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Hapa Sushi

#102 of 2,602 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
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Cherry Creek
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2780 E 2nd Ave, Denver, CO 80206 (2nd & Detroit)
303-322-9554
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: 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 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
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business

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  • 52
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  • 10
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great service, good food, lacks variety expected of a Sushi restaurant

First I want to say that everything that we had was excellent but, I had a lot of trouble finding things to order. Several of the things that looked good were baked! I had sashimi that was terrific, the edamame was very good and the roll that we did find was very good. I have just been used to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Christian E
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Windermere, Florida
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bozeman, Montana
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Four business associates into Napa for Sake and Sushi. Roll menu and fish selection is impressive. Lot of great Sake and the staff was very attentive and informed on both the fish and Sake. It was well worth the visit and a good place for a business meeting as the noise level was fairly low. I'd return

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Windermere, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

First I want to say that everything that we had was excellent but, I had a lot of trouble finding things to order. Several of the things that looked good were baked! I had sashimi that was terrific, the edamame was very good and the roll that we did find was very good. I have just been used to many... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We frequent Hapa often, it's close to the house. The best options are the rolls and the appetizers. They just don't have a ton of unique options for nigiri. The sashimi is always good as well. It's just the same fish. They rarely have different types of fish, specials like Toro or Scottish Salmon, Kanpachi, etc . It's also very... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I came in for lunch and didn't have to wait for a table, which was nice. Server was fast and attentive. Atmosphere was nice. I ordered the Monkey Brain and the Negihama Maki, both excellent. Would definitely recommend Hapa for a quick, yummy lunch!

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Europe
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236 reviews 236 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Love the HH here. Such great value and they don't scrimp on portion sizes, either. I love taking people here for HH and the sushi is fab.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

After waiting a ridiculous amount of time the waiter finally came to our table...this was just the beginning of the crappiest service I have ever experienced. The food was very good, but the service so bad I would hesitate to ever return again. Example: Midway through the meal I asked for a drink menu - after 15 minutes he still... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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214 reviews 214 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Go at happy hour, the prices are much more reasonable. It gets crowded quickly. The decor is contemporary, and service is efficient if not curt. It's the only place where there are 3 hostesses standing near the entrance looking a little bored. There is outdoor seating, but choose carefully depending on time of year. Sushi is done well, not too... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Perfect location to eat outside on a pleasant day. Although I let the server know I had a gluten intolerance, I received the wrong food from a different person. The primary server came by shortly after the food was placed on the table and took it away. The manager then came by, apologized and did not charge for my entree.... More 

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Lander
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is a great sushi restaurant with interesting appetizers and an excellent, inexpensive happy hour. The sushi is good, though the crab is imitation. The atmosphere is fun and its even kid friendly with origami activities for the whole family at the table. Cocktails are great.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I was killing time for a show at the Paramount. I knew I didn't have time to go to the Cherry Creek location. *( I lived in Denver for 7 years). I GOOGLE Sushi and guess who has a Location Downtown Denver/ LODO. The place was jumping. AVs game. I love the loft feel. Exposed Brick. Great Happy Hour Specials.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2780 E 2nd Ave, Denver, CO 80206
    (2nd & Detroit)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Cherry Creek
  • Neighborhood: Cherry Creek
  • Phone Number: 303-322-9554

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, 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 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 - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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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?