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“Fresh and Great Value” 5 of 5 stars
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Ichiban
1449 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3404
619-299-7203
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Ranked #1,215 of 4,093 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Jamaican, Japanese
Dining options: Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Takeout
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Fresh and Great Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This unsuspecting restaurant is a really fabulous find. The food is fresh, the service is fast, and always with big smiles.
They have amazing lunch deals, I had a whole 8 piece rainbow roll for just $5.95!!
Their shrimp tempura roll is delicious too.
My favorite is the sashimi salad, it has the yummiest peanut ginger sauce dressing that I have ever tasted!
The two of us had a feast - all for under $20. My boyfriend is a very fussy eater and only likes to eat at very nice restaurants. He loves this place. The food is so fresh and good quality. We love it!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Los Angeles, CA
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A sushi staple for San Diego”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

I have been going to this place for years and years. I never miss it whenever in San Diego. It's right on University Avenue (just west of Park) and you can usually snag a good seat out on the sidewalk, so there's lots of people watching opportunity. The sushi is really good, and the combos (with sushi, rolls, miso soup, and other goodies) are a great value. The counter folks are very friendly and take good care of you. Definitely one of my dedicated San Diego stops.

Visited September 2012
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great cheap food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

I love the tonkatsu and the ginger chicken. The sushi isn't bad either but there's only a small selection of it bt it's a tiny restaurant. For your money, it's a very good deal. One of my favorite quick meals in San Diego!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Groningen, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“best price to quality ratio in town!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

If you're looking for tasty, affordable sushi in Pacific Beach, this is the place to go! And so far the waiters have been very superfriendly and helpful. It usually gets pretty busy between 6 and 7.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Sushi is worth coming here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2010

Tiny place, hasn't been updated in ages, so athmosphere lacks big time. They have a sushi eating contest here once a year, which is quite entertaining, people stuffing their face with sushi, gulping it down without chewing, what a waste of good food, hoping to win the gift voucher, so they can enjoy the sushi on their next visit. The rolls are very good and are half price every day after 3pm. Great place for some cheap but yummy rolls.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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