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Matsuhisa - Aspen
Matsuhisa - Aspen

Matsuhisa - Aspen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.matsuhisaaspen.com
  • Phone: (970) 544-6628
  • Hours of Operation: Open 7 days a week beginning at 6pm. Closed Thanksgiving.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Peruvian
  • Executive Chef: Philip Tanaka - Matthew White
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Matsuhisa Aspen is capable of providing off-site catering with chefs and serving staff for private parties as well as providing Matsuhisa's cuisine for your special occasions.
  • Private Party Facilities: Matsuhisa Aspen "Upstairs" is a turn of the century victorian house which offers a casual, but elegent space for any function.
  • Private Party Contact: Todd Clark (970) 544-6628

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Monarch
  • Public 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).
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free street parking surrounds Matsuhisa Aspen after 6pm and on Sunday.
A word from Matsuhisa - Aspen
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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We always eat there when we're in Aspen. It's our best meal anywhere, any time."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We were celebrating my birthday in Aspen and this was where I wanted to go. Hadn't been in a few years. It was great! We sat at the sushi bar and had cold sake and marvelous food. Not inexpensive but you know that before you go. Will definitely return next time we are in Aspen."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "over-priced and under-taste. this restaurant is flying on it's name only - definitely not the food. there are better sushi restaurants in Aspen, so go to those first."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Fantastic. Elizabeth was our server and took special care with us as we had never dined there before. We weren't rushed. She explained how to work with the menu. I can't say enough good things and the good reviews I read that prompted me to make the reservation did not mislead. Yummylicious."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Matsuhisa is expensive, but the service and food quality are without equal in Aspen. Always consistent and always the best. The yellowtail jalapeno and wild salmon new style are a must. The best sake anywhere! Very professional."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great sushi and tempura! Coconut banana spring rolls were excellent"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "This is an excellent restaurant--we have eaten here many times."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Don't get me wrong, the food was good, but it is WAY over priced!! I know it's sushi and I know it's Aspen, but I don't think it was worth the $200 bill for only 2 people, no alcohol, no dessert, 1 appetizer and 4 rolls."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Very tasty. Creative spin on some traditional Japanese dishes. Scallops were terrific."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "We booked reservations from reading online open table and other reviews. Our hotel concierge also said it was best around. They were all right! Very nice meal and great service. Even ran into Troy Aikman on our way out which thrilled our 2 young sons. We love sushi and like to eat it any chance we get and we were Impressed."
    Dined on 7/23/2013
  • "One of the best meals we've had at Matsuhisa. Our waiter made excellent suggestions. The spinach salad with grilled shrimp and truffle oil was out of this world. The wild salmon sashimi was so fresh. Off season is a great time to dine at this hot spot. Wallet took a hit, but worth it."
    Dined on 5/27/2013
  • "The best Japanese food available combined with excellent service. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 4/9/2013
  • "Very expensive, but fantastic service and food. Great people watching as well!"
    Dined on 4/6/2013
  • "Matsuhisa is always a treat and adventure in fine dining"
    Dined on 2/16/2013
  • "Outstanding Sushi! Matsuhisa - Aspen Is by far the best Japanese restaurant in Aspen and one of the best in the entire United States. everything we ordered from the Sushi to the Tempura and then desert, was exceptional. The service was perfect and our server was very knowledgable about Japanese food and provided us with excellent recommendations."
    Dined on 1/29/2013
  • "Excellent food! Pricey but worth it! The restaurant is small but so is everything else in Aspen other than the mountains."
    Dined on 12/30/2012
  • "Like all Nobu restaurants, the food is amazing but pricy. The service was great and the ambience energetic and fun."
    Dined on 12/16/2012
  • "THE place in the western states for sushi! No where else can compare.......but bring your wallet!!!"
    Dined on 11/24/2012
  • "Outstanding Japanese food as usual. The service this night was not us to the usual standard but was still very good."
    Dined on 11/17/2012
  • "The finest Japanese food anywhere. Nobu and Matsuhisa restaurants are always outstanding but the Aspen location has the best food or the eight or ten locations I have dined in throughout the United States. It is also as good as any food I have ever enjoyed during my many trips to Japan. The sushi and sashimi are wonderful due to the high quality of the fish (I believe they have their own source and do not depend on the wholesale fish distribution channels utilized by other Japanese restaurants). The service was also outstanding and it seem the entire staff is knowledgable about Japanese food and has actually tried the various dishes. Early November is a slow time in Aspen but Matsuhisa's still does a good volume of business."
    Dined on 11/7/2012
  • "We tried the omakase (the $150 level) and every course was delicious. However, I don't think what we received was worth $150 a person. Next time will order off the regular menu. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 10/13/2012
  • "Our server was great and very friendly. Food was excellent!"
    Dined on 10/10/2012
  • "We were first in the restaurant. Music was so loud we could not hear each other! Asked to turn down. They did but it got turned back up. Also the staff all scream some kind of welcome to incoming guests which creates more noise & chaos. Definitely not a relaxing place My sushi-liking friends say it is the best. All 4 at our table enjoyed the food but there are too many nice places in Aspen to put up with the chaos. My husband & I will not be back."
    Dined on 10/6/2012
  • "While the food was wonderful, the amount of noise on a Friday night was awful. My wife and I sat across from one another at a small table. We are under 50 with excellent hearing. As the evening wore on and the restaurant filled up, we found ourselves having to shout at one another. Our waiter had trouble hearing us, and communicating about the specials on the menu became a challenge. This amount of noise would be an anathema for food of this quality in a Japanese restaurant in Japan. It seems to serve no purpose. If we were to go again, I would recommend the small sushi bar upstairs next to the lounge. It was much quieter in there in a lovely room in the old Victorian part of the restaurant."
    Dined on 9/21/2012
  • "Having dined at his NY restaurant and the LA one I expected to be more wowed. In fairness we did not do Omekaze this time. Other than the Sea Bass in black bean sauce, nothing was above very good. This dish, though, is magnificent. Service from David was exceptional."
    Dined on 7/30/2012
  • "We visit Aspen off-season once a year and always dine at Matsuhisa. We order old favorites and always try new things. Matsuhisa never disappoints. We look forward to next year!"
    Dined on 6/6/2012
  • "I have eaten at Nobu on a few occasions in Las Vegas and the Bahamas and thought is was good but not worth the hype, Matsuhisa was an unbelievable experience!!!"
    Dined on 6/3/2012
  • "Wonderful sushi, but very expensive. Main dining room is in the basement and has a very closed-in feel to it - even though I am not usually bother by enclosed spaces, this room made me a bit nervous ... tables crammed into the space so you can hardly move. Next time I think I'll try to get a table upstairs in the bar. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 4/8/2012
  • "Was so good went back twice in the 5 nights we were in Aspen. And that's saying a lot considering Aspen has many wonderful places to eat. We were two females interested in meeting interesting people (male or female) and found the best mix was at Mtsuhisa. We first had dinner in the downstairs dining room, which was quite, civilized and delicious. We came back later to the bar and had desert and realized what a fun place the bar was. So another night we came back to the bar for drinks dinner and desert and that's what I'd recommend for singles."
    Dined on 3/8/2012
  • "In most respects this is the outstanding restaurant in Aspen, a mountain resort town with several excellent ones. It is also one of the most expensive and for us the most expensive among a group of 6 restaurants we visited during a week's stay. The service at Matsuhisa was also the most rushed, and not to our liking. Because of the high quality of the food and its presentation we don't quarrel with the price, but the duration of the meal was inappropriately short, allowing us little time to savor each dish before the next one arrived at our table. High speed service has not been a problem in this restaurant in the past, showing that they can do better."
    Dined on 2/6/2012
  • "If you live close to NY or L..A., Matsuhisa is a small notch down from Nobu. Sushi is high quality and signature dishes are excellent. Highlights are miso cod, toro tartar, rock shrimp tempura, new style sashimi and yellowtail jalapeño. Service is excellent and the restaurant has a great atmosphere. Prices are high but then again so is the food quality. If you can afford the check, it's a nice night out."
    Dined on 1/29/2012
  • "Recommend the Black Cod, Tiger Roll and the Rock Shrimp Tempura"
    Dined on 1/24/2012
  • "Most incredible meal. Went omesaki and let the chef choose the night."
    Dined on 11/12/2011
  • "ordered the lobster with wasabi pepper sauce. The dish had no taste with a slight hint of wasabi pepper sauce. not good, very disappointed. We are,however pleased, that open table relayed the message that my husband is a vegetarian, so the chef recommended a eggplant special. Not good either, he wished he would have ordered just vegetarian sushi. Also, needs a facelift. Old and worn. Never had this problem at Nobu downtown NYC location, fyi."
    Dined on 11/9/2011
  • "My husband and I decided on Matsuhisa after hearing great reviews and looking for real contemporary hot spot while in Aspen for a short pre-season getaway. We dined in the downstairs dining room and bar. It was extremely traditional and uninspired. Had I known, we would have opted for the main floor lounge. The food was good and fresh. For the price and Nobu name, I would have expected more innovative and exciting cuisine. I would recommend for good sushi on the western slope, but don't expect a stylish, hot experience."
    Dined on 11/5/2011
  • "Very good food, unusual twists on japanese food. Delicious. Tried the yellow tail jalepeno app, as well as the shrimp ceviche - both great and the rolls we had were also wonderful."
    Dined on 9/9/2011
  • "A most memorble food and wine experience. The range of "New World" or Peruvian influence enhanced an otherwise world class sushi dining experience. Don't miss the tiradito,miso tai, or truffle sea bass. It is unusual for everyone to comment that it was the best food and wine that they've experienced."
    Dined on 9/6/2011
  • "Matsuhisa was everything we hoped it would be. What a treat to have Nobu's amazing recipes brilliantly executed in Colorado! The Black Cod is the best fish we have EVER had. Also loved the sake list and th Liquid Yoga cocktail!"
    Dined on 9/4/2011
  • "Not sure what all the hype is about with this restaurant...it was just ok. We tried several dishes from the 'chef's specials' section and honestly none really blew us away. The food was good - don't get me wrong - but for all the hype and the 'difficulty' getting a reservation, the price tag, etc. my expectations were very high and were just not met. I was expecting to still be remembering the dishes and the flavors and I don't. Perhaps this place is relying on a reputation and the Nobu name? Locals seem to enjoy it - it was bustling even in the 'off season'. Service was mediocre at best; our waiter would disappear or get distracted in conversations with regulars and forget us. I've had better sushi at a hole in the wall in DC! Weird decor."
    Dined on 8/31/2011
  • "Also very accomodating for Gluten alergy! Even had GF beer."
    Dined on 8/12/2011