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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
Today
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Hibachi in Town!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Bill F
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Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Third time here. Always nice to bring someone who has never been to a Japanese Steakhouse. My colleague was thoroughly impressed. Always way touch much food. Fun experience.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were in Minneapolis for our granddaughter's gymnastics event. We had a great dinner with our daughter and family and her in-laws. Everyone had a wonderful meal and good conversation. Our chef did an excellent job.

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Wexford, Pennsylvania
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It seems that every city has an "Ichiban" restaurant, but apparently they are not part of an actual franchise. So what you get in one city may be very different than what you find in others. This was probably my least favorite Ichiban. It was good, but there weren't enough options on the menu (the only steak they had was... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?