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Ichiban Japanese & Korean

Korean, Japanese, Sushi
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530 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-3108
(860) 236-5599
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
Nice Lunch Spot

Ichiban is a nice spot for lunch. Ample choices on the menu and great lunch specials. I love their green tea and the staff is always friendly and proficient. You get in and out quickly, but do not feel rushed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
West Hartford CT
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English first
West Hartford CT
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212 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Ichiban is a nice spot for lunch. Ample choices on the menu and great lunch specials. I love their green tea and the staff is always friendly and proficient. You get in and out quickly, but do not feel rushed.

Thank chrisooo
Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I went here with my wife last week. The service was outstanding. The food was just as good. I will be back for sure when we are in the area. Loved it.

Thank ENRA1973
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I couldn't wait for visiting here. Service, Quality of foods as well as Quantity are all satisfied.

1 Thank Kwanghoon K
West Hartford, Connecticut
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129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The sushi rolls here are enormous and loaded with thick pieces of fish! We ordered 4 rolls (32 pieces) and absolutely had to take out the remaining 11 pieces to our daughter who lives nearby. We had the volcano roll, rainbow roll, spicy yellowtail roll, and a special named beauty and the beast! All were scrumptious! My spouse ordered the... More 

Thank Travel33871
vero beach, fl
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Wow. This reminds me of eating in japan the sushi is not only fresh they give you ample sizes The seaweed salad tasted homemade. Just lovely place

Thank thefengshuilady
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A large group was served to an enjoyable evening of BBQ meats and fun. The meats came ready to wrap into lettuce with condiments. Large table service can be challenging but our server was a pro.

Thank PaigeTrip
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

By far the best, freshest sushi in Hartford. The owners also have some wonderful Korean dishes if you want to jump out of the box. The prices are fair and the service is wonderful. You can't go wrong with this place that's been in Hartford for over 20 years

Thank winegurl716
Hartford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The staff here is really nice but their sushi is not the best you can find around town. I visit when im in a hurry and need a quick sushi fix!

Thank Amelie W
Level Contributor
74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I'm no authority on either Japanese or Korean food, but I do know good service. Ichiban is a warm and welcoming place with a very relaxed, peaceful feel. Nice aquarium. Good dumplings and shrimp tempura. Very reasonable prices.

Thank teacher050
New York City, New York
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244 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We decided to come to this place after seeing all the positive reviews on TripAdvisor. Although we were told to wait twenty minutes, we actually were seated in around ten. With our selections, my parents and my sister received salads while I took some miso soup. In addition, we were served a variety of Korean starters like kimchi. The maki... More 

Thank kirbyfan1996

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 530 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-3108
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: (860) 236-5599

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 20
  • Cuisine: Korean, Japanese, Sushi


Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

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