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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 81611-2191 (Hunter Street)
+1 970-920-2212
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Miami Beach, Florida
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although lacking the glitz of nearby Matsuhisa, Kenichi is my preferred spot for Japanese and sushi in Aspen. The menu offers a nice variety of traditional sushi and sashimi, along with inventive rolls. The main menu has ample noodle and non-seafood options for those who prefer steak or chicken. The staff is attentive, the scene is lively (but not overwhelming),... More 

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Gragevine, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Sushi, very cool place to hang out and watch who comes and goes. Will most likely need reservations any day of the week in season.

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Thank Doug M
miami beach
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very dissatisfied with my experience at Kenichi. Very limited sushi roll menu, bland edamame, teriyaki chicken and miso cod were good, but double the price of any Japanese restaurant in NYC or LA. Rolls were OK, but when my young son asked for a shrimp and crab roll (not a menu item), he was told "NO!" We never experienced that... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Great local spot! The sushi was outstanding and the service was great. Tried Fried ice cream for the first time which was delicious. Definitely get the fried ice cream.

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Houston, Texas
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

I visited with my family (including one child) for dinner. The atmosphere is lovely and would make a great date spot. We received a window seat and were pretty happy. My favorite part of the meal was the brussel sprouts - Excellent!!! We ordered a 2nd serving! The sushi was OK, but were still hungry. Passed on ordering more due... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 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.

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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 

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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 

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Brooklyn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

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Colorado
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
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
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: +1 970-920-2212
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?