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.
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:
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
I've been here before and had a great ex ...
I've been here before and had a great experience, but this past time was NOT great. We waited 15 minutes for anyone to bring us water/offer drinks, and I saw several other tables share the same frustration. All while other tables who were seated after us got their drinks and food. I really hope this isn't a trend because I typically love this place. Food was good, although my boyfriend's sushi was less fresh-tasting as expected. Kobe sliders were great.
My friend was visiting out of town. And ...
My friend was visiting out of town. And we decided to do sushi but somewhere new. Both of us were here for the first time and absolutely loved it! The restaurant is decorated in a trendy and unique way with bamboo trees and colorful lights. We liked their cocktails a lot. Our favorite sushi dish was Volcano. Those who like seafood will appreciate it. We left very happy and full.
The store is good, food, staff and ambia ...
The store is good, food, staff and ambiance. It is a little confusing when making a reservation on line. I thought I was making a reservation at Sushi Den and ended up at Izakaya Den. The food came out in a timely manner. the presentation was average.
I have eaten at both their stores over the last four years and continue to enjoy them both.
The food was amazing, however we were re ...
The food was amazing, however we were really disappointed with the service. There was a random plastic object in my husband's miso soup. The waiter did apologize. My husband also ordered a sushi dinner with an extra roll and the extra roll never came until we mentioned it. We were done with our dinner for a while before it finally came out and we were late for a show we were going to. The waiter said didn't know what to do about the miso soup, saying he couldn't take them off since they were free. I can think of several things he could have done. Comped our roll ($6), our appetizer or given us a free dessert. This is by no means a negative review of the food which was excellent and we definitely want to come back. I was just hoping for a better experience given that it was my husband's birthday.
Always satisfied food &service etc...eve ...
Always satisfied food &service etc...everything.
This time, my kids wanted to have pan fried grilled salmon with teriyaki sauce not from their menu. But waitress was very helpful and explained she could get Salmon fillet from Sushi Den and cook the way we want and they can serve to us. It was just perfect salmon grill and kids were very happy.
Though I started as a Sushi Den lover, I ...
Though I started as a Sushi Den lover, I have moved to Izakaya Den! I love Izakaya Den for many reasons. They have the same great sushi as Sushi Den, but a way cooler and a little more spacious feel and vibe. It is really great that Izakaya allows reservations and doesn't seem as packed as Sushi Den. Only part of the night I didn't love was the two hostess' working upstairs. They both seemed to be having a bad day and were not friendly. I'm pretty sure neither smiled at all while we were interacting with them. Our waitress remedied our sour feelings because she was super friendly and gave great suggestions! I will recommend this to friends and family who are looking for yummy food and a cool atmosphere.
It was my first time eating here. The re ...
It was my first time eating here. The restaurant was beautiful. The restaurant definitely gave you the feel of being in Japan. It was a busy Saturday evening. We made reservations and was seated quickly. It's a must if you decide to eat here. We ordered sushi and appetizers. The seared wagyu beef was delicious. The rolls were huge. However we preferred the fresh fish. We had nigiri sushi and they were abosolutely melt in your mouth delicious. It was amazing. I can't wait to come back. It is definitely pricey but worth. I can not wait to come back.
Izakaya - better than Sushi Den yet agai ...
Izakaya - better than Sushi Den yet again! I have never quite understood how the "in crowd" who flock to Sushi Den could justify their claim that it was better. I've been to both many times. Sushi Den is good, but Izakaya is just better. They have always had the same ingredients, chefs, and high quality sushi. Izakaya, however, has always distinguished itself with a more relaxed atmosphere and better service. Since moving next door to Sushi Den, it now also has a better space and bar. They literally share the same kitchen - you are getting the same food - so save the pretension and the "we rush you in and out" mentality of Sushi Den and savor your meal at Izakaya, you won't be disappointed.
Meal was fantastic, as usual. Sushi here (and next door) simply can't be beat. Check out the spicy tuna - we often order one as an appetizer and one as a dessert. The unagi is quite good to.
As always Izakaya Den exceeded expectati ...
As always Izakaya Den exceeded expectations. It by far is our favorite sushi place in Colorado. Great food, great atmosphere, and great service. The sushi is always fresh and paired well with the fine wine and sake selection. My hats off to the Izakaya team for always making our meal a wonderful dining experience.
Have been next door to Sushi Den and wan ...
Have been next door to Sushi Den and wanted someplace new, but still positive that it wouldn't disappoint. Big win. Dante took excellent care of us, explained the menu and gave excellent recommendations. Perfect first date place, and now we cannot wait to return again. Best sushi in Denver.
Nice overflow option when you're not wil ...
Nice overflow option when you're not willing to wait for a table at Sushi Den next door. First time there and thought it was pretty good, but not great. Wait staff was a little slow to recognize us once seated, but after that the service was very helpful & attentive.
Went many years ago and remember having ...
Went many years ago and remember having great small plates. Brought my girlfriend here recently for her birthday dinner, as she appreciates good quality sushi after spending many years in FL.
This time, the plates were good but nothing remarkable in my opinion (and the girlfriend agreed). When it comes to value ($150 for 5 small plates and 2 crafts of sake), I was extremely disappointed. I also noticed server having issues multiple times finding the correct table for plates/food.
The sashimi is fantastic here. I brough ...
The sashimi is fantastic here. I brought a friend who has lived in NYC here and she thought it was amazing and was impressed. It is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Denver. The decor is stylish though it is a bit noisy. The food is fabulous.
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