Mizu Izakaya and Sushi

4.6
313 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese

2017 Top of the Town, "Best Japanese Restaurant in Denver"


Dipped in the Japanese arts and architecture, the Mizu Izakaya and Sushi restaurant offers an authentic experience of Japanese culture. The restaurant offers contemporary Japanese dining and a comfortable, young and hip atmosphere. The food is served hot and its assortment of dishes are popular among the locals and are nicely complimented by innovative drinks.



Mizu Izakaya and Sushi restaurant, despite being a Sushi place, has a diverse menu and it offers a variety of Japanese dishes. Some of the dishes include King Mushroom Carpaccio, Grilled Whole Squid, Grilled Lamb Chop and Brussels Sprouts. These are some of the favorite dishes for diners at the Mizu Izakaya and Sushi, a place that diners prefer for the quality of their food.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 313 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is just so well put together and the staff and food are amazing . I went a few days ago and came back and brought my partner , she’s a Japanese American and loved it as well . Thank you mizu . I will be back a lot . 🙏

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MandyW
Denver
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushmi and service was amazing especially because it was extremely busy on a Sunday night.

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Josh
Denver
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Cucumber gimlet was our favorite drink.

JM
vipJeremyM
Denver
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't say enough good things about this place. Great food, vibe and management!

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vipalexandruM
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service and quality of food! We love this place and it never fails us! The ambiance and food is amazing ! Shut out to Joyce and Anna 🍾🍾❤️

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CarolineR
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We got the spicy edamame, brussel sprouts and 3 specialty rolls. Great service, fantastic ambiance and tasty food.

NZ
NickZ
Little Rock
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance!

JC
JonathanC
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Nothing wrong with the food. I'm thinking they maybe understaffed.... took a hour to get my one entree. My friend finished before receiving the simple order. Waitress was apathetic and customer service was not that great. Hoping this isn't the norm. They were fairly busy that evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Waitress was great, sushi was ok- overpriced in my opinion!

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Tiger12
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Waited over 45 minutes for our rolls, drinks were made wrong and never corrected. Manager never talked to the table. Bad impression for 1st time eating and for business dinner. Server never refilled drinks nor check on the table. I had to ask for a discount when we received the bill. He comped the table next to us who came in after us. Tables around us that came in later received their food and were gone. The manager gave us $14.00 off a $174 bill. Will never be back was good food but the service was poor and left a bad impression.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Definitely not one of the “best ramen” in Denver (per a food critic). And their service left a lot to be desired. Cute atmosphere if you want to hang out with friends, but make time, the kitchen is fairly slow and disorganized (ex: entrees before appetizers, all your guests’ meals don’t come out at the same time).

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vipalexandruM
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and quality as usual! We love this place, and highly recommended it!!!

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vipStephC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! Probably best sushi I’ve had in Denver so far - our server was awesome as well.

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pell
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was great. The place has a fun vibe. Sushi was good quality in taste but the preparation was mediocre. We got the omakase sashimi, and one of the pieces had a bone in it. First time in my life I ever found a bone on my sushi that I had to spit out. I told the waiter, and he said he’d tell the sushi chef. Not sure I’ll be rushing back, but decent food in a nice ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mizu is always a great experience!

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Ryan
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was fantastic! The food and drinks were great and the ambiance was exactly what we hoped for! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Sushi is fresh and delicious! Waitress forgot to put in our appetizers~ so those were delayed. This is my 3rd time eating here and a top sushi restaurant in Denver, worth the $.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very energetic & nice aesthetic. We enjoyed the Uni carbonara, duck ramen & dragon roll. For the hype & price, you’d think the service would be better. We won’t be back but it was nice to try :)

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Toledo
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

My party of four was first sat at an awkward table for 5 or 6, when I asked for a 4 top we were move near the bathrooms in the far corner of the restaurant - plenty of better options were available. Oh well, my bad. I should have left. Sushi was ok, but not great. Far better options in town, including Sushi Den, Taki Sushi and Izakaya Den to name a few. Should have known better...

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HarveyParkModern
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonesing for creative Izakaya menu. Found it! The oshinko sealed the deal for me: love me some fresh, crunch-worthy daikon. Hubby not a fan of sushi but happy w edamame, their excellent pan-seared gyoza and crispy chicken karaage. Sat at high table in bar still early in evening: service was superb. Already jonesing for my next visit!

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RebeccaM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Great service, amazingly fresh fish, wonderful atmosphere! Can't wait to come back.

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Julia
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The sushi might be my new favorite in Denver! The restaurant is very sleek looking. Our waiter was very nice but did admit he forgot about us a couple times. I’ll definitely be going back!

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Lucy
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best sushi we have ever had! Restaurant was so much fun, beautiful and greattt food!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience celebrating my son’s birthday at Mizu Izakaya. The food was fresh, delicious and creative. The service was efficient and hospitable. We will definitely return soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience with friendly staff and great food! Can’t wait to visit again

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Rozzy
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place is absolutely incredible! One of the best sushi places I have ever been to. The udon noodles were a particular favorite during our visit, and you can't go wrong with their sushi rolls- just pick your favorite or even venture out, they are amazing. I believe I got the dragon roll and spicy tuna roll. Absolutely AMAZING. Highly recommend this place.

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HomieG
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great sushi. I couldn’t get a table at uchi and this was a great alternative.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Sat at the bar hoping for a quick bite. Ordered 1 roll and 3 nigiris, it took about an hour to get these. The server was very nice and kept apologizing, gave us an edamame for the wait. But still don't understand how it took that long, the restaurant wasn't even full and there were 4 staff at the bar making sushi. Temperature of the sushi is a huge factor on the taste. Our nigiri was probably sitting for a while as it was room temperature and did not taste as fresh.
Could've been a better experience if they were on top it... Not coming back.

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great sushi, very attentive, wonderful staff. Drinks were great and so were the appetizers

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narsella
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Extremely disappointed. The service even on a Monday night was terrible. I had to wait an hour and a half for one role of sushi.

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PaulG
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time visit for us and enjoyed the atmosphere. The menu was varied and the dishes we ordered were all quite good. The beer and sake selections were numerous. I will certainly be back.

CK
CarolineK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined with Andrea and he is fantastic! Food was great, edamame is underwhelming but the sushi and miso soup were delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a threat time in our date night. Food and drinks were great. Very visit and service was a little slow. But overall great experience!

TO
vipTranceObsession
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything about this place was wonderful and delicious. Our only gripe was their Omakase isn't what would normally be called Omakase. It's not carefully or thoughtfully plated dishes that take the diner on a journey but more of a plate brought out with chefs selected cuts. Also they don't read the reservation notes because they didn't acknowledge my wife's birthday until it was mentioned again at the beginning of our meal.

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vipDiner801
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Arrived early in the evening with a reservation (4:15 pm). Promptly seated, but then forgotten. 20 minutes later I walked to the bar to get a drink. 30 minutes after being seated (3 other tables seated and ordered drinks+appetizers) we are finally acknowledged. Tried three appetizers, two rolls, and 16 pieces of sashimi. Everything was good, but not on par with sushi den, Izakaya den, or even Happa. I get it that tables are forgotten sometimes, but absolutely nothing was done to apologize for or even acknowledge their oversight. I definitely would choose ANY other sushi restaurant before trying this trendy, but short of the mark restaurant again.

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vipTriumphCapitalDE
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great sushi

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JessicaF
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was terrible and we were there on a Monday night. some things didn't arrive until well after our meal was over, server seemed disinterested.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The appetizers are amazing. Their steak skewers were also very delicious!

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fymspicoli
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We got the wrong yakitori and the chicken ones were a bit over cooked but overall the food was excellent. They weren't totally full on a Thursday night but we're mostly full so the food took quite a while to come out. We had a party of 4 and we were there for 3 hours but we did try a lot of different food. We would definitely go back, it was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to dinner with a new friend and it was great! We had fun taking over the meal and the seating was great!

I love this place- this is my 3rd visit in two weeks!

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You can order delivery directly from Mizu Izakaya and Sushi using the Order Online button. Mizu Izakaya and Sushi also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Mizu Izakaya and Sushi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 372-7100.

Mizu Izakaya and Sushi is rated 4.6 stars by 313 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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