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About Matsuhisa Aspen
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.
Aspen, CO 81611
Hours of Operation:
Open 7 days a week beginning at 6pm. Closed Thanksgiving.
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Matsuhisa Aspen is capable of providing off-site catering with chefs and serving staff for private parties as well as providing Matsuhisa's cuisine for your special occasions.
Free street parking surrounds Matsuhisa Aspen after 6pm and on Sunday.
Roaring Fork Transit Authority (RFTA) has stops on either side of our location; at Paepke Park (Main St and Aspen St) as well as Galena (Main St and Galena). It is a one block walk to Matsuhisa Aspen (Main and Monarch).
Philip Tanaka - Matthew White
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Matsuhisa Aspen has 3 private function/dining spaces to chose from. Matsuhisa Upstairs & Sushi Bar (including the patio) can accomodate up to 85. Matsuhisa's private room can seat up too 50 and the entire Matsuhisa two-level restaurant can comfortably accommodate up to 225 people.
Matsuhisa Aspen Ratings and Reviews
This restaurant is over-hyped. The food was fair. The service was ok. Reviews were stating this was one of the finest sushi restaurants in the world. That was not my experience at all. Was double the price it should have been and the food was totally mediocre. Will never return.
Mediocre food, high prices. I think maybe I just didn't like the same food as the chef. Much of the food had a musty flavor I didn't like, unlike anything I've tasted in Japan or at Japanese restaurants in the U.S. The "new style sashimi" had flavorful hot oil drizzled on it making it a completely different experience from regular sashimi. No longer cold, fresh, clear flavors but instead a partially cooked bite of fish with its flavor competing for attention with the oil it's covered in. Sounded interesting, glad I tried it, but I'll stick with "old style sashimi" going forward.
Price was on par with high quality sushi restaurants, but quality was not.
This is one of the best sushi restaurants I have ever been too and I have eaten sushi all over the world including Tokyo. Head sushi chef Philip does a wonderful job and all the wait staff are great at helping you make your way through an extensive menu and daily specials. If you are adventurous ask Philip to select your food and he will keep it coming until you give up.
We like to sit at the sushi bar where we learn so much from the sushi chef. The recommendations are alway spot on and the selections are to be savored slowly. Sushi prep is done in an artful manner and the prep area is clean. Fun, delicious, comfortable, worth the money.
For a special occasion like a birthday I find it ludacris that a free dessert isn't given with the price of the menu. I don't care how busy you are it's so not ok nor did the waiters give a damn. Food is good but really way better sushi at HAPA and a much better staff and perks.
Just because you are in places like Aspen and Vail doesn't mean you should rob people.
We spend a lot of money on business trips at your venue but after my daughter wasn't offered a free birthday dessert, probably will find better options. Each business dinner we spend at your venue in Vail
is usually around 2-3K but no more.
Such a disappointing experience, and it was our anniversary. After my husband had an entire bowl of Miso soup dumped in his lap, the staff was not very apologetic and the manager was even less impressive. Never came over to our table to check once he learned my husband wasn't burned (just soaked). At the end of the meal (which was also very disappointing - especially the $20 soup that was inedible) we were offered free dessert . Really??? We said no thank you and you can cover a round of drink. Yep, that's all they did. A high end restaurant and that's it? Wow!!!! Will never come again and will NOT recommend!
Pricey and worth it
We have always wanted to try a Nobu Matsuhisa restaurant, and during our recent stay in Aspen we finally had the opportunity. It did not disappoint. Dishes were essentially perfect - highest quality ingredients, inventive, beautifully presented and just downright delicious. We did not order alcohol due to the high prices, but this allowed us to order more food, a fair tradeoff. We had 6 dishes for the 2 of us. Highly recommend the hamachi with jalapeno and the beef skewer with anticucho sauce, as well as the fabulous dessert bento box. The space is in the lower level of an old house, but the high ceilings and innovative lighting design completely disguise the fact that you are in a basement. Very happy with our experience!
I went here the other night with some girlfriends for a "girl's out" kind of night and it was absolutely amazing. Service was up to Aspen standards and the food was phenomenal. Everything was extremely fresh and most things were served family style (sharing encouraged). We spent a total of $300 without alcohol, and between the 3 of us, that is a really good deal for everything we got. Highly recommend this to anybody who loves Japanese food. The food was to die for. Definitely coming here again!
Matsuhisha was fantastic.... the food was completely amazing, so fresh and innovative. The scene was lively and the restaurant a little larger than i imagined. The service was spot on and the wine list vast. We wanted to get to this lauded restaurant on our last visit to Aspen but couldn't get in. It is always busy so book well ahead.
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