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Ichiban Japanese Restaurant

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2 Hendersonville Rd, Suite A6, Asheville, NC 28803
+1 828-252-7885
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Sushi is great.

We decided to go for sushi during rush hour on Friday evening, 6:15pm. The line was out the door so we waited at the bar for a table. The wait staff was polite and efficient. 15 minutes and we had a table, not bad considering the crowd. But we ended up in a back room with six tables of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Lance S
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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
via mobile
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Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So a few months ago I left a review about this place and how good the service was and how delicious the sushi was. Last night we went and we had the complete opposite happen. First, our waitress rushed us to order and messed everything up. It was really obvious she was trying to get us in and out of... More 

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Thank Catherine J
Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is great and is complete with Hibachi grill for tableside cooking, a nice lounge area, sushi bar with seating, or just dining room style seating. I would suggest reservations during peak hours.

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Thank lovelifeandGod
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go for sushi during rush hour on Friday evening, 6:15pm. The line was out the door so we waited at the bar for a table. The wait staff was polite and efficient. 15 minutes and we had a table, not bad considering the crowd. But we ended up in a back room with six tables of screaming... More 

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Thank Lance S
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

They are selling sizzle and the food is just plain not good. Big flames at the hibachi table for kids who want to ooh and ah. Grownups who enjoy good asian food should avoid this restaurant.

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Thank LindaF5438
Asheville, North Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

I visited Ichiban for my birthday. In trying to eat cheaper, my friend took me for lunch. We both had the chicken and shrimp for only $10 each. We got a lot of food for the money. We sat at the grill where a chef prepared the food in front of us. Everything was perfectly cooked and was well seasoned.... More 

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Thank Matt28803
Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I was extremely happy to find out that not only can the hibachi be made with gluten free soy sauce, but the sushi is extremely delicious. The service was great. My boyfriend and I were there for a work party and want to go back for a date.

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Thank Catherine J
Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

My husband & I work out at a nearby gym and pop into Ichiban a few times a week. We sit in the dining room away from the Hibachi grills. The service is excellent and the food is terrific. Their fish is fresh and the presentation is beautiful. We've had edamame, salads, gyoza, sushi rolls, and sashimi-- all is consistently... More 

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Thank Mountaingirl2501
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Went to Asheville for a 3 day business trip and one night we didn't have any plans so I suggested Hibachi - one of my favorites. We chose Ichiban. He had chicken and I had filet and shrimp and a side of scallops. EVERYTHING was absolutely delicious and our chef was very entertaining as well. My filet was cooked to... More 

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Thank Mona F
Level Contributor
71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

We will definitely be back. We opted to sit in the dining area, away from the huge crowd at the hibachi grills. We love that you have that option, and are still able to order the habachi food. We ordered a Spider Roll, the soft shell crab was perfect. Everything we ordered was great. The steak came out perfectly rare,... More 

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Thank AmberBee_OG
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256 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Service was very slow. A half hour wait before our Hibachi started cooking. Found rice to be poorly seasoned, veggies were good and entree just ok.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Hendersonville Rd, Suite A6, Asheville, NC 28803
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-252-7885

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?