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Sushi Zanmai

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1221 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302-4805
303-440-0733
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5:00 pm - 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

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 18
    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
My favorite sushi stop in Boulder

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Estes Park, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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298 reviews 298 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
60 helpful votes 60 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The sushi and the atmosphere is unbeatable here. Sometimes the staff is not really nice but most of the time they are. I have been coming to this place for years now and every time is a good experience. The guys making sushi are really friendly and helpful. They welcome everybody when coming in. I would recommend this place over... More 

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Superior, Colorado
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144 reviews 144 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This place is always consistent! It always has fresh fish and it always taste great. They have a good atmosphere and Tatami Rooms for private parties. The service is excellent. They are so consistent that some of the Sushi Chefs have been there over 20 years. They will always treat you right & the price is right on target. The... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

if we hadn't already been in Boulder for other reasons I would have really been disappointed. Had to ask for a fork and only got one small paper napkin, though I saw them folding napkins in the back. The food was very average. Will not go back.

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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 0 - 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?