Brothers Toshi and Yasu Kizaki are the masterminds behind the best sushi joint in the Mile High City, if not the West. The key is fresh fish, flown in daily from Fukuoka, Japan, complemented by fresh greens from the Den Farm north of the city. With these ingredients in hand, the chefs show off their skills in the form of seaweed salad, sushi, sashimi, tempura, and other Japanese dishes. Fish-averse types need not stay away, however, as the menu also includes short ribs and beef carpaccio for carnivores and vegetarian sushi for vegetarians. In 2013, the always-evolving spot saw one of its biggest changes since opening in 1985: The Kizaki brothers bought and knocked down the longstanding Pearl Street Grill to make way for the Izakaya Den, a contemporary spot that focuses on Asian-inspired small plates.
- Frommer's Staff