Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. Boulder

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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 that you will find our menu innovative, uninhibited, and distinctly fun! Incomplete parties will not be sat until complete.
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M
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Hapa often. Make reservations and expect it to be loud, very loud.
The special cocktails are great and the special sushi rolls are always great.

K
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in town!

t
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Bit loud but still able to have conversation. Would definitely go again and highly recommend

RR
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great Sake list....lively and very good sushi. O roll is a must.

K
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best sushi hands down!!!!!

PM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience with a group of people. Our server was awesome, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. Everyone enjoyed themselves!

C
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We reserved a place at the back bar for a 5 year anniversary. No spots there and we had a tiny table stuck in the corner of the front area.
I HAVE to be gluten free due to celiac, and requested gluten free items. We of course had to pay extra (which I think it totally unfair due to a disability and true allergy) for GF items. Our waiter was very slow to get back to us. We requested more ginger and another glass of wine when our food came and it was delivered as we were finishing. Service was poor, food was so-so, and the bill was HIGH. We have eaten at Hapa many times in the past, and we also always return there for our anniversary as this was where we had our first date. Next year we will go else where. I dont really see any reason to go back to Hapa. Food is so-so, super expensive, it's super crowded (even on a Sunday), service is bad, it's loud and just not worth it.

m
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

superb sushi, sashimi, nigiri, excellent service. It is usually crowded, as you would expect from a restaurant this good, and the tables are quite close to each other, so make new friends! Prices are reasonable. Do not stray from the sushi/sashimi/nigiri -- that's what they do best.

J
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I go to Hapa at least once a week and it’s is by far my favorite restaurant!

LT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here about twice a month. Both for dates and with the whole family. They are so nice. Troy the GM is fantastic. We love it.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Superb food but noise level was loud. Unable to have a conversation without shouting

JK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fresh and amazing! They had a full regular menu as well as a gluten free menu and soy sauce, I was pleasantly surprised. Plenty of sake choices as well. Beth our server was very helpful and super pleasant! 😊

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great fresh sushi.

e
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wa are fans of Hapa. The Sushi is good and the service. I have Celiacs, and for me their offering is great. I always get the Aspen Roll without the Sake Butter, and the Miso Soup. They have an excellent bar, with great cocktails, and an excellent Saki offering.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, excellent service. Young crowd.

LT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The staff, food and ambiance here. Troy is an awesome GM and hires people who really care. It is our favorite spot in Boulder.

LT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Troy, the GM is awesome and the food is always perfect. Great for date night and great for family as well.

JS
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

So far the Boulder location is my least favorite of the Hapa locations. My wife and I have enjoyed the Landmark location for years and recently moved further north and west. The food was great. Our server was professional, friendly and fun. The space felt cramped and noisy.

A
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was super dank and so was our hostess, her name was Jessica. Love that gal. Hapa is dank

C
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great sushi, but it’s just too loud, felt like I was shouting.

j
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sushi is fabulous, as always!

DM
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time at the Pearl Street location. The miso soup was maybe the best I’ve ever had. We had a variety of sushi and sashimi and it was all fantastic. I can’t wait to go back.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Believe we may have had an amateur sushi chef in training. Sushi fell apart and seemed very salty.

JC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Believe it or not, this is a kid friendly spot on Pearl st. We like to bring the kids, order them a couple of PBJ rolls, and we can eat our sushi in peace! Great people watching on the patio too if that’s your thing.

h
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The sushi was very good but the Salmon honey miso was not outstanding and we had to send back a special roll on the menu. Service was excellent, the scene vibrant and the wine was good and well priced for what it was.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything went flawlessly: the food, the service, the ambiance. It was a very enjoyable experience and we shall be back soon.

H
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at Hapa! My daughter and I had a fabulous time! The fish was super fresh and delicately prepared! My fave was the Uni sushi (yum yum), the tofu agedashi was oshi!!! Thank you Hapa for a lovely meal! I will be back with the fam when we come visit our sophomore daughter :-)

SR
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Favorite restaurant in Boulder!! I go with my kiddo every time I visit her at CU.

F
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Derek was amazing and the food was great as always. Thanks!

NK
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here many times and I'm sure I'll be back again! Love the outside seating.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, good service, a little loud

JD
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughter’s birthday and Amber did a wonderful job taking care of us! She was very attentive and a sweetheart! She’s a gem! 😀

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, as always!

p
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

XXX roll was maybe some of my favourite sushi I've ever had. The service---and this applies to everyone from the host staff, to the bartenders, to the couple of waitresses who helped us---were all kind, friendly and attentive.

Probably our only issue is barely worth mentioning: our drinks were *insanely* strong, which would be perfect for most people but we're lightweights these days so it was a bit much. Not a thing regular folks would likely list as a negative haha.

We will absolutely be coming back here.

j
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the sushi was excellent & the service was just attentive enough !

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and amazing service

JH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy Hapa Sushi. The staff were extremely attentive even on a very busy Friday night. The food is always fresh and comes out really fast. A wonderful experience.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and service were very good. Would go back again.

OT
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place needs a bigger establishment but I've been saying that for years. The sushi is worth the tight squeeze. The Glasshouse Roll is my absolute favorite!!! I think the ponzu sauce was awesome!!!!!

PP
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fun family lunch and birthday celebration. Fun drinks! Saki served in a square WOODEN box!! Food fresh and delicious.