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Hapa Sushi Grill and Sake Bar

1117 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
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Ranked #104 of 497 restaurants in Boulder
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Pacific Rim
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Good for: Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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.
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Brandon, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The house salad with seared Ahi Tuna was delicious. There is some great outdoor seating so you can watch all the activity on Pearl Street. My sushi. I would go back again. partner had sushi and said it was very good.

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Boulder, Colorado
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209 reviews 209 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Ate lunch here on a Sunday in July. Nice ambiance and people watching on Pearl Street. Excellent waitstaff. The rolls we had were OK, but nothing special. Prices were very reasonable - about $10 p.p. There are much better Japanese places nearby (Kasa, Zanmai, Sushi Toro) but the Pearl Street people watching at Hapa is the best.

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Bogota, Colombia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Great roll combinations. Great service, very friendly, and helpful. The atmosphere is cool and trendy. We'll definitely be back the next time we're in town.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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138 reviews 138 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
405 helpful votes 405 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I visited Hapa with my sister, who lives in Boulder. I have to say that I was impressed. The sushi chef went out of his way to make sure that he made my sushi the way I asked for it. There was a lot of attention to detail and they really wanted to make sure that you are happy with... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

WHOA! I thought it was extremely odd that I was asked "Is this one of the best meals you've ever had in a restaurant?" Because during my meal I stated to my friends that it was one of the best meals I've had, period. Order the Chicken Katzu and you won't be disappointed. There are tons of different sushi rolls... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This great location deserves better sushi. The fish seemed watery and lacked flavor and the rice was nothing special. I had hoped that the meal would hold up to the hip feeling and beautiful people. Go elsewhere or order a drink and possibly some cooked food.

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Winchester, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

After a long week myself and some friends made it out to Hapa's happy hour and we had wonderful time. We got a really sweet server and she was on the ball the whole time. The sushi was yummy and I really like their miso soup. My first time at Hapa it wasn't the best, we had a male server... More

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Denver, Colorado
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213 reviews 213 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This restaurant might not serve the best sushi ever, but it is really a fun little place. The restaurant itself is on the busy Pearl Street Mall, and is in a narrow little unit. The tables are all fairly close together, creating a cozy, modern atmosphere. There is some outdoor seating too. The sushi rolls are definitely unique (especially their... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The food was incredible! The service was great! To make it all better, it was 1/2 during Happy Hour! Well worth the visit!

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Denver, CO
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277 reviews 277 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

We were nine people and had a great time at Hapa. We ordered some udon soup and several rolls: dragon, #9, California, etc. We also had some salmon sashimi. It was all delicious. Service was great!

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