Denver
57 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new Hapa is fabulous! The space / ambiance is perfect! The employees were friendly and attentive! The food was delicious! We could not have asked for anything more! Thank you, Hapa, for a wonderful evening with friends!

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great meal with the family

LW
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Innovative cuisine! Great for a Date Night; lots of interesting and yummy choices

S
Denver
99 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

EVERYTHING was perfect! Including great friendly service from David. We loved the tea, edamame, miso soup, and 3 hand rolls...YUMMY!

G
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took some friends to lunch for their birthdays. It doesn't matter which Hapa location I eat it. It is consisently delicious.

R
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's a lot less crowded than the Landmark location. Try the Poke

E
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All our sushi and sashimi was excellent — high-quality, great presentation, great textures and tastes. Aside from slow water refills, our server was fantastic: friendly, quick to take our order, asked about our first and second courses, and brought the check quickly when we were ready for it. Mother’s Day was the third or fourth time we’ve dined here. We really enjoy it, as do our kids (ages 11 and 7).

S
Denver
99 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Fabulous lunch bowls! What a treat. Tarah was our very nice and wonderful server and helped me with questions about the different bowls. YUMMY!

MH
Baton Rouge
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy Hapa Sushi at Cherry Creek. Good food and service.

K
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I've been to a lot of sushi places, and I'd definitely say this is one of the better ones. Let's start with the positives. First, the sake selection is fantastic and one of the best I've seen for any budget. I'd particularly recommend the "Black and Gold" (and that's after trying a premium flight). The sushi itself good and the menu compromised of a nice range of "beginner" sushi rolls all the way up to crazy things like the "surf and turf". I enjoyed every roll we had, and overall had a good experience.

However, I don't feel like this place has *quite* earned a 5-star review. Service was good, not outstanding. The sushi was good, but somehow lacked a bit of inspiration to me. The reason I say this is we ordered a special, the "Thai" roll. Just two days later, I can't really recall anything memorable about the roll other than to say it was good, and I tasted the spicy tuna? In my opinion, things on the specials should be inspired creations. Perhaps I'm too harsh of a critic.

TL;DR: A good sushi place in a great location. Good for a night out and excellent if you enjoy Sake.

SW
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Restaurant was very nice. Food was amazing ,and server was polite and awesome !! The only bad thing was i put down i had reservations and for a special night, but the restaurant host sat us at a terrible spot.

AL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Buen lugar con familia

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RW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

The staff and servers were fine, but the food was not good at all. I eat sushi all the time, and I would honestly say that 2 out of the 4 rolls we ordered were the worst that I've ever had. Just bad food. I would never go back.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Terrific food and service.

L
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We came for HH with our kiddos, 1 & 3. They have a great kids menu and lots of fun adult HH items too! We had a great time and can’t wait to go back. My 3 year old says “I just love this place”

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fresh and fantastic! Great service! Ambiance was perfect! Definitely go back again!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night ah Hapa!!

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Valentine’s Day dinner

WL
Denver
58 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We always walk away happy after eating Hapa! The non-sushi offerings are just as good as the raw fish items. Hapa welcomes families with beginner chopsticks, origami kits, crayons, and the best value kid menu with beginner sushi items as well cooked fish, tofu, and other things that kids will eat, allowing parents to get the raw fish they crave. Also, the staff is very accommodating of modifications to menu items for allergies. Thanks, Hapa, for putting smiles on our faces!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A very comfortable place to take the family to, presentation is great and 9 times out of 10 the service is over the top and welcoming.

E
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I’ve been going to this Hapa for about six years now, on dates and social gatherings; it’s a great place for both. The ambiance is very lively and it just promotes happy vibes. Great place!

L
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice date night with my wife. Food was great and cool atmosphere.

J
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food if you are hungry for sort of island food.
Wait staff is always and, was that day, friendly, knowledgeable and very attentive!

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, service, and a great gluten-free menu which made it easy for myself :-)

BS
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Dante, provided the most exceptional service I have ever had. He had extensive knowledge of the menu and made sure we were enjoying our experience throughout the night. We left it to Dante to pick everything we ate and everything was insanely good. When the manager, Bryan, stopped by our table to make sure everything was to our liking we let him pick our last roll which ended up being the best of the night. Both Dante and Bryan listened to what we liked and disliked and completely delivered. What started as a normal date night ended up being a forever go-to spot for us. These two totally exceeded the expectations we previously had of Hapa and will continue coming back due to their hospitality and amazing food.

DT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Always a great event eating at Hapa- it is a our go to Birthday and Anniversary spot!

OT
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brothers Birthday. I put that in the reservation. No one said a word about the birthday. That was the only disappointment.

PS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I don’t know why the only music choice that is loud is considered energetic.....the music was so loud I left with a splitting headache. We were the only people in the place (a table of two left before us) . We could only hear the person right next to us. They need to adjust the volume according to the number of patrons. Food was good, Not outstanding. Not a great experience , won’t go back anytime soon....

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Even though we had a late reservation, staff was accommodating and we didn’t feel rushed whatsoever.
Food was fast and delicious. Service was attentive but not annoying.

Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Cherry Creek
Responded on January 8, 2019

Thanks so much for the review! No matter what time you come in, we want to be accommodating and hospitable. Glad to hear we're making it happen! Hopefully we'll get to see you back again soon. Have a wonderful rest of your week!

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KC
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on New Year’s Eve. It was a very busy night and we still had great service. The other reviews talk about it being cramped and loud, it is loud but most places are. It was a snug fit but nothing uncomfortable that would prevent me from going back. Excellent food!

Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Cherry Creek
Responded on January 8, 2019

This is excellent to read, Kanicia! We're elated to hear you had such a great experience on New Year's Eve. Even when we're busy, we still want you to enjoy your food, and our service should be on point. It sounds like we're firing on all cylinders! We appreciate the review, and can't wait to see you back again soon.

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LR
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff are incredible! They were friendly and prompt with their service. We arrive 15 ahead of our reservation and waited in the lounge. At five minutes after our reservation time they presented us with an appetizer on the house because they were "not able to seat us on time". I would say that is above and beyond service we get at other similar style restaurants. Love this place! Love their sushi!

Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Cherry Creek
Responded on January 8, 2019

We love you right back, Lenya! Thanks so much for the review. While we're sorry we were a little late with your reservation, we're glad we made up for the inconvenience with an appetizer. We appreciate you reaching out, and can't wait to see you back again soon. Have a wonderful week ahead!

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OT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great. Very accommodating to our gluten free requests and had A LOT of good gluten free options. Sushi was awesome. You know a sushi place is good if their basic rolls like California rolls are good and this place nailed everything. Will be back for sure! Our server was great too.

Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Cherry Creek
Responded on January 8, 2019

This is great to hear! We're elated you had such a wonderful experience, and the food was on point. We know it's tough to eat out with confidence when you have a dietary restriction, and we're elated we can be a go-to spot. We can't wait to see you back again soon!

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LP
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My date and I shared 3 specialty rolls and 10 pieces of nigiri. All were delicious, as were the cocktails and hot sake. I am so glad Hapa has Purple Haze! Ambiance was noisy on a Saturday night, but we still conversed without raising our voices. I highly recommend Hapa for dates and small groups.

Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Cherry Creek
Responded on January 8, 2019

We appreciate the review and recommendation, Lee! We're happy to hear the rolls, nigiri, and Purple Haze were on point. Thanks for stopping by, and we'd love to see you again for another date night soon. Cheers!

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M
Denver
86 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Denver is blessed with outstanding Japanese restaurants, and each is distinctive. If "Nouvelle Nippon-American" were a category, Hapa Sushi would be a perfect fit. The menu is creative, the ingredients outstanding and fresh, and the service super. The only disconnect in my view is that the food and service vastly outshine the space. Tables are close together and surfaces are hard and angular, all of which contribute to noise and the sense that this is not a place to linger. That's a shame, for the cuisine deserves to be savored and appreciated.

Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Cherry Creek
Responded on December 31, 2018

We appreciate the review! Glad to hear you'd recommend us. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about our tables! We'll keep this in mind for the future. We want you to enjoy your visit, and savor your meal. Thanks again for the review, and would love to see you back again soon. Happy New Year!

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f
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent and priced very well. We really enjoyed the sake tasting. We did have a couple small mistakes on our service but otherwise everything was wonderful. We ended up getting their special candy cane roll which was really good. I would recommend it. We also got a spicy salmon and hamachi crunch rolls. Both were excellent. I would recommend going here.

Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Cherry Creek
Responded on December 31, 2018

While we're sorry to hear about the small service mistakes, we're elated to hear you'd still recommend us. You made excellent food choices! We're so happy we got to see you, and can't wait to see you back again soon. Happy New Year!

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