We absolutely love sushi!🍣 We have tried a ton of places, be we always find ourselves going back to the same ones.
Hapa Sushi Grill and Sake Bar – 1117 Pearl St. in Boulder, CO.
It is located right on Boulder’s popular and historic Pearl St. Mall, and offers a great patio for the beautiful Colorado days.
Hapa Sushi Grill and Sake Bar offers everything form vegetarian and beginner rolls to fancier rolls and sashimi. Or, if you’re not in the mood for sushi, they also offer entrees like Poke, Udon, Curry, Meat, Shrimp, Salmon and even Tofu. They also have an entire menu that is gluten free! If you don’t want to sit down at the restaurant, they offer takeout and delivery. However, the atmosphere is part of what makes Hapa so great!
We love to go for Happy Hour! Some of our favorites are the California Roll, LA Roll, Salmon Avocado Roll, White Tuna Roll and the simple Shake (Salmon) Maki and Tekka (Tuna) Maki. We also enjoy the Taro Poke, Edamame and Seasoned Edamame. They also have great Happy Hour drink specials on sake, cocktails, house wine and wells, and Hapa beer.
Our favorite non-happy hour rolls are the Rainbow Roll (we get this everywhere we go), #9 Roll, and the infamous Orgasm Roll. If you aren’t in the Boulder area, but are still in Colorado and want to try Hapa, they also have Cherry Creek, Landmark and LoDo locations.
Sakura – 600 S. Airport Rd. Bldg. B, Suite F. in Longmont, CO.
Smaller in size, but amazing nonetheless.
Sakura offers so many different choices of sushi, starters and entrees. If you request a booth, they are built boxed in and give you a really unique feel. It is such a friendly atmosphere and they give you little Hershey’s Kisses with your bill. If you don’t want to sit down at the restaurant, they offer takeout as well. One thing to note is that they are closed on Sundays.
Some of our favorite rolls are the Hamachi Negi, Longmont Roll, Rainbow Roll (of course), and if you like a big bang, you should try the Check it Out Roll.
Sushi Zanmai – 1221 Spruce St. in Boulder, CO just North of Pearl Street.
Sushi Zanmai has a fantastic atmosphere and great sushi.
Happy Hour (Lunch Mon – Fri from 11:30am – 2pm, Dinner Mon – Sat from 5 – 6:30pm, Sun: 5 – 10pm and Saturday Super Happy Hour from 10 – 11pm) They offer Sushi Bar Appetizers and Nigiri, Sashimi, Rolls and other items at great prices!
Our favorite Sushi Bar Rolls here are the Shake (Salmon and Green Onion), Rainbow (of course), Z-No. 9, and the Boulder. They also have a wide selection of Dinner items as well as Combinations and other non-sushi items.
They also offer Karaoke Saturdays from 10pm – 12am. If you happen to go there for a birthday, they really make you feel special by flickering the lights and singing to you. They even have a separate room where you can remove your shoes, sit at a low table and have a more authentic experience.