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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good

Very good restaurant, luckily they have more to the menu than just sushi. I had the kalua pork rice bowl and was very filling. Extensive menu with decent pricing. Waitstaff very professional and courteous. Will definitely return

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Donald G
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Killeen, Texas
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Killeen, Texas
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Very good restaurant, luckily they have more to the menu than just sushi. I had the kalua pork rice bowl and was very filling. Extensive menu with decent pricing. Waitstaff very professional and courteous. Will definitely return

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A favorite stop when visiting our son at CU Boulder during the year. They are open late, always busy, and serve a wide array of sushi, rolls and drinks. Some favorite rolls are the Firecracker, the Booty Call (using an entire lobster tail) and the Spider (tempura soft shelled crab). Request a table near the front or a seat at... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We've visited to Hapa on many occasion and for the most part had a good experience. However the last time we visited for happy hour this was far from the case. We arrived a tiny bit before the happy hour rush, as soon as we got to our table the server was there asking for drink order, we hadn't even... More 

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Falmouth, Maine
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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Visiting from the cold NE where there are still pile of snow on the ground and ice on the lakes, I was beyond thrilled to sit on the patio in the sun for early happy hour. This is one of those restaurants that always delivers the great experience that you remember from past visits. As a vegetarian, sushi restaurants can... More 

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Miami, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Had a late lunch on a Saturday. I believe it's their "happy hour" 4-5?? The hostess was great. Very friendly and attentive. Got us seated right away, definitely a++. The service was excellent even as they were training a newbie. Now for the food. "The multiple orgasm" roll is amazing and their tuna plate on the happy hour menu is... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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

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