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San Jose, Costa Rica
291-5220
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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
ByronCR
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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!

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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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
Senior Reviewer
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
252 reviews 252 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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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, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
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

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