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Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse

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181 Grant Avenue, Auburn, NY 13021
315) 255-2222
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
"Amazing sushi for CNY" -coming from someone who's been to japan, and eats here regularly.

I love ichiban. I come for the sushi, not the hibachi (which is also good). A couple years ago, I spent 3 weeks in japan teaching glassblowing in Kyoto. Long story short, I was essentially PAID in sushi, and have a bad habit. Actually it's wonderful, just a little expensive. ichiban has wonderful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2014
Jason H
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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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Auburn, New York
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

I love ichiban. I come for the sushi, not the hibachi (which is also good). A couple years ago, I spent 3 weeks in japan teaching glassblowing in Kyoto. Long story short, I was essentially PAID in sushi, and have a bad habit. Actually it's wonderful, just a little expensive. ichiban has wonderful American style sushi (mayo in the sauce),... More 

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Kingman, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Our family really used to enjoy coming here but the past few months it seems as though their attention to detail is really lacking. Their "performances" have been shorter and shorter and the amount of food has seem like it has decreased. The taste of the hibachi food is always good but their rolls haven't been as good as they... More 

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San Francisco
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

Miso soup was absolutely the worst I've ever tasted. The nearest thing i can compare it to is swimming in a salty swimming pool where fish have died and getting the water in your mouth. Edamami (sorry for the spelling) was completely bland. Bland, hot, wet soy beans are simply not good. Sushi was okay. Tuna roll and salmon roll... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We tried the Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse after our hotel's front desk staff recommended it. I was initially skeptical given that it was not ranked very high in the tripadvisor listing. It was ranked 20th among restaurants in the Auburn area. We tried it regardless and were pleasantly surprised. My family and I have tried many Japanese restaurants before in various... 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, Steakhouse, Asian

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