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Sun, 1/21
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Izakaya Den

1250 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Special Occasion (49)
  • Fit for Foodies (42)
  • Good for a Date (42)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Japanese, Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Tuesday-Thursday 5:00PM-10:00PM, Friday & Saturday 5:00PM-11:00PM,
Lunch: Saturday 11:30AM-2:30PM
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Phone number
(303) 777-0691
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Master Chef Toshi Kizaki
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Menus custom designed for both business and social occasions. Available from 20-50 ppl. Please call to inquire.
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Cross street
S.Pearl Street and Florida Avenue
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Parking details
Complimentary valet service is available in front of our sister restaurant, Sushi Den.
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Public transit
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.
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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.
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
What 1250 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
Dined 2 days ago

Loved it. The sashimi was incredible.

Stephy (Denver)
Dined 4 days ago

Delicious as always. The sushi never fails to satisfy and the drinks are fabulous

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
Dined 4 days ago

Aside from being out of half the things we wanted to order and having the light turned up on us the dinner was great.

Dined on January 13, 2018

So disappointed, as we heard so many great things about this place. This dinner was to celebrate my husband's birthday. The experience was incredibly lacking, and I was truly pulling for this place. Our server was overly taxed and left us hanging multiple times. After asking for a sushi menu 3 times, we finally got one. A water glass had lipstick on it, and it took our server 20 mins to bring us a new glass.

We got seated by the window in the front by the sushi bar where the last minute walk-ins are seated, which is strange since I made a "special occasion" reservation far in advance. We were seated right by the entrance to Sushi Den, so there were lines of people by our table - touching us as walked by - constantly. The sushi was good, but I had trouble focusing on the positives throughout the dinner due to the multiple distractions and forgetfulness of the service.

If I could do a birthday do-over, I would. I left there totally feeling like we weren't wanted, which is an icky way to feel leaving a dinner.

Not a place for a special occasion. I think this is more of a quick Tuesday evening sushi destination than a special spot, where service or restaurant placement is not a priority. We were truly treated as afterthoughts.

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
Dined on January 13, 2018

Jeopardy was on the tv and the volume was so loud, clearly; the bartenders were enjoying it, followed by wheel of fortune. Finally, half way through wheel of fortune, it was muted.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on January 13, 2018

The staff was incredible, very attentive, exaplained the menu very well. The sushi was fresh, delicious and different. Ambiance was modern and uniquely beautiful!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
Dined on January 12, 2018

Another excellent meal full of delightful surprises and some old favorites. Have been coming for years. Never disappointed. Ryan is a great server. Thanks!

vipYUMMY (Denver)
Dined on January 11, 2018

Always excellent in every regard. Impeccable service, gorgeous and lively atmosphere, and the best sushi in the world!

Ellybell (Denver)
Dined on January 7, 2018

Waitress complained about her tip even though we tipped her extra prior to the bill. Also waited 30 minutes for cocktails. Not a friendly environment this time. Usually have a better experience. Also refused to make us a sushi we always order on a Saturday night.

OpenTable Diner (Omaha)
Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a great dinner here—the service was great and the food was awesome. Highly recommend the grilled octopus....liked it so much we ordered a second plate. It is more expensive than just a casual dinner out as we ordered several sushi and small plates, but you could have a cheaper meal with the ramen and a couple plates/rolls.