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Kenichi Aspen, Aspen, CO

Kenichi Aspen

4.7
4.7
750 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
!There is another Kenichi nearby in Snowmass, ensure you are booking at the correct restaurant!

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. A local favorite, serving Japanese cuisine and world-class sushi in a vibrant and energetic atmosphere.

Locals favorites include Yellowtail Serrano and Tuna Tataki Sashimi, Dynamite Lobster and Black Cod Misozuke.

Enjoy our private Rockstar booths and Aspen's only private Tatami Room for larger parties. Treat your palate to our world class selection of Japanese Sake, Fine Wines and an exceptional variety of Japanese Whisky, Mexican Tequila, and other fine spirits.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

    Brian Jenkins

  • 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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What 750 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Denver / Colorado

    Japanese

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jao took care of us and made sure we had a great time. She’s amazing since we sat down until we left. Thank you Jao!!
  2. HS

    HillaryS

    Orange County

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great place for a sixteenth birthday - highly recommend
  3. EB

    ErikB

    Minneapolis

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful flavors excellent quality lovely service
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service
  5. V

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The place is beautiful and the food is amazing: presentation and taste. Although I would like more elegant music
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing good and service
  7. R

    Realist1

    Naples

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service good but food orders came out at all varied times and some hot/some cold, not the best pace. 1 sushi roll came out 5mins after ordering, another 25mins after ordering. BUsy but not so much that the pace was so infrequent.
  8. e

    elman

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The madai nigiris with ponzu...are amazimg
  9. 2

    2fullfoodie

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fish and cocktails were fantastic. Menu creative and interesting. Wanted to try everything. Expensive.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    Truly terrible experience. 2 people- we ordered a few plates to share and they brough them all out together in 5 minutes and then presented us with the check. Also, the fish quality is VILE. Awful and will not be returning.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

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    19 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service. Food was fantastic!
  12. f

    fish

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent excellent
  13. o

    osias

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice people. Nice food. Little tie. We have sushi and sashimi and was tasted.
  14. OT

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    5.0

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    Dined on January 1, 2023

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    Fun vibe and chill staff. Definitely would recommend to anyone.
  15. VS

    ValentinaS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good idea
  16. CZ

    CathyZ

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had another great meal and a great server
  17. OT

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  18. JP

    JacquelineP

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The lobster skewers were delicious. The sushi was average ( alas, we didn’t order the 6 piece roles or nagiri of $ 60, or $70 - apparently ,they taste really good according to our waitress!) The ‘ hot rock combo meal’ was disappointing! The six small, thinly sliced protein pieces that one puts on the hot rock for a quick grill is an appetizer and not a main dish. Even with a side of rice, I left hungry! And, I’m really a not big eater! With a bill of over $200, solely spent on food for two adults and one kid, one would expect that at least somebody in our party had a full belly (: ……. I might be back- but for a snack only!
  20. t

    thomasb

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Sorry, Average at best particularly compared to California sushi places. I think the team needs to consider traveling to places to learn more.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was spectacular- waitstaff attentive and friendly…continually our go to in Aspen- never disappoints
  22. JJ

    JayJ

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service and atmosphere.
  23. K

    Keeks

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Simply put the food was not worth the price. Delicious drinks, however, and good vibes in the space.
  24. AS

    AndreaS

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We loved the ambiance and the service was exceptional (ask for Zach). We found the portions to be really small or would have given it five stars overall.
  25. LM

    LMJS

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Service great, food mediocre and absurdly overpriced.
  26. CZ

    CathyZ

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our bartender Aubrey was great very knowledgeable and accommodating
  27. HC

    HauteCuisine

    Dallas

    925 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    925 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    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.
  28. AB

    AnnaBritta

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The sushi was amazing! They have wonderful saki and great drinks. I highly recommend!!!
  29. DW

    DWS1

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome meal. Great service
  30. H

    Houston120

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic sushi place. Very attentive service, perfect balance of a nice dinner out but also comfortable. I went with my 7 year old daughter and we both loved it. The fish was delicious. Many great daily specials. I look forward to going back.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was good. Lighting needs a tune up.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Lighting could be better.
  33. CZ

    CathyZ

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was outstanding and was very helpful we love your restaurant in every aspect
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Consistent and always great. The wait staff are sensational! Sat with friends and ate fantastic sushi for a long time!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had some of the best sushi of our lives here last night. Our waiter was wonderful and attentive, very knowledgeable about the menu and local scene. I’d recommend this place to anyone!
  36. DR

    DianaR

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was just amazing. I recommend for sure the Dinamite Shrimp.
  37. IH

    IanH

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and great service. Would highly recommend
  38. JK

    JohnK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always great food and service, Not cheap but very high quality
  39. m

    mscull

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our waiter Zach
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal, our favorite since we’ve been in Aspen! Our waiter Zach was great.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 750 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 27 times today
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

  • 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

    Brian Jenkins

  • 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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