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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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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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229 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

We had the happy hour menu. Great bargain. Very friendly and courteous staff. The restaurant is below street level and dimly lit but we sat by a window. Nice selection of rolls and the boar pot stickers were great.

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Thank NikonGlass
NYC
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 July 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

... and they do actually serve very nicely sliced strips of beef delivered to your table accompanied by a hot stone approx 1000 degrees on which you can place the slice of beef and cook it at your table to your desired doness. The sushi and the sashimi is of the freshest quality. The dishes delicious and innovative. I loved... More 

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Thank Foodbytch
Houston, Texas
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136 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

Kenichi got it right! We sat in a "rock star" booth. Service was excellent with well-informed and interested servers. We started with appetizers and finished with dessert. Cocktails were great. A lychee martini paired up nicely with our food choices. Try the kobe beef served with a hot rock to cook it on; and, believe the server when she says... More 

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Thank RAVLOTS
Bluffton, South Carolina
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400 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We had been here before with good results, however this night was a disaster in all ways. First they lost our reservation and I had to call our concierge to help them find it. Then the service started off well enough, but we soon got "lost", one of our diners did not receive any of their order until well after... More 

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Thank fjmccarl
Spring, Texas
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2014

The service we had at Kenichi was top notch (wish I could remember the servers name) he definitely made the experience amazing! The food was fabulous! They also had some very interesting cocktails - we will be back!!

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Thank Jackie P
Aspen, Colorado
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

This place is always spot on with delicious fresh sashimi and sushi, fabulous rolls and unusually delicious specials each night. The cooked menu items are outstanding as well. The service is superior to other places in town and so is the food, which is why Kenichi has been a staple for so long while others come and go.

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Thank worldtravellerZG
Aspen, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 May 2014

We had to get up from the table to find our waitress to order (there was only 1 server for the entire restaurant during a very busy happy hour) and when the food did come, the runner refused to explain it, even after we asked. This resulted in only half of the table eating, since that's where they set down... More 

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Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

The service is not pleasent and definetly the only restraurant in aspen with rud service. You do not feel at home. And the food is very low quality

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Thank Chema M
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

I was having some trouble deciding what to order off their delicious menu. Instead of choosing myself, I asked for "something wonderful" from the sushi chef. What arrived at my table were two of the largest crab claws I have ever seen, seasoned, sauced and torched to perfection. It was heavenly. Kenichi is a "must visit" if you are ever... More 

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Thank BeckyPrater
Charleston, SC
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Kenichi is centrally located in Aspen and an easy walk from almost all hotels. We did not have reservations and walked right in and sat at the sushi bar. We were greeted by an affable hostess and a happy waitress that recommended the best dishes. There were 5 chefs behind the bar. The head chef and his sidekick were entertaining... 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
USD 31 - USD 40
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?