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Sushi Zanmai

1221 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302-4805
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Ranked #79 of 496 restaurants in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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72% Recommend
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Marathon, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Very fresh. Had an Orange Crush roll and numerous pieces. busy and a bit jammed full, but it's good sushi so...it's worth meeting your neighbors. :)

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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

the sushi place in boulder with the buzz. Pretty equivalent to any chain sushi, even for not being a chain. I'm told the upscale place attached to it has great food, but it really isn't veg, even pesco-veg, friendly. Zanmai is fine. you'll get decent and servicable sushi. there's some pure veg options. they have drinks. there's lots of other... More

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Berthoud, Colorado
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Went there witha co-worker for lunch this week. It was pretty decent sushi. Not the best ever as I have heard others rave about the restaurant, but will probably be back ad would recommend in Boulder. Really thought the rolls were great and the tuna magaro was made just right.

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Boulder, CO
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Sushi Zanmai is always a busy, lively and pleasant place to go for sushi in Boulder. The food is delicious, the menu varied and the service attentive. Go early to avoid long waits. A few private rooms (sit on floor on tatami mats at table) are available for advance reservations; fun for parties. Karaoke on Sat nights after 10.

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Lyons, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

...as usual. We always enjoy dining with the Zanmai crew. Having made the rounds with the other sushi restaurants in Boulder, Zanmai is by far the best!

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Small, noisy, fun crowed place with amazing sushi. The fatty tuna was wonderful, the service was fine. The variety of sushi was great, all sliced and served speedy and tasty. Not a big sushi eater, but loved every bite.. The only drawback was the price. We ran up a $300 tab for 6 quickly. but what the heck, it was... More

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Nederland, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

This is a nice place to be. The sushi is always fresh and very good quality and I find stuff here that I do not find in most places. There us real cuisine here moot just some cookie cuter formulae. This is much closer to some thing that might be found on the street in Japan some where. There are... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

When I first moved to Boulder in 1992, this was the only sushi restaurant I knew of in town, though there may have been a couple of others I didn't know about. Anyway, I was skeptical of having sushi in Boulder because having had excellent sushi in Hawai'i and on the West Coast of the US, I just couldn't imagine... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Sushi Zanmai has been our go to Sushi place for decades. Upon entering you are greet with an exuberant welcome from the chefs and even some patrons depending on the crowd. The chefs by the way are REAL SUSHI Masters. Family owned and run, this fine Sushi establishment is what dining in this genre is all about. Several things to... More

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Creede, Colorado
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148 reviews 148 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Sushi Zanmai is supposed to be one of the best in Boulder, but in all honesty, it did not impress me. Our group ordered variety of nigiri, some fish tasted fine, other just did not meet the expectation. One lady ordered prepared hamachi and that was just simply too dry to enjoy it.

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