Matsuhisa Aspen

4.7
293 reviews
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Matsuhisa Aspen is nestled beneath a quaint victorian house in the mountain town of Aspen Colorado and features the cuisine of world renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa. The main dining room is located downstairs, while upstairs is a lounge/sushi bar with full menu available offering first come seating.
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Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Comida de primera calidad y la carne Kobe on the hot stone mejor aún...

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Montreal
40 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Too bad the main restaurent is in the basement . A bit expensive as well especially the wine list.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We have been coming here for years and not sure if they were having an off night or I just ordered the wrong things...which I typically order at least one or two of the same things. Everyone else seemed to think their food was fine, but for the price, it should be amazing. I’m sorry to say, I much preferred a different restaurant this year.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very popular (re crowded). Even late on a Sunday. Excellent food. Good service for the number of patrons. It felt a little more rushed than I would have liked though.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We waited 45 minutes past our reservation, but they ended up seating us at a better table and sending over 3 appetizers for free. Great food.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

Went with 5 friends. Four of us got the chefs featured omakase (~$200 per head.) The first few dishes were good, but nothing wowed. Mainly tuna and salmon (for the price I’d expect more exotic fish - sea urchin, abalone, etc.)

But then it went way downhill. The sea bass was overly buttery and a bit dry. The wagyu wasn’t as melt-in-your-mouth as I’d expect, and was actually quite a bit chewy. At this point, we were let down, but we hoped that the final dish would make the difference. And then it came - miso soup in plain red plastic bowls. The big “surprise” was a clam at the bottom of the bowl. For the price, this meal came nowhere near the expectation. I expected something different - and definitely not miso soup.

The service, in general, was just as poor. The restaurant from the street appears to be located in a quaint house. However, just steps inside exists “club-like” lighting and a massive dining room that definitely qualifies as very loud. In addition, the waitstaff often seemed confused. Many courses were either very briefly explained or not explained at all. Members of the waitstaff also didn’t seem to realize we were doing omakase - we were asked if we were done at least three times as a waiter attempted to snag our chopsticks.

It may be that ordering a la carte off the nigiri and maki menus is a great experience. But the omakase is a literal rip-off.

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Munich
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We’ve been to the one in vail before and somehow enjoyed the food there much more. Food and service were good but not outstanding.

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

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1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! We love everything about this place...food is excellent...music is really nice. And service 10+

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Chihuahua
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I did go to the restaurant!!

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal with Chef Nobu there! We have been to the restaurant multiple times before and have never had a better meal and experience.

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San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great atmosphere, good drinks, but I would say the sushi wasn't particularly special.

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1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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M
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Table was not ready at reservation time. We had to wait 20 minutes after the reserved hour. After that it took long to have someone take an order. But once the order was taken, they were fast to bring food. And food was good.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome taste, presentation, and service.

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for sushi! Hip and trendy.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best in the business

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Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Goooooood
Love it!

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London
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comimos muy bien. Riquísimo. La atención muy buena . Volvería mil veces

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

It was nice!

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r
Cincinnati
52 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! While there are endless options in Aspen, Matsuhisa should not be missed.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great meal at Matsuhisa. The best part of our night was the server. He was outstanding.

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JM
Cincinnati
25 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding sushi, drinks and dessert.

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CG
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the chef choice tasting dinner...absolutely exquisite dining experience that has to be experienced sitting at the sushi bar

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TK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Just like every Matsuhisa and Nobu we have visited before, the service was great and the food was fantastic!

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S
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best sushi you will ever had despite being in the mountains of CO. The quality in the fish and service is everything it is hyped up to be. A treat to have every once and awhile for a special occasion. You will never walk away disappointed.

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Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food and people ! The one funny thing to point out was the waiting service. The second we are done with our plates, folks would come in to take our plates away.
It felt a little weird and rushed due to the constant watching and picking up the plates.
Otherwise, great food ! Great cocktails

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Austin
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came from Texas for a milestone bday. I chose Matsuhisa because of the name, but was still thoroughly impressed. I rate sushi restaurants based on being able to impress someone who’s never had sushi. And when your cuts of fish are this fresh and delicious, it will never disappoint. We ordered hot dishes, cold dishes, sashimi, and skewers and it was all top notch. Just amazing service, food, and we were taken care of from the moment we stepped in the restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome waiter awesome food

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D
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always.... the food and service was beyond excellent. I have never been disappointed in a Nobu restaurant. I would give 10 stars if allowed.

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p
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, ambiance is always great, but dinner on 10/24 was it was especially excellent!

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Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional as usual. We had the Omakase and, although there were no specials, we asked ourselves why would you go anywhere else. The Nobu YK35 sake was also exceptional, as was the service. This is a ‘DO NOT MISS’ in Aspen.

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BB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful in every sense. Perfect.

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Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town for our Anniversary. We love high quality seafood/sushi and I saw this had many fantastic reviews. So glad we went. Delicious and our server was great at recommending items and taking more that a couple photos of us!

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l
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as always, an excellent experience. very good food, drinks, and service.

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DP
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was good but not as good as the hype. Same as any mid to high priced sushi restaurant anywhere in the US

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Salt Lake City
27 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite sushi restaurants anywhere. Great food. Great service. Filled with energetic and fun-loving people. The atmosphere can not be beat. Without a doubt, my favorite restaurant in Aspen, and the entire mountain west.

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San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi is excellent as expected but
the asparagus salad was awesome.
The Lamb chops with the Peruvian barbque is a must.
The sliced fillet also in a delicious sauce was fantastic

Can’t wait to go again

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Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time visiting Matsuhisa & we will definitely be back! Our waitress, Ally, was amazing! She gave us recommendations that were 100% on point! Everything was so fresh & delicious. I can’t say enough good things about Matsuhisa!

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