Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. Boulder

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412 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 that you will find our menu innovative, uninhibited, and distinctly fun! Incomplete parties will not be sat until complete.
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SR
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

F
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

NK
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, good service, a little loud

JD
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner, as always!

p
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and amazing service

JH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

OT
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
20 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

T
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yotom is awesome, he is our favorite server. We come a couple of times a year and it's our favorite sushi place.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best in boulder.

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J
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The problems my group had with our meal at Hapa was that the food was very mediocre both in taste and presentation. Problems included loosely wrapped rolls that fell apart when you grabbed them with your chopsticks, nigiri contaminated with the taste of wasabi which must have occurred while it was being prepared, one roll with overcooked dry eel on top, questionable tasting (in terms of freshness) tuna, a seaweed salad served in a bowl that was mostly lettuce not seaweed, and bland sauces. The service was ok but the dining area was dingy and poorly lit, and loud.

LO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent sushi. Sushi chef was not friendly and bordering on grumpy.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very busy but they got us in right on time with our Open Table reservation and we had an excellent meal for my wife’s bday. Highly recommend both open table and Hapa!

k
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Moms weekend

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S
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great sushi!

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

Valentine’s Day

PC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, and our server was excellent!!! We came for a birthday party and we were not disappointed.

BB
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time for dinner! Visiting the area and celebrated an anniversary dinner! Complimentry dessert was such a nice gesture!

OT
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always have wonderful service and super delicious food at Hapa!

KB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Consistently good food and service at this location. On my last visit, we had to wait about 20 minutes after our reservation time, but the management was quick to make it right with a free app and drinks - that's great customer service!

ER
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Very very busy sushi place. Crowd noise can be a little loud. Sit close if your going to have a conversation. Food overall is good. Service was ok too considering how busy it was

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and awesome experience. Hapa never disappoints, as the food and service is almost always impeccable, and when it’s not it’s still great.

S
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was awesome and we had a nice variety of different sushi. It is a good location.

Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. Boulder
Responded on January 10, 2019

While it's great to hear from such a wonderful fan, we're sorry to hear about the misses with the food and ambiance. We're glad the food and value is on point, though! Thanks for coming in, and we're hopeful you'll have a better visit next time.

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M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always!! And so many rolls to choose from. Definitely will be back.

AC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the sushi here and we have never had bad service. The tables are close together, which I find mildly annoying- but it’s the same at the other sushi place on Pearl.

Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. Boulder
Responded on December 31, 2018

We appreciate the review, Amy! We're sorry for any inconvenience regarding our tables, but always welcome suggestions. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! We're glad you still recommend us, and hope to see you back again soon.

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A
Denver
56 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here often! Besides the great sushi, service is friendly and prompt. It was my daughter's 9th birthday and she got ice cream mochi with a candle! She was happy!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was pretty good but had better sushi at other Boulder eateries. We decided to try this restaurant since they have options on their menu other than sushi.

G
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We're always happy with the experience at Hapa. Best Sushi in town!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Dinner with dad. Delicious.

MO
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and sensational cuisine... consistently!!!

DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi and service! This restaurant is almost always buzzing with guests, and there's a good reason for that!

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, love the place

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I ate sushi

l
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

My daughter and I always enjoy celebrating our birthdays here. A nice treat. Our Favs: Booty Call Roll, Colorado Hamachi & Triple XXX roll. Killer coconut lemongrass sake & banana steam pudding. Unfortunately my (the birthday girl) cocktail was “meh.”

TL
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi, fish is very fresh, always great. Reasonable prices for good saki. One of our favorite spots.

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