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1812A Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
805-564-7653
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Japanese food.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2013
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14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Santa Barbara, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We have a few fancy sushi places in town, this is not one of them, but do not be fooled because this place is great. It is goo for almost any occasion or no occasion at all. It is a great place to go with a family or with friends for lunch or dinner. The hamachi you cannot beat. The... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Otw to San Francisco with my family and was craving for some Japanese. Drop by in Santa Barbara and grab a dinners here. The place is full and the food is good. Sashimi is fresh and ordered bluefin tuna sushi.

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Santa Barbara, California
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1812A Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-564-7653

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
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

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