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Date
Tue, 4/24
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8:00 PM
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Kenichi Aspen

4.7
324 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Asian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Japanese
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(970) 920-2212
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kiyomi Sano
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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.
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Private party contact
res@kenichiaspen.com: (970) 920-2212
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hunter Street
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Public transit
Most local hotels and lodges offer transportation to and from Kenichi.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 324 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Perhaps because it is off ski season or that it was snowing hard that it was so quiet. But the music was just loud enough to hear instead of forcing everyone to shout like most modern restaurants seem to think is good...when it's not. Service is classy & top notch and the food is the best of its kind we've ever had anywhere. It made our anniversary dinner one to remember.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I love the atmosphere at this restaurant. Also great food.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This is more a bar than a restaurant. Unbearably noisy, and with very poor service. Different waiters kept coming around, and one didn't know what the others were supposed to deliver. The sushi, however, was quite good, but not enough to make the overall experience worthwhile.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Awesome food and our server was extremely attentive and helpful.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Favorite sushi restaurant in Aspen!

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We pop into kenichi a lot for dinner. Even if they’re booked it’s relatively easy to get seats at the sushi bar and it’s a very lively scene

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Always Great, whether first time or 50th...consistency is the marquee

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was amazing and the waiter was awesome!!!!! Super knowledgeable about the entire menu, and we even let him choose one of our entrees for us!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Wonderful in every aspect.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Fantastic food and great service from Derek - we will definitely be back! Spicy edamame, Dynamite shrimp, short ribs and rolls (Greentail and Blake!!) were all amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great food. Small portions/plates designed for sharing.
Sushi was excellent. Spicy edamame was an incredible twist on a common menu item.
Of course its expensive, its Aspen, but not really out of line for high-end Japanese.
Would absolutely eat here again.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great service
Eggplant was awesome as were the ribs and oh yeah the black cod
Everyone enjoyed their meal including kids

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Sushi chefs were a lot of fun and great personalities! Sat at the bar and had a blast!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We feel so good, we enjoy de food! I

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Always a great meal at Kenichi! David was a fantastic server and offered our table a wonderful tasting menu!! Erica, the sommelier was also very helpful in choosing wines for our table! Love this place more than Matsuhisa!

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

A bit pricey but perhaps normal for Aspen scene. We are not sushi novices, but by no means experts. The flow of the meal and the ordering was a bit more effort than I experience with western meals. Menu was kind of complex and left us feeling kind of awkward. Everything else was great and the wait staff were super helpful.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Excellent sushi, and wine list. Great service.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

absolutely great execution by the entire staff. top to bottom.
can't miss quality, and delicious food.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Unmissable when in Aspen, especially if you love truffles! Order the cheese fondue with the truffles. Reserve well in advance!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Yum. The food here is creative and delicious. I’m still thinking of the dynamite shrimp. Yum.

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3.0Dined on January 25, 2018

This was ok. We enjoy our japenese very much and this restaurant just seemed to be the most average food you can get.

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4.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Good food, but way too expensive!

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4.0Dined on January 4, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Nice sushi roll creations and other small plates

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4.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Great food.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on January 1, 2018

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)

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was outstanding, and the service was excellent.

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2.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Great. Best sushi in Aspen.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Fantastic sushi , great service from a friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Every trip to Aspen must include a meal at Kenichi. Fresh great food, always great service, fun place.

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3.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Acceptable across the board. Not memorable but certainly acceptable.

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2.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Food good as ever but shocking service. Hopefully will get better as the ski season moves on

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Love this place-high quality sushi and less scene than Matsuhisa.

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2.0Dined on November 25, 2017

We did not have the best experience this time at Kenichi. The service was bad and it is cold and a bit dark. The drinks/saki are over priced as well.

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1.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Have dined here before and always enjoyed it. Took 40 minutes for server to take our order. Food came out inconsistently. Appetizer after entree. No apologies. Need to rethink visiting again

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2.0Dined on November 15, 2017

The first time we came a few years ago it was very good. This recent visit was disappointing. Service was terrible, soup was cold and the sushi tasted like it had been made beforehand. Dynamite shrimp was good that's about it.

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3.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Loved the hot plates and sashimi. Sushi rolls and dessert where not the best.

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