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 and Sunday 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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/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
Izakaya Den has a fantastic atmosphere a ...
Izakaya Den has a fantastic atmosphere and exceptional food. It is always a treat to dine there.
Great ambiance and food. Waitress was ve ...
Great ambiance and food. Waitress was very friendly and patient. Only critique I have is that when we arrived at the restaurant, the hostess did not give us the option to sit upstairs in the beautiful open area although there were tables open upstairs. We were seated downstairs, but once we requested a table upstairs, we were able to move up there.
Very good food. Tokyo class sushi (no s ...
Very good food. Tokyo class sushi (no surprise- it is flown in every other day from Japan) Service was excellent, and we enjoyed everything. Very expensive, so be warned, but worth it.
Took out-of-town relatives who are reloc ...
Took out-of-town relatives who are relocating here. They love sushi and were very happy to know such a great restaurant exists not far from them. We come up from Colorado Springs just to eat here.
Any louder would be too loud. A special ...
Any louder would be too loud. A special place indeed.
Best Japanese food in Denver! Izakaya D ...
Best Japanese food in Denver! Izakaya Den is for lunch, Sushi Den for dinner. Yum!
The food is incredible and thoughtful. S ...
The food is incredible and thoughtful. Service is nice. Ambience works. One of my favorite places to go for a guaranteed worthwhile evening.
Second visit in a month, have been seve ...
Second visit in a month, have been several times and enjoyed everything about Izakaya prior to the last two visits. Food and decor and ambience are still great. I had the same server on these last two visits and am hoping that it is just this server that is the problem. The poor timing of the food and lack of attention in replacing plates, dinnerware and drinks put quite a damper on both visits.
We have had anything but a wonderful exp ...
We have had anything but a wonderful experience at Izakaya Den. The food is outstanding and the service people are professional, knowledgeable and friendly. One of our favorite places for early dinner.
Atmosphere can't be beat. Beautifully d ...
Atmosphere can't be beat. Beautifully designed. Large glass ceiling on 2nd floor that slides open. Food and service are amazing.
Love everything about Izakaya. Best sush ...
Love everything about Izakaya. Best sushi in town. Our server, Adam, took great care of us...friendly, attentive and very knowledgable about the menu. We definitely appreciated his bringing our sashimi on ice.
The truffled mushroom with blue cheese a ...
The truffled mushroom with blue cheese and waygu beef was amazing. We also loved the California roll, and the Brussels sprouts. My husband loved his dish... some sort of noodle soup..with a side of suhsi. Thank you for also honoring our request to sit on the top with the open roof for our anniversary dinner. It made it very special.
The food and wait staff were great. I have been here a couple time before and have never been disappointed. Went on a Saturday night at 8pm and it was packed. The kitchen got backed up so dinner ended up taking a little longer than expected but the food was worth the wait. Will be back.
We sat at the open window on the sidewal ...
We sat at the open window on the sidewalk. ordered mostly Sahimi...very generous beautiful slices of fish. Waitperson was exceptional..flight of Sake was fun..a great evening
We have always had a great experience, w ...
We have always had a great experience, with the exception of this last visit. We took our 5 year olds to celebrate their kindergarten graduation and for their first visit. There was no acknowledgment by the wait staff. No candle or comment. The service was rushed (not the waitress per se, but the person clearing the table took away our unfinished plates without asking if we were done). Even the neighborhood diner where we had breakfast put a candle in their waffle to celebrate. A bit disappointed this time.
Amazing as always
Amazing as always
Izakaya is among Denver's very best. A ...
Izakaya is among Denver's very best. Always great!
It was a very inviting and fun atmospher ...
It was a very inviting and fun atmosphere. As for the food, it was delicious.
we wanted to order everything on the men ...
we wanted to order everything on the menu- absolutely delicious
My husband and I were vacationing in Den ...
My husband and I were vacationing in Denver from Houston and love sushi so we decided to eat here our first night. Both of us were blown away with the quality and flavors. By far our favorite sushi place with only Cabo coming in close. We will definitely be visiting Colorado again and will make sure this is a mandatory stop!!! The service was also incredible! All around an outstanding experience.
Favorite sushi in Denver
We've been here SO many times I can't count! Same sushi as Sushi Den (also our favorite), but since they share a kitchen, we much prefer Izakaya Den, especially sitting upstairs! Absolutely beautiful restaurant upstairs.
My husband made it a point to let them k ...
My husband made it a point to let them know that it was my Birthday Day and they didn't even acknowledge it! Staff is to QUICK to take your played away!! 😂
The food was so very good. The quality w ...
The food was so very good. The quality was crazy fresh. Our waitress was awesome.
I enjoyed my Birthday dinner at Izakaya ...
I enjoyed my Birthday dinner at Izakaya with family, and experienced lovely, high quality sushi and service. Definitely will be back & highly recommend!
John & Mary
We went for Mother's Day dinner with daughter and her boyfriend from San Francisco. This was our 3rd time here and we love it! Love the menu and how you can mix it up, sushi and other specials.
Always. A. Treat. Sushi was extraordinar ...
Always. A. Treat. Sushi was extraordinary. Service was just right. A delightful lunch, all in all!
Better than Nobu!
Better than Nobu!
Delicious ambiance & food
The restaurant is very nicely decorated, the is beautiful, the noise level was pretty loud by 630 that night, our waiter was very knowledgeable and he suggested a couple of items of fresh fish that had come in that day and we decided to try all of them and it was fantastic
We dine at Izakaya Den when we are in Denver. It is wonderful everytime. The fish is always fresh, the service is always good and the food is always consistent. It is a must for Sushi. The prices are very reasonable for the quality.
Good but not for an anniversary.
My wife love sushi. So we to izakaya for our anniversary. I let them know it was our anniversary. I know they don't have do anything special. I thought maybe nice table. We got seeted at ok table. It wasa cramped. I asked if could get another spot and was told they could not that time. The server was great. The sushi was good. It is a little expensive but i knew that going in to it.
Loved our server, Kim.
Loved our server, Kim.
Always fantastic and one of the 5 best restaurants in the whole city.
The sushi is top notch!!!
The sushi is top notch!!!
Always awesome. Never inexpensive.
Always awesome. Never inexpensive.
Lovely , fun and hip
Our waiter did a wonderful job of suggesting things to try and was on point with all of it. Love the ambiance and fun vibe here. It's hip without being trendy. I will go back again as the decor, food and people were all fantastic! Great night out
Our waiter Sean was fabulous & so was the food
Loved the place. Service, food, Sake Everything was terrific. Only one hiccup, my friend ordered the crispy calamari and got forgotten. We pointed it to our waiter & he corrected quickly. The Manager brought it out hot & fresh & on the house. It was delicious and worth the wait. We were saddened to hear Sean is leaving in two weeks (following his dream-good for him!) We certainly will be going back and will miss not having him wait on us. I HIGHLY recommend this place.
Food was outstanding, service was excellent.
Had dinner on a Saturday and it was outstanding. We tried some of the reccomended Saki's and it really complimented the meal. The tuna is fresh and full of flavor the sauces are outstanding. The Black cod was out of this world. Can't wait to go back. If you're going get a reservation now because the word is out.
Impeccable food, service, and atmosphere. Simply the best sushi we've ever had, and it's always that good!
The food was very good. The service was strong as well. We can't wait to go back.
We waited at the bar for more than 10 mi ...
We waited at the bar for more than 10 minutes to order a drink because there were not enough bartenders to service the bar patrons. Finally the female bartender came to our rescue, however the male bartender avoid us as best he could. The food is the best but the service was really bad at the bar. This is the second time this has happened at the bar, the first time I did not post because I though maybe it was an off night.
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