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About Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Cherry Creek

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.

2780 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese, Hawaiian

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

Happy Hour: Monday - Sunday 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Thursday - Saturday 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday from 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
2nd & Detroit

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 322-9554

Website:
http://www.hapasushi.com/

Entertainment:
Hapa Life - Service Industry Night on Sundays from 9:00- 11:00 pm. We serve our regular happy hour during Hapa Life.

Parking Details:
Hapa Sushi Grill & Sushi Bar offers free parking in our garage below after 6:00 pm. Street parking is offered as well.

Private Party Facilities:
Call for Details

Private Party Contact:
Kimberly Carrillo: (303) 322-9554

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Cherry Creek Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (5)
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Hapa Cherry Creek is the best kept secret for great sushi at reasonable prices. Go during HH and take advantage of the specially priced menu!

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

We had a great time for a birthday celebration.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 25, 2017

A beginner's sushi menu. Uninspired versions of a California roll and not much else. I wouldn't recommend going here for sushi at all.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Colin was the best server ever! Very polite, attentive, brought the food out hot and 👀 🍬 as well 😉 😉

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Casual, Late-night Find, Healthy, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The waitress started by asking if we wanted anything to drink, we asked do you have a drink list with special martini's, her response was No we don't. After receiving the menu's we noticed that they have a whole list of specialty drinks, including martinis. After that we found the food to be good and the service to be less than attentive. The ambiance is lacking, but if you're just looking to have some sushi, I would consider the food to be good.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Fine experience. Service was good, food was good.
Nothing special. Bit bummed to see happy hour prices were increased again but what can you do..!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We have lived in Washington Park
For two years and this was our first visit. I was in search of a sushi restaurant havibg high reviews for date night. We were not disappointed in the least. The sushimi was fantastic! Try the tuna or hamachi. We shared a seaweed salad and cucumber salad which was delicious and fresh. In addition, a speciality roll as well but was nothing to rave about.

We enjoyed a great bottle of Negri Sake.

Kevin our sushi chef did a great job and Joe our server was friendly, attentive, providing great service. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Exotic maki rolls with excellent flavors. Kyle, our server, was quite friendly and courteous; and the menu is intriguing: Hard to make choices, unless your taste-buds are not adventurous. We started with the fantastic Kalua Pork Peking Wraps, which are like Peking Duck wraps (Thin pancakes, hoisin sauce, etc...Wow!!) And then, we tried two simple maki rolls (Shrimp tempura and Spider rolls), that were really, really good, and the Surf and Turf roll that is more exotic: Lobster tempura, asparagus and Wagyu beef with a great sauce...YUMMY!!!
Gotta go back for more!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We were celebrating our son's new home at the University of Denver as he starts his adventure as a freshman. We loved the creative combinations, fabulous flavors, and names for the sushi rolls. We will be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Amazing staff

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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Always good food and drink at Hapa Sushi. Love the happy hour!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 25, 2017

The service was very good--attentive and helpful with selections for my nine year old who was enthusiastic and open minded about trying many kinds of sushi (he loved the octopus the best--go figure).

However, it seems that Hapa's emphasis on rolls (they don't even have a nigiri section on the menu--just a plethora of rolls, often with strong sauces, and a small sashimi section) disguises that the quality of the fish seems to have gone down noticeably. We had mostly sashimi, and it really didn't seem very fresh. This was true across almost all varieties of fish--maguro, yellowtail, albacore, mackerel. Only the salmon and whitefish seemed of the freshness I would expect from a good sushi restaurant. It was enough of a cautionary tale that this probably removes Hapa from my list of go-to sushi restaurants. There are plenty of fish in the sea, after all.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Our waiter was incredible (really tall younger gentleman)! Great service, kid friendly and with two kids gluten free, it was great they had a separate GF menu. Had a great time all said. Only neutral comment is the sushi is just okay.

Tags: People Watching, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Overall really good experience, I'm more into the smaller more mom & pop kind sushi shops but I enjoyed myself here. The veggie gyoza was delicious & also the vegetable roll made me smile. They give you a kind of order it yourself menu with all your menus when they seat you, but you don't really use it. My boyfriend really liked his climax roll.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Meal not as good as Landmark Hapa Sushi. Sashimi not cut well - large fat unflavorful slices. Disappointing for the second time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Have been there before and sushi always been great, but went there this time especially because of the gluten-free menu for friend, and it matched the regular fare. Even had soy sauce replacement. Only thing was that wasn't sure about the wasabi, but didn't ask either. Needs to be real thing with no fillers, which you often get in some places. So, definitely would recommend Hapa for your gluten-sensitive friends. Great food. Waiter was on top of what was needed.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Food was great, service was just ok. He was slow and forgot to check in on us. Restaurant wasn't too busy, he seemed distracted.

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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Hapa's happy hour is awesome! We order so many happy hour menu choices that we hardly have room for anything else.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Happy Hour is great. Service is a hit or miss - this time was really good.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on May 6, 2017

It's was very good !!! We come here each time we are in Denver.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 4, 2017

I love the creative menu at Hapa. I love that it is quiet and conversation is possible. The option to eat outside makes if perfect for summer days.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Everything is always great! The food, the service and the value! I love the Happy Hour when I can get all sorts of special deals on appetizers, drinks and rolls. I look forward to returning!

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 15, 2017

I frequent Hapa for happy hour often. Today, we visited the Cherry Creek location.. proved ok. Sat outside and had the orange umbrellas over us.. made the space dark, since no sun hit the area, anyway. I recommend closing them, if possible, when it isn't super hot or sunny. New menu was interesting - I like that more items are on happy hour but disappointed in the 90 cent increase for regular rolls. Celebrated a birthday; appreciate the free cake.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Very good Sushi Bar in the center of Cherry Creek.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 14, 2017

I love Hapa but normally go to the Downtown location. We went to Cherry Creek for my husbands birthday and our waiter was awful! We waited for our check for over a half hour. He made eye contact with us several times and chose not to come over. I would have been perfectly fine if he had acknowledged us more than once the whole night or apologized for the lack of service. We were wanting to order dessert, but by the time he came over we just wanted our check and to go home. We had over a roll of sushi left and he grabbed the plate and started to put trash on it. He never asked if we wanted a box. I had to tell him to stop and box it up. The food was great but our service was horrible. It's too bad this had to happen on my husband's birthday celebration. Ruined our good moods and altered our plans for the night since we waiting so long to pay the bill.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 12, 2017

I didn't like that they seat people right next to each other instead of spacing them out around the restaurant. You are almost an active participant in the people's conversation that are setting next to you without intentionally wanting to be.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 12, 2017

The hostesses were rude. Our reservation was not ready and we waited 15 minutes for a table with three small children. Because of our children we were treated as inconvenient.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 8, 2017

great location; better for evening. dinner with an old friend was perfect.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Casual, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great food. Service was good too. The drink menu and the names of the rolls were tremendous! Fantastic evening. Will come back. Check out the location in Boulder also. Very good.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great experience! We had a fantastic Valentines Day dinner!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Walked in and almost walked into the host booth it was so close. Super small, really crowded, nothing like the pictures. Got sat at a table which was about 3 feet from the table next to us. Literally could have held the people next to me hand. Sat down and got soy sauce poured all over my table..Went for a valentines date and good thing I have an awesome girlfriend or it would have been a complete failure due to the environment and food. This place is a lie.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Hapa is our go to Sushi restaurant. Great food, service and value. Never disappointed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value, Casual, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 4, 2017

I had a reservation for 6PM, however there was not a table until about 7PM and we had to sit in the bar to wait. What is the point of making reservations if you can't sit down to eat when you asked for a specific time?

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Shortly after seating one of the waiters brought beverages and dumped a cup of water on my 7 year old girls lap, did not apologize or attempt to help.
Waitress was coughing throughout service.
Majority of rice used for first order of Nigiri was underdone and half of the portions protein was literally a half of a portion. One of the rolls ordered was bad enough that we had to send it back, replacement roll was better. During service waitress stepped on my foot twice, looked down and them smiled at me with no apology.
Second order of Nigiri was delicious, not sure what changed other than possibly prepared by different chef.

Neither will we return to this restaurant, not will we recommend to friends.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Great sushi find in Denver! We'll be returning often.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Always a great time. Everything was delicious and comfortable. Love it every time.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 3, 2017

The wait staff was very attentive and the food was yummy.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2017

This has been my favorite sushi place for the past 5 years! The names of the dishes, the taste, and the atmosphere are always stunning! I suggest Hapa for anyone and everyone!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Nice new place for us and we will try to stop by again when we are in town.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Always consistently good with upbeat attitude! Vibrant, a little noisy but great to meet another couple for date night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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