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4845 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302-1905
503-391-6618
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
was good

had the ramen good but felt like i was overpaying. husbamd had udon i didnt care for the taste of tue broth. potstickers are amazing

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I love this little place. The food was fantastic, especially the potstickers! And the service was amazing, kind & helpful. Thank you. We will be back.

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Salem, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My friend and I decided one late afternoon to find a new restaurant and we found this little hole in the wall. The restaurant itself is quite small, but comfortable, clean, and decorated with Japanese flare. The woman who took our order and made our food was very nice and tried to help us choose something from the menu. Eventually,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Yes, it's that bad. It's obvious that it was an instant ramen that came out of a bag, and a low quality one at that. Calling that "Japanese" or "ramen" I find quite offensive to my culture. This is analogues to an American going to a " burger " place in Bulgaria and being served microwaved frozen slider. Yes it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

had the ramen good but felt like i was overpaying. husbamd had udon i didnt care for the taste of tue broth. potstickers are amazing

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

I have been the patron of ramen Ichiban for many years, and I've always enjoyed the food. Recently the owner gave me a new dish called katsudon which is similar to tonkatsu, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I miss that he doesn't have any Japanese magazines anymore they're all people magazines or fashion magazines but I guess you have to... More 

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Tualatin, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

Very good meal and nice super service. Try the signature dish Katsudon you will not be disappointed!

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Nothing like ethnic food cooked by someone who remembers how his mother's version tasted. Has to be the most authentic Japanese in town. Signature dish is the katsudon, both chicken and pork. My kids always loved he ramen also. Family friendly and reasonably priced. The owner "Harry" is very outgoing and friendly while your order is prepared. Not much for... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

I LOVE this restaurant!! Ramen Ichiban is a family favorite! The homemade and home-style food is amazing! When my kids are asked their choice of places to eat, Ramen Ichiban is their # 1 choice. The ramen is also the favorite choice for when they are feeling under the weather. My daughter pointed out when I asked why, that she... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2011

Japanese cuisine typically has very tasty soup. Ramen soup - small bowl, $6.75 to go. Forgettable - salty and without distinction. This place is a "hole in the wall". Dank and tacky - who ever keeps this place in business must also enjoy Chung King from a can.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4845 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302-1905
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 503-391-6618

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

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