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Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse

1914 Catasauga Rd, Allentown, PA 18109
(610) 266-7781
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Ranked #77 of 371 Restaurants in Allentown
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
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 20, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Sussex, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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237 reviews 237 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Good and varied menu of both the usual and less standard fare. Prompt and courteous service for both sit down meals and take-out. Great ambiance and I like that they give chopsticks.

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green4859
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90 reviews 90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I celebrated my 36th birthday dinner at this restaurant during our stay in the Allentown area. The staff was helpful and friendly, from the hostess to the managers. Food was prepared well and it was delish! And for my birthday, they worked well with my hubby to surprise me with balloons. They also give you a chance to spin the... More

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Sterling, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

My husband and i were staying overnight in the area on our way home to VA. I have been to many Hibachi-style restaurants around the country and this has been the most disappointing! Ordered gyoza and shumai as appetizers. They were undercooked and not served with the typical brown dipping sauce. The 2 sauces dished out for the food grilled... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Went here for my son's confirmation dinner. The staff was extremely friendly and courteous. We had to wait a little while for our chef so they comp'd us some Edamame, which was nice. The chef was good and the food was very good. We all had more than enough to eat. It is a little pricey but you get what... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

We specifically go to Ichibans for birthdays and my anniversary. Went for our 32nd wedding anniversary and I am sorry to say I was not impressed. We were the only 3 people in the restaurant and the service was slow. I have bean coming since the opening and a loyal customer and still cannot get my drinks right. The chefs... More

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Ava, ny
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We were staying over night in Allentown and this was the only spot within walking distance of our hotel with a bar. Our intent was to have a quick beer and head back to bed. What a surprise was in store for us. We were pleasantly greeted by the bartender as we entered. He told us that a waitress would... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Went to Ichiban's for Mother's Day. Food was just right. Service could be a little better. Don't order any drink they can't understand. Grapefruit & vodka and it took a few trys for them to understand. All Mother's received a flower (nice touch). Place is always clean. Haven't had a bad meal. Looking forward to my birthday.

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Madison, Virginia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I finally discovered this restaurant last November, and came back to see if it was as good as I thought. It was. Last time, I had traditional sushi two nights in a row. Terrific! This time, I was traveling with a friend, so we did some of the fancy rolls, and they were very good, also. The tuna tataki rocks,... More

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