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.
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
Closed 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: Dinner, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 76 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 39
    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
Zenguitardude
,
Boulder
Add Photo Write a Review

76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I ate here on our road trip and enjoyed everything! Authentic feeling atmosphere and awesome spicy tuna! Some rolls had too much white rice but we're still delicious.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Louisville, Colorado
Level Contributor
29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went here for my son's birthday as he loves sushi. The overall experience is great - friendly waitstaff, very good sushi (try the Elway!), extended happy hour, reasonably priced.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boulder, Colorado
Level Contributor
517 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Four of us ate dinner here on a July Sat. night. The place was very busy, yet the waitstaff was friendly & efficient. This is some of the best & most authentic Japanese food in the area. The Sashimi was very fresh, and the Sushi rolls excellent. Prices were competitive for Japanese food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jupiter, Florida
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The restaurant is smallish but the food is wonderful and fresh and creative. Lots to choose from from just one piece to an entire roll. Knowledgeable friendly and attentive staff.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Morrison, Colorado
Level Contributor
29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boulder
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boulder, Colorado
Level Contributor
494 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Estes Park, Colorado
Level Contributor
59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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.

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

Additional Information about Sushi Zanmai

Address: 1221 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302-4805
Phone Number: 303-440-0733
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
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
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian

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 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

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?