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Izakaya Den - Izakaya Den, Denver, CO

Izakaya Den

4.8
4.8
1751 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
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.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 70 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    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
  • Phone number
    (303) 777-0691
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Master Chef Toshi Kizaki
  • Catering
    Menus custom designed for both business and social occasions. Available from 20-50 ppl. Please call to inquire.
  • Private party facilities
    Our private party room can accommodate up to 45 people sit down dinner. Private Party Contact Name: Yuki
  • Neighborhood
    Platt Park
  • Cross street
    S.Pearl Street and Florida Avenue
  • Parking details
    We offer a Private parking garage. There is also 2 hour street parking.
  • 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.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,751 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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1,753 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By far the best sushi in Denver, great service, etc

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  2. Lori

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The six of us had a great birthday celebration at Izakaya Den. Great ambiance, the vibe is fun and the staff were over the top gracious and excited to make our dinner a true celebration. We tried so many different dishes, which were all excellent, and they even had something for my husband who does not eat fish. Our waiter, Shane, was so knowledgeable about the menu and it was a great education for us, since we are new to the Sushi world. He was so attentive to our needs and making sure my son felt celebrated. I have to say this is a great setting for a group celebration and a fun way to try different seafood and sushi dishes. In addition, they were very accommodating when I requested, in advance, a quiet more intimate space for our group, and they picked the perfect spot for us. Everyone agreed that it was the prefect place for us to all come together to celebrate my son's 25th birthday. I can see why it is difficult to get a reservation here, so take the time and book in advance. You will be glad you did!! Great fresh food, great staff and overall great experience. Thanks to Shane and the staff for making it such a memorable time for all of us! Can't wait to come back.

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  3. Nelson

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome as usual, never disappoints. Bento box is great for sharing

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  4. Drmickjr

    Denver

    164 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    164 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a wonderful array of sushi and sashimi at Izakaya Den last evening. The recommendations from our server, Elizabeth, were perfect.

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  5. WorldTraveler

    Denver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an awesome server from Japan. She did a great job of explaining the different types of sake. The raw fish was very fresh. I ordered the udon entree and it was delicious and a good value. The only negative was the music. It was a bit loud and I wished that we could be listening to jazz or something more low key. It's a beautiful restaurant though. Also, it was my birthday and they served delicious sherbet for desert. It tasted homemade. I will definitely revisit this restaurant.

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  6. Jm11

    Denver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Izayaki Den. We come here every month food is awesome service is better - when we sit at the bar. It was my birthday so we invited a friend and sat at a table. My birthday was noted on the reservation - The waiter - who we have had before and knows who we are could certainly not be bothered with helping us. He walked by three times before ehe greeted us (mind you this was 5:30 so not busy yet...We order drinks and appetizersWe asked if he was ready to take our order - he said well did you write it down? since we sit at the bar - we never have to write anything down - so 15 minutes later he came and took our paper. good thing I know enough to order edamame and spicy tuna with drinks so we have some snacks before the long wait for the kitchen food. It took one FULL hour for us to get the tempura shrimp roll - he forget to order it. Came to the table at one hour and asked if everything was great and what else we wanted? I said my tempura roll. he so oh right I'll get it. 20 minutes later he said right again I just saw they are making it... We got it One Full hour after we were seated... asked for the check and dessert to go. No mention of my birthday - or sorry I forgot your tempura roll... We'll come back..for the food - we will just make sure he is not our waiter - (we think it was ERIC - not memorable)...if we get a table. When this happens, I leave reviews, I speak to the manager on the way out- nothing ever gets done - no one calls us or invites us back...the last time we sat at a table the waiter actually cleared our glasses and plates and gave us the bill before the last sushi roll arrived!! I told the manager - she just said - "so sorry". I know the people do not have to be good because the food is, but I have been coming here for over 20 years...service has taken a dive, but the food did not disappoint. I recommend, but only for the food. Jody Mimmack

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just enjoyed the evening! Our waiter was the best- very accommodating! Nice atmosphere!

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  8. SandraH

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was once again excellent, and service was superb and professional. Highly recommended.

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  9. KathyS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi on the planet, or at least in Colorado. So fresh, so tasty, so beautiful in its presentation. Excellent and prompt service with great recommendations for the freshest fish on the menu. Extensive drink menu.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's the best sushi I. Town. Great service and atmosphere

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FAQs

Izakaya Den offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 777-0691.

Izakaya Den is rated 4.8 stars by 1751 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 70 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Izakaya Den

1487 S. Pearl St, Denver, CO 80210

Additional information

  • Cross street
    S.Pearl Street and Florida Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Platt Park
  • Hours of operation
    Tuesday-Thursday 5:00PM-10:00PM, Friday & Saturday 5:00PM-11:00PM, Lunch: Saturday 11:30AM-2:30PM
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    We offer a Private parking garage. There is also 2 hour street parking.
  • 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.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Master Chef Toshi Kizaki
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (303) 777-0691
  • Catering
    Menus custom designed for both business and social occasions. Available from 20-50 ppl. Please call to inquire.
  • Private party facilities
    Our private party room can accommodate up to 45 people sit down dinner. Private Party Contact Name: Yuki
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