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Sushi Zanmai - 35 Reviews - 1221 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302-4805, Boulder, CO - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (303) 440-0733

Sushi Zanmai

1221 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302-4805 (at At Broadway, Around Town)
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 440-0733
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This place is hoppin' at lunch time, which is always a good sign. When you go in, all sushi chefs behind...


I've been here twice. The first time was excellent--it was a tuesday night, uncrowded--and the food was fresh, delicious, and presented well. Our server was a mellow white dude ...

Bugs in the salad 11/6/2008

We went to lunch the other day and ordered the lunch combo which comes with a salad. After some very slow service, we finally got our salad and my friend found a red beetle looking bug in it. We told the server, and she offered free edamame or ice-cream. We didn't want either and we barely touched our meal after the bug made us lose our appetites. We were charged for the full bill. I have never had such poor service after paying so much. more

Terrific sushi, terrific experience 12/18/2007

We've been to sushi and Japanese restaurants the world over -- including Japan (of course), and this is one of the best we've experienced anywhere. So, we go to Sushi Zanmai at least once a month. We'd recommend starting with a flask of cold Katana saki, followed by the delicious miso soup and the cold and crisp cucumber - seaweed salad. From there, it is a long list of sushi favorites (depending on taste) and/or sashimi (especially the tuna). The wait staff people are always in a festive mood, yet they understand the traditions of Japanese politeness. So, going to Sushi Zanmai is really a combination of great food, and a Japanese environment that takes one out of the everyday experience. more

Disappointing sushi 6/19/2006

We had heard that Zanmai was a popular sushi spot and decided to give it a try. After tasting our first few pieces of sushi, we wished we had chosen a different dining destination. Several pieces of sushi had a decidedly fishy taste and nothing that we ate tasted particularly fresh. Our waiter seemed like a college kid waiting tables for the first time. We left much of our order at the table and were left completely perplexed as to why there appeared to be a fair number of regulars at the restaurant. With Sushi Tora nearby, I couldn't see any reason to go here. more

Disappointing 12/12/2005

The sushi is not as fresh as it could be. The real sushi lovers do not go to this place. I have been here several times, and it never quite meets my expectations. more

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Great Sushi 8/16/2005

This is our favorite sushi place! We live in Berthoud and we drive down to Boulder once a month to have sushi at Sushi Zanmai. The sushi and the service are excellent. Be sure to try the Spider Roll! On Sundays, some of the sushi is on special at a $1 a piece. On weekends there's a crowd but we've never had to wait too long for a table. more
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  • In Short
    This is a casual college-town Japanese restaurant where traditional dishes, such as delicately battered tempura, are enjoyed in tea rooms with geisha-style service. Nigirizushi...

  • 6/22/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm; Sun-Fri 5-10pm; Sat 5pm-midnight
  • Payments:

    Diner's Club, Master Card, Visa, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Central Boulder, Whittier