Sushi in the Hills
Nakazawa Aspen is the closest thing in our landlocked state to the Ginza district of Tokyo
Tokyo-born chef/restaurateur Daisuke Nakazawa opened his eponymous Sushi Nakazawa in 2013 in Manhattan’s West Village, earning a perfect four-star review from The New York Times.
Four years later, he opened up a spot in Washington, D.C., and, after a winter 2021 pop-up in Aspen, Nakazawa has settled into a permanent downtown space that’s casual and buzzy, with just the right amount of intimacy. Executive Chef Wei Chen is thrilled the pop-up has evolved into a permanent move: “I feel blessed…. Aspen is incredibly beautiful with an abundance of outdoor activities, and I am beyond excited that Nakazawa will be staying long term.”
We’re excited, too: Nakazawa Aspen is the closest thing in our landlocked state to the Ginza district of Tokyo—no surprise, given Chef Nakazawa trained for 10 years under Chef Jiro Ono at his acclaimed Sukiyabashi Jiro in the Ginza district.
Order off the menu of fresh sushi, or try out a Japanese culinary adventure known as omakase (chef’s choice), an indulgent 18-course experience. The sake menu is outstanding, but don’t overlook the Japanese whiskey offerings.
305 S. Mill Street, Aspen