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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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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great fun ambience, wonderful sushi, and lovely staff. I sat at the bar with my friend and we were able to place our sushi orders with the chefs directly. I was able to custom order rolls as well. Miso soup is great to warm up on the chilly nights and the have the BEST veggie roll I've ever had. Really... More 

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Thank Jenny C
Saint John
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They set up our party of 30+ with a 4 course dinner which was great. In the 2nd course one of the three provided us was a hot rock 1000" which you cooked salmon and wagyu beef. Course 3 had six entrees everyone could choose from. Course 4 was Mochi for desert, Printed menus for everyone which were personalized for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok the good: fish was fresh, service was prompt and pleasant, atmosphere comfortable and the music was reggae. The not so good: sushi rice was dry, boarderline stale, the ponzu was spicy (the main reason I will never go back), the price was ridiculous (but its aspen)...so sushi in the landlocked mountains probably the wrong call.

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Thank aj0112
Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome flavors great service and the atmosphere was on point . Highly recommended . The food was enjoyed thoroughly by all in our party

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Thank Argy75
New York City, New York
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

On our last trip to Aspen we ate at Kenichi as usual and found it disappointing with regards to both the food and service. This time however both the food and service were back to their usual first rate standards. Loved the firecracker shrimp and the pot stickers as well as the fabulous sashimi. Sat in one of the two... More 

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Thank MidAtlanticMan
Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

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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Thank marclippy
Gragevine, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

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
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

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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Thank MarkBMiamiBeach
Knoxville, Tennessee
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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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Thank Georgia B
Houston, Texas
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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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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
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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