We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sushi Zanmai

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1221 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302-4805
303-440-0733
Website
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 65 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Can't miss Japanese

Over 25 years of great Japanese cuisine. Sushi as well as a wide range of other traditional menu items.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
oscardickens
,
boulder, co
Good for:
  • Reservations
Add Photo Write a Review

65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
boulder, co
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Over 25 years of great Japanese cuisine. Sushi as well as a wide range of other traditional menu items.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cruz Bay, St. John
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is a really fun sushi bar. They do beer by the pitcher and sake bombs were flowing. The entire staff was friendly and went far above even what would be considered normal good service. I had a spicy roll (can't remember the name) and some sashimi. Both were excellent. I'll be back next time that I'm in town.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Best sushi place in Boulder hands down. Everything is very fresh and not overpriced at all like most sushi places. I have dinner here at least once a week. They also do karaoke on Saturday nights which is always a party, but in a great way.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The sushi and the atmosphere is unbeatable here. Sometimes the staff is not really nice but most of the time they are. I have been coming to this place for years now and every time is a good experience. The guys making sushi are really friendly and helpful. They welcome everybody when coming in. I would recommend this place over... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Superior, Colorado
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This place is always consistent! It always has fresh fish and it always taste great. They have a good atmosphere and Tatami Rooms for private parties. The service is excellent. They are so consistent that some of the Sushi Chefs have been there over 20 years. They will always treat you right & the price is right on target. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Longmont, Colorado
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

if we hadn't already been in Boulder for other reasons I would have really been disappointed. Had to ask for a fork and only got one small paper napkin, though I saw them folding napkins in the back. The food was very average. Will not go back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boulder, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This sushi restaurant is the best ever, except very rarely the service is slow or non existent. But that is very rare. The fish is fresh, the prices are reasonable and the sushi chefs ROCK. I have been coming here since 1986 and I have eaten sushi all over the US and SZ is bar none the most consistent and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stumbled in here by accident and had a GREAT sushi meal. Our whole family loves sushi, and we think this is the best we've had in all of Colorado. The service was excellent, and we sat at the counter so we got to watch the chefs at work. The fish tasted like it was caught just hours before we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boca Raton, Florida
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went to Sushi Zanmai because it was highly recommended. The place was very busy on a week night. I'm not really sure why. The sushi by the piece seemed as if it was sitting out for awhile. It seemed dry and old. I didn't finish it b/c it concerned me. The Spider roll I ordered also seemed old and pre-made.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

They have a fun atmosphere and connect with each customer, and provides great customer service. The sushi there is very delicious, and can be a big factor to a person to eat there as a regular.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Sushi Zanmai also viewed

 

Been to Sushi Zanmai? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1221 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302-4805
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: 303-440-0733

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sushi Zanmai staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?