Mizu Izakaya and Sushi

4.6
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152 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.


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Sage
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner with amazing service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I’ve been here once before and loved it, but this time it wasn’t the best experience. Service was sub-par - our waitress never came over to our table and my boyfriend’s food took 45 minutes to come out. She said the ticket got messed up and they had to redo it - no big deal I get that mistakes happen, but in no way did she try and make up for it.

Good food, but service is average.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food came out super quick and everything tasted amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Night evening out

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MikeD6
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great valentines day dinner here. The staff was quick helpful and sat us immediately. The food was amazing. I loved the valentines specials.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot. No complaints and service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

With so many great sushi and ramen places in the Highlands this one has lacked luster on every occasion we have gone-mostly the service, but when it influences the food order and experience it’s not worth it.

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MatthewT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This place is dope - get the steak on the stone it’s amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Get the chicken app!!! Yum

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vipKate
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food

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vipStella
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, good food and good service.

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vipYachnoff
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Felt rushed after we ordered, in part because all the food came at once. Actually the sushi came out first, then the seaweed salad and miso soup. Not what I’m used to experiencing in Japanese restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Not recommend ramen

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JayT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

When you order something here it will arrive at your table within minutes. I'm used to traditional American style ordering where I ordered everything at once and it kept coming out. I recommend ordering piece by piece, roll by roll to get the most out of your experience.

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Stuart
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Jan 10th visit. 8:15pm.
We arrived 15 min early. The hostess looked surprised we were early. She then asked if we wanted to be sat. No, we want to stand up at the host stand and wait.

Our server was very rushed and short. Our order arrived wrong. We asked for soy sauce. It never arrived so I had to grab it off another table because the staff was in helpful.

The fish was average at best.

The best dish was the Brussels sprouts.

The manager did not pick up on any of the problems at our table. He asked if things were ok and the vague response i gave he did not pick up on just smiled as if everything was amazing and walked away.

Had to hunt down our waiter to get a second drink. Not good.

Poor service, low grade fish. And when you order sushi it comes as a roll not sushi so terminology is different here and the waiter did not clarify this difference at this restaurant. Additional poor service.

For the price I have been to much better.

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vipChelsea
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was seriously incredible. The tuna belly from Japan melted in my mouth!

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KathrynK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mizu Izakaya has the best Ramen I’ve had in the states since moving back from Japan! I was very impressed with not only the food but the service we had while there on such a busy night!

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JuliaM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance mixed with great food. Will be back.

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Chad
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was delicious in flavor and in presentation. The Sushi was our favorite, the fried chicken appetizer was delicious, and the ramen was tasty. That one dish that caught our group off guard was the poke bow, a cup of poke fish served over sliced salmon with potato chips (not traditional FYI.

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was good. We found the sake prices to be expensive, but otherwise it was an enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Despite the raving reviews Mizu has received, I was disappointed. The appetizers were the best part of the entire meal. The shrimp tempura sushi was flavorless and the toro (which I often order from other restaurants) had an almost spoiled taste. The service was fine, nothing extraordinary. The waitress was very accommodating when removing the items from our receipt. She also gave us shots as an apology. Overall, not impressed at all.

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CoreyD
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi/ramen I've had in Denver. Pllllllllllllllllllllllllllllt!! There that's 50 letters.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here on a whim for an early dinner before the show. We loved the small plates because it was perfect to try out all the menu. Everything was delicious. It was a bit noisy (nothing a little added acoustics couldn't help) but overall a wonderful time and we will definitely be back.

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JonJ
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant is great. Great ambiance and quality food. The only downside is that it's popular so this leads to slower than ideal service...

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vipRegularsJimMatt
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Timing off again on second visit, food so so, waiter great but won't go back as kitchen can't get timing right.

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Alicia
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service! Yo all made his birthday extra special! Our favorite new spot! Thank you!

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JenniferK
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, atmosphere, and service were all outstanding.

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nick
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good sushi and sake. The prices were great for the quality of fish and meat. The service was great too

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience ! Hospitality was top notch - I will come back again when I’m in the area !

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NikolaiV
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great modern take on a classic Japanese Izakaya, a concept that’s largely missing in the states. Delicious small plates + sushi + sake/beer = great night. All the food we tried was delicious and authentic, sushi was fresh and service excellent. We enjoyed the modern, upbeat ambiance as well. This is a place you can visit over and over and not get sick of due to the wide variety of food offered. Also great bar scene for drinks. Bravo to the owner for bringing this concept to Denver! You have a pair of loyal customers now.

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vipHelenO
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our experience on this particular night was just "off". We got seated right away as we had a reservation. But the servers were a little frazzled, management was avoidant, and their ticket system went down. We didn't know this until we were waiting for our final appetizer (that came after we were done with both of our ramen). Managers asked several tables AROUND us how they were doing and informed them of the ticket system issue, but not once did anyone come over to us to ask how we were or to let us know that their system was down. We ended up canceling our last appetizer that never came out, paid the bill, then left. It was just a strange experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!! Great service!!! Just really loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, amazing service and surprisingly great price. Double date for my sister’s bday and they did a great job making it special.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

We came to celebrate my birthday. My friend did not get his food until after my husband and I were done with ours. He decided to just not eat it because the timing was so bad and we had other arrangements we needed to get to.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

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JasonU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good, and we were happy with the service.

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vipBethH
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m new to the neighborhood, but Mizo is quickly becoming one of my favorites. To start the Gimlet is delicious! If you like a nice vodka drink I highly recommend it. The Gyoza is one of the best I have ever had and I mean it. You can taste the pork and they cook it perfectly. I had a tuna sashimi special that was perfection. For rolls we tried the Sea Monster and will definitely get it again. The only negative was the Seaweed Salad - very strange and unappetizing but the House Salad is a very good alternative. The bartender works at a pace that could be quicker! Will be back soon!

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vipNativeEater
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully pleasant server! Amazing happy hour options and an adorable patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lunch service felt slow given it appeared to be a good sized kitchen staff and two-maybe three tables during the 11am hour.

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Mizu Izakaya and Sushi does offer 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 152 OpenTable diners.

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