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Ichiban Japanese & Korean

530 Farmington Ave, Hartford, CT 06105-3108
(860) 236-5599
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Ranked #35 of 401 restaurants in Hartford
Price range: $12 - $20
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Japanese, Korean
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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39 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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.

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New York City, New York
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195 reviews 195 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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

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East Haddam, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

the atmosphere is great and so is the service. the food is great too. the portions are appropriate for the price and the taste is even better. love everything about it and now can go to the Colchester location too !

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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

On my last visit, I had the sashimi bi bim bop. What a great presentation of colors and flavors. I've also had their dol sot bi bim bop and bul gogi. I've never been dissapointed while dining in this establishment. I've brought a couple of people here who had never eaten Korean food and they both enjoyed their dishes.

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New London, Connecticut, United States
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115 reviews 115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My wife and I visited Ichiban Japanese & Korean Restaurant on Friday, January 31, 2014. We arrived at the restaurant around 6 PM, and parking was almost nonexistent. We were fortunate to get the last spot in a small lot at the rear of the building. The restaurant was crowded when we entered, but we were promptly seated. My wife... More

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Manchester, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The Phajan was lip-smacking! Could have had some more side dishes😞 Beef Burgogi was just delicious!

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Bloomfield, CT
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I rediscovered Ichiban thanks to a Groupon special . My wife and I have wandered from one Sushi place to another around Hartford looking for a solid Sushi place. No place seems to offer consistent quality and freshness. Ichiban is now our go to spot because we have been serve consistently good sushi at a reasonable price. Is it the... More

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17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We recently visited Ichiban to celebrate my mother's birthday. We ordered the Korean BBQ and it was delicious. Since it was the first time ever had Korean BBQ the waitress explained the process to us. Basically the meat is cooked on the middle of the table and you build lettuce wraps with several accompaniments. There were many sides, some of... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Sushi quality is good. But, Korean food is so so and side dishes come w/ Korean food got so much smaller. Meat was greesy. On top of that, the service was not good at all. They squeezed 5 of us into the 4 people table even there are other tables. I even asked them to move but they told us... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

One of the best Asian cuisines in New England, more specifically in Hartford' s West End. I was pleased from the moment I entered, with the decor & ambiance of the restaurant, which came decked out with a small aquarium (thought I was going to select my lunch from there :0P ). *PETER is one of THE BEST servers/waiters. EVER.... More

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