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533 E Hopkins Ave, Ste 2, Aspen, CO 81611-1983
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Ranked #62 of 145 restaurants in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $40
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
1 review
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
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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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The atmosphere is ok. Service is very good. The food...only in aspen you can pay that much for this food quality, rolls are poorly done, sashimi is mediocre. Just wonder if Peking duck is normally a part of jApanese cuisine?

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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Kenichi has a great ambience. It's really modern, chic, and young. The food is really good but sushi is just fair. The Cod is amazing, don't go without trying it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Run to Matsuhisa and away from here. The food is OK, the service pushy at upselling, but OK. The bartender is extremely rude. We ate at Matsuhisa the night before and night after- what a difference!

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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We just love this place! For anyone who like sushi I think that this place has it just right. The fish is fresh and just melts in your mouth. We had a selection of dishes including a couple the waitress recommended ( including the eggplant!) and they were sensational. Our waitress was polite and went out of her way to... More

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Borger, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Very nice sushi restaurant in aspen. The sashimi was buttery good! That was brought out to us first. Then rolls came out, we ordered one called the kenichi special, and a spicy tuna roll. The rolls were some of the worst we've ever had. They were not rolled well, very bland with the flavor and such small amounts of fish... More

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Sydney, Australia
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29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

It is American Japanese food which includes odd combinations such as ribs but it was all very tasty and the service was brilliant. It is a shame there was no teriyaki on the menu but the rolls were good. I would recommend it with the understanding that it is Americanised.

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