Japango

(303) 938-0330 | View Website

1136 Pearl St, Boulder, CO | Directions   80302

40.017508 -105.280273

Open Hours

Sun-Thu 11am - 10pm

Fri & S 11am - 1:30am

 
Japanese, Japanese, Sushi  more

Price: $$

Tags: People Watching, Local Favorite, Group Dining

Payment Methods: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Check, American Express

Categories: Restaurants

Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central Boulder

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Japango
Japango
Japango
Japango

From The Owners of Japango

Modern Japan meets Birkenstocked Boulder with sushi fresh from the sea.

Menu
Maguro Nuta, Kama, Gyoza, Grilled Whole Squid, Beef Tataki, Green Tea Tuna With Curry, Agedashi, Atsuage, Edamame, Ohitashi... more

Reviews for Japango

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Sushi in Boulder – I have been to Japango several times which have always been good at the very least. Something has changed there.......everything was incredible. I have heard they have a Master Sushi chef in working there, which we asked our server and sure enough they do. I think only Sushi Den has a master chef as well in CO, not sure. The food was awesome, we had the miso sea bass and chef's choice new style sashimi and they were both to die for. We had plenty of other sushi and the Diablo Roll, Sakai Roll and the Corozon which were all great and all probably the best quality we have had in a long time.

Everything else was great.....our server was knowledgeable and super friendly, she was hilarious too but cant remember her name. The vibe was fun.....louder music, but definitely went with the vibe....they were super busy and felt like we were at a party.

By far the best sushi we have had in a long time, and we do sushi at least once a week.......probably at Japango once a week for a while. Oh, and they have a great sake sangria......amazing. We also had a martini with sake and champagne with a cayenne pepper and sugar rim. Delicious!!! Everything was great. Be back next week.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Used to Like...Until I Ate THERE... – I had always ordered the rolls as a delivery. Until I decided I wanted to go out and get sushi and recomended this place as good. The seating is crowded and overpacked and the tables small and uncomfortable made of metal and very alienating and awkward. There were people packed and on my every corner and servers were constantly thus walking this way and that, all in my personal space. The worst part was leaving, after we left, we smelled SO badly/strongly. You are not supposed to smell after leaving a Japanese restaurant; when you do it means they do not change their oil [i.e. for tempura] and is in general a dirty place. I know this because I was raised as a child of a Japanese restauranteur.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Excellent happy hour and friendly, attentive service – Stumbled upon Japango looking for sushi happy hour while visiting Boulder. Had heard of other supposedly excellent sushi eateries in town, but this one was convenient and we were hungry. The Boulder roll was amazing...I have been craving it since. All the sushi was extremely fresh and creative. Our waitress was helpful and very friendly. We'll definitely be back on next, hopefully soon, visit!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

best sushi place in boulder – I've been frequenting all the boulder sushi places over the past few years (hapa, tora, zanmai, akiyama). Japango is definitely my favorite. It has a decent happy hour menu, and it is a great escape from the bustle of pearl street without sitting at a window like you are on display. I am always happy with the food quality. The blonde tatooed waitress Alex is super cute and friendly and does her job well.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

fresh sushi, busy, energetic, fun – Went to Japango for happy hour and was very pleasantly surprised. Lots of variety of rolls and appetizers, the fish was fresh, lots of tastes combined together. It was very busy but also fun. Our server has attentive even though the place was packed. I'd like to go back for a complete meal and savor each dish.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best sushi in Boulder – I never write reviews on here, but the Japango experience has compelled me to do so. I have always loved sushi and since I have grown up here in Boulder, have been to every sushi restaurant. Hapa is by far the worst because of their inability to serve fish that is fresh. Sushi Tora is perfect for someone who appreciates authentic Japanese cuisine, but I prefer the more Americanised version of Japanese dishes. Sushi Zanmai is excellent and is a close runner up to Japango. In the end, however, Japango takes the cake. The interior is decorated beautifully, and the service is always quick, friendly, and efficient. The food is what sets them above. On Sunday nights they have free edamame, which is awesome. Try the Tuna Tataki and the Las Vegas roll. You will thank me later.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Too Much Rice – I like Japango - Happy Hour prices are definitely worth it, but why do they insist on using so much rice on their rolls?! In any case, go for HH and you'll be satisfied. A better choise for a quality sushi experience in Boulder is Sushi Tora on 10th.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

low quality, bad sushi menu – try zanmai or tora, sloppy food presentation, my wife and I were very dissapointed. The hot food menu was large, but the sushi menu wasnt! Our food was served to us on a plastic plate! About the only thing good was my wife's saketini. If you like japanese food the hot food is ok, but with such a short sushi menu and poor presentation and I do not recommend this place.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best sushi in Boulder! – I've been to every sushi joint in Boulder, and nothing compares to Japango. The fish is always incredibly fresh, the staff is highly knowledgeable and the atmosphere is very fun. So many Boulderites reccomend Hapa, but that stuff is terrible. Hapa uses MSG & imitation crab (I know because I used to work there), so it is great to have a sushi restaraunt that is committed to bringing the best ingredients and quality service to Boulder. I love Japango, and you will too.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

All you can eat is not a good deal – Enjoyed Japango for the first time last night, food was very good. Service was functional, but not the least bit charismatic or memorable.

All you can eat sushi seems like a great deal, and the selection is amazing - now I'm all for reducing waste, but they charged us 50 cents for each rice ball left on our plate! Pretty lame considering our bill was already $100 between four people. Next time I'm in the mood for sushi, I'll go to Happa!

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