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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LT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

j
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Sushi is fabulous, as always!

DM
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
21 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

H
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
24 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
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 on August 16, 2019
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
34 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
4 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
21 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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