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1221 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302-4805
+1 303-440-0733
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“mackerel” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian
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1221 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302-4805
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's a small restaurant. Four or more can ask for a place at the table in the rear, but couples and singles sit at a 12-person bar and chat with the sashimi-makers and drink servers. The flight of saki is a fine place to start...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This is the kind of place where you turn up and put your name down and they call you when your table is ready,.. so you get to go and have a nice somewhere while you wait. It's a very small and intimate location and...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This was my very first time having traditional Japanese food, and this place was a perfect place to start. Our waiter was amazing! So knowledgeable and patient with us, as most of us were new at this type of dining. He explained everything to us,...More

Thank xtina2805
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I've lived in Boulder for four plus years and have eaten at many of the restaurants - for both business and pleasure. I can't say why, but I'd never made it into Amu. By chance we ran into some friends who were there last night...More

Thank SebGo
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Still sooo good, after many years! This is an izakaya, with small dishes intended for sharing. If you want sushi, you need to go next door to the sister restaurant Zanmai. Tempusa soft shell crab, miso glazed eggplant, broiled green mussels, grilled chicken, excellent sashimis,...More

Thank swall387
Reviewed 5 August 2017

I don't eat out a great deal, in part because so many restaurants serve food that, with some effort, I could achieve or excel at producing at home. But not this wonderful eatery. Each of the dishes we ordered had wonderful, layered, and subtle flavors...More

Thank GonzoDon
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Izakaya Amu is by far my favorite place in Boulder. Incredibly fresh sashimi, remarkably unique and flavorful dishes (don't come here for sushi or rolls). Sure to impress, especially when you take the chef's - or Jeff's - suggestions. Wonderfully attentive and educated staff, including...More

Thank worldtrot
Reviewed 30 June 2017

I have lived in Boulder for 18 years, and have been frequenting Amu since they opened a decade or so ago. It is, hands down, my favorite restaurant in our very foodie town. Why? First, the food is amazing! It is delicious, unique and beautiful,...More

1  Thank Sylvia B
Reviewed 9 June 2017 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.

1  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
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Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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