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1221 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302-4805
303-440-0733
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 20
    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
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful sushi in Boulder

I have been eating here off and on for more then 30 years. Fresh fish, fun environment, karaoke and live music occasionally, a definite boulder eating landmark, worth going and enjoying a good meal! The owner is an excellent human!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Boulder
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Morrison, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Having been to Japan, this sushi compares to some of the best I have had, either in Tokyo or Osaka, or Kyoto. Well worth a visit.

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Boulder
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I have been eating here off and on for more then 30 years. Fresh fish, fun environment, karaoke and live music occasionally, a definite boulder eating landmark, worth going and enjoying a good meal! The owner is an excellent human!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We like traditional (Americanized) sushi (e.g. spider roll, Shake Nigiri, etc) and Sushi Zanmai has a consistently good reputation for this. The atmosphere is nice - although a little loud at times. College students seem to love this place, while dunking their sake cups into their beer with a loud "thunk" from time to time. Good for birthdays if you... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
344 reviews 344 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

One of the many things I especially appreciate about this restaurant are the private Japanese style tatami rooms in the back. Ah, reminds me of the good old days in Tokyo. The food here is also very good, the sushi, the sashimi,the tempura, the side dishes, the service, everything. It is our "go to" restaurant when we as a family,... More 

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Estes Park, Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I have come here for many years, and always find it good.Watching the food prep at the bar is entertaining. I prefer lunchtime for sushi, as it is light and quick. It used to be that all chefs were Japanese, though not so this time out.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Good selection to choose from; including beer and spirits. Food good. Service attentive. Very convenient when staying in Boulderado.

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Boulder, Colorado
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246 reviews 246 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I've been to Sushi Zanmai, as well as to other sushi bars in Boulder, many times over the years. But Sushi Zanmai ultimately always comes out as the best in Boulder. I mostly tend toward nigiri (excellent), but often when out with others try some of the rolls, all of which have been quite good as well. Nice selection of... More 

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boulder, co
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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

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Cruz Bay, St. John
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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.

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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.

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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 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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

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