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Izakaya Den

4.7
1338 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
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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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Cuisines
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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Catering
Menus custom designed for both business and social occasions. Available from 20-50 ppl. Please call to inquire.
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Neighborhood
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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.
Additional
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 1338 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.4
service
4.7
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 15 hours ago

Awesome in every way!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

It was amazing!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Best sushi in the US!! But It is expensive so make us a special occasion.

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Over hyped ! I m still looking for a good sushi place in Denver

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We love this restaurant. The food and service are always wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I loved this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Best sushi I have eaten, fresh, great service

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The service was phenomenal! Our server made great recommendations and everything was absolutely perfect!! Thank you

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Beautiful interior. Some of the tastiest food I have ever had.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was great, but we were getting together with friends that we don’t see very often and it was very difficult to talk because of the noise level.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We went for a birthday lunch and were very pleased with the food and service. We will return to this sweet sushi spot.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food is always amazing. Freshest fish. Incredible flavors. Knowledgeable staff.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food is very good; however, the wine pours are inconsistent. One glass was ridiculously small and the bartender ignored me. Another bartender agreed with me. It put a damper on the evening.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Best sushi anywhere!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for my wife's 32nd birthday. Love sushi, but haven't had Izakaya or Sushi Den before. Sushi was fantastic, as were the drinks (Ginger something and Chrysanthemum Mist Sake were incredible). Do get the pork belly, as the sauce with that is next level (it really should accompany all meats imo). Didn't love toro as much as I thought I would, but that was personal taste, not due to any issues with the fish itself. The smoked salmon with avocado was fantastic, and the thing I could never order enough of.

Pricey, but only because we had to try different toro options available, as well as order multiple cocktails. No single dish felt like it wasn't worth the price point on the menu.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Service was a bit slow. Bar seemed fairly backed up and our server had a hard time answering questions regarding the menu. Food was exceptional as always.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

great food, good service, I drive 1/2 hr just to have lunch. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This is one of my favorite spots in Denver so we came here for my birthday and it certainly did not disappoint. The food, the saki, the service were all beyond expectation.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Superb food, from fish to sides. The service at bar was less attentive than typical.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Always faboo!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

This was a great restaurant. This was my first time coming this place me and the lady friend came here for a date night. Service was great and the food was amazing. Thanks for a great night and we'll be back very soon.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Amazing service, atmosphere, and food. Hands-down the best sushi I've ever had outside of Japan.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Our server is very nice and has great attitude.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Love the ambience of this place. Feels like you’re in a major city, but in reality you’re in quiet WashPark.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Outstanding meal! Our server Micheal was amazing took us on a sushi adventure that was so was extraordinary. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

This was our first time eating here and it definitely lived up to the hype. Everybody I've spoken to who's eaten at Izakaya Den has raved about and highly recommended it. We were not disappointed! Definitely get the grilled octopus. Wow!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Sushi was excellent, bento boxes were generous and delicious. Highly recommend. We are big fans of ototo; this was our first time at ototo's sister restaurant Izakaya and we were not disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Felt a little rushed. Server was fantastic, however the folks clearing the table were hovering and removing dishes prematurely.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great dinner

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Love this place
Especially love the Ramen soups, very fresh sushi and variety of Japanese liquors
You can get seared Shishito peppers and sweet shrimp with fried shrimp heads ( not listed but they have some great stuff that’s not on the menu)

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Fun night with family celebrating a birthday. The food never disappoints!

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The food was great service was ok, I felt myself trying to get his attention after we ordered our food for more drinks. They ran out of the blue fine toro we were suppose to get, they offered the other toro it but it never came. It was busy but it was not the best experience I have ever had at this restaurant. It was my birthday and I was a little under the weather was really looking for a wow experience unfortunately it did not happen on this trip.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Literally, our favorite restaurant in Denver. We drive from Colorado Springs every month or two, just to dine here. Freshest sushi in the country. Wonderful small plates. We bring our friends and share. Order as you go, not all at once, so you know when to stop! Hard to leave room for dessert, but desserts are great, too. Add in the terrific service and the beauty of this restaurant--what more could you possibly want? Oh, prices are very reasonable, considering the overall value. PS: Don't miss the miso black cod (the portion is splittable for two.)

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Love ID. Great restaurant. We loved all the sashimi and tuna steamed buns.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Sushi rolls were uninspired and bland. Nigiri was good. Very disappointing based on reviews and on our experience at Sushi Den. Better to wait in line for Sushi Den.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

No volcano rolls and seats are too close together for more private convo

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Our meal was absolutely AMAZING. Our service was so poor it made me only give Izakaya Den 4 stars., which hurt!

We had 3 things come out before any of our drinks.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

So so. Been there before. It’s solid for a B level sorta experience. Wouldn’t use for business situation as service came off as unprofessional.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This was our first dining experience at Izakaya Den. We were there on a Saturday and we booked our reservation about a week ahead of time; I strongly recommend reservations as the restaurant became busy to the point of people waiting outside for seating. Everything from sushi, sashimi and nigiri to ramen and drinks was impeccable, as was (surprisingly) the service. Everything tasted fresh and clean.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Always a favorite tonight was no exception good sushi and small plates
I usually sit at the bar had a table upstairs a little longer wait than usual but good service and very welcoming

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