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About Hapa Sushi Grill and Sake Bar Lodo

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.

1514 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Sushi, Hawaiian, Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
15th and Blake

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(720) 354-5058

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

Entertainment:
Join us every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night for live entertainment. Starting at 9:30pm to midnight every weekend, we have a live DJ spinning the latest tracks. Enjoy our late night happy hour including half off appetizers, cocktail specials, and 2 for $7 rolls from 10pm to midnight!!

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

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Hapa Sushi Grill and Sake Bar Lodo Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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4.3

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 30, 2016

We sat out on the patio for late night happy hour, food was amazing but service was absolutely terrible. We waited over 15 min before a server finally came over to greet us and took just as long to get drinks and food back to our table. Thanks to great company it wasn't a total loss but next time I think we will sit at the sushi bar were we won't be ignored.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 29, 2016

short menu for a sushi restaurant (and weird double-entendre names for many of their creations), but delicious. Service was calm and attentive. Looks like the best place to sit is at the sushi bar rather than the open restaurant

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 24, 2016

The food was fine, nothing amazing. Our server was very boring and unhelpful- so that that took away from the experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2016

Happy Hour prices and specials are great but overall was disappointed in the quality of sushi. Some of the other items ordered from the menu were better, but went with the intent of having sushi and left disappointed. Service was pretty on-point and was great about water refills.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 4, 2016

We went two nights in a row because we liked both the service and the menu. There were many choices and the food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 3, 2016

Our server and Sushi chef were great, except when things got a little busy. Then it took a long time to get our check and drink refills. The sushi was far too large for a single bite. We eat sushi frequently and have never had this problem before.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 3, 2016

Sushi was good although a couple of items were not as fresh as at other places I have experienced.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 1, 2016

It was a little loud. We could not hear each othe talk most of the time. We were set right under the speaker. But otherwise... SPACTACULAR EVERYTHING!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 24, 2016

Great menu with many selections. Sushi was top notch quality.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 17, 2016

Rolls were not wrapped tight enough. Kept falling apart, but everything was tasty and service was great. Extremely loud and couldn't hear person next to me

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 10, 2016

Reliably good and speedy

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 29, 2016

The non-traditional sushi items were the best! Hapa Sashimi appetizer. Glass Role. Great!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on May 18, 2016

Fantastic Sushi in a sweet sassy environment. Congrats.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Good experience today. No errors in the food.. Great improvement over previous visits. Drinks were ok.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on March 19, 2016

I've been here many times and always loved it. This time, for my birthday dinner, it wasn't quite as good. The rice seemed a bit dry and the sushi wasn't as fresh as it usually is. But I'll assume that was a one-time thing, and I'm sure I'll be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 1, 2016

Delicious, innovative sushi. Really great experience with stellar service and tasty sake. Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Delicious!

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 20, 2016

The sushi was very fresh overall. The only issue I had was the poke was drowned in soy sauce. That said everything was very fresh and tasty. We sat at the bar and had a great server named Anthony.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Went there for date night. It was lively and the service and food were good. In general a very nice experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Always loved Sushi!! This is the best place I've been able to find in Denver yet... Definitely recommend you give it a try.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 15, 2016

I want to mention that I had given Hapa a less than stellar review previously but decided to give them another opportunity and they completely exceeded my expectations.

For those with allergies, when I made my reservation on Open Table - I made sure to mention my allergies (not somethign I'd done previously).

Hapa called the day of the reservation to confirm the res and my allergies. When we arrived, I was offered a gluten free menu and both the host and waiter confirmed my allergies. My food arrived and again the waiter confirmed that my food was gluten and dairy free. It was maybe the first time I've EVER been to a restaurant nd had people care so much about my allergies. The food was amazing and I was even able to get one of my favorites (the magic mushroom)!

My husband does not have any allergies but can be picky and he too was over the moon with his order.

I can't recommend Hapa enough and we will be returning again very soon.
Thank you, Hapa, for the great experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2016

The food was good for a non-traditional Japanese restaurant. The service and the ambiance I thought were really good. Seemed like a fun place to go for a date or group. I went with my family.

But if you are a hard-core sushi/sashimi eater then this is not the place to go. They have a very limited selection of higher quality fish, so things like tai, ama ebi, and hirame were not on the menu. They did have uni (didn't try) and a special of spanish-aji which was pretty good, but not to the level I would expect at for example Sushi Den.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2015

My go to sushi place

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 19, 2015

Been to this Hapa over a dozen times. This time, as has happened before, our order was messed up. However, the mistake was handled very well by both the wait staff and manager, by quickly bringing a new food (half of our meal had been unknowingly been taken to the wrong table), circulating apologies, and comping the food messed up +1. Well-handled; will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2015

We had a reservation but chose to eat at the bar. Mistake. The bar staff was pleasant but inattentive, spending less time checking on us and others as more of their friends arrived. The food was very good, especially the salmon. I'd go back but sit at a table

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 6, 2015

My friend and I have been dining at Hapa for years. Unfortunately that may be coming to an end. They brought me the wrong dish, it took forever for them to bring me another which ended up being exactly the one they'd brought me first, my friend's dinner went cold while she waited for them to get my order correct. Our drinks took forever AND they were going to charge me for the messed up order. I had to ask the manager to remove the charge. I feel trey should've comped my friends' dinner as well but they didn't. So disappointed. Worst service ever.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2015

I have been to the restaurant a number of times and every time I go, I have to ask myself why did I come here. The food is average to say the best, the service is less than average. The ambiance is great, good location and very energetic

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 31, 2015

My husband and I require gluten free options and I selected this restaurant because they had a good gluten free menu. We ordered an edamame appetizer and thought we had told the server about our allergies but unfortunately the appetizer wasn't gluten free. It was an honest mistake and miscommunication. The manager comped our meal and then gave us a gift certificate to makeup for the mistake. It was over the top and we thanked them for the generosity. We will definitely be dining with them again!!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 17, 2015

In the past, I have had nothing but outstanding experiences at this restaurant; however, this time was different. It took over 25 minutes to get our drinks and each time we ordered another drink, it would take another 20 minutes to get it. In addition, we never got miso soup that we ordered and they still tried to charge us for it. They fixed the bill once we complained but it was disappointing to see their lack of attention to detail.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 3, 2015

First, I realize it can be a difficult job but if I were the manager for a chain such as Hapa, then I would not make a big deal about a $3 coupon for a $50 meal. I certainly wouldn't question the customer about details of the discount after my waiter has [already] approved it.. Only to be proved wrong myself, after making a big deal about asking another manager. Second, when customers ask for change, it is a good idea not to assume your minimum tip and hence not provide any small denomination bills; that only annoys customers. Third, the grilled salmon sushi dries out the fish and rice (at least this time, it did) and is not recommended. Otherwise, I'm a regular at Hapa and regular restauranteur but won't be returning to this location for a while, if I can help it.. The professionalism many restaurants offer (positive and thankful managerial staff, for example) really is what counts.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2015

Very knowledge and helpful server.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 2, 2015

Hapa has a great vibe, unique cocktails and rolls, and a fair selection of fish for sushi.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2015

I like hapa for happy hour but only happy hour for cheaper and delicious appetizers. Went for lunch and had slow, slow service. So that was painful. Will only be back for happy hour.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2015

Service was great. Our waiter was very attentive. He noticed we were on a business dinner and asked if we wanted separate checks. We appreciated that we didn't have to ask. I had the sashimi combo. Delicious! Our waiter made sure to suggest the order to eat to enjoy the flavor. Very nice touch!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 18, 2015

Our entire meal was delicious. We don't mind spending the money for good food and excellent service.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 13, 2015

Ambience was awesome with the lighting and the relaxing environment

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 7, 2015

I love their happy hour such good deals on their wonderful food and sushi. I would say I usually get great service hear but today it was lacking a bit, especially considering how slow they were.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 22, 2015

We were meeting folks downtown, so I secured a reservation very easily. We were sat quickly and everything was great. Thanks!

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 22, 2015

Hapa Sushi is always delicious. The exotic roles never disappoint. The service was pretty slow however and the drinks were just ok - kinda expensive for a small drink with barely alcohol.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 21, 2015

Food was very good.Sushi prices were reasonable. Had chicken dish alternatives for non sushi eaters. Nice ambiance. A little noisy on the second floor.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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