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226 third and union st., Bangor, ME 04401
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 18
    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
Grade A Sushi

I've been coming here for about 15 years now and always Is wonderful. Miso soup comes out very hot and flavorful. Salad dressing is consistently amazing. Fish is always very fresh and rice is done to perfection. Will continue to come here for many more years. Great atmosphere and traditional music... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
AgentPatton
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Maine
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Maine
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming here for about 15 years now and always Is wonderful. Miso soup comes out very hot and flavorful. Salad dressing is consistently amazing. Fish is always very fresh and rice is done to perfection. Will continue to come here for many more years. Great atmosphere and traditional music. Love it!

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Thank AgentPatton
New England
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Simple online take out made for easy choices. No confirmation number to write down just show up . Ready within the half hour that I ordered and steaming hot. Clean and tastefully decorated inside.I was very pleased with my order. The dinner box portion was enough for one to be satisfied and was done to perfection .

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Thank Elizabeth A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Sushi was fresh (very import when it comes to sushi) and the katsu chicken was on delicious. I would definitely recommend ichiban for Japanese food.

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Thank mansta
Hockessin, Delaware
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We started eating at Ichiban more than 10 years ago, regularly, either take-out or eat-in. We don't get to Bangor as often as we used - once a week at one time - but Ichiban remains a favorite nearly every time we have dinner in Bangor.

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Thank Dracunculus
Perth-Andover, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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Thank Dieuwke M
Bangor, Maine
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Thank Peter V
Vero Beach
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Thank TrioBravo
Portland, Maine
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365 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 296 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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Thank theghostwriter
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Martha G
Vail, Colorado
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101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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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, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings
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?