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) #103 of 435 Restaurants in Boulder ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Japanese, Asian
1221 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302-4805
+1 303-440-0733
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“sashimi” (7 reviews)
“hot pot” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian
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1221 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302-4805
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Reviews (48)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is really good. I lived in Japan for a few years and it was really very authentic. For two of us, the bill was $157 before tip, so you should be careful if price is an issue.

Thank GMar2K
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Amu is that wonderful kind of restaurant that feels like a bit of a secret. It's tiny. It's not at all a typical Sushi place, but rather a kind of Japanese pub called an Izakaya. For sheer consistency and creativity and value they rate right...More

Thank maegabby
Reviewed 25 August 2016

If you ask the typical American about their favorite Japanese food, if any, they'll probably say "sushi" or "hibachi". As tasty as both of those are, anyone restricting themselves to either is missing out on an entire world. Moreover, both sushi and hibachi (hibachi actually...More

1  Thank GettysburgLocal
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We decided to sit outside, with a little bit of concern for the service which with only two tables there could have been out of sight, out of mind. No worries, the waiter was right on the service the entire meal. He was not Japanese...More

Thank MunichEricJ
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Very small space and can be difficult to snag a seat at the bar. But worth the effort. Not a sushi bar, although related to Sushi Zanmai next door. Very good fresh seafood, both raw and cooked. Nice tempura soft shell crab. Very good fried...More

Thank sazeracker
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We enjoyed it, but hadn't read the reviews & thought we were going to regular sushi place. Place is run by a bunch of anglos who are serious Japanophiles (sp?), so for starters you must take off shoes when you enter. The staff have all...More

Thank RCWashington
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

I was in Boulder for a week and had dinner here four times. Superb food. Very tasty. Imaginative and authentic plus a wonderful range of saki. I travel a lot and this place is in my top few anywhere in the world.

Thank graphic55
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Amu is a tiny restaurant with the highest quality Japanese cuisine ever -- inventive, fresh, subtle in flavor, presented in the most elegant and color-combining way. They have high-quality sake to complement every meal. I want to eat there just to help them continue to...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We went to Amu last month because my daughter wanted yakionigiri (fried rice balls). I have been to many izakayas in Japan (I like to describe the style as Japanese tapas - small portions to share). It is very authentic and great for a date...More

Thank gmjordan
Reviewed 23 January 2016

I am almost afraid to say how great this place is because I want there to be room for me on my next visit. It is NOT a sushi restaurant, but an izikaya, with more of the "comfort food" style. There is a small appetizer...More

Thank dollyria
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1221 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302-4805
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-440-0733
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