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Matsuhisa-Aspen

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Japanese, Sushi, 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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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Does not disappoint

We visited here on a second trip to Aspen recently. I was worried it wouldnot be as good as I remembered but it was better than I remembered. The cocktails were outstanding. I enjoyed the Hendricks with serano peppers! The pepper appetizer was also good. We enjoyed several rolls that were all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We visited here on a second trip to Aspen recently. I was worried it wouldnot be as good as I remembered but it was better than I remembered. The cocktails were outstanding. I enjoyed the Hendricks with serano peppers! The pepper appetizer was also good. We enjoyed several rolls that were all great. The general manager stopped by to make... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Pound for pound the best Japanese food in town. Quite the crowd inside the restaurant because of the atmosphere and variety of great selections. Had a seat next to the food prep guys that make sushi in front of you. California rolls are out-of-this-world, delicious. Cocktails are wonderful and the main dish of organic chicken breast is the best chicken... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have been to Matsuhisa in Aspen about 8 times and I make a point of going back almost every year when I visit Aspen. The food is always consistently exceptional and the service in Aspen (unlike some of the Nobu restaurants) is both very good and appropriately laid back. I'm sure it's difficult to have such consistently well-trained people... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Definitely recommend this restaurant; we ate here twice during a 5 day stay. It may not be outstanding but offers a wide range of standard Japanese fare along with some more unusual dishes on their daily specials menu. To eat in the downstairs restaurant where both hot and cold dishes are available you probably need a reservation. For the upstairs... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I am fairly addicted to Matsu. My favorites are crispy, spicy tuna rolls (off-menu, I think), caterpillar rolls, real wasabi (costs more but worth it), the lettuce wrapped baked cod and the popcorn shrimp. My favorite sake on the menu is the mid-priced Music.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Head here if you want to enjoy authentic and fresh sushi. The staff is helpful and social, which makes this a perfect spot to grab a table or sit in the bar area with friends. The drink menu is extensive and the staff can help you match your drink to your food. Each visit is better than the last.

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Northbrook, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Restaurant was very loud. Sushi was average. Nothing special. Spicy tuna was cold as if it was prepared ahead of time...rice was hard and crunchy. The sashimi was very thin and skimpy. The waitress was AMAZING....Ally. Expensive! I wouldn't waste the money going again.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We were seated promptly for our reservation. Waiter was terrific. Food was excellent, as every Nobu restaurant is. Don't miss the spicy rock shrimp tempura or hearts of palm salad.

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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We ate in the bar upstairs and the atmosphere was lively and fun! My husband and I aren't big Sushi fans but...oh my goodness!! We are fans of Matsuhisa!! The food is just outstanding. There are many unusual dishes and combinations and everything was extremely fresh, extremely well prepared and just amazing!! The service is very good and the staff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

A Matsuhisa like all the others, besides the hipp crowd... Downstairs at the restaurant, its crowded and loud... If you want it more intomate, choose the bar, which offers tables and most of the menue items from downstairs... The favourites are: yellow tail shashimi, Tiradito, New Style... And the Rock Shrimp Tempura...

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Additional Information about Matsuhisa-Aspen

Address: 303 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611
Phone Number: 970-544-6628
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
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
Average Prices: USD $35 to $35
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary

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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 to $35
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business

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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