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“Very good!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ichiban

14401 US 431, Guntersville, AL
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Ranked #33 of 52 Restaurants in Guntersville
Cuisines: Japanese
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Atlanta, Georgia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Very good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This place seems "a little outta place" for Guntersville. However, it is always crowded and always good! I love the miso soup and the cucumber salad. We take our children 2 and 4 for the "show". They loooove it! They like many hibachi grills, do all the tricks!

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Alpharetta, Georgia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Nice enough evening”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The waitress was helpful and showed us how to get the best value with kid meals and specials.

The food was exactly as expected.

The show was fair. The chef failed on the volcano and did not try to capture the attention of the kids.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Attalla, Alabama
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30 restaurant reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Sneaky Sushi Chef”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

My husband and I went on Friday May 31 2013. We ordered 6 rolls and specifically told the waitress that the order was to have no sesame seeds due to my husband's severe allergic reaction to them. Looking back, the first problem was that the waitress did not write our order down but rather relayed it the sushi chef by memory. When our platter of rolls arrived, it was large and beautiful but unfortunately covered with sesame seeds. The waitress had forgotten to relay the most crucial part of the order. She apologized profusely and sent it back. We could see the chef from our table and he was visibly angry at us (glaring) even though the waitress insisted he was not. When our re-order arrived after 30-45 minutes, the rolls were noticeably smaller and the chef had "replaced" the eel in one roll with crab sticks which is a far less expensive meat. When I pointed this out, the waitress had him make the correct roll to "go." I guess the chef must have thought we were dumb Alabama hicks that did not know the difference between eel and crab. It makes you wonder how many times he had pulled this stunt on other patrons. Great gig--charge eel prices but give crab or some other meat instead!!!! We should have got up and left at this point but we were starved and ate the rather bland and inferior rolls. We will definitely NOT return to this establishment nor recommend it to any of our friends.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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