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Kenichi

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Asian, Japanese, Contemporary
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533 E Hopkins Ave, Ste 2, Aspen, CO 81611-1983 (Hunter Street)
Most local hotels and lodges offer transportation to and from Kenichi.
970-920-2212
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Kenichi serves contemporary Asian cuisine and world-class sushi in a...
Kenichi serves contemporary Asian cuisine and world-class sushi in a vibrant atmosphere. In 1991, Bil Rieger and Kenichi Kanada founded Kenichi Aspen, which has since become renowned for its outstanding food and hip scene. With an exceptional reputation established, Kenichi expanded to other prominent markets including Austin, Dallas and Kona. Kenichi is built on a foundation of excellence in food& service.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious as always

This place has been an annual stop for my husband and I. Every year it is fantastic, food, service and atmosphere. A fantastic place to have a more relaxed sushi experience with knowledgeable wait staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
j g
,
Wichita, Kansas
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wichita, Kansas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place has been an annual stop for my husband and I. Every year it is fantastic, food, service and atmosphere. A fantastic place to have a more relaxed sushi experience with knowledgeable wait staff.

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Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Great food and atmosphere, although kinda pricey for what you get. The chocolate lava cake is amazing and I would recommend it to everyone!

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My subject describes everything! The food was definitely amazing!!! The quality of the fish is amazing! The menu is really long, so unless you are familiar with everything they are serving, you could be hours deciding! Ask for help! Everthing is kind of spicy, even when they say it;s not! The place is really cool and you need to reserve!!!!

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Kenichi is the ultimate Japanese restaurant in Aspen. The flavours are sublime and the strongest recommendation goes to the ribs. It is a superb dining experience which our kids equally enjoyed. A must do if you like Asian food. Ask if you can be in one of the booths.

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Have been eating here for several years and have really liked it. On this visit though the food was very disappointing, lacked finesse and was really kind of bland. Fire cracker shrimp particularly poor.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Food was amazing. Generous portions, adventurous flavours. If you love japanese food you will not be disappointed. Wine list was expensive. Atmosphere and service were outstanding. We ate there on consecutive nights because we had such a great experience.

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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We couldn't get into Matsuhisa, so we tried this. Next time we will just forego sushi if we can't have the superb Nobu menu. The atmosphere here is nice, and the sake was good (if not overpriced)... But the rolls were basic and amateur. The most popular rolls according to our waiter each featured blackened yellowtail that was so overly... More 

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Woodbury, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Ok; so you're in Aspen having a great experience with the town & amazing ski conditions by day & you want to stay light on dinner so what better than fish? Get locals input & Tripadvisors' advice for the best Sushi place in town. I know, I know; my rule is only order fish by the coasts & only inland... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I had a delightful time at Kenichi last night. I had gone there last March while in Aspen and loved it so I went back. I was not disappointed. I believe I even had the same bartender, since I sat at the bar both times (Josh I think was his name). During their happy hour all rolls are half off,... More 

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Kiel, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We went for happy hour and tried a couple of different sushi. I really enjoyed the tempura shrimp sushi and my wife enjoyed the yellowtail. The saketini was very strong though a bargain at $6 during happy hour. All of the sushi plates were half priced which made them reasonable. Chefs made the experience for us as we sat at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 533 E Hopkins Ave, Ste 2, Aspen, CO 81611-1983
    (Hunter Street)
  • Public Transportation: Most local hotels and lodges offer transportation to and from Kenichi.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
  • Phone Number: 970-920-2212

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Asian, Japanese, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Kenichi serves contemporary Asian cuisine and world-class sushi in a vibrant atmosphere. In 1991, Bil Rieger and Kenichi Kanada founded Kenichi Aspen, which has since become renowned for its outstanding food and hip scene. With an exceptional reputation established, Kenichi expanded to other prominent markets including Austin, Dallas and Kona. Kenichi is built on a foundation of excellence in food& service.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?