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Sushi Zanmai

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1221 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302-4805
303-440-0733
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
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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intermountain
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

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Thank liv2luv
Helsinki, Finland
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339 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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 

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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.

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Thank AlioopR
Chicago
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 

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Thank gmjordan
Boulder, Colorado
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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.

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Thank SouthLava
Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Soullight16
Denver CO USA
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291 reviews
212 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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Thank JJBlondie
Boulder, Colorado
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

When trip advisor asked me to write a review on my favorite restaurant in Boulder, I immediately thought of Sushi Zanmai. I will oftentimes swing by after work and sit at the sushi bar for a quick bite of delicious fresh fish. Happy hour is helpful but I always spend more than I think I will on sushi, especially because... More 

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Thank capchica85
South Bend, Indiana
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82 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

When we were planning our vacation to the Boulder area, my wife (who used to live out here) was raving about the sushi at this place, telling me, "we have to go here!". I was not disappointed. We had sashimi, and a couple rolls...all were excellent. Our server was great, and event though the place was very busy, our orders... More 

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Thank Publicola76
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ate here on our road trip and enjoyed everything! Authentic feeling atmosphere and awesome spicy tuna! Some rolls had too much white rice but we're still delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 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 - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?