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Izakaya Den

Map & Directions 1487 S. Pearl St.
Denver, CO 80210
  • Fusion, Japanese, Spanish, Sushi
  • Sun, Sat 11:30am-2:30pm, Sun-Thu, Sat 5pm-10pm, Fri 5pm-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • ATM, Banquet Facilities, Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Recommended for Large Parties, Accepted
  • Street, Valet


Westword's Description

When Izakaya Den opened in 2008 in a brand-new, Japanese country-style building on South Pearl Street, it snagged our Best New Restaurant award. Now, five years later, Izakaya Denver is bigger and better than ever. After a one-year construction project that carved out the original home of the Pearl Street Grill and replaced it with a modern, multi-level structure, the new Izakaya Den has opened right next to its sibling Sushi Den, a mainstay on South Pearl Street for close to three decades. The two share a big basement storage area and workspace, but the stunning look and menu of Izakaya are all its own. There's still sushi on the menu, and a roster of sake offerings more than a hundred varieties deep, but there's an increased emphasis on izakaya-style dishes, small plates that you might order in a sake bar in Japan. At the same time, master chef Toshi Kizaki has put a greater focus on global cuisine, merging Japanese techniques and traditions with contemporary flavors.

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  • Denver Westword on 12/06/10

    Winner of Westword's Best of Denver 2010 - Best Vegetarian Dish in a Non-Vegetarian Restaurant!

  • David F. on 09/12/09

    Love it! If you like sushi, you have to check this place out. It is located on Pearl near Wash Park. A little pricey but the quality of food is evident. Cool space and cool people

  • Paige A. on 03/29/10

    Order the crispy tuna. It's the best!

  • Ariel K. on 10/02/10

    Oh, the twix dessert. Fabulous!

  • Yokes on 06/27/10

    Love their tofu salad.

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