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Ichiban Samurai Japanese Steakhouse

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East Louisville
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1510 Lakeshore Ct, Louisville, KY 40223-3803 (Formerly Benihana)
502-412-3339
Today
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 2:45 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Yummy Sushi

Mr. Lee's Ichiban is the best place to go when you're craving good sushi and lots of it! All you can eat sushi is available every day and it is discounted on Wednesdays. Their sushi is delicious thanks to the excellent skills of Mr. Lee and his staff. The atmosphere is casual, the service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
G_Louisville
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Louisville, KY
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  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Louisville, KY
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Mr. Lee's Ichiban is the best place to go when you're craving good sushi and lots of it! All you can eat sushi is available every day and it is discounted on Wednesdays. Their sushi is delicious thanks to the excellent skills of Mr. Lee and his staff. The atmosphere is casual, the service efficient and laid back, and there... More 

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Milford, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We took the whole family to Keeneland for the day and visited Louisville afterwards to see some friends. Us and the kids were in the mood for Sushi and Hibachi and we came across Mr. Lee's Ichiban. We had Sushi in the bar area, where there was a nice crowd of people dining for a Wednesday evening. Our three daughters... More 

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Taylorsville, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Very helpful staff to assist with menu selections and persuading us to try something out of our comfort zone. Kids had a great time and we have enough leftover that I'm not cooking tomorrow night either!

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Dana Point, Ca.
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

While visiting my son in East Louisville he suggested we go here for his birthday dinner. They offer all you can eat sushi... Living in Ca. I am so spoiled with the best fresh fish available. So I was a little hesitant. Sushi in KY.?? To my surprise it was great! The menu isn't the regular sushi offerings (less eggs... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were staying at the nearby Holiday Inn when we stumbled across this place. What a lucky find! You wouldn't necessarily expect to find creative and good sushi in the middle of Kentucky but I was pleasantly surprised by the clever and unique sushi rolls they offered. First of all, there were A LOT to choose from. Some were your... More 

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I don't know what it is about sushi, but have you noticed that EVERY sushi place has some reviewers who claim it's the best they've ever had and others who claim it's the worst ever (and always with the obligatory disclaimer that they are sushi aficionados)? I have never encountered that with any other cuisine. Strange. Anyhow, place me in... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

One of the best places in Louisville for traditional sushi not the typical yuppie sushi some other places around here serve that I cant stand.Always a polite staff and staff.Nice and clean too

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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127 reviews 127 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Sushi is OK but not as fresh and well prepared as other places. There is nothing that says come back.

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Valparaiso, IN
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

The sushi is neither superb nor horrid. Definitely middle of the road in my book. However, the service we received was ridiculously bad. Our waiter, who was either stoned or drunk, was a complete train wreck. Nothing irritates me more than ordering something and then having the waiter say, "We're out of that". It reallllllllly irritates me when you order... More 

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Sellersburg, Indiana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Top value and quality. You have to try very hard not to like this Sushi resturant. Lots of regulars means reliable quality and service

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Additional Information about Ichiban Samurai Japanese Steakhouse

Address: 1510 Lakeshore Ct, Louisville, KY 40223-3803 (Formerly Benihana)
Phone Number: 502-412-3339
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > East Louisville
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:45 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:45 pm  4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:45 pm  4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1510 Lakeshore Ct, Louisville, KY 40223-3803 (Formerly Benihana)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > East Louisville
  • Neighborhood: East Louisville
  • Phone Number: 502-412-3339

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:45 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?