6-Course Modern Japanese Dinner Series
Named three years in a row as the “Best Japanese Restaurant” in Westword’s “Best of Denver” awards, OTOTO in Platt Park features a menu that focuses on Japanese tapas, such as robata-style grilled meats and fish, raw-bar selections, and fried bites, as well as ramen and rice bowls. Drilling down, you might find grilled bacon-wrapped scallop skewers, lobster wontons, gyoza, and much, much more. Executive Chef Kenta Kamo, who was born in Louisiana to Japanese parents and who apprenticed in Japanese kitchens, serves it all up in a sleek and stylish environment that makes use of red brick, handsome woods, an exhibition kitchen, and garage doors that open to the sidewalk in balmy weather. OTOTO, which means “little brother,” is kin to the wildly popular Sushi Den and Izakaya Den. Taken together, these three restaurants ensure that the Mile High City gets the Japanese food it craves. We will be taking over OTOTO for our event, and Chef Kamo will be in and out of the kitchen to answer your questions and discuss the qualities that have Japanese cuisine so popular the world over.
About the Host:
Chef Kamo split his childhood between homes in Baton Rouge, LA and Tokyo. Quickly drawn to kitchens, he fell in love with the hyper-seasonal cuisine of the Japanese Alps. In Tokyo, he cut his culinary teeth working in izakaya and sushi restaurants. Returning to the US, he joined team at OTOTO in 2016, where he worked his way up to Executive Chef. Under his guiding hand, OTOTO has won 5280 and Westword “Best Japanese” restaurant awards 3 years running.
All savory courses will be served family-style. Dessert will be portioned individually.
Red Snapper Carpaccio
with seaweed sauce, tobiko, cherry tomato, mixed greens, and radish sprouts
japanese pancake with green cabbage, pork belly, nori, and bonito flakes
japanese hot pot with egg, radish, fish cake, potato, and yam noodles
Crab Salad Stuffed Shiitake Mushroom
Salmon and Eel Chirashi Sushi
with egg, mushroom, snow pea, carrot, cucumber, ginger, shiso leaf, and sesame seeds
Japanese Soufflé Cheesecake
with raspberry sauce
1501 S Pearl St
Denver, CO 80210
- Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
- No tickets are needed.
- What must I bring to the event?
- Please make sure to bring proof of COVID-19 vaccination (refer to the "what qualifies as valid proof of vaccination" question below for more info on this) and a government-issued photo ID. Additionally, if you plan on purchasing beverages during the event, make sure to bring cash.
- Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
- Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
- What does the ticket price cover?
- The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
- Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
- Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $75 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member and all guests must also present proof of full vaccination upon arrival at the event in order to gain entry.
- What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
- Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for emergency requests, we may allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests (as well as the guest ticket surcharge) must be sent to us prior to the event. Any guests who fail to present proof of full vaccination upon arrival, and/or have not paid the guest ticket surcharge, will not be allowed entry.
- What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
- For allergies or special diets, please note that accommodations can only be made if you Update Your Dietary Restrictions or email us at [email protected] no less than 72 hours before the event.