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Izakaya Den

1289 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 1289 People Are Saying
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Angelfoodie (Denver)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Food is always exceptional, place is packed to capacity tables everywhere which is good, but don’t expect privacy or any romance. Service was great, you can tell they care.

OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

The food was not as flavorful as it’s been in the past and the service was severely lacking.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Izakaya Den is one of our favorite restaurants. We always have great sushi and like the atmosphere (prefer sitting upstairs).

Pppmomof3 (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The food and service was exceptional. We had a waitress named Kim who was so knowledgeable about the menu that we let her pick the sushi for us. So glad we did! We tried some fish that we normally don’t think of and discovered some new favorites! Definitely the best sushi I have had in Colorado and I have had sushi all over Colorado (including Aspen).

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Every thing is great but service.. service is not up
To the quality of every thing else

vipBCPC (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We love “The Den”! Such a wonderful variety tastes.

5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

My wife and I had dinner with my son and our daughter-in-law. We had a wonderful dinner. The food was spectacular in every way. Thank you.

1.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

My party and I were very disappointed in our dinning experience. Our server Rosco was awful. It took us 3 1/2 hours to eat. Every time Rosco left it would take him 40 minutes just to come back. They table next to us, which set the same amount of people, turned over three times. This was a very disappoint birthday experience.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
1.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The service was awful. The manager had to take our orders because we were being ignored and he even forgot to put our order in. After saying something to the manager, he didn’t offer to discount any of our check. We will not be returning.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Great service, food and wine!