Hapa Sushi Grill and Sake Bar Lodo

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488 reviews
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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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Fri 5:45PM - 7:30PM
Sat 11:00AM - 1:00PM 5:45PM - 7:30PM

What 488 People Are Saying
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c
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such good sushi! And with a reservation it was a short wait. Was a little noisy, but that’s not Hapa’s fault so it didn’t make the experience any worse

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great choices, even our picky teen son found several items he enjoyed. We chose an upstairs table and this worked out great - quieter and more room. We dined during happy hour and chose most items from this menu, saved some $. We’ll go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Nice happy hour for Denver.

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most delicious Japanese curry I have ever eaten!

GL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We showed up at the appointed time exactly. Hapa was not busy, but Happy Hour had started and so we did order some of the starter specials. If you want an early-ish dinner, this is a great time to Hapa! One of my colleagues is deathly allergic to sesame and the server noted that restriction when ordering the Pork Bowl. The other two of us had the wonderful Poke bowls, Monkey Brains, and Hawaiian Calamari. The Pork Bowl arrive with sesame seeds sprinkled all over it. We had to send it back, obviously. Our Poke & starters were delicious, as always. It took quite a while for the kitchen to deliver another non-lethal Pork Bowl. We felt a bit uncomfortable eating our stuff while she was waiting, but she said it was okay. The server and the next-level manager came up and apologized and took the Pork Bowl off our ticket. That was nice, but I do wish the kitchen would read the tickets more precisely.

B
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The meal was fine but that’s about it. I felt the sashimi combo pieces were cut much too thin and I wasn’t a fan of the mayonnaise used in their dishes. For a dinner for 2 it was about 100 dollars without drinks, it just wasn’t worth it.

L
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was great. Very consistent and good servoxe

EG
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was absolutely amazing. I already liked this place but she really made this visit great!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our waitress was super busy so we waited a lot. The upstairs room is really open so it’s fairly noisy. The food was excellent although pretty pricey, even for sushi. We may go back there - will likely seek some other spots to try.

MH
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfortable and relaxed, the food was amazing and service even better. Highly recommend.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Waitress was great but everything else was mediocre at best. Ambiance is trying to be chic but looks bad and cheapens the feel. Pictures of sushi were much better than what was served.

MH
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing sushi, cozy and romantic atmosphere. Hubby loved this place. It was his first time here and my second.

RA
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great time with a coworker for the happy hour food and drink specials! Our server, Madison was fantastic she was attentive and provided timely service. The food was delicious and great portion size. The happy hour cocktails were delicious too! I’ll defiantly be back soon!

AB
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi is amazing here. Doesn’t break the bank in terms of sushi but amazing either way.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing meal with great service. Meagan was a great waitress and very accommodating! Will go back time after time.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome meal and even better service!

SV
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. However, the table we got was too small so I was a little bit uncomfortable.

LA
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the sushi, place seems a little small and tables were super wonky, but the service was great and the sushi was amazing!

CA
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our waitress was very aloof. Very friendly but not a great waitress.

JD
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sushi chef, I wish I caught his name, was phenomenal! He walked my niece (1st time sushi restaurant visitor!) and I through he menu and gave awesome recommendations. Thanks for the great experience. They also brought rubber banded chop sticks right when they saw her struggling without us having to ask. It made it very fun! The atmosphere was hopping and upbeat.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food could be better... I'm not impressed with the quality of the fish/sushi here. It's unfortunate because I really like the ambiance and the large sake menu. There's better sushi options in the area however.

AS
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular from start to finish.

TS
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I returned once again to a favorite sushi spot. Food and service were perfect tonight. Definitely recommend this place. It can be a bit more expensive than some of the surrounding sushi places, but not unreasonably so. Delicious.

TG
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

we went for late night happy hour on a saturday. we sat upstairs. it took our server over 10 min to greet us. we then ordered drinks and our first round of food. we were done the food before she even bothered to check on us. I had to inform her my boyfriend never got his drink. she said it was totally her fault and wouldnt charge us for it. Well she ended up charging us for it and didnt bring a bill before hand just ran the card we had set on the table. Overall, the food was good but the service could have been way better. ive been here many times and have never been treated this way. The other server upstairs seemed way more attentive. wish we wouldve had her...

PU
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must for every visit to denver. Love hapa sushi. The Aspen roll is soooooo good!!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

ST
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to go in LODO! Great quality food, the space is clean, and the service is great!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

They messed up two of our roll orders. They did give us a free dessert but only caught one of the roll mistakes.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mom is a celiac so we had to make sure everything was 100% gluten free, not only was it gluten free, it was delicious and they have cute little gluten free toothpicks! Can’t wait to go back!

KL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

Food is extremely subpar and bad attempt to infuse Asian and American culture. Taste was less than ideal and salty. We ordered 6 different sushi rolls and was extremely disappointed, taste like it was made from a newbie. The sushi names was laughable in a bad way by consensus of the crowd and most said they would not return. Service was good.

MF
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress Lauren was the best waitress we’ve ever had!

RA
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had about 8 friends join me for birthday dinner and drinks! We had a wonderful server and enjoyed the food and drinks! We were able to order off the Happy Hour Menu since we arrived before 6pm! We had a blast!

KC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was super awesome. He helped us with everything we needed, he checked on us a lot. We appreciate that a lot. Cause not a lot of people are like that. The food was awesome, how it’s served is awesome. It came out quick

CM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Hapa is one of my favorite restaurants and they never disappoint! Their Happy Hour is a great deal, we got 3 appetizers, 2 rolls, and sake to share for about $15 each. One star off for food because I’ve gotten their white tuna roll before and this is the first time it wasn’t great.

B
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

I used to go to Hapa weekly when I lived in Colorado so I was so excited to go while I was visiting. It was such a terrible experience that I never want to go back. Portions were much smaller and yet the prices were higher. And the service was the absolute worst. The waiter dropped off our bill once our meal was down but would NOT pick it back up once we tried to pay. My friend and I were splitting the tab and waited over 30 minutes for him to pick it up. It was not busy and he walked by our table about a dozen times, always ignoring us. We eventually found the manager and asked him to check us out. He instead brought the check to the waiter and we had to wait another 10 minutes. And then only one if our receipts was returned so we had to wait again to get the other tab to sign. Never received any type of apology from the waiter or manager. Absolutely ridiculous!

B
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place looks small from the outside, but it has ample seating extending throughout the building. We arrived a little earlier for our reservation and the manager was very accommodating to get our table ready early. While waiting they treated us to some complimentary edamame at the bar. The sushi rolls are very creative and definitely tasty!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful and energetic atmosphere. The music could have been quieter, but the overall experience was great!

J
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

There were so many rude customers talking extremely loud about inappropriate things. Banging on the table. The manager didn’t say Ake thing until I spoke to the table myself

c
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Fabulous, memorable, healthy tasting food in an energetic atmosphere. Staff not always attentive to your needs however.

P
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

Smells like a bar but the fish is decent.

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