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San Jose, Costa Rica
291-5220
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Ranked #208 of 303 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Doing business
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San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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...

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San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 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

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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).

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Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

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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

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 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

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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...

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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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

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Houston, Texas, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

The people who gave this an excellent rating must have not actually tried the Sushi. I've tried 5 Sushi restaraunts in the San Jose Area while Studying abroad for 3 months and Ichiban is by far the worst. The rolls are full of rice with paper thin fish slapped on top. The roll didn't even come with a side of... More

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Additional Information about Ichiban

Address: San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 291-5220
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Japanese

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