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Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse

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181 Grant Avenue, Auburn, NY 13021
315) 255-2222
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Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Bento Box Lunch

Whenever we are in Auburn this is our go to lunch stop. They have a great Bento Box for $10.00 that includes soup, salad, entrée, white rice, sushi, egg roll and shumai. It is cooked fresh and everything tastes delicious. On one visit they were building a sushi boat that looked amazing! They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
Sharon V
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Auburn, New York
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although it can be expensive, Ichiban's food is consistently good, and the grill is always fun & entertaining. Granted some of the chefs are more outgoing than others. Great entertainment for kids who don't like to sit at the table otherwise.

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Thank PeanutButterNJelly
Auburn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Great restaurant whether you go for the specialty performance or order of the menu, or sit at sushi bar

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Thank ed l
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Whenever we are in Auburn this is our go to lunch stop. They have a great Bento Box for $10.00 that includes soup, salad, entrée, white rice, sushi, egg roll and shumai. It is cooked fresh and everything tastes delicious. On one visit they were building a sushi boat that looked amazing! They also have hibachi dining.

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Thank Sharon V
New Orleans, Louisiana
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136 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I opted for the Sushi Bar since I was traveling alone. I ordered two rolls and some sushi. It was good but not much to write home about. The rolls were the type where it almost doesn't matter what you order it all tastes the same...know what I mean? And the sushi seaweed paper was the stick to your teeth... More 

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Thank rcote75
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We went as a party of 14 to celebrate our daughter-in-law's birthday. It was the first time I had been and really enjoyed all the tricks the chef performed. Add this to the excellent food it meant everyone got the complete food experience. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank Caroline D
Waterloo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is the fourth time for me at this restaurant and never had a disappointing meal. The fried callimarie with tempura very good, my brother had soft shell crab he said "this was fantastic", my girlfriend had a shrimp spring roll she said it was the best she ever had. The main course with the entertainment great. The definition Dinner... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A very frustrating evening, we had booked at the hibachi table, when we arrived we waited at least 5 minutes before anyone came to greet us, then they asked us to wait. Eventually were seated on a table that was already set when we first arrived. I am not sure why we had to stand around awkwardly for 10 minutes.... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have had sushi many times here over the past couple years, and not once have I been disappointed. My two favorites are spicy scallop and the sweet potato rolls. I have brought people who are new to the sushi world and they have had great experiences. I have ordered a large sushi tray for take out, that, along with... More 

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Thank TripleRider
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The staff are wonderful, very friendly and accommodating. The food is great. I usually order sushi, but when I've eaten here with others they have nothing but good things to say about the other food available.

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Thank meggers64
Auburn, New York
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We had a late dinner at Ichiban. When we walked in there was quiet Japanese music and the sound of water from an indoor pond. It was pleasant. Seating choices are hibachi tables, Western style tables, booths or a sushi bar. Since were were there just a couple hours before closing all seating areas were available. There have all the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 181 Grant Avenue, Auburn, NY 13021
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Auburn
  • Phone Number: 315) 255-2222

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?