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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%
Travellers talk about
“dynamite shrimp” (16 reviews)
“sushi” (76 reviews)
“wagyu” (3 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
533 E Hopkins Ave, Ste 2, Aspen, CO 81611-2191
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1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Kenichi last night and were underwhelmed by the whole experience. The only nice part about it was our hostess. She was so welcoming and professional. Our waiter came to the table before we really even sat down and asked us what we...More

Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We have several great dinners at Kenichi in the past few months. While this restaurant has been an Aspen favorite for many years, their food quality and service has reached a new level. We are so impressed and look forward to returning again and again.

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Tiny portions outrageous prices annoying over selling waiter Every dish was according to him phenomenal Even miso soup was screwed up luke warm tasted like soap go somewhere else Lots if choices tourist trap rip off

Thank 6Badmonkeys
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Was just there on Friday night and had the BEST sushi and a waiter that NEVER pushed us and let me spend time catching up with my friend! He was very knowledgable about the menu and the adult beverages!

Thank Chefd2
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Ask the wait staff for help as their saki list is remarkable. Ask for a tasting. I tried the cloudy Nigiri and a selection of three others. Very fun. Special rolls were good.

Thank Coastman3
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Kenichi serves delicious, creative Japanese food in a casual and comfortably hip setting. We've been multiple times and are never disappointed. Some highlights include the Greentail roll, Hotrock 1000, Black Cod, Dynamite Shrimp and too many more to name. Kenichi also has a great variety...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

The whole ambiance was wonderful. We have excellent service and the food was amazing. We had several different types of rolls (I had the Kenichi Special, and it was awesome) and also sashimi. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff.

Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Well - the restaurant is lovely and the servers came up quickly asking for our water choice and drink order. Then the service was nonexistent for long lapses of time. We finally placed our Appetizer order and after it came and we finished the small...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant had a wonderful atmosphere and ambience. We only had sushi which was not only super-delicious, but it was so creatively done. A touch of utter perfection. Friendly staff.

Thank BetondBoundary
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We very much enjoyed this upscale Asian restaurant. The service was as excellent and dedicated to perfection as the food was delicious and fresh. My wife and daughter enjoyed the Pineapple Express and Crunchy Salmon Rolls very much. My hot rock Salmon was wonderful. Also,...More

Thank CorpSpy
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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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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