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Izakaya Den Restaurant Review: Izakaya Den is named for the lively after-work pubs in Japan that dole out both saké and sustenance. Unlike its Sushi Den sibling, however, Izakaya is not all about the raw stuff. Yes, you can partake of sushi, but the globally enterprising menu is a whirlwind around-the-world ticket strutting a slew of sharable dishes. Try the hand roll sampler, a three-pronged combination of spicy tuna, crab and beef that’s a do-it-yourself wrap and roll affair, or the roasted halibut, dusted with saffron and paired with white asparagus, akatosaka (seaweed) and a yellow tomato gazpacho. The number of bottled bubblies poured here is longer than some restaurants’ wine lists, and the saké selection, including wooden box saké and several high-end options, is impressive. Note: This restaurant was formerly located at 1518 S. Pearl St.