I hope the new location stands
I hope the new location stands up to the ambiance and menu selections of the current location.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
wonderful place. Crispy tuna
Crispy tuna was out of this world!
Everything was fresh with creative presentation.
We will go back to try new dishes
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wash Park Gem
Loved it. 2nd time there. Food and service is outstanding.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Freshest Sushi I have ever
Freshest Sushi I have ever had--even compared to the West Coast. The food is excellent--I love Sushi Den, but Izakaya is the best Sushi in Denver hands down.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic Seafood & rolls
I went there for dinner after reading a couple of tripadvisor reviews. It certainly didn't disappoint me. The place is beautifully
decorated, it's energetic, the service staff is very friendly and most importantly the food was delicious.
My server was very knowledgable about the menu, the ingredients, and the overall preparations. Training must be
Top notch. I was very impressed.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Service and Food
They are always very friendly. We were there on Mother's Day, so it was crowded and boisterous, but still the wait staff was attentive and kept up with us the entire time. We had two children with us, and they seemed welcome. Food is always excellent, especially the Kobe beef rolls. I'm sure everyone always knows about their wonderful, same as the Sushi Den, but the atmosphere of the Izakaya Den is much warmer and more comfortable.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious! We has delicious sushi, drinks and dessert. The sushi is fresh and our waiter gave us great suggestions. The Twix dessert and Banana Cream pie are delicious.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Grand opening visit
Visited during the grand reopening. Food was good, but they were not fully open. The menu was not complete at the time of our visit.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a charm
You just can't go wrong with anything on the menu.... It is all good ..... really good!! Few of my favorites are the crispy tuna, beef short ribs, wagyu strip, Big or toro, new style sashimi, brussel sprouts, salmon roll..... like I said everything :) Drink are creative and tasty, service is welcoming and fun!
Remodel across the street is gorgeous... can't wait to venture in different seats through our the restaurant.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter recommended a few of the sashimi specials, which were excellent. Also ordered a few favorites that never fail to please! Great service and great food. Also really like the new location. The birch trees give it a great outdoor feel inside.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The "new" Izakaya renovation in their new location is a gem. The decorr and the general ambiance all contribute
to an excellent dining experience. The menu offers enough selections beyond the extensive sushi items to please a
.wide range of tastes. Our party loaded up on appetizers and literally made a full meal of them.
We will most definitely return often.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been a big fan for
I have been a big fan for many years - love the new location and the rooftop patio!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous sushi - almost better
Fabulous sushi - almost better than Sushi Den next door. The servers seem to still be working out the kinks, as we had three other tables food delivered to us before our order started coming in - but all in all, great service, great food.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice combination of sushi and non-sushi items in a pleasant atmosphere
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best sushi northof Sushi Den
That's their slogan and it's true. It's next door to Sushi Den and the kitchens are connected, which I assume allows the owner same level specialization and economies of scale. Sushi, appetizers and entrees are outstanding and service is superb. Great desserts too! Not overpriced, so it is a great value. It’s a little bit more gourmet than Sushi Den, so the entree portions are a tad more elaborate and smaller. I never miss either restaurant every time I visit Denver.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fab Food - Spotty Service
Had an excellent meal food-wise, but service ranged from attentive to non-existent. Noise level needs to be lowered, too. Enjoyed a variety of items with two friends at this meal, but when we made a seemingly unusual request for extra bread to enjoy our non-sushi items, we had to ask multiple times with no effect. Finally, when we had asked our and other servers for the bread four times, it appeared 10 minutes later. I appreciate that the staff is well trained to manage standard requests - the same should be true for more unusual requests. Would dine here again because the food is fantastic, but would come at a quieter time when the ambiance is less "energetic" AKA straight up noisy.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still trying to work out some
Still trying to work out some of the logistics as it relates to ordering and delivery of food. There is some confusion if the menu request is prepared at Sushi Den and then served at Izakaya. They did a fabulous job on the restaurant as it relates to enviorment and presentation. Many dining location options to be enjoyed; outdoor, bar, semi outdoor, upstairs, downstairs.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service could be better
No question,Izakaya is a beautiful spot and if you like seafood maybe the best place in Denver. However, we were disappointed that the server forgot to bring the extra glass of wine our daughter...who was celebrating her birthday...ordered...and then didn't even offer to make any adjustment. Pretty shabby when you consider the dining bill was well over $300.00 for 4 adults and one child.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Different from the rest
We eat at a lot of sushi restaurants in Denver and I have to say Izakaya knocks it out of the park for sushi, sashimi, menu items, ambience and service. Their new location is amazing and the rooftop makes you feel like you're in a Japanese garden. The sushi is so fresh and just melts in your mouth. Their sake choices are perfect! I can't wait to go back!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new space. been a regular
Great new space. been a regular since it's opening years ago.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to go!
Love the new building and the food is great as always. The second floor might be a great event as there was a private party for 150 when we were there and did not see the lay out. Staff was fast, efficient, and friendly!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best ramen noodle bowls in Denver!
On Saturday and Sunday, 11:30-2:30 pm, Izakaya serves the best ramen bowls in Denver. There are three different broths. My husband had the lobster with lobster and lobster dumplings in it and bok chok and baby corn that was OUTRAGEOUS! I had the Shoyo Ramen that had a very interesting broth-the pork was amazingly tender. I would like to try every one of the five ramens on the menu. Sushi Den and Izakaya are next door to each other and are both sensational restaurants.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the new location. Décor is gorgeous and service was outstanding!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Izakaya Den never dissapoints
The new location of this fabulous restaurant is just as fabulous as the old one. Food here never disappoints and stuff is friendly and courteous. Always a treat!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great option for Japanese foodsushi
It took us a while to make our way here for dinner as we already hold loyalty to Taki sushi up in West Wash park. Well, after dinner at Izakaya we now have two favorite restaurants to go to for sushi. Lovely ambiance--while we miss PSG for its laid back neighborhood scene, we can't complain about what this restaurant brings to neighborhood. Fresh and flavorful food.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sorry Sushi Den
The ambiance upstairs is wonderful. I love the bamboo forest and zen garden on the way up the stairs. The open roof bar is one of a kind. The servers are professional, knowledgeable, and for some reason, younger and easy on the eyes compared to Sushi Den. The sushi is unbeatable in freshness and quality (except for Sushi Den) of course. The waiter Sean (awesome) recommended some newer items like big eye or something like that and a marinated sushi with caviar on top--fabulous. The regular items I get such as jalapeño sashimi, toro, bincho and amberjack never fail to please. The only dish I was disappointed with was the change from the potato based lobster gnocchi to the rice based gnocchi . It was clumpy and gooey.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Izakaya Den has wonderful food - the best sushi, fusion dishes. It's a creative and satisfying menu. Our only regret: We loved the old location. It had more possibilities for intimacy and quiet dining. The new upper level is bright and jarring on a late summer afternoon. Nevertheless, the food and service remain excellent.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is always a special treat to go to Izakaya. Their food is very fresh, creative and melt in your mouth delicious. Service is professional and attentive and I really appreciate that reservations can be made. So happy to have this gem in the neighborhood.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Izakaya iza da best!
We loved everything we ordered and can't wait to go back! The food was interesting, beautifully presented, and delicious. The restaurant is attractive, the waitstaff efficient and knowledgeable.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable Lunch Experience
Although I have been a patron of the restaurant for a long time, this is the first time that I have visited the new location. It was very quiet as this was lunch time on a Sunday and many in the vicinity were attending the street market. Food was excellent and our waiter was both pleasant and knowledgeable. The place is very well decorated; however, I did not get upstairs to see that area and the outdoor patio - upstairs is open only a dinner time I was told. Will continue to patronize Izakaya as well as Sushi Den; they are among my family's favorites.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, terrible table
Izakaya Den served amazing food and the service was fantastic. However, my wife and I and another friends of ours were seated next to large booth with 5 screaming children and parents who didn't care how they acted in public place. I specifically requested a nice table to celebrate my wife's birthday and this seating ranks at the top of all time worst.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorites!
We ordered a combination of sushi and small plates for a delicious dining experience. Great food, great sushi, great service!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food - Great Decor
This restaurant was fabulous. I loved the décor and the food was amazing!
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meal all year!
Everything was exceptional. The collar was cooked to perfection, sushi was amazing, salmon belly delicious, carpaccio unique, pork belly with brussel sprouts top notch. We ate too much, but we left wanting more. The meal was priced perfectly, maybe a bit high for some but it was worth every morsel. We will be back.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved every bite!
Had a fabulous meal at Izakaya - our waiter made excellent recommendations (I got the feeling there wasn't much on the menu he didn't love). Great place for sharing several things. Highly recommend: fried brussels sprouts, crispy tuna, lobster ramen, and ginger sashimi. Gion district and ginger sage cocktails were also fantastic.
Request to be seated upstairs - much more energetic vibe and decor up there!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
There were 4 of us in our group with 4 different tastes and all of us loved the food. The sushi was amazing, the service was great and the decor was exceptional.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
enjoyable evening over a few
enjoyable evening over a few hours of food and wine with my best girlfriends for my birthday. service and food was amazing. Sat at the bar area for about an hour as we waited for everyone to arrive to then go upstairs to our table for dinner. Will go again and again.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM