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About 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, and hip bar scene. Locals' favorites include Dynamite Shrimp, Blackened Tuna, Black Cod Misozuke, and Yellowtail Serrano Sashimi. Enjoy our private "Rock Star" booths and Aspen's 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.
Aspen, CO 81611
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
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Most local hotels and lodges offer transportation to and from Kenichi.
Private Party Facilities:
Kenichi Aspen offers a private tatami room that seats 12-14 people. We also have two rockstar booths for semi-private dining, up to 5 people. At Kenichi our large dining room allows us to accommodate larger parties, please contact the restaurant for more information.
Private Party Contact:
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Kenichi Aspen Ratings and Reviews
This was our second visit to Kenichi . We were coming from toronto and asking for a very specific table and we were pleased to see our 4 seats available and saved even though the place was packed. Love the food, love the service. Missed communicating with the chef this time but got a chance to say hi just before he left for the evening.
The food was excellent and our sever gave great suggestions. Had mixed emotions going in because of some of the negative reviews. I would definitely go back. The black cod and eggplant were amazing. Had other dishes and rolls as well, but those two stood out. I would also recommend the tempura ice cream.
Kenichi is one of the better restaurants in Aspen. Food is always high-quality and people-watching is incredible. Definitely on the expensive side, but not outrageous, depending on what you order. Definitely need a reservation in season. Would highly recommend.
With 4 people in our party, food came out separately for 3 people. 4th persons veggy roll never came after 1 hour. Sushi chefs went from slow to slower with little regard for orders
Waiter repeatedly apologized, however eventually we just asked for bill and left (without getting veggy roll)
Our reservation was for 7pm. We sat down at 7pm and ordered a lot of food Our food came so fast and they didn’t give us a chance to enjoy it by trying to remove plates before we were finished. We were done and bill paid by 7:30pm. We had no chance to enjoy our food as we were pressured to eat quickly and get out. Very expensive dinner for 30 min.
Food was great. We sat at the sushi bar, so our server was not fully serving us. We ordered sushi from the chef and anything else from our server, but she wasn't always around. For our special occasion, I would have sat at a table for better service. Blake roll was amazing!!
Wonderful sushi. Not the maot extensive menu, but nough, and the staff were willing improvise/substitute. Everything was very fresh, and wonderfully done. Good specialty rolls and appetzers, and the staff were fantastic. Great service (though we were there at an off-hour). Not cheap, but sushi of this quality never is, and I whought that we got very godd value. I would definitely go back.
Arguably the most twilight zone dining experience I've ever had. So much went wrong in the way of service, there is not enough space here to write it down. Our server was completely out of it and was inaudible. He forgot that he had already introduced himself and took our food & drink order, came back 10 minutes later and intro'd himself again, we told him he'd already done that so, he argued, we laughed and asked if he had a twin working because we swear it was you and it was. We placed our order again and I suggested he might want to check with the kitchen so he doesn't double up on anything, he didn't and of course they did as he spaced talking with us and taking our order. No water, soy sauce, asked 3 times for a glass to go with the beer that was ordered, ordered a carafe of sake and a single serving came out. another server would run her fingers and then tap her nails across our table every time she would pass by....I got up and asked the hostess if I could speak to the MOD and she said she was. I wasn't really sure if she was or not, but she did do a good job of trying to win us over. Unfortunately, it was too late to be salvaged. 1/3 of the food order was doubled, 1/3 what was what was ordered, 1/3 was a no show. What we ate was tasty, the service was horrendous, so disappointed.
Sashimi was excellent
The rolls were not, very rice heavy-very little inside
Service was lousy, we were given edamame and drinks very quickly
Then forgotten about
Ordered just apps first under the advice of our server
Brought to our table quite sometime later
Then finally order rolls and dinner
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