Izakaya Ronin

4.6
47 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Sushi

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Izakaya Ronin features some of Denver's best sushi and Japanese comfort food alongside craft cocktails and the city's largest Japanese whisky and craft beer selection
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi, Kushikatsu, Japanese
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am
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Phone number
(303) 953-1602
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Corey Baker
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Private party facilities
Izakaya Ronin's Moguri Bar is available for corporate events, tastings, and fundraisers!
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Cross street
Brighton Blvd & 29th St.
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Parking details
Complimentary parking validation in the INDUSTRY garage, off 29th St. & Brighton Blvd.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 47 People Are Saying
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Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omakase was outstanding and I highly recommend going that route. Ambience was great!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We sat in the speakeasy area. Ramen and drinks were great!! It was very very cold down there though - the fans on full blast were a little much. If it wasn’t so cold 5 stars!!

LG
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great sushi! This is our go to place for family birthdays!

AD
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent service

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ML
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It leaked a bit at the sushi bar from a rainstorm and I was overcharged for a drink (which they took off). Overall good sushi and enjoyed the experience.

BR
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bartender knew his Japanese Whisky! Asked us what we likedandbrought out a flight that we loved.The fried eggplant appetizer was amazing! The sushi was off the charts!! Next time I am in Denver I have to eat here again!!!

BS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Ramen was very good, but we had a gap of 20 min between ramen as a main dish and the sushi which took at 30 min.

t
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place so much, I keep coming back. The food is so good and the staff are great. I recommend the rice bowls. They also had fresh uni, which they made into a lovely maki roll for me as I didn't want it sushi style.

KB
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very happy with our experience at Izakaya Ronin and will definitely go back.

O
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation through open table, but they didn’t have the table available in time. We did end up waiting an extra hour for a table, not their fault, just he party before use was camping out and they were very nice to comp our first round of drinks. Despite the table stuff, everyone was super friendly, communicative, and helpful. The food was delicious and we will definitely go back again!

OJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was amazing! It was very good! The waitress and host were able to accommodate for 9 people when I originally reserved for 6. However, I have the restaurant a 3 star rating over all because of the ridiculous prices on their liquor!

I know I shouldn’t compare, because maybe their liquor is what makes this place special, but the “cheapest” drink they had was literally a 7.5% beer that was $12.................. um, that’s as much as a roll of sushi.

It was fun, the food was great, but it was also my first time there and first impressions should matter! I’m sure the speakeasy part of the restaurant is cool, but we were in the main dining area, so this also might have made a difference in our experience. Sorry to say this, but I don’t think I’ll be going back again ☹️

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent and the sushi was the best in Denver

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall the food was over cooked and tough- from the chicken to
The squid. Also it was a little outrageous that they asked my husband if he wanted a block of ice or on the rocks for his cocktail and he asked for a block of ice. when we got the bill he was charged an extra $1 for the ice for his $13 cocktail.

TS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sushi bar chefs were great! We chose the courses meal and left incredibly happy!? Thank you everyone for an excellent first experience.

S
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Arrived just in time for happy hour. prices were still a little high for "happy hour".
The space was unexciting and felt like a basement bar. Edamame appetizer was the best i've had in years!!! The remainder of our food was not very good. It wasn't bad it was just bland and boring. Our bar tender seemed over it as well.

G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and staff was aware of gluten free options for Celiac.

OT
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent sashimi, beautiful presentation

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OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Took a long time to get our food.
Was charged twice for our bill at the bar.
Server forgot to give us our credit card back after she ran it.
Had a reservation for 8....was not seated until 830.

SA
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

What's a cool space. And the server is very nice. I wasn't all that impressed with the menu or the prices. the food itself was average

K
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing sushi!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was very attentive and food was amazing. It felt like true Japanese style when unexpected sides arrived before our main course.

JT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best quality sushi I have found in Denver, ramen was unbelievable, drinks and service were excellent. Strongly recommend.

BP
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Was not impressed with the food. To me it was not an izakaya style restaurant.

YK
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Proud to have met your server Jack who was beyond professional and was a gentleman and a scholar. Very knowledgeable of the cuisine and very prompt and friendly. The cuisine was beyond authentic and broke a lot of the traditional rules in a way that only appealed to the esteemed palette. I highly recommend this location to all of your friends

G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waiter was amazing and very aware of celiac!

j
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Izakaya Ronin is one of our new faves! We sat at the sushi bar and went for the complete experience, omakase and a bottle of sake. Each course was amazing. Carlos is extremely talented and continued to surprise us. I kept saying I haven’t had anything like this before, and we are pro foodies! Very highly recommended!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu for Valentine’s Day!

S
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Bartender Jenny was awesome. Food was outstanding. Miso was one of the best. Toro on special was amazing. So much flavor in the ramen. Tried the Colorado and Godzilla rolls. Both were awesome! Tempura was yummy. Drinks were great. Liquor sword is tasty! Can’t wait to go back! Literally so happy we discovered this place and it stays open late!

JP
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for the $50 omakase on the first Tues of Feb. Delicious food, super attentive chef (he overhead I don't like the seaweed wrap and let me try a soy wrap instead), good cocktails.

Overall spent <$200 for 2 people with the whole meal, many drinks, tax and tip. So worth it.

LC
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing time sitting at the sushi bar. The Colorado roll was out of this world with so much flavor and the fish tasting so fresh will definitely be a repeat customer

KJ
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner here! Highly recommend doing the omakase at the sushi bar. Our sushi chef, Doug, was not only great company but a fantastic chef! Can’t wait to come back next time we are in town.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was spectacular

EB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have enjoyed Sushi Ronin on many occasions and wanted to try their sister restaurant Izakaya Ronin. The home run for us this particular evening was the chefs choice (omakase) at the bar. We thoroughly enjoyed his creations, sequence and interaction.

SB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am still somewhat of a "sushi virgin". Our waiter took the time to walk me through the differences between the types of sushi and make recommendations on what to eat, what order to have the sushi brought out in, and it made for an overall amazing sushi experience. Everything was fantastic and I will be going back again very soon!

CA
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had an overall good experience. I would have to say it’s a bit overpriced for some of the options, but the quality and taste of the food was decent. Also, they should invest in some to go bags.

D
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food (the ramen is divine!), handmade cocktails with fun names, great staff. 5/5, will come back!

C
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the bar and did the "Omakase" meal. So fun and delicious! Great date night experience!

KS
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A little pricey, but totally worth it. Amazing sushi, amazing ramen, and amazing service! We're still talking about the place a week later.

D
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The food was good but the service was soooooo slow. Drinks / food everything seemed to take forever.

P
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat at the sushi bar. We decided to go with the chefs choice option only available at the bar, it was amazing! Everything was so delicious, and it was nice to be able to see it being prepared!

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