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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: 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
Delicious food and lovely atmosphere

My two daughters and I ate at Ichiban and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. The miso soup and edamame were exactly what we expected and wanted. The salmon sushi was delicious! The vegetarian options are a bit limited, as is usual I think in Costa Rica. There was a vegetarian sushi roll, but it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2013
Jennie30
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Chicago, IL
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Houston, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

It is one of my favorite restaurants, good place to enjoy sushi... the prices are okay, the enviroment is quiet normal, but as i said is a good option to eat sushi.

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Chicago, IL
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

My two daughters and I ate at Ichiban and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. The miso soup and edamame were exactly what we expected and wanted. The salmon sushi was delicious! The vegetarian options are a bit limited, as is usual I think in Costa Rica. There was a vegetarian sushi roll, but it had mostly beet in it, which was... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

The rolls are original and delicious. They make an effort to create rolls and food with local products, which is interesting. The service is quite nice and the locations are accessible and affordable.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I’ve been coming to Ichiban since it first opened maybe 8 years ago. I’ve brought lots of friends here to have sushi for the first time and they’ve all loved it. The food is excellent, fresh and the service is always great. The most noteworthy aspect of Ichiban is that all their locations share the same standards of quality, no... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

A desperate attempt at creating original rolls. "Would you like some fish with your rice and mayo?" Over sauced, over riced and way over priced. Occasionally, if you order safe, like a bento box with teriyaki chicken or california rolls, miso soup and white rice, you may leave feeling you weren't just taken advantage of. I lived in San jose... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for rice heavy small rolls you are in luck. The prices are vey high and do not reflect the produced served. The spicy soy beans were good and the sauce gave the rice coated sushi some flavor .

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Awful restaurant. Quite expensive and food quality correspond to an extremely cheap reataurant. We ordered some "freid Gyozas", and they were all soft and full of oil, it means they cooked on low temperature and it's flavor was of dirty oil (eventhough, the waitress told us to ask them fried because the other one wasn't so good and can open....... More 

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Samara
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

By far the best sushi I have ever had! I recommend it all the time to people and they are never disappointed!

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Alajuela
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Make sure to try Dani's dragon roll or the age roll as those are some of the most complete rolls you can get. Prices are fairly high but you will get a discount with some credit cards, up to 30% which is good. Don't be starving before you go to have a bite because you will end up feeling robbed.

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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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?