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533 E Hopkins Ave, Ste 2, Aspen, CO 81611-1983
970-920-2212
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Ranked #53 of 148 Restaurants in Aspen
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 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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Waltham, Massachusetts
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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San Jose, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My family and I recently visited Aspen and had a fantastic dinner at Kenichi. The variety was outstanding and beside the awesome sashimi and sushi, a couple of our favorites were the black cod and slow cooked baby back ribs. The service matched the food and wine selection was excellent. Highly recommended!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The inventive preparation and commitment to quality set Kenichi apart. Hamachi with serrano....oysters....unbelievable ribs, too. Sit at the bar with Ross and ask for a glass of 9 Droplets sake.

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had the happy hour menu. Great bargain. Very friendly and courteous staff. The restaurant is below street level and dimly lit but we sat by a window. Nice selection of rolls and the boar pot stickers were great.

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NYC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
38 helpful votes 38 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
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Additional Information about Kenichi

Address: 533 E Hopkins Ave, Ste 2, Aspen, CO 81611-1983
Phone Number: 970-920-2212
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Asian, Japanese, Contemporary

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