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Matsuhisa-Aspen

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Japanese, Asian, Contemporary
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303 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611 (Monarch)
Roaring Fork Transit Authority (RFTA) has stops on either side of our location; at Paepke Park (Main St and Aspen St) as well as Galena (Main St and Galena). It is a one block walk to Matsuhisa Aspen (Main and Monarch).
970-544-6628
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Matsuhisa Aspen is nestled beneath a quaint victorian house in the...
Matsuhisa Aspen is nestled beneath a quaint victorian house in the mountain town of Aspen Colorado and features the cuisine of world renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Japanese-inspired seafood and sushi, as well as an ultra-hip scene and lively bar crowd can best describe Matsuhisa Aspen. We are a continuation of Matsuhisa L.A., Nobu New York, Nobu London and may more locations around the world.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 138
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Incredible!

The tasting menu is incredible, and the sashimi so fresh despite being far from the sea! We walked in mid week and were lucky to be able to eat in the main restaurant downstairs at the bar. Struck up great conversations with our neighbours at the bar including the owner Nobuko herself! A special... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
TimR_81_Mel
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The tasting menu is incredible, and the sashimi so fresh despite being far from the sea! We walked in mid week and were lucky to be able to eat in the main restaurant downstairs at the bar. Struck up great conversations with our neighbours at the bar including the owner Nobuko herself! A special night not to be forgotten.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

It is really marvelous ! I recommend you order a sushi combination . If you don't like sushi, than give THIS ONE a try !

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Excellent sushi in the mountains? Yes it's expensive but what would you expect. We have been many times over many years and found the staff consistent, friendly and proud of their establishment/committed to maintaining the restaurant's excellent reputation. Exceptional wine list including everything from over the top bottles to a 96 point Parker Cabernet by the glass. The kids really... More 

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Sydney
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is my first Nobu experience and apart from some quality seafood like seabass, toro, scallop with caviar, and good service, just about everything else is over-rated. The restaurant in the basement is more like a fast food joint, with very basic tables, cutlery (disposable chopsticks), and a lot of noise echoing from a small venue). The environment and the... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is the top for Sushi and Japanese fare in Aspen. The selections are creative, never mundane or commonplace. The quality and visual presentation are as good as anywhere else in the world. Freshness and taste out shine the competition.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I have waited over 2 months before writing this review in the hopes the management of Matshuhisa/NOBU take responsibility for the fraudulent activities that occur in their establishment. First the review of the venue as such. Aside from an overall and distinct arrogance prevalent in everyone, sashimi, if you are a true fan, is at best average. Typical in the... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Nobu's Shaved Icewith blueberry, strawberry or passion fruit mango is one of the best and for sure the most fun desserts I have ever had!

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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257 reviews 257 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I'm a huge lobster fan and anywhere I go where lobster is on the menu, I order it. This was no exception. We started with the Limeston Lettuce with Rock Shrimp and the Limestone Lettuce with Scallops. Both were amazing. The scallops were a bit underdone for my taste, but exactly how most people prefer them. From there, we had... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Loved this place. It is a bit pricey, but the food was delicious. We enjoyed rock shrimp, fried vegetables, crab & lobster rolls and their filet. Everything was exceptional. Definitely recommend dinning here - but come prepared to pay a pretty penny for your meal!

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New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Sneaking in during the cocktail hour is key to finding a couple of seats at the sushi bar, before the rush and the madness, particularly if you have no reservation and want to catch first tracks the next morning. What's great here is the non standard stuff, so if you are up for it and have just won a football... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 303 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611
    (Monarch)
  • Public Transportation: Roaring Fork Transit Authority (RFTA) has stops on either side of our location; at Paepke Park (Main St and Aspen St) as well as Galena (Main St and Galena). It is a one block walk to Matsuhisa Aspen (Main and Monarch).
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
  • Phone Number: 970-544-6628

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 35
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Matsuhisa Aspen is nestled beneath a quaint victorian house in the mountain town of Aspen Colorado and features the cuisine of world renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Japanese-inspired seafood and sushi, as well as an ultra-hip scene and lively bar crowd can best describe Matsuhisa Aspen. We are a continuation of Matsuhisa L.A., Nobu New York, Nobu London and may more locations around the world.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?