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Ichiban Japanese Restaurant

2011 S Broadway Ste L, Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 614-9808
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Ranked #14 of 207 restaurants in Santa Maria
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Delivery
Most recent review
- Feb 7, 2013
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Dining options: Delivery
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Walnut Grove, California
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Santa Barbara, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

I haven't been to this Ichiban in a couple of years and we were thinking of a place for a good lunch and I recalled how good the food was her in the past. Well the past is no inidcation of the furture, I ordered the same lunch special I had previously ordered on many occasions, however this didn't taste... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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175 reviews 175 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

I was checking in late to a nearby hotel and needed a sushi fix. The hotel guy recomended this place so i walked over and was NOT disappointed. It was late, almost 10pm, so I got my food to go. A very, very nice lady patiently took my order, which was extensive and specific, and headed to the kitchen. The... More

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orcutt
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

from orcutt to slo, this is the better of the japanese restaurants.

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Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2010

I loved this restaurant! The food was magnificant! Not only was it tasty, it was beautifully presented with an orchid on each plate. The raw oysters were spicy, so let them know if you do not want them hot. We got several dishes and loved every one of them. The staff was friendly and knowledegable of all of their dishes.... More

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Santa Maria, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2010

My favorite place to eat tempura. It's light and non-greasy. It's a very clean restaurant and the staff is always warm and friendly. Great for a lunch date.

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