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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: Late Night, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 26
    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
Still Good after all these years.

We have not been to Ichiban for some time. We were getting together as a family for a late Christmas Dinner. January qualifies right? We were able to get everyone at the same place at the same time. We went in late on a Thursday evening, which really was a good choice. They were not terribly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Vieux_Voyageur
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Twin Cities, Minnesota
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So Minnesota
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Many years ago I had taken my children there, and now that they have children I decided to bring them back, it was my daughters birthday and we had 5 in our party. It was almost $300.00 but It was a special treat so we made reservations. The venue itself is beautiful and said special occasion. But our wait staff... More 

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2 Thank minniehappyreturns
Twin Cities, Minnesota
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171 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have not been to Ichiban for some time. We were getting together as a family for a late Christmas Dinner. January qualifies right? We were able to get everyone at the same place at the same time. We went in late on a Thursday evening, which really was a good choice. They were not terribly busy, and after a... More 

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Thank Vieux_Voyageur
Buffalo, New York
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62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

I was staying at the Millenium Hotel next door to Ichiban, and needed a quick meal. I ordered take-out sushi (the only items on their menu available for take-out, but just what I wanted) from the bar, and it was ready in less than 10 minutes. It was delicious! Recommended!

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Thank EloiseMac524
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

This used to be a family favorite. The decor is terrific and great to keep little ones entertained. Same goes for the chop chop show at your table. All of that is a blast and a positive. Here are the bummers: the service is only ok. The food is salty, as expected though, all these places are. The super bummer... More 

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Thank Julie_in_minneapolis
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

This is for people who know what to expect from Japanese teppanyaki. Awesome decor and atmosphere, excellent chefs (this is the big leagues) and always had wonderful steak, shrimp & chicken. Enjoy the group with a drink out of a quirky panda glass and hope its somebody's birthday. Fun and pricey but entertaining and great for a group.

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1 Thank Roger S
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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131 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A tradition hibachi grill with the chef cooking and entertaining the customers. There where three of us so we order two entrees and for $13 got the appetizers, soup, salad, and dessert. The chicken liver appetizer is worth trying along with the red bean sherbet we had the filet, shrimp, salmon and scallops. We agreed the scallops was the best... More 

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Thank Jim C
Hudson, Wisconsin
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376 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

I took my daughter and my niece here to celebrate my daughter's 16th birthday. We had never seen food cooked in front of us before, and the gentleman was entertaining. We had different appetizers than the chicken liver pâté that was offered, as that sounded gross to all three of us. They both chose shrimp, which was delicious, and I... More 

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Thank Jilly070
Stillwater, Minnesota
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

My visit to Ichiban was truly an experience. I love that they prepare your food right there in front of you. It makes you feel like not only are you getting dinner, but you are also at a show. It is fun when you have a large group. Our cook was hilarious and had us all laughing out loud! It... More 

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Thank Gabe D
Salt Lake City
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

I ate here as a "celebration" dinner on a recent trip. There are an amazing number of choices for the Teppanyaki dinner service, and the food quality and portion sizes were excellent. Of course I was entertained by the chef as I sat there, and he was funny without being annoying or intruding on my conversations. The price was not... More 

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Thank DougDVW
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This location is a bit dated, but the food is still really good. The shrimp sauce isn't quite as amazing as it is at another tepenyaki location I will not mention, but it is very close and a close second!

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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: Japanese, Sushi, Chinese, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, 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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