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Hapa Sushi Grill and Sake Bar

1117 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
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Ranked #72 of 494 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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77% Recommend
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Winchester, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
144 helpful votes 144 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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250 reviews 250 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Fun atmosphere, good sake, sushi ! Small, so you might have to wait awhile to sit down! Enjoy their hand rolls, and sashimi was fresh, and tasty. Pricey, but what sushi bar is not? A must if in Boulder!

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Tyler, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I guess I am one of the rare people who does not enjoy sushi...my friends love it though and wanted to take me to Hapa. I order something kind of baked Sushi and was pleased. The Yakiniku beef entree was disappointing as the meat was very tough and not flavorful. Everyone else at the table LOVED their sushi. I do... More

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Estes Park, Colorado
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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Whenever I am visiting boulder and if i am in a mood for sushi, always "HAPA" pops out in my mind! Appetizers are full filing and low prized whick make you want to try all of em. Lots variety of sushi etc. Simply the best Love to sit at the front "cooking bar"

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17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This one just happens to be close to my last job.. great happy hour specials. They have great sushi. Always fresh, well made, I've never been sick- so that's always a good sign. Love the decor. The atmosphere is always upbeat.. You can find some traditional Japanese style sushi, but you will also find Hapa's unique sushi inventions like the... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

This is our favorite sushi place simply because we can come here any day of the week before 5:30 and get THE best value on good sushi. My husband and I order four rolls - yummy ones, like salmon and avocado, two bowls of miso soup, green tea and one half-price appetizer of Gyoza and our total bill (before tip)... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Sat at the sushi bar solo last night. Service was prompt and the sushi was very fresh and tasty. Had your basic salmon roll, some fairly good Shumai and some tuna sashimi. All in all very good and felt taken care of. The downside, is that as others have commented on, it is a bit pricy.

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