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533 E Hopkins Ave, Ste 2, Aspen, CO 81611-1983
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Ranked #63 of 148 restaurants in Aspen
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Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hunter Street
Transit: Most local hotels and lodges offer transportation to and from Kenichi.
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.
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66% Recommend
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

... and they do actually serve very nicely sliced strips of beef delivered to your table accompanied by a hot stone approx 1000 degrees on which you can place the slice of beef and cook it at your table to your desired doness. The sushi and the sashimi is of the freshest quality. The dishes delicious and innovative. I loved... More

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Houston, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Kenichi got it right! We sat in a "rock star" booth. Service was excellent with well-informed and interested servers. We started with appetizers and finished with dessert. Cocktails were great. A lychee martini paired up nicely with our food choices. Try the kobe beef served with a hot rock to cook it on; and, believe the server when she says... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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112 reviews 112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had been here before with good results, however this night was a disaster in all ways. First they lost our reservation and I had to call our concierge to help them find it. Then the service started off well enough, but we soon got "lost", one of our diners did not receive any of their order until well after... More

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Spring, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The service we had at Kenichi was top notch (wish I could remember the servers name) he definitely made the experience amazing! The food was fabulous! They also had some very interesting cocktails - we will be back!!

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Aspen, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This place is always spot on with delicious fresh sashimi and sushi, fabulous rolls and unusually delicious specials each night. The cooked menu items are outstanding as well. The service is superior to other places in town and so is the food, which is why Kenichi has been a staple for so long while others come and go.

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Aspen, Colorado
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We had to get up from the table to find our waitress to order (there was only 1 server for the entire restaurant during a very busy happy hour) and when the food did come, the runner refused to explain it, even after we asked. This resulted in only half of the table eating, since that's where they set down... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The service is not pleasent and definetly the only restraurant in aspen with rud service. You do not feel at home. And the food is very low quality

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I was having some trouble deciding what to order off their delicious menu. Instead of choosing myself, I asked for "something wonderful" from the sushi chef. What arrived at my table were two of the largest crab claws I have ever seen, seasoned, sauced and torched to perfection. It was heavenly. Kenichi is a "must visit" if you are ever... More

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Charleston, SC
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Kenichi is centrally located in Aspen and an easy walk from almost all hotels. We did not have reservations and walked right in and sat at the sushi bar. We were greeted by an affable hostess and a happy waitress that recommended the best dishes. There were 5 chefs behind the bar. The head chef and his sidekick were entertaining... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

sushi chef told us we were lucky to come as early as 6 pm .evening was booked.he gave us hs art of japanise magic.and he is american... he had the time to make us a raibow roll.he put his heart into it, it was the best rainbow roll i have ever eaten. go go go gooood.

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