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Ichiban Japanese Steak House - Minneapolis

1333 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 339-0540
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Ranked #374 of 1,586 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Ridgeland, Mississippi
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I'm not a big sushi fan, but this was good. Interesting serving - dishes were in a "moat" that circulated around the prep area. Hooked together, you just picked what you wanted and took it over the "boat".

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Minneapolis
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I read a lot of the reviews and really didn’t want to go there, but it was a command performance. My grandson was celebrating his 10th birthday and he wanted steak and his Mom figured this might be an entertaining way to have just that. Yes, the restaurant is stuck in a time warp, and yes, the carpeting has seen... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Had a Saturday evening dinner with a couple friends at table 10. Everything went well until my friend saw a cockroach crawl up from under the table run around some plates and dive back under the table. He kept quiet as not to make a scene in a full restaurant. After we left we couldn't stop taking about it so... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Just left the restaurant, and if I hadn't already walked for miles, I would have left as soon as I hit the front door. I was yearning for asian, but really couldn't find any in this area that made me want to eat there. So I ended up here and it was just plain nasty. I can't believe all the... More

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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83 reviews 83 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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