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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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Hours:
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

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Praveen C
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New York City, New York
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English first
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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151 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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 

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Milpitas, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

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.

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New York City, New York
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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.

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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 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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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.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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.

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I found the resturant staff to be attentive, the cooks to be entertaining and the food was outstanding

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Sussex, New Jersey
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We passed through this area while driving back from vacation so we stopped here for dinner. We ordered a selection of rolls an regular sushi. I have been to hundreds of sushi restaurants (from the east coast to the west coast and many visits to Japan). The sushi here was pretty average, but passable. We walked in at prime time... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Was not crowded as Eire was no one else which made us skeptical He soup was just ok. The rest of the meal was great Wonderful salad dressing

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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, Steakhouse, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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