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San Jose, Costa Rica
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff

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Very good japanese food

I am not from Japan, but if what they said is true, the food is very good. I must say that the japan's music make me sleepy. You have to use Credomatic promotions (50% discount).

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2014
San Jose, Costa Rica
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

If you are looking for great Sushi in San Jose, none are better than Ichiban. The prices are more like the US, than Costa Rica, but its quality food, nice surroundings and great service. Enjoy!

Thank DontStayInOnePlace
San Jose, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Worst Sushi ever.... Worst service ever. This place used to be good. A looong time ago. So not worth the price you pay...

1 Thank MemeTamayo
San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Wasabi not Wasaby, ALL the fish was untasty, service was really slow, prices were TOO high and last but not least, they change your dollars for 498 colones!!INCREDIBLE...WORST SUSHI EVER

1 Thank Sistertuna
San Jose, Costa Rica
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I am not from Japan, but if what they said is true, the food is very good. I must say that the japan's music make me sleepy. You have to use Credomatic promotions (50% discount).

Thank ByronCR
Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I´m a big sushi fan and I´ve eaten sushi in many places in San Jose and Costa Rica in general. I really can say that Ichiban was the WORST of them all. Maybe you can expect that kind of sushi in a cheap place, but Ichiban is so expensive that is ridicule! . Rice is not good, the amount of... More 

Thank Violetagrancelli
San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I made the mistake of going to the location in Rohrmoser to pick up lunch. They have no hostess so sometimes a waiter would come by the front door other times one of the chefs behind the sushi bar would yell at you. When someone finally took my order I waited an hour for (1) roll and (2) pieces of... More 

Thank Daniel P
San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Ichiban is an insult to Sushi. For starters it is not cheap. You can get better deals and superior (real) quality at Nobu. I ordered nigiri and thought they were kidding me when they served it. There I had spent nearly $7 or 3,500 colones for two pieces of tuna. The problem was the width of the cut. I kid... More 

1 Thank Diane L
San Jose, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

this place i visit was in Rohrmoser, the place was to nice great environment, good orient music, we took our place, just two couples of tables was occupied, and we had to wait like 10min to get the menu! and not in a nice way, the we ask for the drinks and the guy didnt know what they had and... More 

Thank Aleks_mm
Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I'm not sure what to think about this place, the food was ok not the best sushi for sure. What made my visit a bad experience was the attitude from my server, very rude. My wife and I felt very uncomfortable, not kids friendly at all...

Thank ferdyeguez
Singapore, Singapore
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255 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Went for dinner with friends. Ordered the sushi sashimi boat. it was very very disappointing. the sushi was ok. however, some of the sashimi was actually smelling. they were just not fresh and we actually had to order something else to eat as we were not confident about the meat. had not expected this. our replacement order was for tempura... More 

Thank RRC_1976

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 291-5220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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?