ANNUAL DEN ROOFTOP PARTY

Den Corner Restaurants and 5280 Magazine celebrate the annual “Den Rooftop Party”
October 3 & 4, 2017, 5:00 PM~ 

Thank You for a Great Event!

We are saddened to see the damage caused by the recent hurricanes, Harvey, Irma, Maria as well as the earthquakes in Mexico. With our Rooftop Party co-sponsored with 5280 Magazine coming up October 3 & 4, we decided to share donations raised from this event to the hurricane and earthquake relief efforts in addition to Japan. We need to do this when our home front is in crisis.  

We have carefully chosen these 4 organizations for relief efforts for their direct impact. A portion of the proceeds raised from our Rooftop party will be equally shared – 25% to each organization. 

HoustonTarget Hunger‘s mission is to
alleviate hunger and is currently serving those displaced by Harvey through
food pantries and weekly breakfast programs.

Miami The Miami Foundation  is funding food
security for vulnerable communities including migrant farm workers, low-income
families and senior citizens.

Mexico City & OaxacaDirect Relief – providing medical, supplies, food, water, etc.

Kumamoto, JapanKumamoto Castle Restoration Project

Please come and enjoy a lovely evening of street food and music. We’ll have donation stations for the relief efforts for those who may want to contribute something extra.

Kumamoto is our hometown in southern Japan. It is nestled in the mountains and forest and known for the pure waters and lush greenery and the nearby sea provides an abundance of seafood. This seafood is often served at our restaurants.

We also have a famous castle called Kumamoto Castle, built in 1467 and it is the only black castle and one of the top 3 most beautiful castles in Japan.

However, in April of 2016, we had an unprecedented earthquake which struck and devastated the Kumamoto area. Our hometown is still rebuilding and like last year, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the earthquake relief agencies in Japan, including the restoration of Kumamoto Castle.

Please see last year’s party video.

A feast of the senses includes 20 Japanese guest chefs from southern Japan serving signature ramen and street food called Yatai, the soul food of Japan, and also found at festivals across Japan. We’ll be serving Japanese sake, wine, beer, shochu cocktails and soft drinks.

There will be food and drink stations on the rooftop of the garage, directly across the street from OTOTO, a half block south of Sushi Den and Izakaya Den.

Tickets are limited: BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

FAQ / Important DETAILS:

  • What do I need to bring for entry?
    • You need to bring your confirmation email from Eventbite and your photo ID.
  • Can I buy a ticket at the restaurants?
    • Tickets are only available online through Eventbrite, not available at the restaurants.
  • Can you refund my ticket?
    • Eventbrite allows refunds. Please file a refund request through Eventbrite.
  • Can I transfer my ticket to another person or update the name? 
    • Please be aware Eventbrite is the only one who can assist you. Here are instructions as well as a video that can assist you.
    • Tickets may not be resold.
  • Is the ticket for one day or two days?
    • The ticket is for one day.
  • Can I switch days?
    • It cannot be transferred to a different day.
  • Can under-age attend the event?
    • Yes, they can, but of course, alcoholic beverages will be served only to 21 and over.
  • Are dogs/pets allowed at this event?
    • No, they are not.
  • What was the Rooftop Party like last year?
    • Please see this page

  • What time does the event start and also end?
    • It starts at 5:00 pm ~.
  • What happens if it rains?
    • The show must go on! So it will be on rain or shine.
  • How many guests are you expecting for each evening?
    • We are expecting 750 guests for each night.
  • Can I reserve a table?
    • No, I’m sorry we cannot reserve tables due to the informal nature of the event. Yatai style is walking around eating at the various food and drink stations while people come and go.
  • Is this a charitable event?
    • We are saddened to see the damage caused by the recent hurricanes, Irma and Harvey. With our Rooftop Party co-sponsored with 5280 Magazine coming up October 3 & 4, we decided to share donations raised from this event to the hurricane relief efforts in Florida and Texas.We need to do this when our home front is in crisis.Please come and enjoy a lovely evening of street food and music. We’ll have donation stations for the Hurricane Relief for those who may want to contribute something extra.
    • Yes. In April 2016, we had an unprecedented earthquake which struck and devastated the Kumamoto area in southern Japan. It happens to be the place where Kizaki brothers were born and raised. Kumamoto is still rebuilding, and like last year, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the earthquake relief agencies in Kumamoto, including the restoration of Kumamoto Castle.

  • Who are the chefs?
    • These 20 Japanese chefs are friends of ours from southern Japan and they are all passionate about the food they serve.
  • What kind of food do you serve?
    • We are serving Japanese soul food such as Ramen, Yakisoba noodles, Okonomiyaki/Japanese savory pancake, Japanese fried chicken, Takoyaki/ golden brown, savory octopus dumplings, Yakiniku/Japanese BBQ, and lots more. These are typically served as street food called Yatai, also found at festivals across Japan.
  • Are these food gluten free or vegan?
    • Sorry, there are no gluten free or vegan menus available.
  • Can I do take-out on this food?
    • Sorry, take-out is not available.
  • What kind of drinks do you serve?
    • Sake, Wine, Beer and Shochu Cocktails. Ticket price includes 3 alcohol beverages of your choice. You’ll receive 3 drink coupons when you check-in. There will be a booth available for purchasing extra beverage coupons. Soft drinks and water are complimentary. Sorry, no refunds possible on beverage coupons.

  • Where do I park my car?
    • Please park in the neighborhood.
  • Where do I check in?
    • We will have a check-in booth at our garage/event building across the street from OTOTO restaurant.
  • What kind of music will you play?
    • We plan to have a live band playing light jazz.
  • Who is the organizer of this event? 
    • Sushi Den/Izakaya Den/OTOTO
    • The media sponsor is 5280 Magazine.
  • Are there any bathrooms at the venue?
    • There will be the porta-potties on the ground level of the parking garage where the entrance is.

  • Are the 3 restaurants open as usual while the event is on for 2 days? 
    • Yes, business is as usual at Sushi Den and Izakaya Den.
    • OTOTO is closed as usual on Tuesdays. However, on Wednesday, OTOTO is closed as we will be using our OTOTO kitchen and staging the event from there.

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