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Ichi Ban Japanese Steak House

Downtown Winnipeg
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189 Carlton St, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
(204) 925-7400
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Unique dining experience and good food

If you're looking for unique dining experience with good food, this is for you. When you arrive at the restaurant, you'll be directed to a comfortable lounge area where you can order drinks, or just simply seat and chat with friends while waiting for the table to get setup. Once in the table... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
beebum716
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for unique dining experience with good food, this is for you. When you arrive at the restaurant, you'll be directed to a comfortable lounge area where you can order drinks, or just simply seat and chat with friends while waiting for the table to get setup. Once in the table, you'll be welcomed with the nice staff,... More 

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Thank beebum716
Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This in my opinion is the best Japanese Restaurant in Canada. We go once a year when we hit Winnipeg. The food is very good with entertaining chefs preparing the food right in front of you. Lots of variety and choices on the menu for a very reasonable price. The Japanese beer and Sake is nice as well.

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1 Thank Tom H
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

It's probably my fault for ordering sushi instead of the tepanyaki. We ordered 7 different dishes: seaweed salad, tempura, fried rice, tuna tartar, chicken yakitori, spicy salmon and spicy tuna sushi rolls. The best dishes were the cooked ones and keep in mind that it's the best of the worst. Tempura was heavy and over breaded, fried rice was bland,... More 

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Riverton, Canada
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I wanted to have a special meal for my wife's birthday so I invited close friends and relatives to Ichiban,as in the previous visits everything was excellent From the second we walked in the Fabulous dining experience started it made it an unforgettable evening, The staff, the food,the décor and lets not forget the Chef that brought it all together... More 

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Thank Yvan C
Thunder Bay, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I have been to the Ichiban several times now and I am never disappointed. The food is prepared right at your table and the cooks do a bang up job of cooking!!!!Right from egg tosses to the high flames..they put on an excellent show!!! Food and service are both fantastic!!!i am planning another visit to the Ichiban soon!!!!

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Winnipeg
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The food is great with a varied choice so that both 'surf' and the 'turf'. The food is prepared right at the table by a chef that provides some entertainment. The cook juggled sharp cooking utensils, tossed eggs and set sake aflame. Our cook was younger, but made it very exciting for our young Grandson. Last but not least, our... More 

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Thank Paul C
Minnesota
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Over the years we have eaten here many times, and for the first time, we found the experience disappointing. The food choices are all expensive for the service received, and the evening was not a relaxing dining experience. First, there was not enough help. Only two cooks were available, and-though they tried- they could not keep up with the food... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

For our 39th anniversary, my wife and I decided to return the Ichi Ban. We had not been back for several years and felt that it was time we returned, First some words to the wise, avoid parking in the Delta Hotel Parkade unless you know it well or like to tackle mazes. After searching for the right elevator, we... More 

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Flin Flon, Canada
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were a group of six looking for a change from the traditional eating establishments. This is a unique restaurant based on Japanese cuisine. The menu is not extensive, but there was enough of a choice so that both 'surf' and the 'turf' lovers were satisfied. The food is prepared right at the table by a chef that provides some... More 

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1 Thank blainev2013
Calgary
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

If this was once a top-rated place, its time has certainly passed. Food was just ok; not worth the price they're asking. Chefs are entertaining, staff pleasant. Biggest turn-off is how old and tired the place is. In DIRE need of updating, if not simply cleaning the place. Will not be returning.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 189 Carlton St, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Manitoba  >  Winnipeg>  > Downtown Winnipeg
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Winnipeg
  • Phone Number: (204) 925-7400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Steakhouse, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?