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Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse

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1914 Catasauga Rd, Allentown, PA 18109
(610) 266-7781
Website
Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Go for the show

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
StefanPG
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
via mobile
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48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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.

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Allentown , PA
Top Contributor
213 reviews 213 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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340 reviews 340 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 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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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: Sushi, Japanese, Steakhouse
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?