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533 E Hopkins Ave, Ste 2, Aspen, CO 81611-1983
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Ranked #61 of 151 Restaurants in Aspen
Price range: $31 - $40
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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Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Have been eating here for several years and have really liked it. On this visit though the food was very disappointing, lacked finesse and was really kind of bland. Fire cracker shrimp particularly poor.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Food was amazing. Generous portions, adventurous flavours. If you love japanese food you will not be disappointed. Wine list was expensive. Atmosphere and service were outstanding. We ate there on consecutive nights because we had such a great experience.

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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We couldn't get into Matsuhisa, so we tried this. Next time we will just forego sushi if we can't have the superb Nobu menu. The atmosphere here is nice, and the sake was good (if not overpriced)... But the rolls were basic and amateur. The most popular rolls according to our waiter each featured blackened yellowtail that was so overly... More 

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Woodbury, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Ok; so you're in Aspen having a great experience with the town & amazing ski conditions by day & you want to stay light on dinner so what better than fish? Get locals input & Tripadvisors' advice for the best Sushi place in town. I know, I know; my rule is only order fish by the coasts & only inland... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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80 reviews 80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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107 reviews 107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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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