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Hapa Sushi Grill and Sake Bar

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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim
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1117 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
+1 303-473-4730
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: The name Hapa is derived from the Hawaiian term that describes a...
The name Hapa is derived from the Hawaiian term that describes a harmonious blend of Asian and American cultures. Like our name, our food reflects this dynamic combination. The menu is based on traditional Japanese cooking fundamentals which are then amplified, muted, or mixed with influences from many different styles of cooking until they are something completely new: they're Hapa. We have stretched the boundaries of creativity to develop dishes that defy all the rules while holding true to our roots. We hope that you will find our menu innovative, uninhibited, and distinctly fun! Incomplete parties will not be sat until complete.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Doing business
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    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
One of the Best Late Night Happy Hours in Town

To be honest, I have never actually patronized Hapa when it wasn't happy hour, but that's because the happy hour is excellent. Thurs-Sun from 10:30-midnight Hapa has 2 for $7 sushi rolls and $7 sake bombs (which comes with a large beer and large flask of sake -- thus it's equivalent to about 6... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
Griffin B
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Boulder
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

and it deserves it's name! love the atmosphere here. best sushi selection...well all you need is the multi and you're good to go :) love that this place is late night!

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Thornton, Colorado
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I don’t usually do negative reviews, but I want to write about what a horrible experience I recently had at Hapa. Based on the online reviews, we made reservations to celebrate a friend’s special birthday. We went last Friday (3/13/15) at 6:30pm. We had dinner reservations for 5, but let the hostess know that 6 were actually coming, with the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My wife and I were in town for a few days and we planned to try sushi somewhere for one of our meals.. We decided we would just head to the pearl street area and find a place as we knew their was several in that area.. This was the first place we found and I'm so glad we did.... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I absolutely love this place! We have never had a bad roll there. It gets a little crowded and the tables are pretty close together but it isn't a huge deal. I have a sushi restaurant 5 minutes from my house and I drive about 30 minutes to get here because it is so good. Anytime we have an out... More 

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Boulder
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

To be honest, I have never actually patronized Hapa when it wasn't happy hour, but that's because the happy hour is excellent. Thurs-Sun from 10:30-midnight Hapa has 2 for $7 sushi rolls and $7 sake bombs (which comes with a large beer and large flask of sake -- thus it's equivalent to about 6 drinks). It's an excellent place to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The food is not so good. There are other two places in town that are much better quality than this place. If you don't care about being treated as a customer you can come to this place. I just think that every time that i go here the staff is not nice enough.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

This is a restaurant where the owner, the managers, and staff have not the slightest clue why they are in business and frankly, I can't think of a reason either. On a city block lined with choices they wrongly believe that they can put rude wait staff on the restaurant floor who have no concept of how to be polite.... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We have been going here for more than ten years and the worst it has ever been was pretty good! Normally crowded is the status quo here so there might be a little wait but we have never been disappointed. Be sure to try the specials..

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I go to this restaurant ALL THE TIME because I love it so much. The vast majority of their staff is simply wonderful, but of course there's always a bad apple here and there...you can't guarantee great service every time you go to a restaurant like this, but I can assure you that MOST of the wait staff and hostesses... More 

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Honolulu, HI
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I went in with a group of about 10 of us. While we were still sitting down, our waitress showed up asking for drink orders. We answered her as best we could with only 30 seconds to look at the menu. Once she got to the 4th person who ordered a water and then asked about a drink, she looked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1117 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-473-4730

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating

Description

The name Hapa is derived from the Hawaiian term that describes a harmonious blend of Asian and American cultures. Like our name, our food reflects this dynamic combination. The menu is based on traditional Japanese cooking fundamentals which are then amplified, muted, or mixed with influences from many different styles of cooking until they are something completely new: they're Hapa. We have stretched the boundaries of creativity to develop dishes that defy all the rules while holding true to our roots. We hope that you will find our menu innovative, uninhibited, and distinctly fun! Incomplete parties will not be sat until complete.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 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 - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?