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Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. Boulder

4.7
4.7
819 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.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 38 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Hawaiian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (303) 473-4730

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party contact

    Troy Kilgore: (303) 473-4730

  • Neighborhood

    Boulder

  • Cross street

    Pearl and 13th

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    Dj on Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 819 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boulder Area

    Best Overall

  • Boulder Area

    Best Food

  • Boulder Area

    Hot Spot

  • Boulder Area

    Great for Lunch

  • Boulder Area

    Most Booked

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  1. JL

    JohnL

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always leave happy from Hapa Sushi! Great food and cocktails. Cool ambience and people watching on Pearl St. Mall in Boulder! :-)

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded 2 days agoThank you, John! So happy to hear you enjoyed :) We hope to see you again soon!

  2. LA

    LaraA

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hapa is always good! Our kids love it too. We especially love the Aspen roll, dragon roll, vegetable tempura appetizer, and gyoza.

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded 2 days agoThank you, Lara! So happy to hear the whole family enjoys :) We hope to see you all again soon!

  3. RN

    RoNoCo

    Denver

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Sushi as usual was very good. Service was a bit slow, but fortunately we weren't in a hurry.

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on June 21, 2022We're happy to hear you enjoyed the sushi, Ronoco! We'll be sure to speak with our team about service and we hope to see you again soon!

  4. ML

    MamaLori

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had an excellent meal (I ate too much, but I usually do when I eat sushi), and we particularly enjoyed sitting outside on the Mall. We arrived a little early, but it wasn't an issue. The hostess was able to seat us right away. And the service was great. I liked the sake the wait person recommended. I probably wouldn't have picked it without her help, and it was delicious.

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on June 20, 2022Thank you for the review, MamaLori! So happy we were able to accommodate you right away! We hope to see you again for some more sushi & sake :)

  5. MG

    MurphytheGolden

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hapa is always my favorite place to go. This time we went to celebrate a birthday. The food is delicious and never disappoints!!!

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on June 20, 2022Thank you so much, Murphy! We're thrilled to be one of your favorite places!! Hope to see you again soon :)

  6. IB

    IttyBittyBetty

    Denver

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It had been several years since my husband and I had been to Hapa, but we will be going back! The menu has traditional sushi options and many interesting options, including vegan rolls. The vegan Dragon Roll, with silky eggplant on top, was beyond compare. The sushi was fresh and the amount of fish was substantial. The ambiance outside on Peale Street is even better than before thanks to the expansion of seating that occurred due to COVID. Our server Cody was professional, prompt, and helpful. Pretty much a perfect date nite!

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on June 20, 2022Thank you, Betty! So happy to hear you chose Hapa to have a date night! We will let Cody know about the nice shout out and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  7. S

    Swiszo

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Resturant, great location, great sushi, sit outside and enjoy Boulder, CO !

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on June 18, 2022Thank you, Swiszo! Patio season in Boulder is some of the best!

  8. RD

    RoxyD

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, friendly and delicious food, service, ambiance and all around experience

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on June 18, 2022Thank you so much, Roxy! We appreciate your review and we hope to see you again soon!

  9. BB

    BeatriceBeans

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great sushi. Came during happy hour and loved the wagyu baos and sushi. We ordered the most basic sushi and it was still great! Would come again. We also had a 9 month old baby with us and they were accommodating to us.

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on June 20, 2022Thank you, Beatrice! So happy to hear you enjoyed, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  10. BF

    BoulderFoodie

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, delicious, healthy food. Great service, Could you add more umbrellas for outdoor tables during the summer when the sun is so intense?

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on June 17, 2022Thank you for your review, Boulder Foodie! We will bring this to our teams attention and take a look at adding more umbrellas!

  11. T

    Truthteller

    Denver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hapa is always great. Consistent quality service and food!

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you :) We hope to see you again soon!

  12. MP

    MsPleasantlyPlump

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Yet another place that can't decide if they're a restaurant or a club. You can't really beat the quality and value during happy hour though. I still recommend this place but give warning that it's very loud.

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on June 15, 2022Hi, we are happy to hear you enjoyed the food! We do have DJs every weekend starting at 10pm. We try to appeal to all different crowds but we know live music isn't for everyone.

  13. c

    carolfbird

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I’ve been coming to Hapa on and off for over over 10 years, and this is by far the best meal I have had there. They seem to have upped their game, and I really enjoyed how creative the rolls are. We will definitely be back soon!

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you, Carol! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  14. C

    Colorado

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Downtown Pearl restaurant. Very pleasant and friendly staff and amazing sushi combos. Our go-to weekly family joint!

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you, makes us happy to hear!

  15. B

    Blazer44

    Denver

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate outside in the center of the mall. Very nice. Was afraid the sun would be shining in my eyes but the shading was adequate. Had gyoza, dragon tool, firecracker roll and pacific island roll all were great. We put them in the middle of the table and shared between 3 people. Also had various sakes. They were out of most of them so we took the waiters suggestions and loved them all. Great evening! Thanks!

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on June 15, 2022Happy to hear you had a great evening, Blazer! We hope to see you again soon!

  16. LT

    LanceT

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Troy is the best!

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you, Lance! We'll let Troy know about your shout out!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best rolls!

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on June 9, 2022Thank you!

  18. J

    Johnnyboy

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, truly an enjoyable outing.

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on June 9, 2022So happy to hear, Johnnyboy! Thank you for coming in :)

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hits everytime

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on June 7, 2022Thank you!

  20. FD

    FatDave

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    I would definitely recommend Hapa to anyone interested in a good sushi meal. I've been eating there for many years. The food is always top notch. Since it's also expensive, I rated the value as average. COVID brought some changes to the restaurant. Namely, that they expanded the table count by taking over a large area outside on the mall. Since the kitchen and sushi chef work spaces didn't expand as well, the result is that they seem a little frantic in keeping up with demand. For eating outside, the frantic feel is increased by the pedestrian traffic on the mall. Specifically, during my last visit recently, the server temporarily lost my credit card for about 10 minutes. It was eventually found, and the manager generously provided a gift card for my inconvenience, but I'm going to start looking for another sushi option isn't so frenzied.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the food and the service. We sat outside and it was a great experience. Highly recommend to everyone!!

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on June 9, 2022Thank you very much for the review! Happy you were able to enjoy patio season on Pearl Street!

  22. BM

    BrianM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Exceptional food and service! (Except for the unexpected downpour, it was a great night out!)

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on June 1, 2022Thank you, Brian! The random downpours always do seem to come at the worst times but, they do make Boulder oh so green and pretty!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    The waiter told us he was fired for his last place for drinking with the patrons. So awkward.
  24. JA

    JudyA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always and the service was great as well!! It is my favorite place to go for sushi.

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on May 30, 2022Thank you, Judy! We hope to see you again soon!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Food came out in a timely manner. Very tasty. Service - meh. Kept having to remind server of drinks we ordered that we didn’t get. No soy sauce on table. Had to ask for it. It was kind of a hot day and night - we sat outside. Water had no ice in it.
  26. CA

    CraigA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, superb service from our waiter. I’m not a huge sushi person, but loved all of it!

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on May 22, 2022Happy to hear, Craig! Thank you for coming in!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great meal, excellent server! Love the patio and people watching on Pearl Street.

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on May 16, 2022Thank you, we hope to see you again soon!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good, service was excellent.

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on May 15, 2022So happy to hear, thank you!

  29. J

    Johnnyboy

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on May 15, 2022Thank you, Johnnyboy!

  30. JT

    JeffT

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Pleasant outside seating on the mall...the usual guitar buskers with their '60s repertoire... Great food! The seaweed salad, veggie gyoza, and veggie caterpillar rolls were all excellent.

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on May 15, 2022Thank you, Jeff! So happy to hear you enjoyed!

  31. TK

    TatyanaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Hapa had a nice atmosphere and good service. The food is good but not exceptional.

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on May 15, 2022Thank you, Tatyana! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the service and atmosphere!

  32. BW

    BrentW

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Dinner!
  33. SC

    ScottC

    Denver

    20 reviews

    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    We have eaten at Hapa countless times. It is generally one of our favorite sushi spots in and around Boulder. Today was not the best experience. They have crammed as many tables as possible together. It is louder than ever inside. Our service was not great. Getting food took excessively long. Half of the rolls came out very poorly assembled and not up to their usual standard. We get that it’s Mother’s Day, but with how much the prices have gone up, and our most recent experiences, we are questioning whether or not to return, which saddens us. The manager did step in and resolve issues and really did seem to care. Thankful for that. I just think it’s time to go back to the drawing board and get Hapa back to its former glory.
  34. SS

    SteveS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on May 9, 2022Thank you for the review, Steve!

  35. TM

    TanyaM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience, it is our annual tradition to celebrate Mother’s Day at Hapa.🙂

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on May 10, 2022So happy to hear this, Tanya! Thank you for celebrating Mother's Day with us!

  36. DC

    DianeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Hapa is always excellent. It's one of our favorite places in Boulder. Inside is tight. Outside is more spacious with great people watching.

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on May 10, 2022Thank you for the review, Diane! We're happy to be one of your favorite Boulder spots!

  37. PP

    PatrickP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hapa (in Boulder) is probably our favorite sushi location anywhere around Northern Colorado. The food is always fresh and delicious, and the service just right. We ate outdoors on Mother's Day, and it was just perfect.

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on May 10, 2022Thank you, Patrick! We're thrilled to be your sushi spot in CO!

  38. AB

    AnnB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were lucky to find a table late at night on a very busy weekend. Our staff was patient and attentive even though I know they had been swamped all day.

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on May 9, 2022Thank you for the review, Ann!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food.

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on May 9, 2022Thank you!

  40. C

    Christopher

    Denver

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Hapa is our go-to sushi restaurant in Boulder. We love the happy hour menu, cocktails, sake, wine, and selection of Japanese whisky.

    Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. BoulderResponded on May 2, 2022Thank you for the review, Christopher! We're so happy to be your go-to spot in Boulder!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. Boulder does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and 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 819 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 38 times today
Google Map for Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar - Pearl St. Boulder

1117 Pearl Street Boulder, CO 80302

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pearl and 13th

  • Neighborhood

    Boulder

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Hawaiian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Dj on Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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