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Kenichi

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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, 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, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Quick taste test

We stopped in to try out the sushi and we're not disappointed. We tried several things and enjoyed them all. We were pleasantly surprised to find out all rolls were half price during "happy hour". Worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
deflep71
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Chesterfield, Michigan
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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English first
Chesterfield, Michigan
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We stopped in to try out the sushi and we're not disappointed. We tried several things and enjoyed them all. We were pleasantly surprised to find out all rolls were half price during "happy hour". Worth a visit.

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United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Kenichi fails to break the mold of most other restaurants in Aspen, providing mediocre service and ridiculously overpriced food. The wait staff exudes airs of expecting a substantial tip, without backing it up with an appropriate level of genuine friendliness and good service. The food itself is tasty, but the high prices and small portions will leave you hungry or... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Let me start, for all intents and purposes, I am a local. I enjoy going out to eat but, I usually sick to my favorite spots, because they recognize and treat me well. I am also a server, so I am tolerant because I know how stressful the job can be, especially in Aspen. I went to a Kenichi for... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Several years ago we reserved a table for four and upon arrival were duly seated next to the hostess podium by the restaurant entrance. The notable recollection of that dining event was people brushing back and forth by our table and the wholly indifferent service. This year we decided to give the place another try. Upon placing the reservation we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

So delicious and fresh! Don't miss this place but make sure you have a reservation it is always packed!!

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New Holland, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

What a way to start off our meeting. We have had 3 corporate meetings at Snowmass and our go to place for the First Dinner is Kenichi. We have a blast and the food and staff are phenomenal! The wait staff is incredible and get the ball rolling by making great recommendations and keep the food and drink coming!

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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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 to $40
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary

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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 to $40
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?