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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Buffet, Reservations

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  • 47
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  • 60
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 25
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  • 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
Mom's birthday

For my mother's 82nd birthday, we went to Ichiban's. We had an early reservation -- 5:30 p.m. -- so it was not very busy when we arrived. We got a table all to ourselves. I believe tables usually can serve 6-8 people. Even though it was just the two of us, we got the full show from the chef... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Cathleen P
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere. The food is great and the staff is friendly. At the end of the night it was a little smokey in there from all the Hibachi cooking.

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

For my mother's 82nd birthday, we went to Ichiban's. We had an early reservation -- 5:30 p.m. -- so it was not very busy when we arrived. We got a table all to ourselves. I believe tables usually can serve 6-8 people. Even though it was just the two of us, we got the full show from the chef. The... More 

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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We came here with my siblings and our parents to surprise our patents and celebrate their wedding anniversary. The restaurant was so accommodating to our table. We have been to Benihanas a number of times, but this restaurant was way better. All of the courses that were brought out were so good. I always find myself not eating the salad... More 

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New York City, New York
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81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Very fun place to enjoy teppanyaki steak meal. Excellent chefs performed skillful and magical cooking on teppanyaki. Great for ice breaking occasion. The price is a bit too high for Minnesota and meat was so so grade in Minnesota, which was disappointing. Portion was quite large, and ambiance was exotic. Good for family and groups.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I had dinner here with some co-workers while staying in town for a trade show. Server was sweet, but we could barely understand her; her English was very poor. And we had to ask about the dinner specials which were advertised for $25 each - she failed to mention them. Had we not seen a sign when we came in,... More 

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Ingram, Texas
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158 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

One night I had the sushi bar all you can eat and it was very good. Last night I ate at the tepanaki table and felt that is was only mediocre and way overpriced. The chicken liver appetizer was horrible, none in my party could eat it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

First time in forever I have gone to a Japanese steak house and a real Japanese person actually worked there. Our waitress (owner?) was a friendly Japanese woman. Menu will fill you up with a feast for about $45. They could use a lot more flexibility in menu substitutions and vegetarian options.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The $32 (plus tax and service) all you can eat sushi is a great deal. The fish was fresh and the friendly people making it were keen to make whatever I wanted (they asked me at least three times if there was anything specific I wanted). The deal also includes gyoza and tempura. They have a teppanyaki area of the... More 

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Dodgeville, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Had a group of 13, so made it difficult for us to all be around the hibachi grill and to have any type of conversation with the other members of our group. Young lady who first came to help explain things had such a soft voice, so it was difficult to hear her. The room was noisy and she didn't... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We walked in and there was 3 men at the hostes booth. My husband thought they were rude but I thought how they asked what we were coming to eat was fine (hibachi or sushi). We choose sushi so they said to sit in the sushi area and pointed to it. The place is old and needs to be upadated... More 

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Additional Information about Ichiban Japanese Steak House - Minneapolis

Address: 1333 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone Number: (612) 339-0540
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese, Steakhouse, Sushi

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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: Doing business, Romantic
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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