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Matsuhisa-Aspen

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$$$
Japanese, Asian, Sushi, 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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Description: Matsuhisa Aspen is nestled beneath a quaint victorian house in the mountain...
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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  • 188
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 17
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  • 6
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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
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I like the food at Matsu...but the dollars to fish ratio is too high. I don't mind paying up for quality food especially sushi...but this place tops out on the expensive-meter. They have some delicious and and inventive dishes...often copied by others. If you're lucky...Nobu will be in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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154 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I eat a lot of sushi. The food here was okay, but it was really expensive and the service was just okay. It wasn't any better than a much cheaper places I've been. Small portions for big dollars.

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Thank Brenna R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like the food at Matsu...but the dollars to fish ratio is too high. I don't mind paying up for quality food especially sushi...but this place tops out on the expensive-meter. They have some delicious and and inventive dishes...often copied by others. If you're lucky...Nobu will be in the house...that usually brings out the A-Game. This is the best place... More 

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Thank DogDoggie
New York City, New York
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693 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a reservation for Nobu 30 days in advance as everyone told us it's impossible to get in. I was not that impressed with the ambience. The main area of the restaurant is the basement. There is a lot of people watching. Upstairs it's first come first serve. The sushi was good and service attentive.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place gives you the ultimate when you whant to have an exclusive dining experience. Everything from service to quality of food is 5-STAR. Hard to imagine Aspen offers this quality and variety of Japanese cuisine.

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Thank us921068
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is well located and the the decoration is fine. The food is really really good. We went for the testing menu and it was amazing. A very good wine list with great wines.

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Thank mroncaglio
Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family so enjoyed our dinner last night. The lamb and beef were amazing. Popcorn prawns a fav too. Staff fabulous. Great vibe. Price less than other lesser places here and BC. Going back tonight! Love!

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Thank Sammybrown
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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Maguro was fantastic and melts in your mouth. The squid pasta was the best squid I've ever had. Very tender and tasty. The service was top notch. Everything we had was fantastic.

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Thank Andrew C
Newport Beach, CA
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96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pros: festive, happening atmosphere; friendly servers; fair sushi. The Cons: crowded; expensive for what you get (but this is Aspen); very skimpy servings of fish on sushi and sashimi. IMHO, this place does not live up to its hype. After many years of hearing about this restaurant as serving the creme de la creme of sushi, maybe I was... More 

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Thank NewportPam
Aspen, Colorado
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! Food is incredible and always presented beautifully. Staff is friendly, bartenders are great and they have a wonderful wine guy! Enjoyed our experience all the way around! I think I'll name my next dog Nobu!

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Thank Nancy P
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great great place to go after a hard day's skiing. Could only reserve a table at 5:30pm but starved all day to be ready for food - not a disappointment. Small townhouse upstairs conceals a cavernous yet atmospheric dining room adjacent to traditional open kitchen and sushi preparation. Each diner is welcomed by the chefs as they are shown to... 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, Sushi, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings

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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