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Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse

181 Grant Avenue, Auburn, NY 13021
315) 255-2222
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Auburn, New York
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102 reviews 102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

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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57 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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119 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
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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36 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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Cortland, NY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We were in Auburn for other reasons and stopped in to eat, we did not have reservations. We were seated quickly by a very attentive staff. We had mixed drinks which were very good, and attractively presented. We were somewhat in a hurry so we only ordered drinks and the main course. Glad we did not order appetizers, there was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012 via mobile

Been there a few times now and the service and food is always great! I've recommended this to many of my friends and they also have had the same experience as I have. Great place!

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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Love Japanese food and this has become a favorite spot. If you want to eat at the hibachi table for entertainment, reservations are needed. Seating at individual dining tables is usually open without a reservation.

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Syracuse, New York
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146 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

went early on friday night(5ish) we were the first customers, party of 6. Seated easily, very attentive staff on beverages. Beer was $3.50, soda $1.25(unlimited). We went right to the hibachi grill . I had scallops, my daughter chicken, my wife chiken/shrimp, our friends had similar. The show was nice and friendly with flaming onion volcano, saki squirters, acrobatic utensils...We... More 

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Additional Information about Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse

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

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