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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
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.
We ate there with our two kids 2 and 4 year old. The staff were very helpful and welcoming. They gave us great recommendations on what would be good for the kids and what specials that are good at the min. Our kids loved it and so we had a fantastic experience.
One of our favorite spots!! We went with a party of six and were fortunate enough to squeeze in by the rail to the sidewalk - great people watching and a perfect Colorado evening. Food was great (as always), service as attentive (we had Matt) and the overall evening couldn't have been better.
My third visit to this restaurant since moving to Denver. The sushi is the best I have enjoyed outside of Japan. The service is impeccable. The noise level is generally fairly high, however, which is the only negative about the place.
Finally made the leap from Sushi Den to next door Izakaya Den. Will never go back. Same or better menu. They take reservations so no more hour wait for a table and you can actually talk to your date. We kept ordering everything was sooo good.
We had been to the previous location many times. We preferred the open feeling of the previous space and the menu of the old Izakaya Den. The old menu included a great selection of sushi, but also enough "tapas" and entrees to make it a nice change from sushi Den.
The service was very slow. The martini wasn't anything special, certainly not chilled enough (they used to serve great martinis).
We wouldn't go back again.
We were in the top floor near the bar, a lot of energy and decorated very modern and hip. Our server, Dante, was incredibly helpful with the menu selections on what to try. He made the experience extra amazing for us. The food was delicious, you should especially take a look at the seasonal nigiri and shashimi. Overall, the experience was great and we will definitely be back!
One of our favorite places in town for several years now. We don't get there quite as often as we used to do but it's always an exceptional treat. We sat at the sushi bar this time--we sit at a table more often than not but saw one of our favorite sushi chefs working tonight and noticed that there was a spot for two in front of his area, so requested seating there.
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