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Kenichi Aspen, Aspen, CO

Kenichi Aspen

4.6
4.6
867 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
There is another Kenichi nearby in Snowmass, so ensure you are booking at the correct restaurant!

Kenichi is Aspen's premier contemporary Asian restaurant that features world-class sushi. We are known for our delightful sushi bar, bustling dining room, and hip bar scene.

If no reservations are available this evening, there is plenty of space for walk-in dining at our bar, sushi bar, and lounge area. Enjoy dinner with us at our fun and lively locally-owned restaurant.

Experience Kenichi’s Private Dining! Join us with your friends and family in the Tatami Room. Reservations last for 2 hours and can accommodate up to 12 people. Please note that a $250 deposit is required for Tatami Room bookings. (48-hour cancelation policy)

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (970) 920-2212
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jordan Reed
  • Private party facilities
    Kenichi Aspen offers a private tatami room that seats 8-14 people. We also have two rockstar booths for semi-private dining, 4-5 people. Please contact us at the restaurant for any large party requests, res@kenichiaspen.com or 970-920-2212, Kanpai!
  • Private party contact
    res@kenichiaspen.com: (970) 920-2212
  • Neighborhood
    Aspen
  • Cross street
    Hopkins and Hunter Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Most local hotels and lodges offer transportation to and from Kenichi.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Kenichi Aspen - Large Table: Main Dining Room

    $30.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy dinner with your large party of friends, family, or associates at Kenichi in Aspen! This experience allows guests to book our large main dining room tables online. These tables seat 7 - 12 guests. A $30 per person deposit is required for booking. This deposit will be applied to your bill when you dine with us. We have a 48-hour cancellation policy. If you have a group larger than 12 or are interested in booking our private Tatami Room, please contact us at 970-920-2212 or email us at res@kenichiaspen.com.
    Kenichi Aspen - Large Table: Main Dining Room Photo
  • Kenichi Aspen - The Mango High Top Table: Bar Area

    $30.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Be the scene at the lively mango table in our bar area. This high top table comfortably seats up to 10 people and is across from our bar. It is perfect for parties who enjoy a lively and fun environment! There is a $30 per person deposit required for booking. This deposit will be applied to your bill when you dine with us. We have a 48-hour cancellation policy. If you have a group larger than 10 or are interested in booking our private Tatami Room, please contact us at 970-920-2212 or email us at res@kenichiaspen.com.
    Kenichi Aspen - The Mango High Top Table: Bar Area Photo
  • Kenichi's Private Dining - The Tatami Room

    $30.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Join us in our exclusive, private dining area, the Tatami Room. Enjoy hosting dinner for your friends, family, and associates in this unique and comfortable atmosphere. Be the DJ and play your own music or tune into the music selected by the restaurant. Reservations last for two hours and can accommodate up to 14 people. Please note that a $30 per person deposit is required for Tatami Room bookings. The deposit will be taken when the reservation is created and applied to your bill when you dine with us. There is a 48-hour cancelation policy.
    Kenichi's Private Dining - The Tatami Room Photo

What 867 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

867 Reviews
  1. MVPaulin

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We frequent their sister restaurant Izakaya in Carbondale and wanted to entertain a group of Aspen friends in Aspen and chose Kenichi. We made a great choice and our table enjoyed very 3 hours of great foods, excellent sake recommendations by CHRIS, and a lovely low key Japanese accent on our time together. Already looking forward to our next visit.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kenichi Aspen never disappoints. Food and service are always on point

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  3. JeffZ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fantastic, been going to Kenichi since it opened and it has never disappointed us. Thanks to the whole crew.

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  4. PaigeD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious. Staff was great. Great veggie rolls too.

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  5. StacyF

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We have previously dined here and enjoyed delicious food and service. This trip was a table of 6. The food was of the usual quality. The service was slow to none existent. We received our appetizers in a timely manner. After that we had to ask to have water refilled and plates cleared. It took over an hour and a half to receive any rolls that we ordered and it was still slow when we asked for someone to check on our food. It is such a disappointment what has happed to aspen restaurants since the pandemic. So many have closed and the remaining restaurants are terribly expensive and the service is sub par.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kenichi Aspen is top notch. The food was amazing, delicious and innovative. The service was impeccable. Our server was knowledgeable and able to answer our many questions. He was attentive without being intrusive. It was overall a fantastic experience.

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  7. Banana2Pie

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Shout out to our server, Brigit, very knowledgeable and took great care of us.

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  8. Kiley

    Denver

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic! Zak our server was great. Expensive.

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  9. DanielB

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I am sad to write this review as i have been a loyal patron for almost 30 years- it appears that Kenichi has lost a step. The dynamite shrimp were definitely not. The spicy edamame took 15 minutes to arrive. Rolls were fine. Everything was just ok- not spectacular as it always was. I hope they get their MOJO back.

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  10. AllieT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    PERFECTION _ everything was beyond amazing and we loved every bite!

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  11. BT79

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy Kenichi - an annual Aspen stop. Great service, good menu selection and unique specials.

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  12. Gloom

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and the food was all delicious. Cocktails were innovative and we loved the lazy Susan on the table, made family style eating easier. Celebrated a birthday and they made the birthday guest feel special. Thank you for a great dining experience!

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  13. JeanetteS

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Special blue fin tuna was great. Everything else very good as well

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  14. HenryB

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic. Get the blue-fin tuna if it is in season.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Todo excelente ! La comida deliciosa y el servicio excelente con amabilidad y gran actitud . Gravias !

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the food! The crispy rice with tuna was our favorite!

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  17. GFGreen

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous good. Great service. Table for 2 at 7:15pm and we were done within an hour!

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  18. scottpaul

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Highly recommend the sushi and the short ribs.

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  19. Gene

    Houston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would like to see a larger sashimi variety, otherwise very good.

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  20. LeopoldM

    New York City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very knowledgeable waiter made ordering a positive experience.

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  21. AliI

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A firm favorite with our family- way better than any other Japanese cuisine in town. Cannot recommend highly enough

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  22. Houston120

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best in Aspen. The staff is so friendly and the food is amazing! Must visit spot.

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  23. joelb

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Been to Kenichi a number of times but last night it was off! We ordered crispy tuna snacks and they were not crispy and bland and tuna was not fresh, ordered chicken skewers and no sauce and hardly cooked and if so like they were steamed not grilled, salmon sashimi was the highlight. Expensive and then when we got the bill they charged us for a dish we did not have.. anyway was ordinary

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  24. islandblonde

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    wonderful again! Thank you- great spot for couples and families - hot rock is always fun! ❤️

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  25. MarkG

    Austin

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good, service was excellent, restaurant was beautiful. Lobster tasted a little fishy, so I didn’t eat it. Sake was fantastic.

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  26. Tomemoss

    Palm Springs

    68 reviews

    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening. Server was fun and friendly, and food was delicious as always! Thank you!

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  27. Monicaw123464455566666886

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance and food! Enjoyed every dish we ordered. Service in the other hand was very poor. Hopefully nxt time, we will have a better waiter!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was fine. Couldn’t get the waiter’s attention to get another drink or a water refill. Waiter recommended ordering a certain way, my dinner came out 10 minutes after my wife’s. Very mediocre experience overall. Don’t waste your money

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  29. MicheleZ

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was attentive and friendly. Food was great especially the chicken skewers and king crab. The rolls we ordered were delicious. Scallop hand roll the best we’ve ever had. Would definitely book again!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Portions are small- maybe for 2-3 max, advise a table of 4 or 6.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional all around. Food ambiance all of it !

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kenichi never disappoints! Service and food were both great.

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  33. ZdenekS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a fantastic place to dine, food is exceptional

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been dining at Kenichi for over 30 years, and as always, we had a fantastic dining experience.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very delicious! Great food! Great ambience! Vegan options too!

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  36. Daisy

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great. (Daniel and Malcolm were excellent) Our appetizers arrived together but our entrees were chaotic. Our son ordered the wagyu hot rock and Alaskan king crab dishes. The server told us she would put our sushi rolls in first bc they take longer than our son’s entrees. Unfortunately there was a good 20+ minutes between when our son’s entrees arrived and when my husband and my sushi entrees arrived. We spent over $600 for 3 people. At that price point the delay and uneven arrival of the entrees wasn’t acceptable. We live in aspen and have always enjoyed kenichi but it will be a while before we return. We would recommend kenichi but with a caveat.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was very nice but seemed overwhelmed. She never checked in with us unless we flagged her down (which was very difficult to do), and it took almost an hour for our simple sashimi order to come out from the kitchen. We were hungry and were going to order more, but were afraid it would take another hour, so we asked for the check and went to eat the 2nd half of our dinner at Madame Ushi.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Usually I love this place . However the fish didn’t Taste fresh, and wasn’t at all up to kenichi’s standard.

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  39. Penni

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    one of my favorite spotsbin town. always amazing and the friendliest staff

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  40. penelopemartin

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Maria made our Christmas Eve. She was so attentive and patient with my family that doesn’t get out much. We really appreciated her

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FAQs

Kenichi Aspen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 920-2212.

Kenichi Aspen is rated 4.6 stars by 867 OpenTable diners.

Kenichi Aspen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Kenichi Aspen

533 East Hopkins Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Hopkins and Hunter Street
  • Neighborhood
    Aspen
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Most local hotels and lodges offer transportation to and from Kenichi.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jordan Reed
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (970) 920-2212
  • Private party facilities
    Kenichi Aspen offers a private tatami room that seats 8-14 people. We also have two rockstar booths for semi-private dining, 4-5 people. Please contact us at the restaurant for any large party requests, res@kenichiaspen.com or 970-920-2212, Kanpai!
  • Private party contact
    res@kenichiaspen.com: (970) 920-2212
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