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Kenichi Aspen

Kenichi Aspen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kenichirestaurants.com
  • Email: dine@kenichi.com
  • Phone: (970) 920-2212
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Peter Coyne & Kiyomi Sano
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: From a casual cocktail party to a formal wedding , Kenichi offers an unparalleled catering experience. Let our superior staff make your occasion unforgettable. our master sushi chef, Kiyomi Sano, welcomes the opportunity to create a spectacular, tailor-made menu for your special function. Not only does our catering team compliment a private party at your home, we can also work in conjunction with your favorite hotel or lodge, providing a sushi bar for the cocktail hour or preparing and serving the entire meal. Have our custom-built sushi bar and artfully presented food, enhance your event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact us for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Christian Henrichon (970) 920-2212

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hunter Street
  • Public Transit: Most local hotels and lodges offer transportation to and from Kenichi.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Kenichi Aspen
Thank you for visiting Kenichi, Aspen"s premier contemporary Asian cuisine and world class sushi. Known for its exciting sushi bar, bustling dining room, hip bar scene and Asian Martinis. Locals' favorites include Dynamite Shrimp, Blackened Tuna, Broiled Marinated Black Cod, and Wild Salmon Sashimi with Goat Cheese and Red Onion Vinaigrette. Enjoy our Private "Rock Star" booths and Aspens only Private Tatami room for larger parties. Treat your pallet to our extensive wine list and allow our staff to pair our exquisite cuisine with one of the largest sake lists in the country. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "The worst dining experience I've ever had. Beyond rude, sushi is nothing special and did I mention the staff is rude! Go to takah sushi instead!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Went for Valentines Day and, as usual, the food was delicious. Every bite of sushi melted in your mouth and the flavor combinations are terrific!!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Fantastic. I loved the liberating feeling of this high end party atmosphere. Birthday? They give you a penis shaped cake. The head chef comes out to deliver it to you. They have a real Japanese chef. This place is far better than Matsuhitsa."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Great restaurant. Parking sometimes a problem. Definitely on the expensive side for Aspen"
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Granted it was a holiday week with much hustle and bustle, it was still no excuse for the poor quality sushi and terrible dining experience. The sake selection left much to be desired, especially for those of us with experienced and sophisticated palates. The sashimi orders were tiny slivers/shavings of something that resembled fish. Nigiri was served on what appeared to be and tasted like old rice and the rolls were uncreative and non-generous (i.e. chinsy) portions of fish. Some of our group had recently been to Takah Sushi and had a vastly different experience--appropriate portions, delicious, fun and creative dining experience. If you want sushi in Aspen, go to Takah!"
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Dining at Kenichi's is an experience in sensory application. The main reason we were at Kenichi's was because they serve Kobe Beef on the Hot Rock (my daughter's favorite). This particular dish, along with the various other small plates we sampled more than satisfied our palates. Each dish was exquisitely prepared with attention paid to presentation and taste. The blending of flavors, even on the small plates was stimulating to the senses. THe Kobe Beef could be smelled across the table as it was seared on the hot rock. Our waitress was very attentive and the service was impeccable. Overall, an extremely enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "restaurant nicely decorated. server was very knowledgeable, gives good recommendation & attentive. food was nicely presented and very tasty. will definitely come back.."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Hostess gave away our 8:15 revs seated finally after asking at 9:15 waiter had very bad breath and an attitude like we had complained about him. Food was not up to head sushi chefs usual skill. Very, very disappointed. The sashimi was good but everything else was really not very good. What happened to this place? Manager seemed out of touch. Something is wrong with this place. Vibe is not good - hostess barely spoke English - waiter was fake nice and rather hostel - will never return and further recommend others don't. I think perhaps they cannot handle many clients and need to downsize their scheduled reservations."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Terrific food and wonderful service. They know how to treat you well!!"
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Food took a long time to come, one dinner came 20 minutes before all the others - the service here has deteriorated, it used to be better. The food was ok when it got there."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "This restuarant was recommended to us by locals. The service was outstanding from the moment we walked in. The sushi was outstanding-highlyrecommend the cod appetizer."
    Dined on 9/23/2013
  • "We come here often..it is always delicious. We are not sushi eaters, but love Asianfood and Kenichi has wonderful choices; especially the dynamite shrimp, crusted tuna w/ avocado and ginger and the salmon,tuna tartare. Fabulous cocktails and sake...am crushing on the Texas mule in copper cup this season. Will be back again later this week! Btw, Kenichi participates on OpenTable and does not block out the coveted 7:00-8:30 time frame, as other Aspen " hot spots" do."
    Dined on 7/18/2013