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“Wonderful but expensive!”
Review of Matsuhisa-Aspen

Matsuhisa-Aspen
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Ranked #6 of 160 Restaurants in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $35
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Monarch
Transit: Roaring Fork Transit Authority (RFTA) has stops on either side of our location; at Paepke Park (Main St and Aspen St) as well as Galena (Main St and Galena). It is a one block walk to Matsuhisa Aspen (Main and Monarch).
Description: Matsuhisa Aspen is nestled beneath a quaint victorian house in the mountain town of Aspen Colorado and features the cuisine of world renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Japanese-inspired seafood and sushi, as well as an ultra-hip scene and lively bar crowd can best describe Matsuhisa Aspen. We are a continuation of Matsuhisa L.A., Nobu New York, Nobu London and may more locations around the world.
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“Wonderful but expensive!”
Reviewed June 3, 2008

Wonderful but expensive!

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Scottsdale, AZ
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Great food....but”
Reviewed March 2, 2008

Ate here Feb 3 2008. We did the chef’s tasting menu for $150 per person (two of us). The food was very above average and creative with distinct tastes and presentations. However, the service was fairly poor. No one approached the table for 10 minutes and the waiter was friendly but inattentive. He did manage to tell us that he lost a bit of money on the Superbowl, but needed to be reminded on most things. We asked several times for items and even asked to see the sushi menu towards the end of the tasting menu but he forgot and was ready to bring dessert and the bill. The spicy tuna we ordered was just plain tuna…no spice …We spoke to the management (Todd) who seemed to genuinely care and comped us our beverages (nice but not necessary). Overall the impression for us was that our waiter was someone who liked to ski and was very lucky to get a waiting job at a place with such a national reputation but really lacked the skills to be waiting tables where 2 people can spend almost $400!!! The dining room was very noisy as well….

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Laguna Beach, California
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Great sushi, service just ok”
Reviewed March 2, 2008

The sushi is excellent, however we waited over 1 hour for our rolls. Our waiter had an attitude when we asked what the issue was. Then he dissappeared before they arrived - presumably his shift was over but didn't bother to make sure we had our food before he left!

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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“if you like sushi - try Matsuhisa”
Reviewed January 27, 2008

Aspen has three really good sushi resturants -- Kenichi, Takah Sushi and Matsuhisa. None disappoint, but Matsuhisa is definitley of the best of the three.

One of several topend sushi restaurants owned by renowned sushi chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Matsuhisa Aspen is among the best sushi I have ever enjoyed. I visit Aspen every year, and Matsu is one of the reservations I make before I head West. They are always booked early for a reason!

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Reviewed December 20, 2007

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