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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
We order a katsu ramen, they forgot to add the egg. When they tried to fix it, the egg they added to our soup was ice cold. The tuna on the nigiri did not seem very fresh. The server forgot to order an item and we had to wait extra time after finishing the rest of the meal to receive the final item. The other time we came here everything was amazing .
As always the food is singularly distinctive and original. The sushi lives up to Izakaya's reputation for freshness; the best in the Rocky Mountain region. And of course the setting can't be beat: A modern take on traditional Japanese ambience in a low-rise Denver neighborhood.
My boyfriend and I absolutely love Izakaya Den! We are big fans of Sushi Den, but prefer Izakaya atmosphere. You can get a lot of the same items on the menu since they share a kitchen and the best part is Izakaya takes reservations.
Our favorite thing about Izakaya is the service. The last two times we have dined here we had the pleasure of being served by Kyle D. Seriously Kyle is the best server we have had hands-down! Kyle knows the menu very well and is great at recommendations.
Kyle is extremely friendly and even remembered us from the previous time and items that we had ordered.
Izakaya Den is by far our favorite restaurant in Colorado
Not really a review guy but.. The sushi was excellent. That's the good..
The hostess did not say hello or acknowledge us. She only looked up from a computer when we were directly in front of her after we said something.
Requested a wall or corner seat in the reservation and were sat dead center in high traffic walk way. Had to speak really loudly to be heard.
Waitress forgot about us, then said "I'm just being a little crazy" instead of apologizing.
Drinks and water were empty and waitress specifically looked at our table and moved on, like she had decided we were doing ok..
Maybe I am being picky but for a $100 date night I would expect excellent, this service felt pretentious and ambivalent. Expected romantic birthday dinner but was distracted by poor service..
Lots of different areas to dine in at this restaurant. There are 2 places on first floor and another upstairs. This visit we were seated in the room near the entry. Nice view of the street but kind of felt like we weren't part of the energy happening elsewhere in the building hostess stated that we could have requested in our reservations where we wanted to be seated. Upstairs is pretty loud as it's near the bar so if you want to get to know your date and easily understand the conversation at the table, eat downstairs. Great food!
Always leave Izakaya with a happy belly. My husband and I go here when we want a tasty date night and we're never disappointed. Service was on point and we ate rather quickly and were out of there faster than we expected because the food was so delicious. Makes for a cheaper babysitter bill!
We had a wonderful meal. It was a little crowded and felt like extra tables had been set up for Valentine's, which is understandable. It would have been nice to have been in a more private/intimate setting, but I understand why that business decision was made. Overall we had a wonderful meal and we will certainly return for more date nights.
With the freshest fish in Denver and always an offering of "in season" fish, this is an exceptional place to eat sushi. Sushi Den, the next door sister restaurant, is more upscale by design. If you're looking for a slightly more casual setting, you'll get the same great food.
Even with a reservation, we were given a terrible table. Service was slow even though the restaurant was half empty. When our food finally came, the tempura was not even warm. Nothing worse than cold fried food. The restaurant did comp the meal as it was so bad. Would rather pay for edible food any day. Won't go back, ever.
Consistently good sushi, never fishy tasting. I prefer Izakaya den to Sushi den because 1) you can actually make a reservation under a party of 6, 2) the actual restaurant is more updated and cooler looking and 3) i think they share the same kitchen so they are pretty much the same restaurant?
Izakaya den all the way!
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