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Ichiban Japanese Steak House - Minneapolis

1333 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 339-0540
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Ranked #255 of 1,578 restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Sushi, Chinese, Japanese, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Buffet
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Grant (Between 13th & 14th)
Transit: The light rail stops between 4th and 5th on Nicollet. We are at 1333 Nicollet.
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Rosemount, Minnesota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Our reservation for four was seated promptly at the proper time but rather than start service, they waited for two other unreserved walk-ins join us without first asking us if we minded. Decor was OK but as others have mentioned, the first scent impression was one of old stale grease hanging in the air. Alcohol is completely overpriced even for... More

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Chaska, MN
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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food and drinks, fun preparation by the chef in front of you. This was an early date with a woman who had never seen this cooking style. The skill and humor of the food preparer made tho a special evening for us . A cozy decor also.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This has either gone downhill or my tastes have matured. The furniture, the décor, and the staff all look like 1992. It seems dirty, rundown and unprofessional. The seafood tastes good but the rest is a cheap imitation to stretch their dollars. Frozen veggies, salty broth soup, amateur chefs. Please go to Benihana, I feel like the show is a... More

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Perris, California
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The décor was really nice and the food was excellent. A must visit if you are ever in Minneapolis. The restaurant is right across the street from the Hyatt Regency.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Great location near downtown hotels; we walked from the Millennium hotel to the restaurant. Decor is prettier than most Japanese steak houses. Food was wonderful and they had a nice wine list as well. For parties of 4 or more I would definitely recommend.

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Milwaukee, WI
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We ate here two nights in a row since we liked the sushi so much. We had kids with us so we did not do the all you can eat but ordered a la carte sushi in the bar area and averything was great.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Dissapointed with this place. Food was just so-so. Cook did not engage with group. Did the normal greeting thing then just cooked and passed around food and got some of that wrong. Food overpriced and then they charged $5.00/beer and $9.00/wine. $150.00 for two and get mediocre food and watch somebody cook. :(

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I have been to Ichiban's several times and have always enjoyed the food. My recent experience has caused me great concern regarding how seriously they take complaints. My husband caught a cockroach running across the table and caught it in his napkin. When he brought it to the manager's attention, they offered him a coupon that is available in many... More

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372 reviews 372 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

i have tried the table and all you can eat buffet and have been disapointed for both...and they are overpriced.... The long wait don't worth it even if the place is great looking.... the service is not such great and food is really average by its taste, quality and quantity.. they try to make it fancy playing around but that's... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I have been to other similar restaurants and have enjoyed the show and food much more. Our chef was very quiet and did not "entertain" while he cooked. In fact, I don't think he even said 3 words to us. Left our entire table looking longingly at other chefs who were having a lot of fun with their groups. Our... More

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