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1315 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906-2828
831-449-5151
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
New Management has it down !

Ikebana is our favorite place to meet for lunch, myself and my "meet for lunch" friend. This is a place we crave ! They now offer gluten free options, great for my friend ! I love that they've added Korean choices, so delicious ! So many sushi choices for sure ! I can't say enough, this place is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
calidreamin43
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california
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

On our prior visits here, we were treated like royalty. So it was no wonder that I chose this location for my birthday. We should've left when we saw all the confusion going on in the hostess area, but hind sight is 20/20. The waitress was completely rude, she was more interested in her cell phone (which when we did... More 

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california
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ikebana is our favorite place to meet for lunch, myself and my "meet for lunch" friend. This is a place we crave ! They now offer gluten free options, great for my friend ! I love that they've added Korean choices, so delicious ! So many sushi choices for sure ! I can't say enough, this place is worth it... More 

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Freetown, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I have been here multiple times but was more impressed this visit than any previous. The place was good before, better now. Fresh Fish, tasty combinations. Clean restaurant. Friendly, helpful staff. Good prices for sushi. Highly Recommend. I ate at the sushi bar as I was traveling alone and did not feel weird being there alone.

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La Selva Beach, CA, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My daughter and granddaughter needed a night out with "Nana" so we chose to get sushi at this wonderful place. I lived in Salinas for years and enjoyed this restaurant repeatedly. My daughter lives in nearby Marina, and the drive was well worth it. The server truly let us have our leisurely visit, and at the last moment we decided... More 

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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Sushi rolls were large, fresh and tasty. The teriyaki chicken lunch with rice and a California roll was also very good. My wife says the miso soup is the way she tries to make it at home. The owner stopped by our table to chat. The husband-wife team had the restaurant for 15 years, then sold it and a year... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My family and I like to sit at the bar when we eat here. The portions are excellent. The Staff is friendly and informative. The quality of sushi is really good. The service is quick and accurate, and accommodating - my child is a picky eater & they were very willing to alter their recipes to make the experience more... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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57 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

I loved the cherry blossum roll and several other specialty rolls. Very good tempura vegetables. Yakitori was tasty. I liked the hot tea, it had good flavor. Definitely will be back.

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California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

my family loves to meet at this restaurant and have our favorite rolls. The variety is great and there are always unique specials. We have never had anything but excellent food and drink here at very reasonable rates. You can't go wrong !

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Salinas, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2011

I LOVE ikebana's japanese restaurant! The ambience is great, the staff are really nice (especially if eating at the sushi bar). I usually order the lunch box meal because dinner is too expensive there. The texas holdem rolls are my absolute favorite (even though they are not authentic japanese rolls).

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2011

Ikebana Japanese Restaurant is not a true Japanese restaurant. I have lived and eaten in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Japan over the last 70 years. Some examples - the miso soup is lacking in flavor (missing the proper soup base), the rice for the sushi was too dry (fell apart upon handling) and too sweet, the sashimi raw fish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1315 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906-2828
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: 831-449-5151

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

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