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) #41 of 113 Restaurants in Aspen €€ - €€€ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
533 E Hopkins Ave, Ste 2, Aspen, CO 81611-2191
+1 970-920-2212
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  • Average15%
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“sushi” (75 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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533 E Hopkins Ave, Ste 2, Aspen, CO 81611-2191
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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 23 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
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

We had the happy hour menu. Great bargain. Very friendly and courteous staff. The restaurant is below street level and dimly lit but we sat by a window. Nice selection of rolls and the boar pot stickers were great.

Thank NikonGlass
Reviewed 30 July 2014

... and they do actually serve very nicely sliced strips of beef delivered to your table accompanied by a hot stone approx 1000 degrees on which you can place the slice of beef and cook it at your table to your desired doness. The sushi...More

Thank Foodbytch
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Kenichi got it right! We sat in a "rock star" booth. Service was excellent with well-informed and interested servers. We started with appetizers and finished with dessert. Cocktails were great. A lychee martini paired up nicely with our food choices. Try the kobe beef served...More

Reviewed 4 July 2014

We had been here before with good results, however this night was a disaster in all ways. First they lost our reservation and I had to call our concierge to help them find it. Then the service started off well enough, but we soon got...More

Thank fjmccarl
Reviewed 25 June 2014

The service we had at Kenichi was top notch (wish I could remember the servers name) he definitely made the experience amazing! The food was fabulous! They also had some very interesting cocktails - we will be back!!

Thank Jackie P
Reviewed 17 June 2014

This place is always spot on with delicious fresh sashimi and sushi, fabulous rolls and unusually delicious specials each night. The cooked menu items are outstanding as well. The service is superior to other places in town and so is the food, which is why...More

Thank worldtravellerZG
Reviewed 1 May 2014

We had to get up from the table to find our waitress to order (there was only 1 server for the entire restaurant during a very busy happy hour) and when the food did come, the runner refused to explain it, even after we asked....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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