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Ichiban Japanese Restaurant

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909 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-3448
843-849-8121
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food! Really Fast! (:

The location itself is in a strip mall. It reminds me of a small Mom and Pop diner, but its Japanese food. The decor is similar to what you would expect in a small diner. There are a number of tables on the inside that are typically what you would find in a small diner. The kitchen is pretty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Anthony P
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The location itself is in a strip mall. It reminds me of a small Mom and Pop diner, but its Japanese food. The decor is similar to what you would expect in a small diner. There are a number of tables on the inside that are typically what you would find in a small diner. The kitchen is pretty well... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I've been eating at Ichiban for nearly 20 years and the food/service is as good as it's ever been. Food quality for the price is outstanding. Love eating here.

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Thank Matthew S
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We go here quite often. The owners and co-workers all seem to be family, and they are very, very friendly. The food is made-to-order, fresh, and very tasty. It's very much like a smaller version of a Kyoto's (where you sit a table and the food is prepared right in front of you). Good prices, great food. Definitely recommend.

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Thank Lael K
Charleston, South Carolina
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

This place is not fancy. It's in a strip mall. But it's the best hibachi I've ever had. The food is delicious. Be careful about their hours though, they tend to change. And if you call they'll say they're open, and then you get there and they aren't. It's a headache. But the food is so good we put up... More 

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Thank Eliza P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

I love eating here. The food is always excellent. Nothing fancy in regard to decor but if you aren't looking for a hibachi show it isn't a big deal.No the friendliest servers but its not a deal breaker. I would probably order take out over eating there.

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Thank beachchick76
Mt. Pleasant, SC
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Yum! I can't say enough about the food here. There isn't an overwhelming menu to choose from (which is great) so this means what they do, they do well! Love the chicken dish!

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Thank Tammi G
Charleston, South Carolina
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

I have been eating at Ichibans for years. "Larry" the owner has always cooked the food. I don't think the guy ever takes a day off of work. I always eat the special, which is a spicy chicken and steak combination with rice and vegetables. You can't beat the price and quality for this meal. It is located in a... More 

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1 Thank troy p
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We started coming to Ichiban when my wife and I were in school about 12 years ago. We were constantly trying to maximize our dollars without sacrificing our taste buds, because of limited student budget. I am glad to report that we just returned from dinner tonight at Ichiban with that all too familiar satisfied feeling of a great meal... More 

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Thank Orthowes
Charleston, South Carolina
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116 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Friendly, attentive staff. Fresh ingredients. Not over the top but would definitely pop in for lunch any time.

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2 Thank eastcoastdiner
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Ichiban is always good. Try the Ichiban special, so flavorful!

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Thank Elisa B

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 909 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464-3448
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Mount Pleasant
  • Phone Number: 843-849-8121

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: Japanese

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