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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.

303 East Main Street
Aspen, CO 81611
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Peruvian

Hours of Operation:
Open 7 days a week beginning at 6pm. Closed Thanksgiving.

Cross Street:
Monarch

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 544-6628

Website:
http://www.matsuhisaaspen.com/

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
Free street parking surrounds Matsuhisa Aspen after 6pm and on Sunday.

Public Transit:
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).

Executive Chef:
Philip Tanaka - Matthew White

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (8)
Special Occasion (8)
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People Watching (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Casual (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Authentic (2)
Cozy (2)
Fun (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Business Meals (1)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The restaurant appeared to lack effort in food preparation and overall service. Sushi rice was cold and hard. It was a Tuesday but the fish pieces were a bit dry and stale. Riding on the reputation of Nobu Matsuhisa and the tony locale of Aspen more than anything else. Does not hold a candle to the original in LA or even the Denver location.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excelente sushi, original y de super calidad. El servicio también muy bueno! Súper recomendable si sos sushi lover. No es barato pero vale la pena!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Matsuhisa is always the best restaurant in aspen. Delicious and consistent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, People Watching, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Reliably delicious food, however also usually too loud to hear conversation easily.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Interesting food in a loud environment. The people in there were loud, but this should be expected as this was a Friday night. It was very expensive.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great for a special occasion!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We had the grand omakase, every course was well-thought out, beautiful, and delicious! Every detail of the restaurant was obviously scrutinized over and lovingly made.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The Miso Black Cod is the best that I have ever had, hands down. Truly a memorable dish. Overall, the experience was wonderful.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Overpriced for what it is. Serves real horseradish on some dishes and the fake stuff on others. Either you are top end or you are not.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Amazing food, great server, wonderful.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and even better service. It’s a bit loud but the food makes up for the noise. Our waiter was a ‘10’ and made the experience great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 9, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 3, 2017

The food was very good. The prices are outrageous. We had reservations. We were put at a very small table against a poll. Less then stellar. Won't go back for a while. They are getting too big for their britches!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great food - creative and delicious choices. Excellent service and atmosphere.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Expected higher quality of food for the price and hype. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great, either. Too loud to hear my date and the waiters were constantly coming up to the table for something or other.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 22, 2017

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.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Food was great as always and very high quality

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 8, 2017

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.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Located in the basement, this is a well oiled sushi restaurant. Service is outstanding. Fish is very fresh. Presentation is great.

Tags: People Watching, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Healthy, Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

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!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Awesome as always. Parents and kids win here! You don't have to worry about noise, food is perfect and service terrific.

Tags: Hot Spot, Kid-friendly
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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Had a wonderful night. Food was delicious and the service was great! Highly recommend!

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Way way way overpriced. Waiters brought wrong food. Waiters brought dishes ill timed when waiter said he would bring all together.

Tags: Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Our expectations were very high. They delivered and exceeded..

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Food was great...very noisy...table was located in a high traffic area where wait staff were constantly bumping into our chairs

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 27, 2017

It was delicious

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Delicious food, always visit it when in aspen. We got lucky to get a last minute reservation!

Tags: Romantic, Tapas, Happy Hour, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

just gotta have dinner here. granted it is pricey pricey! but it was oh-so yum.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Great service. Great food. Always enjoy meals at Matsuhisa.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Second time here. Incredible experience both times. Had the tasting menu with a one month old and wife. The service was great and the food was better.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The food was average, but service was great. Everything was extremely overpriced for just average food.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Amazing as always! matsuhisa aspen never disappoints. Hands down best sushi in Colorado! It was so Good Friday night, we had to go back Saturday night. #Fitforfoodies

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on April 11, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Great dinner with family - food was wonderful, kids loved all the sushi and thought it was so fussy and great!

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 1, 2017

In town on vacation. Fabulous meal and staff. All items were full of flavor and very fresh. Highly recommend.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Good food but expensive and decor not matching the prices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Fun, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Without question the best sushi in Aspen. I would put Matsuhisa up against Nobu any day. Absolutely spot on

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Hot Spot
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