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Ichiban Buffet

1721 W. brandon blvd., Brandon, FL
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Ranked #96 of 260 Restaurants in Brandon
Cuisines: Japanese
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58% Recommend
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English first
Gulf Shores, Alabama
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This place has a great selection of sushi compared to most Chinese buffet. Ichiban also has a great selection on the buffet variety. However, I did not find the taste of the food to be that great. I read the awesome review by other people and decided to give it a shot but was disappointed.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Every kind under the sun and all delicious! Lots of good variety on the clean food bar. Table service for refills and clearing of plates was very slow. But the food was good!

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Orlando, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This place in Brandon just west of Tampa is not really a japanese buffet but a Chinese buffet that serves sushi. So do not come here expecting udon noodles or any tempura or yakitori or katsu. But it is a pretty good chinese buffet. I came here for lunch and for about 9 bucks and change you will get more... More

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Leesburg, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went here for dinner, as we have many times and have had the same issue every time..unsupervised children in the food area...so I finally spoke up and made a complaint to the man at the desk on my way out about all the children running around and into people, reaching over the hot steamers, grabbing food... More

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Wimauma, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Went out with our teenagers for a late lunch. Friendly staff... Nice buffet and lots of sushi. For four people with soft drinks it was about 60.00. Nice experience.

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Brandon, Florida, USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Ichiban is a typical Chinese buffet with all of the usual suspects on the buffet. However, it does have one advantage to most other Chinese buffets in the area. It has an expanded sushi selection. Now, don't get me wrong, this isn't the greatest sushi that you will ever experience. However, for the relatively low price of the meal, the... More

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Seffner, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Took my wife & friends to Ichiban for lunch yesterday. She order some special fried rice from the chef working the Mongolian grill. She ordered beef fried rice and got chicken but fortunately found a used toothpick in the food before she actually tried to eat it. The chef is surly but I now consider him dangerous. That toothpick could... More

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Connecticut, USA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The sushi was excellent, many choices, very tasty. The typical buffet, string beans, fried rice etc was not very good. The ribs and the shrimp wrapped bacon were fine, but everything else was blah. They had a hibachi grill which I did not try. The plates being served seemed small and not special. They also had a sign suggesting that... More

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Brandon, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

for the price, selection and quality of food this buffet has to be the best on the west coast of florida, the selection of sushi is huge! they have an awesome hibachi grill! and a huge variety of dishes on the buffet line. the facility its self if extremely clean in the buffet, dining and restroom areas of the restaurant.... More

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Tampa, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My review title says it all! This is one resto that I truly miss now that i'm temporarily in South FL. There's a similar place here which charge higher but food is not as good. There is Oyishi which is also in the Brandon area, but Ichiban still tops it in terms of food quality and taste -- overall!! Wait,... More

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