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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)
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Have been eating at Kenichi every time I visit Aspen. Been pretty consistent over the last 10 years. Other Aspen restaurants can be patchy but we always enjoy the food and service here. Love the firecracker shrimp.

Thank MidAtlanticMan
Reviewed 3 days ago

Always dine here when in Aspen. We always have a large group which can be difficult sometimes but there is never an issue. The staff are very professional and obliging. Most of all, they are very attentive to our needs. The food was excellent. The...More

Thank Skiingk
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After a bit of a bump through reservations we had a great meal at Kenichi. Highlights included the tempura lobster, miso cod and duck dishes. But save room for the desserts - beautiful looking and amazing flavours.

Thank DebCC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very packed restaurant and the bar area. Fun and superb selection of traditional and new Japanese plates. Pricey, but worth the visit.

Thank PMLama
Reviewed 27 November 2017

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 16 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
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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, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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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