I have eaten at Izakaya Den on numerous occasions and NEVER been disappointed. It is one of Denver's finest restaurants, period. Don't overthink your selections or your reviews. . . just enjoy.
Best Fusion Restaurant - 2009
I shared 6 different dishes at Izakaya Den. My first time in, and was expecting it to be pretty good. Always happy at Sushi Den. Very disappointing. Dishes seemed poorly executed. The prawn was awesome, but everything else was either so-so or awful. The braised buffalo was well cooked, but pomegranate flavors tasted like syrup and hid all the buffalo flavor. Drinks were awesome, great waitstaff, cool, albeit huge space ... but food is over thought and under executed. Would love to know what Jason had that blew him away so much.
We really, really love this place. It has all of the things you love about Sushi Den in a much nicer, more serene setting. Personally, I think some of the fusion ideas are a little over the top - just too much going on. Stick to the more simple, straightforward items and you can't go wrong. Just like her sister Sushi Den, take a suitcase full of money - those little tastes add up fast.