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Ichiban Restaurant

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338 Central Ave, Suite 338, Albany, NY 12206-2311
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars

Best Chinese in the area, not compatible to your ordinary bland and boring run of the mill you usually encounter.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2012
Chatham, New York
via mobile
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

The food was good but one of the staff was really rude and he seems doesn't know what's he doing... He answered my questions with attitude and disrespectfully .. I really think he doesn't fit as a server.

Thank Maythel1
Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We waited more than an hour to receive our mediocre meal on Sunday night. I called three times but had little luck rushing the order to our door. DO NOT order online. Although a most convenient means of putting in an order, I'm not sure how quickly they pick up your request. The food was nothing special. Kind of a... More 

Thank Sheila L
Albany, New York
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We have been ordering from them for many years and it used to be good. The last 3 times, however, it has been terrible. If you have it delivered it may take over an hour, they called because they could not find the house. Our house is a single family house on an established street and well numbered. They also... More 

Thank Jack H
Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We just passed by Albany and wasn't expecting such a great Chinese food restaurant. Nice price, nice environment, good service, delicious dishes!

Thank WenqianLu
albany ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

rice and lomein with tasty. hot tea went well with lunch. enjoyed reading the placemats very interesting to seek out the animal in your year.

1 Thank maryfemia
Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Not the best sushi in Albany. They have slipped over the years. If I am getting delivery I use them because my favorite places do not deliver to me. If you do get delivery plan on 60+ minutes. I have waited 90 before. They have always been accurate, I have always eaten every bite, it just lacks some flavor. I... More 

1 Thank Chris W
Chatham, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

Best Chinese in the area, not compatible to your ordinary bland and boring run of the mill you usually encounter.

2 Thank robertbakewell
Albany, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Ichiban isn't particularly great food, but it's cheap and has some decent flavor. They do deliver, which is nice.

1 Thank Happyfrog1234
Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Ichiban is one of my favorites. Must try the orange spiced tofu. The quality of food is much better than some of the other places and they are pretty darn quick in getting your food.

1 Thank Acheens
Loudonville, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Great food at a reasonable price. Good variety on both the Japanese and Chinese selections. We love the chicken teriyaki on a stick appetizer. The kung pao chicken and kung pao lomein are great (we get both extra spicy without peanuts). The sauteed beans and the chicken with eggplant and garlic sauce are also great. Ours is a south-asian palette.

Thank memeEye

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 338 Central Ave, Suite 338, Albany, NY 12206-2311
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 518-432-0358

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Asian
Open Hours
11:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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