We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 148 Aspen Restaurants

Kenichi

533 E Hopkins Ave, Ste 2, Aspen, CO 81611-1983
970-920-2212
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #56 of 148 Restaurants in Aspen
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese, Contemporary
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, 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.
Write a Review

113 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    55
    21
    19
    9
    9
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Jose, California
2 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
65 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
NYC
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bluffton, South Carolina
Top Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Spring, Texas
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aspen, Colorado
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Kenichi also viewed

 

Been to Kenichi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Do you own or manage Kenichi?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing