We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


303 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611
Improve this listing
Ranked #7 of 149 restaurants in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Reserve with OpenTable
Matsuhisa-Aspen is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Price range: $35 - $35
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese, Contemporary
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Monarch
Transit: 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).
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.
Write a Review

186 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Silicon Valley
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The sushi is fresh and well prepared, but even the omakase left me in doubt that the restaurant is worth the premium pricing. Always a scene, so if you are looking for that side of Aspen, this is your spot, but if it's the meal itself that is most important, Aspen has other options.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Have enjoyed Sushi all around the country, but never, have I had sushi as wonderful as we did at Matsuhisa in Aspen. In fact, there should be another word for sushi eaten anywhere else, after enjoying dinner at Matsuhisa. The fish was fresh, texture was perfect, service superb.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We were a gargantuan crowd of 19 last night at Aspen's see-and-be-seen Matsu Hisu sushi restaurant. This is my second outing at one of Matushisa Nobu's restaurants in a month; a couple of weeks ago I was at Nobu 57 in New York City. The sushi and sashimi at all of his restaurants is the best quality. Period. See stylemarm.com... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My favorite place to eat sushi in Aspen. I usually like to go around 5:30 pm if I am going to get the bar menu as this is more economical. I have eaten several times in the main restaurant as well. Their food is excellent but pricey.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Naples, FL
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Small intricately prpared dishes. Be prpared to spend $$$, but ingredients rop quality and prep are creative and original and innovative.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I love sushi, and I'm admittedly a sushi snob. I lived in Japan for 3 years, and have eaten at many fine Japanese establishments in Tokyo, LA, and NYC. I have even eaten at Nobu's other establishments in New York. However my meal at Matsuhisa in Aspen was by far the best Sushi and Sashimi I've had in the US.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Went to dinner with nine of us in the party. We ordered several rolls as well as the seared tuna and the cod. Everything was excellent. The wait staff was exceptional and the atmosphere was outstanding. It was a bit pricey but was worth the amount. Next time in Aspen I will go again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brazos Bottom
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

This place never let's us down. The favorites from the first visit are still on the menu, but specials give a hint at the thought that goes into each weeks menu. Wine list has taken a noticeable drop in breadth and value, more trophy wines than food wines. Nobu used to excel at the pairings and coverage of all price... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Waco, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I have never been disappointed by Matsuhisa. I always order a la carte. New style sashimi is not to be missed. Miso tai is one of my favorites...Japanese snapper with yuzu and dried red miso. If I were to go on you would see most of the menu. Wine list seems to have changed and based on my tastes and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Telluride, Colorado
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My partner and I ate at Matsuhisa, Aspen, on a Tuesday evening whilst staying in town for a couple nights. We made a reservation by phone. The greeting to Matsuhisa was very welcoming. It's an underground space (no daylight) which has been made to look a little like a Japanese sushi bar. It's noisy and bustling and the tables are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Matsuhisa-Aspen also viewed


Been to Matsuhisa-Aspen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Matsuhisa-Aspen, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing