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1221 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302-4805
303-440-0733
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
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  • 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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Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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.

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Louisville, Colorado
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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.

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 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.

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Jupiter, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

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Morrison, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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.

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Boulder
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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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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
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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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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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?