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“annoying owner and server”
Review of Konnyaku

Konnyaku
Ranked #4 of 53 Restaurants in Carbondale
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed June 14, 2012

My husband and I have been here a handful of times. The food made us come back, but the owner & server that we always end up with make us hesitate whenever we go back. Owner will NOT leave you alone, nor will the server. Totally inappropriate "over friendliness" - unless you want to dine with them too.

4  Thank Emigs
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

I am still happy about my dinner a day later. We were told to try this restaurant and ask for Willy. He is one of the owners and is an extremely friendly and passionate restaurant owner. Willy guided us through his menu and offered many suggestions based on our tastes. We started with the Sake Tree. Our meal was a sampling of many of their sushi rolls. Very unique and delicious flavors. Try the atomic shrimp and save the sauce for dipping. Also, the coconut curry soup is a must have. We are going back tonight for more. Enjoy!!!

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1  Thank FlynFish53072
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Reviewed May 10, 2012

The best Asian style restaurant I've had the chance to experience. Great food and a friendly waitstaff that go the extra mile were the cornerstones of this dining out experience. If you're not a fan of Asian cuisine, you will be once you leave. This mom and pop shop definitely leaves you wanting more.

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1  Thank kinomehsyz
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

My partner and I have been meaning to sample Konnyaku's cuisine for some time, and we were certainly not disappointed! Everything we ordered was beautifully prepared of the freshest ingredients, nicely presented, and delicious to eat. The menu features poke, prepared fresh daily, and we had the mixed ahi and salmon, which was delicious, absolutely fresh cubes of fish served with ponzu sauce, wasabi soy, and sesame oil. We had the atomic shrimp next, another signature dish, which is a shrimp tempura and asparagus dish with seven sauces blending sweet and spicy tastes, which seems to be a featured taste combination of Konnyaku. The salmon and vegetable fried rice was next, and was also delicious. Our entree was a dish of Volcano Lava Prawns, which are fried jumbo shrimp served with a spicy Asian garlic chipotle sauce (once again blending chili-hot with a touch of sweetness). There are thirty six different sakes at Konnyaku, and we had a sampler of three of them, very reasonably priced at $9. In fact our entire meal was quite inexpensive, including all the food and drinks I've already mentioned, plus a Sapporo beer, a sinfully decadent chocolate fondant with 4 scoops of ice cream, and green tea - all for about $85, before tip. Our servers were friendly and reasonably efficient, and the entire experience was lovely. With the exception of Matsuhisa in Vail and Aspen, Konnyaku in my opinion is the best restaurant of its type in the Valley. You have to look for it, as it is located on the road leading into Carbondale, not in the downtown area where all of the other good restaurants are, but it's well worth a visit!

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1  Thank JulesLandsman
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

I've been to this restaurant a number of times and the way I rate a restaurant is by the quality of the food and most important the consistancy of the quality. I must say that I have never had a meal in this restaurant that wasn't great. At least as good as the last time that I ate there. I find it hard to change what I order when I eat out, especially when I find a dish that I like. I changed that attitude when eating at Konnyaku because out of the 5 different entrees that I have tried everyone was excellent. And I might add that each one had such a different taste than the others. And I honestly can't say that I have a favorite. They were all outstanding. Also Konnyaku has some of the most unusual signature appetizers that I have ever tasted. Flavors devine. I must tell everyone, if your are traveling and vacationing up or down this valley, Aspen to Glenwood Springs, this restaurant is a must stop as one of your dining experiences. You might want to go back a second and third time during your vacation, that's how good this food is. By the way the owners I found out work every night, 7 nights a week. They are on the floor and do an amazing job. Kudo's to Susan, Willie, and Luis, (who is very rarely seen because he prepares the amazing dishes coming out of the kitchen). This restaurant is a diamond in the rough and it is just a matter of time until there will be a line out of the door. I hope that I don't have to be one of those people that have to wait in that line. I guess the reward would be worth the wait. Try it you'll love it.

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1  Thank michael s
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