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Ichiban

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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean
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637 N. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20850
301-670-0560
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent lunch buffet - plenty of sushi, soup, salads

In addition to fantastic sushi at night, I took a friend to the lunch buffet during the week. For about $16, it was really good. Even at 1 pm, the sushi choices were nicely stocked with tuna, salmon, California roll, fish, and eel choices. There were soups and other sides. The shrimp and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
GodLovesYou
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Germantown, MD
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Germantown, MD
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182 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

In addition to fantastic sushi at night, I took a friend to the lunch buffet during the week. For about $16, it was really good. Even at 1 pm, the sushi choices were nicely stocked with tuna, salmon, California roll, fish, and eel choices. There were soups and other sides. The shrimp and vegetable tempura was lukewarm though. We had... More 

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Thank GodLovesYou
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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130 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

I was craving uni (sea urchin) and decided to eat japanese for dinner last night. I invited my neighbor to come with me and my Mom. I have not been here for dinner for a long time. But I always came for their buffet. When we arrived, the table near us said they have been there since 6:30 p.m. And... More 

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Thank Parisbreakfast
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This place is literally 5 mins walking from my house and it took me 4 years to discover it, but it was totally worth the waiting! Ichiban is a true authentic Korean delight, offering tasty dishes for a very reasonable price... Don't get fooled by the outside (as I did for 4 years), once you get in, you'll find yourself... More 

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Thank Peter K
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Nice, casual restaurant serving both Japanese and Korean dishes. Despite its Japanese name, what Ichiban excels in is Korean cooking. The Japanese options are the usual, sushi-centered fare, but the Korean menu is broader and tastier. They have very flexible hours on weekends, but I swear that there is a marked difference on the quality of the cooking depending on... More 

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Thank PipoJones
Seoul, South Korea
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My wife and I have enjoyed eating at this restaurant several times for lunch. There are many food selections, and the price is very reasonable, considering that it is an all-you-can-eat buffet. It’s a great restaurant to enjoy some delicious Korean and Japanese food.

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Thank Iconoclast526
Rockville, Maryland
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81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is the sort of place that natives go to. Great sushi and also great Korean BBQ spread. We have not explored all of the menu but judging from the number of ethnic guests enjoying the food, it ought to be good. We will definitely return and would recommend this highly

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Thank vinodgeorge
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have passed this place for years and never ventured in but last week I took my son there for his birthday and it was outstanding. We had three courses (steak, pork and shrimp) all BBQd at our table. The side dishes were simply out of this world. Reasonably priced and the service was great. I'll be back for sure.

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1 Thank marty K
UK
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Japanese food can be very expensive. This place isn't. My dinner bill was under $40 including a glass of wine, and I ordered some of the higher priced items. The food is good, but not outstanding. I liked the feel of the place. It is a warm, family friendly restaurant.

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1 Thank Brit_Fifties
Tel Aviv, Israel
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great food, nice ambiance and reasonable price. We really enjoyed it. And defiantly come again. Recommended

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2 Thank AleXfendeR
Okinawa, Japan
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132 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Strolled on in here on a very cold day for lunch. I was seated by myself as I'm staying down the road at the Holiday Inn. Knew nothing in advance of the restaurant so this was a surprise. Food is advertised as "Korean and Japanese" cuisine, although I think the owners and staff are Korean. Walked in and was greeted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 637 N. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20850
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: 301-670-0560

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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