Hapa Sushi Grill & Sake Bar

1117 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302
303-473-4730
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Cassandra Kotnik

Details

  • Sunday through Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday 11:30 a.m to midnight
  • $$, $$$
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible, Catering, Kid Friendly, Order Online, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Garage Parking, Metered Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Online Reservations Available
Hapa Sushi is essentially a fusion restaurant, offering sliders, nachos and Fuji-apple-and-bleu-cheese salads on the one hand, poke don, kanpyo maki and a small spread of sashimi on the other. It caters quite deliberately to rookies, actually naming a section of the menu "Beginner Sushi Rolls," which is followed by "Intermediate" and then flows right into the house specials -- many of which are named after something sexual. But while Hapa is a fun place, there's also undeniable talent in the kitchen. Done with your sushi? Use your chopsticks to tap out the beat while the DJ spins it. A smart layout enhances the comfortably stylish environment so you won't bump the tables when the sake commands you to shake your booty.

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