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1812A Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
805-564-7653
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Ranked #258 of 449 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Santa Barbara, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you like your rolls large and lose, this is No. One! If you like your rice Luke warm, this is No. One. If you like your decor Midwest Cafe style, this is No. One! If you are not familiar with really good sushi, available just about anywhere else in town, this is No One! If you're on the Mesa... More 

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Sheffield
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130 reviews 130 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It was busy when we arrived on Friday night, so we reserved a table and went along for some cocktails at the nearby Alcazar tapas bar whilst waiting for a table to become free. There are three types of seating: traditional japanese matting where you have to remove your shoes and climb in (impossible for the disabled person in our... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Visiting from CT and have the god fortune of having some outstanding sushi restaurants in the area (outside of Hartford). The establishment was simple and not what one would expect in SB. The matron was in inviting... Kind of like something out of Sullivan & Son. The table had a stickiness to it which was a turn off. Presentation and... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I've been here for Sushi a number of times, and keep coming back for more. There are a number of great Sushi restaurants in Santa Barbara, but I think Ichiban still comes out as the top one. Everything has always been of great quality, the service is impeccable, the prices are more than affordable. Most of the guests are regulars... More 

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Madrid
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We enjoyed the sushi of this restaurant where there was a lot of Japanese people eating what I consider is a good sign. My recomendatio is that you try the ships, they are not very expensive and you can try a little bit of all the sushi they have.

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Santa Barbara, CA USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I can say by far ICHIBANis the best Sushi house in Santa Barbara. They have the friendliest staff and the new owner Min is on hand to make your experience memorable. Why go anywhere else? :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

We went to ichiban for dinner few days ago. We had a daiginzoo sake and kirin beer on tap for great deal. The chefs and all of servers are very friendly. We will go back to ichiban ,get a 007 roll and box roll again.

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Santa Barbara, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Great neighborhood resturaunt. Always friendly and really good selection of Sake.

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Santa Barbara, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Great atmosphere, quaint little spot in a great location. Nothing particularly awesome about the food. It was good, not amazing. Standard sushi menu with loads of other options for those non-sushi guests.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2011

Usually top quality sushi, relatively large portions, with friendly chefs and wait staff. Not as high of levels of presentation or menu creativity as the highest end (expensive) sushi restaurant in the region, but always solid quality and good portions at modest prices.

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Additional Information about Ichiban

Address: 1812A Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Phone Number: 805-564-7653
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Japanese

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