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Kenichi

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Japanese, Asian, Sushi, 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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Best Sushi in Aspen

Kenichi is definitely the best sushi in Aspen. The service is prompt and excellent. They have regular edamame and spicy edamame. Try the latter. It's very good. All the sushi rolls we had were excellent. We are definitely going back. What a fun place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Katrin S
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New York City, New York
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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ordered the Chef's Tasting Menu and were not disappointed. The restaurant was busy and noisy and fun and casual. The food is relatively expensive (Hello, Sushi+Aspen=$$), but worth it.

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Thank kmfitz1
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The sushi was of the quality of store bought sushi. Ordered the sea bass and it was well past the date it should of been served.

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Thank Adrian P
New York City, New York
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693 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kenichi is definitely the best sushi in Aspen. The service is prompt and excellent. They have regular edamame and spicy edamame. Try the latter. It's very good. All the sushi rolls we had were excellent. We are definitely going back. What a fun place.

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Thank Katrin S
Sydney
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great with a varied and delicious menu . Servers were brilliant . What a great evening ! The chefs special sashimi plate was to die for

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Thank Argy75
Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is awesome for great food and atmosphere. Not cheap but quality is amazing. Very fresh fish. Try the hamachi with jalapeno and basil sauce. Great sashimi. Really great service, will be back!

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Thank sfobes
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booking through open able all good and had a fast, efficient friendly service from our waiter. Food delicious but expensive as we expected it would be. Trendy atmosphere and obviously so popular that after paying our bill were told we had had the able for 2 hours (which we had not) and needed to leave. really? Maybe need to manage... More 

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Thank Andrea C
Sao Paulo, SP
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't bother placing a reservation at this restaurant... They don't save a table for you... I made an open table reservation for 8:45. We arrived at 8:20, they said it was too early and we should wait... We waited for more than 1 hour!! Our table was ready at 9:30!!! What a mess!!!

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Thank Pedro O
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The family really enjoy it! Great food and service! Quite expensive, however this was not a surprise! Happy to pay the money for fine food! Would certainly recommend!

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Thank Simon G
Melbourne
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner one night and if we had time we'd definitely be returning. Excellent fresh seafood and delicious flavors. On par with top suhsi restaurants in London The dynamite shrimp/ lobster is a must!

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Thank App1esauce
Aurora, Colorado, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is excellent! The service is also very good! My son fainted at the restaurant and the staff was very attentive and concerned. We loved the food so much we went a second night, without a reservation. Again, they were very accommodating to us.

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Thank Jeanise W

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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: Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings

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