Japanese, Sake Bar, Sushi
$ $
1221 Spruce St (btwn Broadway & 13th)
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 440-0807
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:00pm
5:00pm - 10:30pm
5:00pm - 10:30pm
5:00pm - 9:30pm



  • Voted Best Japanese Restaurant in Westword's Best of Denver 2011!
  • Had an amazing experience. Skip the menu and ask for the chef's recommendations.
  • The Japanese vegetable roll wrapped in thinly sliced Kobe beef - to die for!!!
  • Scan the menu, but your best bet is to just chat with folks at the bar--they will ask you whay your likes are and recommend amazing options. The Japanese pancake is a must try!
  • This place is real authentic Japanese food. However, the owner(?) was snobby as we didn't know the dishes, he was much more interested in his regular comers. Regardless amazing food.
  • A very special place. Excellent sashimi flown in direct from Japan. If Japanese and sashimi are your thing this is an great option in Boulder. Don't forget to take off your shoes!
  • This place is amazing! It's so unique and authentic. Highly recommended!!!
  • Sit at the bar to watch your food being prepared. Not sure which sake to order? Get a flight and taste them all! Don't forget, you must take off your shoes upon entering this restaurant.
  • The best. 10 char
  • Always try the day's Ramen special.
  • Kani SunomonoMagura YukkeEbi Chilli and Asahi from the keg.
  • Lots of delicious flavors.. Owned by same folks who own Sushi Zanmai next door. Portions are small, but priced accordingly, so it works out well for diners who enjoy variety. I recommend it!
  • Great food and incredibly child friendly. It's just like being in Japan =)
  • probably one of the best places I've ever been. pair the food and sake for an excellent night.
  • Probably the only Izakaya place in Boulder which is OK since it would probably win over any others. The pickles are outstanding, the Gyoza sublime, and the fish of highest quality.
  • Winner of Best Japanese Restaurant 2011. See more of the best at
  • The Avocado and Tofu Salad, the gyoza and the Atsuage Tofu are divine!!

Nearby places

1221 Spruce St (Btw Broadway & 13th)
900 Walnut St (at 9th St)
1700 29th St (@ Canyon Blvd)