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Sushi Zanmai

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1221 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302-4805
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok, the location is good and central near Pearl. The service is nice but very slow. Overall the food was only ok. Coming from LA where we always get good sushi this was not good. We will never come back. They have a good business so I know things are fresh But if you are used to very good sushi... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought this restaurant was authentic Japanese, but every time sushi chef yelled something loud, I was not sure what was said.....I am guessing that's how they entertain their customers. Sushi was good. Agedashidofu was okay, it would have been better if they were bite size. Batter was too thick. It was Saturday night and place was full. They had... More 

Thank PiggieC
Eldorado Springs, Colorado
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used to be the best, but...Greeted by two young women who looked like they were going to a high school party. Completely inappropriate attire for a good restaurant. Had a reservation for a large group and were unceremoniously forced to sit on uncomfortable chairs looking at our empty reserved table until the balance of our party arrived. They were NOT... More 

Thank Sabra D
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Whether you go individually or in a large group the staff is accommodating and the food is superb. It's a popular spot and there always seems to be a bit of a party atmosphere, being in a college town, after all. Don't expect a quiet intimate dinner - there's always a table celebrating with sake bombs! A group of families... More 

Thank liv2luv
Helsinki, Finland
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366 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I keep coming back to Zanmai whenever in downtown Boulder and have a mood for great sushi. They have real sushi chefs and their fish is always so fresh. If you have flexibility with your dinner time they also offer happy hour every night. The chef welcomes you in Japanese and you get a really good authentic start for your... More 

Thank beachstone2c
Sonoma, California
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We've been coming here for years and it is just as much fun, just as delicious and just as friendly as it has been for over 20 years. The sushi is fresh, the service is extremely friendly and the vibe is lively. We love this Sushi place!! Check it out, you will be glad you did. It's a blast.

Thank AlioopR
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Went to Sushi Zanmai over the past week. Although I live in Chicago this is one of the best sushi places I have ever been to and the quality is consistent. It is very authentic and the sushi chefs, who are mostly from Japan and speak Japanese, create excellent sushi and provide a very authentic experience. I usually go with... More 

Thank gmjordan
Boulder, Colorado
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

It's been 30 years ago that I first entered Sushi Zanmai and the delightful experience still persists. The finest and freshest fish are the basis of the master sushi chefs imaginative creations. Of course you may also enjoy my simple favorite of chef selected sashimi. Don't miss this experience still just a few doors west of the beautiful Hotel Boulderado.

Thank SouthLava
Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

I've eaten here for sixteen years and still consider it a treat. Consistently good sushi and service.

Thank Soullight16
Denver CO USA
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300 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Worst restaurant experience I've had in years. My partner and I were in a group of eight and we wanted a separate order sheet. The waitress Emily argued that it was too much work for us to have a separate sheet so we reluctantly agreed to join in on the group's list. A few minutes later, she tossed a new... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1221 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302-4805
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: 303-440-0733

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