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Ichiban Samurai Japanese Steakhouse

1510 Lakeshore Ct, Louisville, KY 40223-3803 (Formerly Benihana) (East Louisville)
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Ranked #356 of 1,519 Restaurants in Louisville
Price range: $21 - $30
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
Cuisines: Japanese
Neighborhood: East Louisville
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business
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Dana Point, Ca.
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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267 reviews 267 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner. Went with the unlimited sushi plan at $23.95 each....excellent value! The food was fresh, tasty, and well prepared. Service was excellent as well. The only downside to ichiban is that the building and atmosphere are somewhat dated....not enough to discourage us from a great experience, but be aware that you will have the feeling of stepping... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

My husband and I bought a groupon for this place since we LOVE sushi. We went on a Friday around 4:30 in order to partake in their "happy hour" which is endless sushi off of a specific menu with nigiri and rolls. We were thoroughly impressed, their rolls were quite good but most of all the choices they had for... More 

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Columbia, KY
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

First I'd like to start with the positives: our waitress was very sweet and helpful. She was great about refilling drinks, getting our orders in quickly, etc. That being said, this is the worst sushi I've ever had in my entire life. My husband and I got the endless sushi option. The rice was overcooked and chewy. The sushi was... More 

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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

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