Mizu Izakaya and Sushi

4.7
231 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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 231 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
service
4.7
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipErinK83
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in for a birthday dinner (only mentioned it casually) and had an excellent experience with Will and even some surprise bday dessert!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy and always a good experience. Drinks food ambiance was all on point. Good variety of food...the avocado roll is my favorite!

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ReneeV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was fabulous. Service was a little slow but they were crowded and seemed a bit understaffed. I would definitely recommend.

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KenzieM
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a bad experience here! Great vibes and better sushi!

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AndersA
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, delicious food, lots of great menu options!

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vipTommy
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time at this place, great sushi great vibe

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Ashley
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Unfortunately, not the greatest experience. We were seated outside on their patio but directly next to the trash can, which smelled absolutely awful. We waited over an hour for our sushi to come and it was very bland. No flavor and the fish was not fresh, no one came to our table for almost an hour so I'm wondering if they maybe forgot our order. Sadly, won't be back and would not recommend.

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vipjohn
Denver
42 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad service and bad food.

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viphoneyboo
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Dining here was an awful experience. It took a very long time for a server to come and bring us water. The special fatty tuna was already starting to oxidize and had some tough parts. The ramen was lukewarm at best. The egg was downright cold. The pork was tough. I sent it back and asked for a hot bowl of soup. The server apologized and said it would be on the house. By the time we finally got the next ramen it was the exact same. We just wanted to leave and since it took awhile to get the check we didn’t look closely at it, but I later realized the ramen was not taken off our ticket. All in all, it was a huge disappointment and I don’t plan on ever returning.

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EmilyM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious sushi and one of the best Miso soups. We loved all the rolls we ordered! Also enjoyed the cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food Was fire 🔥

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food took a little while, but overall great experience.

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Leslie
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place has fantastic sushi. It is overly pricey so it would never be a regular spot for me, but I would come back for special occasions for sure. Our service started out sub-par, but once our server finally came to greet us, he was great, made good suggestions, and we had what we needed when we needed it.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday! I loved it

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vipPeterC
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The foods are really fresh and well prepared. For a family of 3 prepare to spend about 100 before tip

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JosephP
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a dope spot. Go here for great selection sake and small dishes to share. The style inside is awesome. Great food and great service. Get here early before the run out of their best dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, always a staple when we go to Denver!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. Loving coming here for a fancy meal, plus the variety of food is perfect for everyone

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Lizzy
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place in Denver! Food is amazing and service is quick and friendly. Love everything I’ve tried on the menu

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Always excellent food, but slow service. Covid has probably affected service, unfortunately it can be very slow.

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vipalexandruM
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere 👌❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mizu Izakaya

Haiku Review
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sushi birthday springs
takoyaki, hamachi
friendships blossom
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High-quality casual Japanese dining

Evan and I recently treated Steve to a sushi-style birthday dinner.  Located in the heart of Lo-Hi , the atmosphere of Mizu had a casual-Colorado style within hints of Japanese décor.  The open-air design perfectly showcased the warm Spring afternoon.  There was also a private dining room that looked really inviting!

The takoyaki (stuffed octopus wheat cakes) and hamachi nigiri (yellowtail) were some of the best we had ever tasted!

The nigiri and sashimi portions seemed very generous and the quality tasted superior.  Steve and Evan also really enjoyed the hotategai (scallop nigiri).

If we wanted to be a little critical, we could say a couple of the rolls we ordered were a little strange.  The Philadelphia roll had so much cream cheese, that it seemed like it should be served on a bagel.  The specialty Mizu roll made with a shiso leaf and many other ingredients had an odd mouthfeel.

To end on a positive note:

"The hot sakes were aflowin', while the sushi rolls kept a rollin' "  would be the song lyrics that described our pleasurable birthday meal honoring Steve! Yes...we ordered way too much for three people. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food always amazing it’s a little expensive but it’s always a good time. Food to nominal the cocktail this is great staff is very.

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Notsuchagem
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The sushi was good but not great. We had a reservation booked well over a week in advance for 7.30 and we were not seated until 8.20. They had not explanation other than "sorry for the wait." Service was slow and you could tell the hostess and server could care less about niceties and were overwhelmed. They had people crammed at the front door waiting to be seated. So much for COVID concern. It was a pretty underwhelming, awful experience for such an expensive, and sought after restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were absolutely amazing. Our waitress was a doll and on top of everything. Food came out in a perfect order. Highly recommend!!!!

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vipMCRreview
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered what was apparently my server’s favourite food, and I loved them all: Tokyo Roll, Kobe fried rice, and Tonkotsu ramen. The cocktails were also very well made.

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ChristopherC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Multiple things were never served to us. Our waitress wasn’t interested in checking in on us at all. Overall madhouse. Multiple people flagged down to get check and still couldn’t get it done. Not gonna lie, I almost walked out on that bill.

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AmandaH
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Unfortunately when we went to Mizu, we did not get our food for a long time. There were plenty of delays and ended up having to get it to go. However, the manager and our server were very accomodating to our issues and took care of us for the issue.

For what we did get to eat, it was delicious. The drinks were amazing, the appetizers and salad delicious. I wish we didn't have to eat our sushi to go, but what we did have was still yummy (but would have been better fresh). The ambiance is lovely and we will definitely give it another shot! Hope the timing will be better next time.

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iRedPanda
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mizu Izakaya & Sushi
This place was amazing!
The Takoyaki was a perfect starter, fluffy and oozing flavor!
The Hotake was also amazing on its own or with some soy sauce/w wasabi.
And the old fashion was one of the smoothest I’ve had.
We finished with the Wagyu & stir fry Udon.
Both where light, delicate dishes but seasoned just right. Nothing felt over powering and you won’t feel over stuffed if you take these dishes slowly!
Didn’t regret the purchase one bit, food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a great experience. We got the outdoor patio which was covered and heated up. Loved the ambience.
The food was great too. I personally enjoyed pork bao buns and karage chicken more than the ramen.

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Mikeb
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love this place. they have amazing cocktails, drinks, and their specials are fire! Sushi is amazing - so fresh. great place. great for a date night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was unreal. The hamachi jalapeño sashimi is a must if you come here. We also all were in agreement that the Hotate roll was one of the best we’ve ever had.
Service was great as well :)

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time

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vipLindsay
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints, always fantastic and fresh. Excellent service.

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NicholasH
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Miso soup tasted like it had been simmering in the same pot for three weeks, it tasted musky for lack of a better word. The seaweed salad was 90% soggy mixed greens with a couple tablespoons of seaweed salad on top. The salmon sashimi was barely thawed and the grapefruit on the hamachi was a weird combo IMHO. King Soopers' sushi bar has better product than Mizu. The staff was nice and they tried but you could tell no one wanted to be there. A funny thing was looking at the ceiling light which used the vintage light bulbs, a few had burnt out and were replaced with regular bulbs...a microcosm of the whole restaurant. FYI, this is the only review of a restaurant I have ever left my life, it was that bad.

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vipBrianG
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Besides matsuhisa, best sushi in CO

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Dang, I really wanted to love this place. I took my friends from out of town as our last dinner here and somehow 2/4 orders didn’t get placed at all. The dinners came out before the apps, the server hardly stopped by our table. I waited an hour before asking a busier to grab my server because my food had yet to come out, nor had she stopped by to ask if we needed anything. They took the first initial drinks off our tab to say sorry and made my sushi roll to-go. Which was great, however, I won’t come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

It just wasn’t worth the cost. Overpriced and slow service didn’t help. The table next to us was also smashingly drunk and screaming loud. They seemed to be egged on by the manager as he gave them drinks and drank with them.

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sofial
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Super freshly catch fish which make the all of the food and dishes delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have had a better experience. 10/10 recommend.

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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 4.7 stars by 231 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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