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Ichiban Japanese Restaurant

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13599 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97229-5821
503-641-0331
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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On my latest visit to Portland we (daughter & son-in-law) went for sushi, it was excellent. Service was good, not great but the chef is welcoming to all and we were treated to a free appetizer to go with our delicious Plum wine. We ordered a variety of sushi and a tempura plate. All were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I lived in Japan for two years and my favorite foods are Katsudon, Okonomyaki and fried rice. It is easy to find good fried rice, but the other two are difficult. I was happy to find Katsudon here as we grabbed a late dinner. Next time we will try some sushi. The miso soup was just OK. The waitress was... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We used to go to Ichiban every Friday night as it's somewhat close to our neighborhood. But while they seemed busy for years, it got slower and slower and we felt the quality and freshness of the sushi declined. We've stopped going after the last time when the fish as BAD. It's sad cuz the owner is a really nice... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Where to start? First I'm wondering HOW they got anything more than zero stars. Ordered chicken, rice and soup for lunch. Waaaaay overpriced at 8.95 for what I got, which wasn't even edible. 8 little strips of dried out, old chicken teriyaki, two small pieces of nasty cabbage, rice uninspired, soup INEDIBLE. I'm not even sure if it's real chicken... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

On my latest visit to Portland we (daughter & son-in-law) went for sushi, it was excellent. Service was good, not great but the chef is welcoming to all and we were treated to a free appetizer to go with our delicious Plum wine. We ordered a variety of sushi and a tempura plate. All were excellent. Thought it was a... More 

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Portland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

We eat here about 6-8 times a year. Usually they are very good. Tonight the fish was not fresh, the beef was rotten and the service was worse. Nobody refilled our water because nobody came to check on us. It took them 25 minutes to get our check. They seemed much more talkative and attentive to their regular customers, asking... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Although the atmosphere is modest this is some of the best sushi, sashimi, and especially tempura I've had. The prices are great too. Around $12-$15 each will get you a really fantastic dinner. I would only think the service could be a little more friendly and it would be perfect. The chef is super friendly, the the head waitress always... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

We've been coming here for 10 years, as it is the best restaurant we've found within 10 minutes of our home. Every time, we've had an excellent meal. The teriyaki chicken and tempura was much loved by our son, a picky eater in his youth. They make me California rolls with real crab and the ginger is not died pink.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Independant restaurants like this have closed all over town, but not Ichiban. Their food is well prepared and fresh. The tempura is light and their sushii chef is friendly and does a good job.Everything from their rolls to their dinners are very good! Try the Dynamite Roll for a hot delicious treat!

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

My kids likes this restaurant. They said the Yakisoba is really good. I love the place but the prices is a little bit high in my opinion.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

We suspect the owners of Ichiban and Mio Sushi crossed paths at some point in their culinary past. Many of the sushi (names and content) are similar, if not identical. The prices are a tad bit higher, the sushi rolls a tad bit smaller, but nonetheless, this is still a good place to go for Japanese food that won't break... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13599 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97229-5821
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-641-0331

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

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