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“Coasting on their reputation”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Matsuhisa-Aspen

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Ranked #8 of 160 Restaurants in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$35 - US$35
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Contemporary
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Monarch
Transit: Roaring Fork Transit Authority (RFTA) has stops on either side of our location; at Paepke Park (Main St and Aspen St) as well as Galena (Main St and Galena). It is a one block walk to Matsuhisa Aspen (Main and Monarch).
Description: Matsuhisa Aspen is nestled beneath a quaint victorian house in the mountain town of Aspen Colorado and features the cuisine of world renowned chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Japanese-inspired seafood and sushi, as well as an ultra-hip scene and lively bar crowd can best describe Matsuhisa Aspen. We are a continuation of Matsuhisa L.A., Nobu New York, Nobu London and may more locations around the world.
Los Angeles, California
1 review
“Coasting on their reputation”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Visited the lounge/bar area, which shares many of the small plates with the restaurant proper.

Service was spotty, portions minuscule (this is well-known) and the sushi nowhere near top drawer.

I've had excellent meals at the Los Angeles branch of the empire. The Aspen branch appears to be trading on the reputation of the others.

Thank Hitlin
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Phoenix, Arizona
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Close Captioned”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

The restaurant downstairs is very interesting. Like a cave carved out under a house! When we arrived at 8:30 pm the noise level was still reasonable but the roar increased substantially after that. We had to point for our waiter to hear our order. Service was prompt. There was no opportunity to ask questions. It would not have mattered anyway. Had our waiter heard our question, we would not have heard the response. Our food (softshell crab roll, spicy tuna, squid tempura) was excellent.

Visited June 2014
Thank SuZyPhoenix
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Aspen, Colorado
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Unique préparations well done”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

The atmosphere here is a little stuffy for me, one of those places it helps to be known by management as a regular. Otherwise the service is good, but you are treated as a tourist, which means a little abrupt. But the food is delicious and the preparation and presentation is outstanding. This is not our regular spot, but will be a special occasion choice as it is a little pricey

Visited June 2014
Thank worldtravellerZG
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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Always the best..!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

I love to eat at Matsu when I visit Aspen. As you are being seated, the irashaimase greeting will cheer you up! Best Japanese cuisine in town with Nobu's unique twist. The menu downstairs has a bigger selection- the family and friends always make reservations as they are highly recommended, specially during ski and summer seasons. Service is flawless; request (Asian) David- he'll make you feel like a celebrity every time!

  • Visited February 2014
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Aspen, Colorado
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Part of the internationally famous "NOBU" Matsuhisa chain.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Best Japanese restaurant in Aspen great selection of Nobu's famous sushi and traditional cooked Japanese food. Don't be surprised to see ex-Presidents of the US and Hollywood celebrities here.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Ronnie I
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