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Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse

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1914 Catasauga Rd, Allentown, PA 18109
(610) 266-7781
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
good overall

it was a good show overall... the timing was a bit off because people had to wait a bit for them to complete the plate between rice/nuddles, vegetables and the meat. the sashimi and sushi were good and price was not bad either.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Taunton, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This restaurant has fast become of our favorites in the Lehigh Valley. They offer a great value with their weekday luncheon bento box meals, in addition to a choice of the Hibachi Show on one side of the restaurant, and sushi/bento box/appetizer service on the other. Cordial service and delicious food at a reasonable price! A great place to celebrate... More 

Thank TheRealDeal33
Northern NJ
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Ordered hibachi dinners - food was very flavorful, chef was delightful. Waiter was great. Daughter chose sushi and it looked delicious. We enjoyed our dinner here very much.

1 Thank Michelle_in_NJ
Taunton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

it was a good show overall... the timing was a bit off because people had to wait a bit for them to complete the plate between rice/nuddles, vegetables and the meat. the sashimi and sushi were good and price was not bad either.

1 Thank Plix1979
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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162 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Is this your first time going to a hibachi restaurant?. If so, you will be amazed by the onion tower and think it is great to have Chinese food with a little show. But, if you have been to many hibachi restaurants, this one will not thrill you. They have the basics but skip some of the typical show elements... More 

1 Thank Corissa R
Milpitas, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Didn't think I'd find such a fun dining experience in Allentown! Sampled a bit of everything....fried rice, noodles, lobster tail, scallops, filet mignon, sushi, Sapporo, Pina colada. It was such a good time I came back the next day just to try the sushi bar. Np show but experience was just as delightful. I give this place my highest recommendation.

1 Thank Jeffrey N
New York City, New York
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had a craving for Sushi, while we were on the road. Found this place via AroundMe. What a nice surprise.I thought we were in Bethlehem, PA but the address says Allentown. Excellent menu and very wide selections. Friendly staff and a clean place.

1 Thank Praveen C
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Came for Hibachi. At least two other parties came after us and were served and eating their entries before our Chef came to cook. We mentioned it to the waitress and she stated that all the other chefs were cooking and there was nothing they could do. Once the chef came, he was not friendly at all. 2 guests in... More 

Thank tar119
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

The salad had a tasty ginger dressing; while the calamari tempura appetizer was chewy and tasteless. Both my chicken and my girlfriend's scallops were overcooked resulting in dry chicken and another chewy seafood item. So go for the show over the food which is mediocre at best.

Thank StefanPG
Ottawa, Canada
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Whenever we visit Bethlehem, PA - we have a meal at Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse. The sushi is really good, given that it is not at the ocean. We have eaten there often and never had anything less than good, more often than not, the dishes are very good to excellent. It is hard to suggest a single item as, really,... More 

Thank harpsncats
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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277 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Great friendly service. Sushi, as well as other food was very good. Clean well kept place. Nice bar and great hibachi area. We will be back. Prices are very good for the amount of food you get.

Thank Grayhare

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1914 Catasauga Rd, Allentown, PA 18109
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: (610) 266-7781

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Steakhouse, Sushi
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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