The sushi aficionado will love this one—here are five spots to embark on the ultimate sushi experiences in Aspen.
Nestled within the intimate setting of a 120-year-old Victorian home, Matsuhisa boasts supreme rolls and a sophisticated ambiance of bamboo-wrapped ceilings and a natural walnut cocktail bar. Acclaimed chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s new-style Japanese cuisine unveils a celestial selection of flavors while offering the option to dine alfresco with breathtaking views of Aspen’s finest peaks. Don’t forget to relish in the yellowtail sashimi with jalapeño–a signature dish exemplifying Matsuhisa’s skill and precision courtesy of his travels. 303 E Main St., matsuhisarestaurants.com
For Aspen locals and vacationers alike, Kenichi is one of the hottest sushi spots from the first taste to the last bite. A culinary haven with a touch of mountain charm, guests are immediately welcomed by the lively atmosphere of neon hues and sleek interiors. Whether opting for a serrano pepper spicy tuna roll drizzled in teriyaki sauce or a yellowtail tempura asparagus roll topped with avocado and basil yuzu-infused soy sauce, every dish is a guaranteed artful masterpiece. 533 E Hopkins Ave., kenichiaspen.com
Experience love at first bite with Madame Ushi’s Madame X Chrome Hearts roll–a sensational 24-karat gold leaf and osetra caviar garnished toro masterpiece–a favorite of the Bieber family (Chrome Hearts chopsticks included). Looking to roll with the classics? The hidden gem offers an array of only the freshest seafood sourced from farms and distributors worldwide, so no roll goes unnoticed. Pro tip–book your reservation ahead of time as seats fill up quickly in the heart of the Rockies. 415 E Hyman Ave., madameushiaspen.com
Treat your taste buds to a sensational sushi affair at Catch Steak–a dining excursion combining classic steakhouse selections with exquisite mountain town flair. The menu incorporates a variety of bites second to none–think king crab and bluefin tuna rolls devoured alongside an eight-ounce imperial cut wagyu filet. Thanks to the wide range of delectable morsels, no stomach will leave unsatisfied. 515 E Hopkins Ave., catchrestaurants.com
Immerse yourself into a world of sushi bliss at JING–where the freshest catches meet culinary geniuses. Spanning over a decade of excellence, the restaurant presents a global fusion cuisine honing in on sushi, steaks and seafood with the freshest and local ingredients to ensure only the highest quality of nourishment. As if it couldn’t get any better, pair off your sushi soiree with an extensive wine list of over 300 sips for the ultimate wine and dine. 413 E Main St., jingrestaurant.com