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2011 S Broadway Ste L, Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 614-9808
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good service, ok menu

We chose Ichiban due to reviews on yelp. The shushi was more expensive than we expected - I think the menu posted was for lunch and we went for dinner. The restaurant is closed between 2:30 and 5 - we had planned to wine taste and then eat, so the wait was annoying. Service was friendly, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Worst place ever it was over the edge we had bugs in our food so we later told the provider that we had the bug they said sorry than walked away we were about to leave but before we told them and complained that we should of gotten money off a 55 dollar meal instead the boss of this Japanese... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Took my ladyfirend there for first time, Sadly it seems they take short cuts on ingredients, The miso soup lacked flavor and the sukiyaki was mostly the heels of cabbage. We will try it one more time and order a non broth dish.

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california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We chose Ichiban due to reviews on yelp. The shushi was more expensive than we expected - I think the menu posted was for lunch and we went for dinner. The restaurant is closed between 2:30 and 5 - we had planned to wine taste and then eat, so the wait was annoying. Service was friendly, the tempura was delicious... More 

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Mountainair, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The service was gracious and understated. The food was plentiful and flavorful. A thoroughly enjoyable meal. Highly recommended.

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Excellent menu and food: I liked the fact that they take the time and effort to make there dishes with there own ideas in taste and presentation, Very cool! Service: Gets slow as they fill up Atmosphere: I give a four out of five, It gets quit loud at times.

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Walnut Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

Excellent menu and atmosphere. Very well presented and tasty. Chef Ken has what it takes to make your meal right. The best baked muscles I've had. This spot is programmed into my Garmin.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

The food is Delicious, the service is great each time we go there. What more can I say? It's small, quaint, and I feel they make most everything from scratch. At least try the place once if you're into Japan food.,

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Atascadero, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Good food, simply prepared, friendly service and at a very resonable price. I have lunch at this restaurant at least once a month because the quality and service are very consistent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

No pressure, great food. Sushi to teryaki chicken. Friendliest staff is always welcoming. I like coming for lunch. I've had many business lunches here.

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

This is the place we go for "girlfriend birthday celebrations" or just a great lunch to catch up with friends. Superior staff, clean and fantastic food. Have loved this place for years.

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Address: 2011 S Broadway Ste L, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Phone Number: (805) 614-9808
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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  • Address: 2011 S Broadway Ste L, Santa Maria, CA 93454
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Maria
  • Phone Number: (805) 614-9808

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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