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English first
Ardmore, Tennessee, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great service. delicious food. Yummy Maki. Quality meats and seafoods. will cater to children and allergies

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Waited for over one hour after being seated on a Saturday night with no apology or acknowledgement. We were told they were short on chefs. There was also a very unappetizing sewage smell coming from the back of the restaurant/kitchen. The food was good when we were finally served but, kids were starving and exhausted by that point and the... More 

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Helena, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The chef's are great cooks and really do a good job of putting on a show while they cook. The food is outstanding, everything from the fried rice to sauces (especially the ginger sauce!) Best Japanese restaurant I've ever been to as far as the taste of the food.

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Enterprise, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday night, got seated promptly with our drink orders. Overall, the inside is pretty dark with the various grill stationed throughout. The lady who served drinks/soup/salads was very friendly. Chef was pretty decent with the show as he cooked. Got the kids involved so we enjoyed that. Food was just average, however. Fried rice was a bit... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

Service was great. The cooking show was fun, but the chicken was rather dry and tough. Adding insult to injury, they had only 2 dipping sauces for the meat. I am used to having a third "white" sauce, (my favorite) at Japanese steakhouses. It's absence was very disappointing. Overall, the price was too high based on the poor quality of... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Everything was wonderful. Very family friendly. Everyone was wonderful to us. Chef was great. Entertained me and a group of my friends. We all laughed and had a great time. The food was so GOOD. The fired rice was best in town. A friend of mine had the sushi and she said it was great as well. We plan to... More 

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Alabama
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128 reviews 128 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2010

Dinner there last night and still suffering. FAR too much salt and the same things were used to prepare every dish therefor it all tasted the same. Our party had red snapper, chicken and beef. Despite a good show we will not be back.

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Birmingham, AL
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2009

The sushi here is Phenomenal. The best are the Rock & Roll II and the Dynamite Role with mounds of spicy crab on top. The sushi bar area is a little cluttered but the food is great. Try the shrimp sauce with fried rice for a nice flare on a side item. The Sushi is reasonable, 15% off on Mondays... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2008

Funny place!

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Birmingham, AL
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2007

I went to Ichiban after Christmas day 2007. All 8 plates were dirty on the table. It looked like stuck on rice. The staff acted indifferent and rude about this. All I wanted to do was leave since this took away my appetite and made me sick. How did I know what was in the soup bowl or salad bowl... More 

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Additional Information about Ichiban Japanese Steak House

Address: 620 Old Town Rd, Birmingham, AL 35216-3758
Phone Number: (205) 822-4646
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Japanese

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