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“Awesome sushi, authentic preparation ”
Review of Sushi Zanmai

Sushi Zanmai
Ranked #96 of 594 Restaurants in Boulder
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$100
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We were first through the door on a Sunday evening. We passed by the precious night and it was packed, so we vowed to be back first thing the next night. Within 30 minutes, it was full. We sat at the sushi bar and enjoyed watching the masters at work. We ordered the Lucky 7, HH Maguro Tataki, Buddha roll, Kobe beef roll, and Shakeatoro sushi. The sushi was fresh and delicious. Would definitely go back next time we are in Boulder.

Thank MnNice61
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

the rainbow roll i ordered to go was good, however I have never seen a restaurant charge for to go, was unexpected if not off-putting.

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Thank nutriaoso
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

We usually stop in Boulder to Sushi Zanmai on our way to Estes Park on vacation (five times over the last several years). We stopped here again in August 2017, but it will probably be our last meal at Sushi Zanmai.

What we used to like about Sushi Zanmai is that the food was extremely fresh, presentation was wonderful, service was brisk, and we could occasionally get special items (not listed on the menu). It's easy to run up quite a tab here, but the quality made that a fair deal. Over the years we've seen a gradual decline in service and quality.

Zoom forward to our last stop there in August 2017. Our server, while very friendly, was completely incompetent. He did not know the menu, had to ask and re-ask questions, generally ignored us for long periods, and seemed very flustered. Our sushi was only average, overall not moist or particularly flavorful, the rolls were rolled loosely and fell apart, and the presentation was poor (see photos).

We used to like making our stop here...I'm guessing this summer we'll take a pass.

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1  Thank PJ_Mojo
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We got a seat at the bar and the food was absolutely amazing. The rolls were made fast and they were super fresh. The chefs were very friendly and efficient. We got 4 rolls of 8 pieces, one cone roll and one seaweed salad for $46.

Thank KatieLogan33
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

It took a while to accept that the "California Roll" I see in US is not the "California Roll" I see back home. Nevertheless, anything is good when you're freezing, starving and far from home.

Sushi Zanmai seem to have avocado in a lot of their sushi. I like avocado but I don't know if this is how they make their sushi special or people just like avocado in sushi in US. I like the creamy texture with the fish, though.

We ordered a California roll, a grilled salmon sushi roll and a mixed sashimi rice bowl. The rice bowl took a while to arrive, but the portion was good enough. The food was enough to share among three.

The deco in the restaurant is pretty and interesting. It can get pretty crowded in here!

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Thank Libertyjustice
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