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About Izakaya Den
Izakaya Den is Denver’s popular Japanese gastropub, modeled after the lively after hours establishments found throughout Japan. The restaurant is located on South Pearl Street and is the second restaurant of the Kizaki brothers, founders and owners of Sushi Den.
The menu is arranged in a tapas style, serving traditional Japanese small plates along with dishes infused with international flavors and textures. The more traditional Japanese offerings include sashimi and nigiri, sourced from daily fish shipments from around the globe, along with dumplings and noodle dishes. The global cuisine experiments with a bevy of different flavors including unique items such as Grilled Panzanella Salad (jumbo lump crab, toasted focaccia, local goat cheese, pistachios, plum wine vinaigrette), Kobe Beef Sliders (seared foie gras, pomme frittes). A gluten-free menu is also available along with a popular weekday happy hour from 5 to 6:30 pm.
Denver, CO 80210
Japanese, Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Thursday 5:00PM-10:00PM, Friday & Saturday 5:00PM-11:00PM,
Lunch: Saturday 11:30AM-2:30PM
S.Pearl Street and Florida Avenue
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Menus custom designed for both business and social occasions. Available from 20-50 ppl. Please call to inquire.
Complimentary valet service is available in front of our sister restaurant, Sushi Den.
Izakaya Den is conveniently located a few blocks from Light Rail and a 10 minute drive or taxi ride from downtown Denver and convention sites. A RTD transit stop is on the corner and B Cycle has a pick up and drop off site nearby.
Master Chef Toshi Kizaki
Private Party Facilities:
Our private party room can accommodate up to 45 people sit down dinner. Private Party Contact Name: Yuki
Private Party Contact:
Yuki: (303) 777-0691
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
SLICED! is the fun and educational sushi making class at Izakaya Den. Join the seasoned chefs behind the Den Corner restaurants- Sushi Den, Izakaya Den and OTOTO Food and Wine- for a tasty, informative culinary experience where you’ll learn to create all styles of sushi rolls and nigiri sushi. Held in the exquisitely designed private dining room at Izakaya Den, classes are taught by Yasu Kizaki, who has perfected the art of fish selection and sushi preparation with over 30 years of experience.
After the class, the group sits together for a meal that includes over 20 pieces of sushi, miso soup and traditional green tea. Sliced! offers a hands-on learning experience sure to be enjoyed by novice and veteran cooks alike. Price is $70 per person.
SLICED! is held every other Wednesday throughout the year. Call directly for reservations.
Izakaya Den Ratings and Reviews
The hostess balked when i asked if we could sit up stairs. " no one put that down as your preference" im sorry but no one aaked my preference and i think it goes without saying that thats everyone whose made a reservations preference. Also, my guess is we had originally had a seat up there because she said (before the comment about the preference) " I'm sorry but its been a crazy evening and a lot of things have been changed up"- anyways she told us to wait to be seated and then her minion came ovee (who i had actually checkef in with and talked too) and was completely confused about if we had a reservation and whete she was sitting us. Long story short - food and service staff good. I've seen better hostessing at an applebees
Have been to Izakaya Den twice before, both excellent experiences. This time, we were extremely disappointed in both the quality of the food (only average, on all sushi), and the service. Very sorry to see it is not consistent. Had been looking forward to going all week, but every single roll we got was only average sushi. And for the premium you pay at Izakaya Den, average just doesn't cut it. The brussel sprouts were fantastic, but all the fish seemed to fall flat. Not sure what was off about it that day. Service was also poor, but I think that was because they were very busy and the servers seemed stretched a little thin.
My partner and I came here for my birthday dinner on Saturday and loved our meal from start to finish. Brittany was our server and was so kind and helped us navigate the menu. My partner is vegan and I asked for help choosing sushi and wine. Not only were her choices spot on and delicious, but she made us feel very comfortable and took the time to explain each item in great detail. We thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to visit again soon!
I've been going to Sushi Den for over 15 years, and I absolutely love it. So, for my birthday, I thought we would go to Izakaya since they take reservations. I was very disappointed. Sushi Den is my favorite restaurant in CO, but this was way different. We were rushed to order, then brought out food very randomly. The sushi was falling apart, and the lobster tempura had shells. The wagyu carpaccio was slimy and had an unpleasant flavor with extreme, inconsistent spice. For dessert, the green tea ice cream was pleasant, and the banana cream pie is the absolute best, but the strawberry shortcake tasted old, as it was very wet and incredibly sweet. I'm so happy I was able to get the Sriracha shrimp from Sushi Den while there. They are always exceptional. Also, absolutely love the crispy tuna; however, tonight it lacked sauce and the rice was over cooked. I probably came in with too high of expectations because I adore Sushi Den and felt it would be the same. I'm very disappointed and next time, I'll just wait for Sushi Den.
My boyfriend and I absolutely love Izakaya Den it is hands-down our favorite restaurant. We love that you can make reservations on OpenTable and can eat from anything from neighboring restaurant Sushi Den. We always try to request to sit in Kyle D's section. He is the best server we have ever had and adds to the overall experience.
Five of us gathered for a birthday dinner. We sat upstairs - lovely modern setting with tall green bamboo. We sampled many dishes and liked them all --veggie dumpling appetizer was so good we ordered another...lobster and gnocke was very tasty...several different kinds of seaweed salad and sushi pleased the group. Attentive and helpful waiter. Added up to a special, very enjoyable meal.
I definitely recommend having a reservation. The food was outstanding. My friend had the Lobster ramen and i had the Sushi deluxe plate. The sushi is always great and my friend raved about the ramen. Everything was perfect, not too expensive, fantastic service and food was perfect.
This is my fourth or fifth time at Izakaya Den, and as always the food did not disappoint. This restaurant is such a neighborhood gem. I went to an early-ish (6:30 p.m.) dinner on a weekday night and our waitress was trying to push us out the door from the second we arrived. We weren't even seated before she asked us what we wanted to drink and which appetizers we wanted, before she returned with our drinks she came back to bug us about appetizers and putting in a food order, and while we still had full glasses of wine and food on our plates, she dropped off the bill. This is not the normal experience, so it won't keep me from returning, but for the price and quality the service should be better!
We had high hopes....first mistake. Apparently an Izakaya restaurant can run out of ramen at 7p? Sushi was mediocre. And the service was lacking. The upstairs dining is real great though but for a $200 meal I expect more.
Go to Sushi Den or Ottoto next door instead.
Had a great time here. Started with a drink at the downstairs bar while we waited for our reservation time. Enjoyed dinner upstairs with an open glass roof. The food was very good and we will certainly return. This was our first visit and we're referred by a friend.
This place rocks. The chefs are fast, fun to watch. I eat sushi several times a month in different cities. Izakaya's is one of the best. Specials are a treat. I had live giant scallops served in the shell...best scallops EVER! Sushi is fresh well served and a good sake assortment. Try a sake flight to help choose. Reservation is recommended.It fills up quick BEST IN Denver.
I frequent this restaurant. Typically it's worth the money. How ever I took my nephew there last night and the sushi was all marginal. I have had much better meals in the past at Izakaya. Not sure what the deal was but sushi was mostly bland. Spider roll was dry and had no flavor. Unfortunately it was a subpar night.
It is too bad their service is not excellent like their food. After we were seated, we waited about ten minutes for a server to show up. Since we had to wait so long, we were able to make our food and wine selections. We attempted to order wine and dinner at the same time. The server would only take our wine order and told us she would be right back to take our dinner selections. "I'll be right back " must be a matter of definition because we had to wait another ten minutes or so to order our dinner. Bad service seems to be the norm here because this was not the first time something like this has happened. We are regulars. Too bad service isn't as good as at Sushi Den. The music was too loud.
Fantastic service, by far the best service I have received from a restaurant here in Denver. He was knowledgeable, friendly and on top of everything. He was the highlight of our dinner.
Food was excellent, the sushi flown in from Tokyo was equal to the quality and taste you get in Tokyo.
It was a very expensive dinner but we will be back for our next special occasion.
Keep up to good work!
Disappointed in the reservations and table. I requested in the notes "favorite table" as we were celebrating our anniversary. The host clearly did not read this as we were sat at probably the worst table in the restaurant between the bar (stools) and a table about 12 inches apart, in the corner. If this was my first time dinning I would not return.
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