Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. Boulder

4.7
726 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 726 people are saying
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CandyBT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is wonderful, the servers are very nice, and we really enjoy sitting outside and watching the passersby. The #9 is our favorite!

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ChrisD
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

favorite sushi in boulder. great atmosphere and friendly staff.

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MaryE
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed with Hapa. Fresh fish, generous portions, great aesthetics and intelligent service. They have traditional sashimi, sushi and maki rolls, as well as innovative combinations unique to Hapa. Healthy cooked entrees are beautifully plated. They have shrimp tempura for $2 a piece, which can be added to anything at any time! The panko is perfectly prepared, crisp but not overdone or greasy.
They have an expanded outdoor seating area in the middle of the Pearl Street pedestrian mall, with heaters and heated seat cushions for the fall.
Ample cold and hot sake menu. Great sushi chefs who amaze with their speed, artistry and courtesy.

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JohnL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Hapa! The staff is awesome! We were sitting outside and our server helped wrangle umbrellas to get us some shade ... and, as happens often in Boulder, by the end of the meal our sunshine turned to a thunderstorm and the rain started coming down! Thankfully, the umbrellas worked well to keep us dry, too! Thanks for a fun time, Hapa! See you next time! :-)

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BebaC
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It would be nice if you extend happy hour for one more hour later, 4:30
Is not convenient. 5:30 would be more convenient! Thanks!

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EmilyF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food but very noisy and chaotic. We’ll certainly go back for the food, but might choose a different time.

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SteveG
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food and the vibe is excellent. Hapa is a great place to eat.

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AnnieD
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were awesome and flexible with moving us from outdoor to indoor then back out due to rain. Great service and delicious food!

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Bradley
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We had reservation for 8pm. Tried to change it and was told it was not possible. But then found their reply rather odd when we were told "we should however be able to get you in at 8pm?" Should have processed that. Were seated 820pm. First food arrived at 920pm. We had ordered miso food to start but it didnt come until we asked what happened to our starter. The waiiter apologized and said they were so busy that he forgot about the soup. In any event, our meal finally came and the food was very good. But be prepared for loud noise level and need to be patient (lol).

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BenR
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Seated indoors. High noise level. A party next to us had a women who was virtually screaming to be heard. Sushi was just ok. Not an enjoyable experience.

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joyr
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We received a gift certificate from the owner after a experience with a server that wasn’t the greatest. We went back and I’m happy to report that this time the service was excellent! The food at Hapa is always wonderful, and I truly appreciate the responsiveness to our concern…

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Sat outside, perfect!!

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vipPeggyPi
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Epic dining feast - we all enjoyed the many entrees & options - sake flight was fun too!

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joyr
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

the food was excellent but the service was literally atrocious. slow, sloppy and non-communicative.

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BarbaraB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Cory made our lunch date wonderful. The food was tremendous as always
but the service was outstanding. I will be coming back again for lunch with clients so this was a great experience to base lunch on. I have only ever been to Hapa for dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was unbelievable. The sushi was good and it had a fun atmosphere. Hip/Urban youthful vibe.

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PageK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent ! Zoey was an amazing server! The food was unbelievable, so fresh!! Will be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Our waiter was so nice and the food was phenom. Highly recommend the glass house roll.

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Annav
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Highly recommend!

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ChristineB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The service and location right on Pearl Street was great. Lots of variety on the menu, but the sushi didn't seem fresh.

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Sloopygirl
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

the food was terribly salty. edamame was good but overly salted. the poke plate was so salty I could barely eat it. too expensive for the quality of the food. I was unhappy that the high recommends on this site were so wrong - not a great restaurant at all. sorry to say it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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MandJS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made reservations here during the very busy move-in week for CU Boulder. It took a little longer than our reservation time slot but it was worth it! The food was delicious. We ate appetizers and then lots of sushi. The dragon roll, glasshouse, caterpillar and wagu beef hand roll were so good. All of the members of our group recommend this restaurant.

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vipChristopherG
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Hapa is excellent. We had numerous rolls, nigiri and a Bao Wagyu appetizer that was outstanding. The ambience is relaxing and the people watching is great. Look forward to going back soon.

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vipRobertH
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at a table outside on the Pearl Street pedestrian mall!

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troybecca
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice flavors and really appreciate the variety of gluten-free options!

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CamilleB
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The items were varied and unusual with fresh ingredients.

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GretchenL
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had excellent, creative sushi dishes, good service, for a fair price. The ambience was negatively affected by the volume of people they were trying to serve, but of course this is completely understandable. We were grateful to be able to make a last-minute reservation, and it is clear the restaurant is well run to permit service to such a large volume of people, without compromising quality or service. We will come back here again!

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KearieA
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Food might have been back. Family got sick afterwards.

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BrittneyF
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came here for our anniversary and had a great time! The food was absolutely delicious and the online reservation system was so convenient. The menu had so much variety and we loved everything we got. Would definitely come here again!

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vipIMMM
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Rolls were meh, sashimi was good, outdoor seating excellent

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AlexR
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Never have we experienced a negative instance while eating here. This is our go-to for special events or our date nights, it is pricey but unlike a lot of places, it is actually worth its price tag.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good sushi!

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SatISfied
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy! We had such a nice time. Great food as always, we sat outside and listened to street performers 🤗

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Marcus
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rolls are better than most around town. The ambience and staff are wonderful. great place for sushi.

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vipRayK
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So nice to be in a restaurant (out on the mall, actually) where everything is clicking. Order another beer, there in 90 seconds. Water glasses, always full. Usually, service is what detracts from, not adds to a meal in Boulder, this was a delightful exception! Troy is a fabulous manager, and we told him so.

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SushiSteph
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Sushi and cooked food as well. Service was awesome, beer was cold and the food was fresh and delicious! Highly recommend the magic mushrooms, shumai, house salad, Colorado hamachi (this is a MUST if you like yellowtail) and pretty much everything is delicious.

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HeidiJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, superb service
And they have amazing non sushi delicious food

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JaimeM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Hapa. There is no better sushi. Our server was very nice and brought everything out in the perfect amount of time. The ambiance of Pearl St is amazing. We love our time at Hapa! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always - we love Hapa!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. Boulder using the Order Online button. Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. Boulder also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. Boulder also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 473-4730.

Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. Boulder is rated 4.7 stars by 726 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.