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ICHIBAN

$$$
Neighborhood:
El Born / La Ribera
Argentinean, Japanese
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Carrer de les Jonqueres 1, Barcelona, Spain
932 684 581
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Dining options: Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Buffet
Late Night

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  • 9
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  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Sometimes you don't even get what you pay for

I get it, it's a buffet restaurant, and a cheap one at that. I am not a picky eater and I was not expecting haute cuisine, but there was really nothing worth your money there and I would have been better off going to the nearest Burger King. All the food was poor, made of bad quality stuff. Not... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
nobradors
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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I get it, it's a buffet restaurant, and a cheap one at that. I am not a picky eater and I was not expecting haute cuisine, but there was really nothing worth your money there and I would have been better off going to the nearest Burger King. All the food was poor, made of bad quality stuff. Not even... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I am not picky about the food, and 9€ for free buffet menu is a very friendly price, but this place is an insult for every euro coin you leave there. Unfriendly staff, dirty plates, dirty bathroom, sticky chairs. All of the grilled plates have the exactly same taste and are most likely marinated in burnt leftovers on the grill... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Great combination for those who want to eat meat and fish until you faint. Free Argentine barbecue buffet and freshly cooked fish and sushi done right on the spot. Buffet with side dishes of all kinds. Great location, in Via Laietana 2 just opposite from the Plaza Urquinaona, and great prices considering the amount of food.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

we didn't understand why it is labeled as Japanese/argentina, tbh that "fusion" label had put us off immediately. thank god we did try it. the buffet is great, lots of seafood nicely done and an average sashimi selection. the star is the raw food section. you choose what and how much raw food you want and the chef cook it... More 

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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Great rich buffet with huge amount of things to eat! And great sushi! Not expensive, so definitely worth of the money!

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5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

We were visited this place as the ptrvious reviews tated it as 4.5 stars, but it was a huge disappointment. The sushi is very "average" like in cheap restaurants, the seafood prepared "on-the-plancha" is oversalted and not tasty at all. My wife tried the Argentinian beef which was a disappointment as well.

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Israel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

Friendly and tastey Japanese-Argntinian buffet. The restaurant offers a rich buffet and also cooks from raw on demand. Had a good lunch there and recommend it.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We quite liked the look of this restaurant from the outside, advertising Japanese / Argentinian food. Once inside, it is clear that this just a buffet with a selection of Sushi, salads, seafood and fish, Chinese dishes, Spanish ham and bits and pieces... and a man at a hot plate who will cook what you have selected from the "raw... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

- location: no nice terrace + cocktails are delicious + the sushi is MARVELOUS: they give real good recommendations as well since the menu looks weird... but it all turned out to be delicious... +lovely restaurant + very good service!

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Newcastle
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

It's a strange mix of japanese and argentinian food. Nobody seemed to eat the Japanese food, which was great for me! All in all very cheap, and decent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carrer de les Jonqueres 1, Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > El Born / La Ribera
  • Neighborhood: El Born / La Ribera
  • Phone Number: 932 684 581

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 32
  • Cuisine: Argentinean, Japanese

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