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533 E Hopkins Ave, Ste 2, Aspen, CO 81611-2191
+1 970-920-2212
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“dynamite shrimp” (16 reviews)
“sushi” (83 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
533 E Hopkins Ave, Ste 2, Aspen, CO 81611-2191
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff wasn’t very friendly and made us feel very rushed to finished. It was clear they wanted us out so that they could give the table to the next group of people. The sushi wasn’t very good, and it was way overpriced. Sushi portions...More

Thank Jaedyn N
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Strategically located in downtown Aspen Food varieties were good Food quality was average Service was OK

Thank Joseph A
Reviewed March 7, 2018

This place was very popular and deservedly so but made conversations difficult. We had requested warm sake and had trouble getting it. The food was very good but not great.

Thank Roslyn G
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We decided to try Kenichi and we were a bit disappointed in the restaurant . Overall it was clean and service acceptable but we were hoping for a memorable experience and instead everything was average... I wouldn’t visit again given Aspen has many other restaurants...More

Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Amazing place to have lunch or dinner, the service was sublime including the Chefs and the servers, the Sommellier came to our table to talk about the Wines, me like a Professional Sommellier from the Italian Association chose the best wine of the menu, a...More

Thank RubenG1
Reviewed February 5, 2018

Yes the first thing you need to do before you go to Aspen is book here, twice for your stay! The first night we ate here and the place was totally packed. Fortunately I had booked on Open table so we got in effortlessly. The...More

Thank Ssmmiejay
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Kenichi just overtook Matsuhisa in my opinion. I ate at both restaurants this week. Kenichi's atmosphere is just a bit less stressed, more relaxed than Matsu, and the emphasis more wholly on the food rather than the scene. These are two outstanding restaurants with exceptional...More

Thank gfrank11
Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

Have been eating at Kenichi every time I visit Aspen. Been pretty consistent over the last 10 years. Other Aspen restaurants can be patchy but we always enjoy the food and service here. Love the firecracker shrimp.

Thank MidAtlanticMan
Reviewed January 14, 2018

Always dine here when in Aspen. We always have a large group which can be difficult sometimes but there is never an issue. The staff are very professional and obliging. Most of all, they are very attentive to our needs. The food was excellent. The...More

Thank Skiingk
Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

After a bit of a bump through reservations we had a great meal at Kenichi. Highlights included the tempura lobster, miso cod and duck dishes. But save room for the desserts - beautiful looking and amazing flavours.

Thank DebCC
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $40
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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
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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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