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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary
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533 E Hopkins Ave, Ste 2, Aspen, CO 81611-2191 (Hunter Street)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Denver, Colorado
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464 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere. Good for date night. Sushi is fresh, and rolls are made nice and tight. Sushi chefs are friendly. Our rolls were slightly skimpy on fish. Rainbow rolls had thin slices of fish, not as meaty as Denver restaurants. Had a saketini that was rather flavorless, even though it was described as containing cucumber and ginger flavors.

Thank AdventureTripping
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

If you want to drop $200 and leave hungry and unsatisfied, boy is this the place for you. This place used to do good sushi and I understand paying a premium for fresh fish in pricey Aspen and at 10000 feet. What I can get over is the $50 carafe of mediocre sake that was only a third full, the... More 

Thank amk80218
Raleigh, North Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Came into town last night my family all ordered sushi I order the chicken teriyaki. All their food came out and mine was 10+ minutes later. Why I was served was 2 small chicken skewers with teriyaki sauce on them. I asked the waiter is this the chicken teriyaki for $29 and he said yes. I asked then doesn't it... More 

Thank sidney l
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Went by myself, sat at the sushi bar. The men making sushi - Matt and Dusty - were a little gruff with me but lovely to the locals and others who were dining, think me being a single male, maybe they just left me along on purpose? Was really happy with the food. The Alaskan King Salmon nigiri was buttery... More 

Thank sglank
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

There are only a few choices when it comes to sushi in Aspen. Since the famous Takah Sushi finally closed its doors after season after season of "We mean it this time, we are closing for good parties!", there still remains 3 viable options as a new spot Maru has opened in it place. We have been to Maru a... More 

Thank KCharles5994
Denver, Colorado
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

There are a couple of venues for eating sushi in Aspen. They range from dilapidated to way too expensive and uppity. However comfortable upscale ambiance, great service and great food is always guaranteed at my fave: Kenichi. I've taken my family there for years, and we've never been disappointed. Some items come out and we embarrassingly actually order another round... More 

Thank Mark D
Punta Mita
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

The food was good the service really bad ,we were a party of 4 and they charge us de 18% when we asked why the waiters and the manager told us because we were foreigners. Thats really bad when the service is bad and they profile.

Thank Mauricio F
Greater Cincinnati
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

The quality of the sushi/sashimi and other dishes was first rate. We were a party of two and sat at the sushi bar. The food is nearly on par with Matsuhisa but without the astronomical prices. The only complaint was the service, which was mediocre at best (which is often a bit awkward when served by the wait staff while... More 

Thank Robert B
Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Whenever we are in Aspen we always dine at either Kenichi or Matsuhisa - this summer it was Kenichi! The food is very good and fresh and the menu has a great variety, but be warned, it is very expensive!

Thank Lisa H
New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Very good sushi.. And great service ... Had the Dynamite Shrimp, and Nigiri sushi combo and soft shell crab roll... All was great...Also had the torched salmon which was just ok, not as special as the rest...all prepared by a Cowbiy sushi chef named Dusty- quite unusual but top notch

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 533 E Hopkins Ave, Ste 2, Aspen, CO 81611-2191
    (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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?