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533 E Hopkins Ave, Ste 2, Aspen, CO 81611-2191
+1 970-920-2212
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“dynamite shrimp” (16 reviews)
“sushi” (76 reviews)
“wagyu” (3 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
533 E Hopkins Ave, Ste 2, Aspen, CO 81611-2191
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Reviewed 14 February 2015

My subject describes everything! The food was definitely amazing!!! The quality of the fish is amazing! The menu is really long, so unless you are familiar with everything they are serving, you could be hours deciding! Ask for help! Everthing is kind of spicy, even...More

Thank scaroundtheworld
Reviewed 25 January 2015

Kenichi is the ultimate Japanese restaurant in Aspen. The flavours are sublime and the strongest recommendation goes to the ribs. It is a superb dining experience which our kids equally enjoyed. A must do if you like Asian food. Ask if you can be in...More

Thank Ianbazza
Reviewed 21 January 2015

Have been eating here for several years and have really liked it. On this visit though the food was very disappointing, lacked finesse and was really kind of bland. Fire cracker shrimp particularly poor.

Thank MidAtlanticMan
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Food was amazing. Generous portions, adventurous flavours. If you love japanese food you will not be disappointed. Wine list was expensive. Atmosphere and service were outstanding. We ate there on consecutive nights because we had such a great experience.

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 30 December 2014

We couldn't get into Matsuhisa, so we tried this. Next time we will just forego sushi if we can't have the superb Nobu menu. The atmosphere here is nice, and the sake was good (if not overpriced)... But the rolls were basic and amateur. The...More

Thank Fermina22
Reviewed 28 December 2014

Ok; so you're in Aspen having a great experience with the town & amazing ski conditions by day & you want to stay light on dinner so what better than fish? Get locals input & Tripadvisors' advice for the best Sushi place in town. I...More

Thank Errol999
Reviewed 3 December 2014

I had a delightful time at Kenichi last night. I had gone there last March while in Aspen and loved it so I went back. I was not disappointed. I believe I even had the same bartender, since I sat at the bar both times...More

Thank daksterinwaltham
Reviewed 13 November 2014

We went for happy hour and tried a couple of different sushi. I really enjoyed the tempura shrimp sushi and my wife enjoyed the yellowtail. The saketini was very strong though a bargain at $6 during happy hour. All of the sushi plates were half...More

Thank Niel L
Reviewed 25 August 2014

My family and I recently visited Aspen and had a fantastic dinner at Kenichi. The variety was outstanding and beside the awesome sashimi and sushi, a couple of our favorites were the black cod and slow cooked baby back ribs. The service matched the food...More

Thank Ron G
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

The inventive preparation and commitment to quality set Kenichi apart. Hamachi with serrano....oysters....unbelievable ribs, too. Sit at the bar with Ross and ask for a glass of 9 Droplets sake.

Thank DCMomX
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 533 E Hopkins Ave, Ste 2, Aspen, CO 81611-2191
    (Hunter Street)
  • Public Transportation: Most local hotels and lodges offer transportation to and from Kenichi.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen
  • Phone Number: +1 970-920-2212
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Kenichi serves contemporary Asian cuisine and world-class sushi in a vibrant atmosphere. In 1991, Bil Rieger and Kenichi Kanada founded Kenichi Aspen, which has since become renowned for its outstanding food and hip scene. With an exceptional reputation established, Kenichi expanded to other prominent markets including Austin, Dallas and Kona. Kenichi is built on a foundation of excellence in food& service.
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