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Sushi Zanmai

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1221 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302-4805
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good sushi. Good time.

I've eaten here for sixteen years and still consider it a treat. Consistently good sushi and service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's been 30 years ago that I first entered Sushi Zanmai and the delightful experience still persists. The finest and freshest fish are the basis of the master sushi chefs imaginative creations. Of course you may also enjoy my simple favorite of chef selected sashimi. Don't miss this experience still just a few doors west of the beautiful Hotel Boulderado.

Thank SouthLava
Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten here for sixteen years and still consider it a treat. Consistently good sushi and service.

Thank Soullight16
Denver CO USA
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253 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Worst restaurant experience I've had in years. My partner and I were in a group of eight and we wanted a separate order sheet. The waitress Emily argued that it was too much work for us to have a separate sheet so we reluctantly agreed to join in on the group's list. A few minutes later, she tossed a new... More 

Thank JJBlondie
Boulder, Colorado
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

When trip advisor asked me to write a review on my favorite restaurant in Boulder, I immediately thought of Sushi Zanmai. I will oftentimes swing by after work and sit at the sushi bar for a quick bite of delicious fresh fish. Happy hour is helpful but I always spend more than I think I will on sushi, especially because... More 

Thank capchica85
South Bend, Indiana
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77 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

When we were planning our vacation to the Boulder area, my wife (who used to live out here) was raving about the sushi at this place, telling me, "we have to go here!". I was not disappointed. We had sashimi, and a couple rolls...all were excellent. Our server was great, and event though the place was very busy, our orders... More 

Thank Publicola76
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank jlkleinendorst
Louisville, Colorado
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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.

Thank Luke58
Boulder, Colorado
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704 reviews
408 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 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.

Thank Buzzy1
Jupiter, Florida
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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.

Thank MaruchyX8
Morrison, Colorado
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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.

Thank Don H

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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, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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