Kenichi Aspen

4.7
560 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Thank you for visiting Kenichi, Aspen's premier contemporary Asian cuisine and world class sushi. Known for its exciting sushi bar, bustling dining room, and hip bar scene. Locals favorites include Dynamite Lobster, Black Cod Misozuke, Asian BBQ Ribs, and Yellowtail Serrano Sashimi. Enjoy our private Rockstar booths and Aspen's only private Tatami Room for larger parties. We also offer a world class selection of Japanese Sake, Fine Wines of the World, an exceptional variety of Japanese Whisky, Mexican Tequila, and other fine spirits.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 560 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSarah205
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Needs more staff! The tables were full to Covid protocol, and they had only one waitstaff person. My app arrived, but my cocktail didn’t arrive for 15 minutes later. The waitstaff was great, just not enough of her.

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vipMarkM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Overpriced, even for Aspen. Shockingly small portions. Crunchy rice + tuna appetizer tasted like the rice portion had been frozen and reheated - weird texture. The crispy shrimp appetizer consisted of primarily deep-fried batter, oozing oil. The broccolini side dish was served in a bath of oil. We left after appetizers.

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vipBob1
Chicago
117 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Same excellent food, with very friendly and efficient service. Covid requirements with tables more spaced out made for a more pleasant experience, with less sense of crowding and lower noise level. We love this place and come often.

SG
vipStevenG
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Way over priced for the quantity of food given and the amount of time spent waiting for it.

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vipCarol
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Sushi and the setting. Wish there'd been a wine under $100. But all in all a good choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and service was great. But I assumed the vibe would be more upbeat for a Friday night. Overall good but I prefer a fun sexy vibe with music. It was quiet and chill which is fine but not what I was wanting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our only complaint was that we ordered a second round of drinks and a few minutes later we were told we had to leave our table in 10 min... because of the COVID regulations... they gave us a little more time ... which we appreciated. We just wish that when they seated us they would have told us about the time restriction.

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vipHauteCuisine
Dallas
644 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food, but crazy expensive - bring a suitcase of cash!

MJ
MaryJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is unbelievable, not a better place for sushi in Aspen. Love this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner was amazing! We had the crab claws, dynamite shrimp. Hamachi, green tail roll.
Each was delicious.

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vipSeanF
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food and drinks were great, however our server was interested in everything but than us. We waited for his first arrival to tell us about the menu and take drink orders, then waited for the drinks, 2 other servers brought us items. When we were finished and asked for the bill, he delivered it and never returned. I stood up, the manager even saw me motion, but no one came to take my card and charge us. Finally after 15+ minutes of waiting I took it to the bar where the manager charged me. This was a great meal, made to be a disappointment because of the wait. With restaurants operating at 50%, and thus not busy, this was unacceptable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service and food were great. Only negative part of our dining experience was the rude and unwelcoming hostess.

JB
JosephB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Love the black cod. Great atmosphere and super friendly service. Would highly recommend. Make sure to make a reservation in advance. The place books up fast.

TK
TKRanch
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely FANTASTIC!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service and great food. We went for a 9:00pm dinner reservation and the vibe of the place was really nice. Only reason they don't get 5 stars across the board is that towards the end of the night the played pretty terrible music that didn't fit the relaxed intimate mood. Overall great experience.

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vipMary
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful and thanks to her we had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service felt rushed and our server wasn’t engaged. She seemed uninterested and annoyed. The food was decent, but not its best. Salmon Nigiri was not top quality and my favorite roll lacked it’s usually mouth watering flavor. I’ve been here many times, it’s one of my go-to restaurants and I typically always have a good experience, but this time was my least favorite experience eating at Kenichi. I was disappointed, especially because we had brought our friends who’d never been and we talked it up.

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vipDFit
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service!

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vipcrabkiller1
Charlotte
31 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our go to sushi restaurants in Aspen. Service and food always excellent. Will definitely return next time in town. So sad they will shut down tonight due to new Covid restrictions. I hope they and all the other great restaurants survive.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the staff was amazing! Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service

AJ
vipAmyJ
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it and loved our server!!

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vipSarahU
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with social distancing in place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service!

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vipLuv2wine
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, attentive service, and reassuring atmosphere given Covid restrictions.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating the holidays with my family as well as our sons birthday! The food ambiance and service was unbelievably amazing!! Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience, food - drinks - service.. all phenomenal!

CJ
vipCurtisJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeds my expectation. Best sushi in North America.

JH
vipJeffH
New England
17 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For our anniversary our server David was great. We ordered a lot of small dishes and he sequenced them perfectly. The food was exceptional and the music gave the place a very cool vibe.

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vipHank
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, atmosphere and excellent sushi! Highly recommend.

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FrancesR
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great and looking forward to Snowmass Base Village location this summer!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for families. Incredible food.

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TaylorD
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary dinner and it was great service. Temperatures were taken at the door, tables felt well spaced and overall we felt safe. The food was delicious. We would definitely return.

HC
vipHauteCuisine
Dallas
644 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Hostess was rude, rest of staff besides waiter impolite, sushi was good, but nothing too special, dessert was cold.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing ambiance and Japanese food! Can’t wait to go back

PT
PatrickT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Jay was incredible, extremely helpful and was spot on with the food recommendations. The daily specials were seared scallops, duck, and New Zealand salmon. They were all amazing and would highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great connection with owner Brent and server Lawrence. Off-season is awesome for great cuisine, elegant atmosphere and existential conversation at a balanced pace.

FAQs

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

Kenichi Aspen is rated 4.7 stars by 560 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.