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Ichiban Japanese Steak House - Minneapolis

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1333 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403 (Grant (Between 13th & 14th))
The light rail stops between 4th and 5th on Nicollet. We are at 1333 Nicollet.
(612) 339-0540
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Doing business

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great for Large groups

We were in town for a volleyball tournament and went here for dinner with players and parents. They were very accommodating and helpful when I called to make the reservation because Open Table would not allow me to make a reservation for 20 nor would it allow me to reserve two tables for 10, so I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Babette M
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Plano, Texas
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

"Astonishingly average" is all I can really say about the food. It is what it is, you get more or less what you expect from eating at what is basically the Applebee's of Japanese cuisine. I could appreciate that if I wasn't paying for something 2 or 3 times as expensive as an Applebee's meal. But what bumps this down... More 

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Plano, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We were in town for a volleyball tournament and went here for dinner with players and parents. They were very accommodating and helpful when I called to make the reservation because Open Table would not allow me to make a reservation for 20 nor would it allow me to reserve two tables for 10, so I called and they made... More 

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Ightham
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We busted to celebrate a cousin's birthday. The food was beautifully cooked, the group tried most of the combinations and different starters. Our chef had a couple of funny moments where his juggling did not finish up as planned. I was the only one in the group to have the green tea sherbet, which was very refreshing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

this place is the best in town. To go along with great Hibachi the fried rice is better no place else. If you like a nice cut of beef, they use better than all others. If you're not looking for hibachi, they have a floating ice bar of unlimited sushi and appetizer type food. The place is expensive, $50-70/PP when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Turned out to be a wonderful experience. Typical menu choices for Japanese steakhouse. The ambience and atmosphere make it a unique time. Good sized portions. My brother and I shared an entrée and still didn't leave hungry.

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Starbuck, Minnesota
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I enjoy the experience every once in a while since it's not cheap eats. The more people you know around the table - the better! I hate cucumbers but really can't get enough of the cucumber salad!!!

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Kansas City, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I dined here with a small group of friends. The staff is friendly, and the food was good except for the steak. They must store it with the liver they serve as an appetizer because it tasted like liver. No one at our table (including the people we didn't know) would eat it. When I told the waitress, she apologized,... More 

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Zimmerman, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our chef put on a great show. But they nickel and dime you to death. Almost $5 extra for some soy sauce and vegetables in your rice instead of plain white rice? Crazy! And the food is served on at a time. That's fine with the salad and the appetizer, but getting your rice 10 minutes before your meat? I... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

In town for my daughter's dance competition, we tried out this restaurant with her and some of her dance friends and their moms. The girls LOVED it! All the food was amazing and the portion sizes were HUGE. Many of us just got one meal, and then shared with our daughters (there is a split plate charge) and we STILL... More 

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Brainerd, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

When I have to stay by myself at a hotel, I love to go to Ichiban's. They always have great fresh food, super service and good company.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1333 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
    (Grant (Between 13th & 14th))
  • Public Transportation: The light rail stops between 4th and 5th on Nicollet. We are at 1333 Nicollet.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: (612) 339-0540

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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