Den Corner Restaurants and 5280 Magazine celebrate the annual “Den Rooftop Party”
October 3 & 4, 5:00~9:00pm.

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Kumamoto is our home town 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 profit 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 also found at festivals across Japan, along with Japanese sake and beer.

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:

  • Can I buy a ticket at the restaurants?
    • The ticket is available only through Eventbrite here.
  • What happens if it rains?
    • The show must go on! So it will be on rain or shine.
  • Can you refund my ticket?
    • All sales are final.
  • 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?
    • As attendance and supplies are carefully calculated for each day, each ticket can only be used for the day you purchased. It can not 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.
  • What was the Rooftop Party like last year?
    • Please see this page


  • What time does the event start and also end?
    • It starts at 5:00pm and ends at 9:00pm.
  • How many guests are you expecting for each evening?
    • We are expecting 750 guests for each night.
  • Is this a charitable event?
    • 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 profit 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 our’s 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 the street food called Yatai, also found at festivals across Japan.
  • Are these food gluten free or vegan?
    • Sorry, it is not gluten free or vegan.
  • Can I do the take out on these food?
    • Sorry, take out is not available.
  • What kind of drinks do you serve?
      • Sake, Wine, Beer and Shochu Cocktail
  • 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 do you play?
    • We plan to play the light jazz.
  • Who is the organizer of this event? 
    • Sushi Den/Izakaya Den/OTOTO
  • Is there any bathroom at the venue?
    • There will be the porta-potty on the ground level of the parking garage where the entrance is.
  • Are the 3 restaurants doing business 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 Mondays and Tuesdays. However on Wednesday, we will be using our OTOTO kitchen and staging the event from there, so it is also closed on Wednesday.

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