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Kenichi

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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 - 2019 Winner
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APPETIZERS‏
edamame
wok seared spicy edamame
kenichi mixed greens
hijiki salad
kelp salad
sunomono salad
seafood sunomono
smoked squid salad
kale & roasted beet salad
wild mushroom salad
SUSHI
yellowtail serrano
sliced serrano, basil yuzu soy
kanpachi wrap
pickled kelp, serrano pepper, garlic oil, lime zest, maui red onion sauce
tuna blue cheese
maytag blue cheese, fennel, miso-orange-mustard truffle sauce
tuna w/ roasted almond
spicy cumin‏ miso sauce, pickled garlic
torched salmon
dried shiso, dried miso, ground sesame seed, tosazu sauce, garlic oil
tartare trio
combination of minced raw tuna, salmon, & yellowtail w/ spicy teriyaki sauce, fried wonton crisps
tuna
eel
yellowtail scallion
california
ENREES‏
seared chilean sea bass
served over soba noodles, w/ lobster broth, brussels sprouts, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, spinach, crispy beets
japanese pan-seared scallops
sautéed garlic spinach, roasted baby carrots, romanesco sauce
mustard sumiso scottish salmon
pan seared, glazed w/ whole grain mustard sweet miso served w/ broccolini & pickled shimeji mushrooms
braised “boneless” short ribs
parsnip purée, hoisin & demi-glace, parsnip crisps
10 oz wagyu new york strip
truffle mashed potatoes, mushroom demi-glace
16 oz black angus bone-in ribeye
ginger oil grilled broccolini, smashed fingerling potatoes, white soy shishito butter
surf n’ turf
7 oz wagyu filet mignon, two grilled fresh water prawns, grilled asparagus, shrimp butter
specialty teriyakis
char-grilled & served w/ wok-seared vegetables
marinated natural chicken breast
7 oz black angus flat iron steak scottish salmon
SIDES
bacon-wrapped asparagus
braised baby bok choy
crispy parmesan brussels sprouts
truffle mashed potatoes
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$31 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was visiting with my family and a friend that is a local who recommended we try Kenichi as they were going to eat with us. When we got home we found our order was short the quantity we ordered. I called restaurant back and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Mike B
Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

We went to Kenichi ro have a special dinner with food that is different. We are so happy we chose Kenichi! The food is amazing (especially the Dynamite Shrimp) but the service is even better. Our server Zack was the best. He was friendly, attentive...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 682jitkas
Reviewed April 16, 2019

Food is incredible! I loved everything I tried. The gentlemen that took care of me (I'm terrible, I think his name was Justin) was wonderful. Such a great dinner!!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank gapatts
Reviewed April 1, 2019

Enjoyed round after round of delicious fresh tasting sushi and sashimi of various kinds along with Sake. Everything ordered was shared and all 5 diners were highly complimentary. Our server was very knowledgeable and informative about all of the offerings. Cannot remember the last time...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank joesChicago
Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

The food comes at different times so no one eats at the same time. And when the food for the people that ordered sushi comes it’s all in one giant plate. Our group of 11 was scrambling to figure out what roll belong to whom...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Marylightbluesky
Reviewed March 15, 2019

High end Aspen restaurant with high prices, offering mod-Asian dishes, big on sushi and generous entree serves. Tasty and has that lively Aspen buzz. Very smooth service.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Walacia205
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful time. The sushi was excellent. Our server was very nice. Desserts were yummy. Will definitely recommend to others.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kathy E
Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

Been coming here almost every year for over a decade. The food wasn’t as good as previous years (Feb 2019). Some of the flavors were overstated and simplistic, yet many of the rolls were bland. Temperature was variable, like some had been recently prepared and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank gfrank11
Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I are in Aspen for 10 days for the X games and skiing. We met friends last night for dinner and we had a great meal.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rickr939
Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

The sushi was absolutely amazing. We got a plethora of rolls and sashimi but our favorite was the yellowtail sashimi and the torched salmon. The calamari strips were also tasty and a good portion size. Staff was super friendly and helpful, answering any questions we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank spensterr
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