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ichiban

226 third and union st., Bangor, ME 04401
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Ranked #11 of 158 restaurants in Bangor
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Bangor, Maine
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Buffalo, New York
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Many options here. The owners are super nice. I can't say anything stands out but I have enjoyed everything that I have gotten:)

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East Berne, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

relaxed atmosphere with a much broader menu than I expected in Bangor, Maine. Staff was friendly, but might have been a little more attentive. Food was fresh and well prepared. Selection of beer is narrow.

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Key West, Florida
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

When I go to an ethnic restaurant, I want food that is authentic, or authentic with a twist. I don't like going to an Oriental restaurant that claims to do it all...Chinese, Thai, Sushi, and so on. Ichiban is a true Japanese restaurant with a very good sushi bar. I've had many of their dishes and all were good to... More

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maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This small establishment serves traditional and creative Japanese dishes of unfailingly high quality. Atmosphere is quiet and intimate (not crowded), service is prompt and waitstaff is knowledgeable. The number of Japanese restaurants in the area has increased greatly in the past few years but none has surpassed this original establishment for quality and authenticity. (This is not a steakhouse with... More

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ellsworth, maine
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

My wife, 21/2 year old & I make this our desitation spot for bangor coming out of bar harbor..Always great! Minimalistic atmosphere, so focus IS the food! I would eat the 308 roll everyday and hope it will be my last taste in this life..Food is alway consistantly fresh, and we are only able to go on sunday afternoon for... More

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Fredericton NB
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We were down to do some shopping from NB, Canada and were looking for something different. We went arounds 3 pm, it was just us but there were many take out orders. We sat at the bar, so sushi was prepared right in-front of us and served as it was prepared. Scallop roll was the best we tried- must have.... More

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Portland, Maine
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This restaurant is not to be missed! Whether dine in or take-out you are sure to enjoy. The staff are always so welcoming and friendly and the food is always fresh. The prices are very reasonable. The Dragon Roll is a must but I've never been disappointed with anything I've ordered. When In Bangor I will go out of my... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I read about The Ichiban restaurant on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try. It was excellent....good value for money, generous servings and friendly service. I had the regular sashimi dinner and my husband had the deluxe sushi dinner. For an appetizer I had the tuna tataki and my husband had the pork dumplings....which were... More

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