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Kenichi Aspen, Aspen, CO

Kenichi Aspen

4.8
4.8
694 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
!There is another Kenichi nearby in Aspen, ensure you are booking at the correct restaurant!

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. A local favorite, serving Japanese cuisine and world-class sushi in a vibrant and energetic atmosphere.

Locals favorites include Yellowtail Serrano and Tuna Tataki Sashimi, Dynamite Lobster and Black Cod Misozuke.

Enjoy our private Rockstar booths and Aspen's only private Tatami Room for larger parties. Treat your palate to our world class selection of Japanese Sake, Fine Wines and an exceptional variety of Japanese Whisky, Mexican Tequila, and other fine spirits.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (970) 920-2212

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Brian Jenkins

  • Private party facilities

    Kenichi Aspen offers a private tatami room that seats 8-14 people. We also have two rockstar booths for semi-private dining, 4-5 people. Please contact us at the restaurant for any large party requests, res@kenichiaspen.com or 970-920-2212, kanpai!

  • Private party contact

    res@kenichiaspen.com: (970) 920-2212

  • Neighborhood

    Aspen

  • Cross street

    Hopkins and Hunter Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Most local hotels and lodges offer transportation to and from Kenichi.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 694 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Denver / Colorado

    Japanese

  • Mountains

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. KW

    KylaW

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!
  2. TH

    ToddH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    We got a meal to go as my girlfriend wasn't feeling up to eating out. Food was excellent and Darby took good care of our order. Would def go back.
  3. SB

    SusanB

    Denver

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible-highly recommend the Toro,Toro,Toro roll. Alexander was a great waiter-had recommendations and was there when we needed anything.
  4. l

    lolo

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    love the sushi but their cooked items are yummy too
  5. MS

    MaryanneS

    San Diego

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was outstanding!! And the service was fast friendly and really enjoyed chatting with. He knew his sushi. Great recommendations and we were with two Chefs who both thought it was excellent.
  6. BM

    BobM

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top shelf. Experience was fantastic. Will be back and encourage friends to dine with you.
  7. r

    reneer

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The tempura ice cream will forever be a dessert to beat. I’ll just continue to dream about it until I’m back in Aspen.
  8. IH

    IanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sushi was prepared with a very high level of care and was immensely flavorful and fresh
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance
  10. CP

    ClaudiaP

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    have ALWAYS loved Kinichi. It continues to delight!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Rolls took way to long to come out - otherwise great as always
  12. DF

    DF312

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently fantastic!! The dynamo shrimp is always a winner. Miso cod and dynamite rolls delish too. Shout out to the awesome bar staff for great and friendly service!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love in every bite Staff is awesome - ask for Dave Bring your credit card and eat like a queen
  14. C

    Chipwoow

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early reservation with kids during vacation. Everyone was super friendly and engaging. Food was excellent. Great options for meat fish veggie. Great drinks. Specials maybe a little pricey (vs. NYC, LA, Chicago) but hey it’s Aspen and everything was prepared well, creative, flavorful, and delicious. Great choice for a special occasion.
  15. SL

    SLP145

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience, as always!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricey but very good food and excellent service
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our waitress Darby Pappas!! She was amazing!
  18. L

    Lauren

    Denver

    285 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    285 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kenichi is outstanding. Whether you’re at a table or the sushi bar it is fun and the food is just terrific. The service is friendly and extremely professional. We love Kenichi in Aspen, thank you
  19. A

    Aldo

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best rolls and sushi! Our server was engaging, informative, and efficient (at a very busy time). Must haves: the Dynamite Lobster (beautifully cooked tempura lobster) highlighted by an incredible semi-spicy sauce, Dynamo Roll (spicy CRUNCHY tuna with avocado, serrano, +), Wagyu hot rock (a delicate dipping sauce and full bodied salt to finish). Everything we had was full of flavor, beautifully prepared, the highest quality ingredients. A fabulous dinner experience.
  20. HC

    HauteCuisine

    Dallas

    830 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    830 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant.
  21. SS

    SteveS

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kenichi is one of the restaurants that we visit every time we are in Aspen. It is excellent
  22. AB

    AniaB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious, somewhat pricey, service pleasant but not engaging, Or informative enough.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The expensive toro and upgraded salmon had little fat taste like regular tuna and below grade salmon. I brought this to server attention and nothing was done to correct this. Overpriced sushi.
  24. AR

    AspenRealLife

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were gifted this evening at Kenichi and had such a fun time knowing that we could eat and drink whatever we wanted and not leave having to give up our first born. The food was absolutely delicious. Our favorites were the Miso Cod and the Crispy Tuna on Rice Cakes. Loved the music playing and our waiter was excellent. The Sushi Chefs were not at all engaging though, they used to be such fun back in the early '90's. That's why we went there. Wish they would bring that repor back.
  25. EO

    EmoryO

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great and our server was very helpful. Very nice vibe as well!
  26. s

    stressfreecook

    Naples

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy the food very much - our server Zach was awesome. They do try to upswell a lot. Reasonable for Aspen.
  27. BC

    BlairC

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere. This is one of our favorite places to eat each time we visit Aspen.
  28. TL

    TommyL

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere is really cool and the food is excellent! Waitress was super knowledgeable and pointed us to the best selections. It’s our favorite dinner in Aspen year after year.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The restaurant was not crowded but it took more than an hour to get our main course. The waiter kept apologizing and sent over additional dishes and drinks on the house to compensate for the long wait. We almost cancelled our order but the food finally arrived an hour and a half late. Thankfully the food was delicious.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Server was barely awake it felt like and slow. Took away from our experience 100%
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My brothers 59th birthday on our annual F’adat 2022
  32. W

    judyW

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a fabulous evening with our family! Had our infant granddaughter and they were so accommodating!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner. Thx
  34. p

    pixeldoc

    West Palm Beach

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Major improvement since we last visited this restaurant five or six years ago. This is now a first class, beautifully decorated restaurant, with excellent service and truly exceptional sushi. A totally fun meal. I read other reviews mentioning fixed prices and minimums, but I guess they must have taken that to heart, because there was none of that present when we visited. Highly recommend
  35. s

    shoremaven

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. Would definitely return
  36. LR

    LeeRM

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Overpriced sushi & rushed from our table, not going back
  37. C

    Cheryl

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've eaten at Kinichi severa timesl since it opened. Never a disappointment!!
  38. AE

    AzulE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amaizing, I really love all the experience, the server ( Sam, I believed) was awesome, super kind, he explained all the dishes and drinks. The place was magic, dark and quiet.
  39. CN

    CherylN

    Las Vegas

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. We dine here every time we come to Aspen.
  40. BB

    BrunoBM

    Sydney

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First class. Great service. Excelente food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Kenichi Aspen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 920-2212.

Kenichi Aspen is rated 4.8 stars by 694 OpenTable diners.

Kenichi Aspen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Google Map for Kenichi Aspen

533 East Hopkins Avenue Aspen, CO 81611

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hopkins and Hunter Street

  • Neighborhood

    Aspen

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Japanese, Sushi, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Most local hotels and lodges offer transportation to and from Kenichi.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brian Jenkins

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (970) 920-2212

  • Private party facilities

    Kenichi Aspen offers a private tatami room that seats 8-14 people. We also have two rockstar booths for semi-private dining, 4-5 people. Please contact us at the restaurant for any large party requests, res@kenichiaspen.com or 970-920-2212, kanpai!

  • Private party contact

    res@kenichiaspen.com: (970) 920-2212

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