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226 third and union st., Bangor, ME 04401
Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Anniversary surprise

My husband and I went here last night for our anniversary and were not disappointed. I had read reviews for several Japanese restaurants in the area and after much deliberation decided to try Ichiban. We were not disappointed. First of all our waitress was both friendly and knowledgable about the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Dieuwke M
,
York
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
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York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went here last night for our anniversary and were not disappointed. I had read reviews for several Japanese restaurants in the area and after much deliberation decided to try Ichiban. We were not disappointed. First of all our waitress was both friendly and knowledgable about the menu. She was able to reccomend dishes once she knew... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wide selection of sushi items, although Bangor sushi is not the same as Albany, NY sushi. Food is good, service is relaxed, and can get a little slow if they get busy. Pleasant place to pop in for a quick meal. Definitely a good value.

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Vero Beach
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We have eaten Sushi / Sashimi / Maki rolls all up and down the east coast. We were so impressed with the size and quality of the slices of fish. We were glad to find out that they had Uni, especially when we ate some -- Wow!! We are looking forward to returning.

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Portland, Maine
Top Contributor
316 reviews 316 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It's pretty easy having a good much less great meal anywhere (I'm way over-simplifying it) ONCE, with the real trick being able to recreate that good much less great meal [a second, third, etc. time]. I'm delighted to report that after having an outstanding lunch here today, Ichiban qualifies for consistently [OK, the two times I've been here so far]... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I love Ichiban because I love sushi. Who knew you could find great sushi in Bangor, Maine. But I must say I now split my visits between Ichiban in Bangor and Yoshi's in Brewer - equally good. Good food good service. Makes my belly happy every time.

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Vail, Colorado
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89 reviews 89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I went to Ichiban for dinner after reading reviews on your web site. It was delightful! the service was good and although the restaurant doesn't look like much when you park your car in the parking lot of a pretty ugly shopping center, I believe the owner did a pretty decent job in the inside. The sushi was great and... More 

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Wonderland, Maine, United States
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133 reviews 133 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Ichiban located on Union Street in Bangor, Maine is a great place to eat at their bar, or with the whole family at one of their tables. This is not the typical franchise Ichiban that you find in shopping mall food courts. This is a full restaurant. Very Fast & Friendly Service, Nice decor, Very Good Food prepared in front... More 

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Portland, Maine
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316 reviews 316 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

And that's coming from a sushi snob. First, the bad news. While I loved the way the place looked and was greeted warmly both by the gracious owner/chef Walter and our lovely server Keelin, I did notice that the bathroom, when I went to wash my hands before the meal, was a bit unkempt. I overlooked it due to the... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Maybe the best in Maine! The alligator maki is everyone's favorite but they have a crazy variety of maki rolls to chose from. Ichiban makes EVERYTHING from scratch... The dumplings, all sauces, the salad dressing (YUM) We usually end with a array of sashimi. The quality and consistency is always perfect. Walter is such a hard worker and is very... More 

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Hermon, Maine
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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I used to go out for sushi often years ago and back then Ichiban was the place for sushi in Bangor. There are lots of choices now but Ichiban remains on top. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. I have never been disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 226 third and union st., Bangor, ME 04401
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bangor

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?